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TALKS 2015

THE DIGITAL ARENA – A NEWFOUND FREEDOM?
"IT CHANGED MY LIFE. MY WORK GOT FIRST NOTICED ON TUMBLR AND FLICKR AND IT OPENED ALL THE DOORS FOR ME."
- MICHAL PUDELKA


PETTER BAE BRANDTZAEG (SOCIAL MEDIA SINTEF)
MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:

HENRIK ULDALEN (PAINTER)
KRISTIN VALLA (K MAGAZINE)
MICHAL PUDELKA (PHOTOGRAPHER)
KNUT SCHREINER (MUSIC ARTIST/WRITER/SOCIOLOGIST)
KATY BARKER (PHOTO AGENT)

Does social media liberate the artist?
Is the social media a reflection of reality?
What is a free artist and how does he/she navigate the arena of social media and internet?
What role does social media play to enhance photographers as artists?
Where are we headed with visual manipulation?

ALL OF ME! PERSONAL AUTHENTICITY IN ART
“MOST OF MY WORK IS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF MY LIFE. I WANT HONESTY AND PURITY TO BE THE BASE OF MY LIFE AND I CAN ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH ART. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE HONEST AND PURE."
- COCO CAPITAN


SYNNE SKJULSTAD (WESTERDALS SCHOOL OF ARTS) MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:
FALCK (ARTIST)
BESSNYC4 AKA DOUG ABRAHAM (ARTIST)
COCO CAPITAN (ARTIST)
ELISE OLSEN (RECENS PAPER)

Why are we so obsessed with the pursuit of authenticity?
Is our ability to connect linked to our ability to be vulnerable?
How does the personal affect an artist’s work?
How does our era of self-exposure affect the self?
How does visual manipulation affect our expectations of beauty?

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY – THE ART WORLD'S RISING STAR?
"IT IS IRRELEVANT WHETHER IT IS FASHION OR ART, THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS WHETHER IT IS INTERESTING OR NOT."
- SØLVE SUNDSBØ


IDA MOEN (ASTRUP FEARNLEY) MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:
SØLVE SUNDSBØ (PHOTOGRAPHER)
RICCARDO RUINI (REM STUDIO)
CHARLOTTE WALES (PHOTOGRAPHER)
ERLING KAGGE (ART COLLECTOR/PUBLISHING)

Are fashion photographers the new painters?
Is fashion photography an art form?
Does fashion photography exhibitions in galleries and museums change our view on art as commerce?
How can the increased interest from art buyers of fashion photography be explained?
Has fashion photography become an increasingly attractive investment?

 

FASHION LOVES ART
“THE INSTITUTIONS DEFINE WHAT THINGS ARE, AND PEOPLE SUBSCRIBE TO INSTITUTIONS TO TELL THEM WHAT THINGS ARE.
- DOUGH ABRAHAM


MISHA PINKHASOV (BRAND CONSULTANT AND AUTHOR OF "REAL LUXURY") MODERATES A TALK BETWEEN:
JOHNNY DUFORT (PHOTOGRAPHER)
HENRIK HAUGAN (SNØHETTA)
KATERINA PLOTNIKOVA (PHOTOGRAPHER)
CHARLOTTE BIK BANDLIEN (ANTHROPOLOGIST)
DAN THAWLEY (A MAGAZINE CURATED BY)

Why has art been known to dissociate itself from fashion?
Has fashion photography become the new visual language?
Does art have more parties to please?
Has art been attracted to fashion to make a living?
Does art determine a longtime value for fashion?