Stina Oscarson is a Swedish dramatist, theatre director and cultural writer. A commitment to peace and democracy runs through her work, as does a consistent belief in dialogue.
In her contribution to Bildmuseet’s anniversary forum, Stina Oscarson talks about the importance of art in reminding us that we are human.
With a background as head of the radio theatre at the Swedish Radio and Theatre Director of the Orion Theatre in Stockholm, Oscarson currently works as a freelancer with assignments for the Stockholm City Theatre, Folkoperan and Svenska Dagbladet Culture, among others. In addition, she has written scripts for and directed many theatre productions over the years, authored several books, and been a columnist and writer for newspapers and magazines such as Dagens Nyheter and Aftonbladet, ETC, Ordfront and Arena.
Welcome by the director of Bildmuseet and host of the anniversary forum What Do We Need Art For?.
Artist Katarina Pirak Sikku gives a personal account of art’s significance for herself and people around her.
Professor Gavin Butt considers the history of "art-pop" music and the world-making capacities of art today.
Dramatist and writer Stina Oscarson talks about the importance of art in reminding us that we are human.
Artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah answers the posed question in conversation with director Katarina Pierre.
South African photographer Cedric Nunn talks about the context in which he is a politically active artist.
Curator Maria Lind on contemporary art as a form of understanding and tool for relating to existence.
Musicians Sofia Jannok and Dennis Lyxzén on what art and culture have meant in their lives.
Curator Tone Olaf Nielsen discusses artistic and curatorial responses to the refugee crisis.
Artist Jumana Emil Abboud performs a reading about walking in the Palestinian landscape.
Artist Mats Caldeborg reflects on the significance of art and the human ability for abstract thinking.
Professor and president Lars Strannegård on why art and culture become even more important in a digital world.
Artist Grada Kilomba gives her answer to the question posed in a conversation with director Katarina Pierre.
Curator and director Antonia Alampi addresses the multifaceted roles that art and cultural practices play.
As his contribution to the online forum, Naeem Mohaimen shows us the new film work Against Regret (23 min).