artistic director of talks, debates and film, Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (The Culture House), Stockholm; co-author, Fagerhult - pictures of Sweden
Johan Wirfält is a journalist and cultural director from Halmstad, Sweden. Since 2013, he has been the director of talks, debates and film programming at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (The Culture House) in Stockholm, the largest cultural institution in Sweden. He has previously held positions as opinion editor at the Swedish Television and the newspaper Expressen, and was the co-founder and editor in chief of Rodeo, a Swedish magazine on style and culture. In 2018, he and photographer Kristian Bengtsson published the book Fagerhult – Bilder av Sverige (Fagerhult – pictures of Sweden), a reportage/essay on life in the countryside and the rural/urban divide. The Fagerhult project also became an exhibition, which has toured museums and galleries in Sweden.
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Saturday 2 November, 12:00 Level G Studio
From fine art to superhero comics: the culture war in art