As part of our lecture series How to write about art?, the poet and artist Monica Aasprong shares her experiences and knowledge when it comes to writing about art. A free, digital lecture for everyone who wants to immerse themselves in art and express themselves through text.
The lecture consists of two parts. The first part focuses on signature and collectivity, forms and obligations, language and retrospection.
Part two is about inspirations, responsibility, writing, frameworks and speech.
About the speaker
Monica Aasprong (b. 1969) is a Norwegian poet and artist living in Stockholm. Her latest book is Obligo - on form and content (2019), where she reflects on working with literature in close proximity to visual art and music. Aasprong has been a project student at Konstfack and Kungl. Stockholm Academy of the Arts. As part of her writing, she has worked with installations and sound works, including collaborations with Maja S. K. Ratkje, Aron Kullander-Östling and Ebba Bohlin.
In the years between 1999 and 2001 she was the literature editor of Morgenbladet and in 2003 she established Luj nordenfjeldske litteraturtidsskrift together with fellow poets Gunnar Wærness and Ingrid Storholmen. From 2021, she will be part of the editorial team of the artist collective and literary house House of Foundation in Moss.