Ep 32 — Silje Hjemdal on Defunding Arts and Culture and Assigning Public Decorations to Kitsch-painters | The Cave of Apelles

Silje Hjemdal is an MP for the Norwegian Progress Party. She visits The Cave to talk about her party’s suggestion to reduce the budget for arts and culture by fifty percent.

Critics warn of “American conditions” if all stipends for “artists” are trashed.

But what if this is exactly what we need to raise the level?

⭐ Watch the BONUS-material where Hjemdal and Tuv continue their conversation, touching on subjects such as Alternatives to the Art Mafia’s Funding System, Wokeness, and the Norwegian Criticism of “American conditions”:
▶️ https://bit.ly/37PczaA

The conversation was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum, with assistance from Sebastian Salvo.
The centerpiece was “The Prince of Painting” by William Heimdal.

“The Prince of Painting” by William Heimdal.

“The Prince of Painting” (detail) by William Heimdal.

Dean Anthony
Fergus Ryan
Michael Irish
Shaun Roberts
Jared Fountain
Anders Berge Christensen
Stacey Evangelista
Alastair Blain
Erik Lasky
Herman Borge
Jack Warner
Peter Asinger
Audun Fredriksen
Yngve Hellan
Tonelise Rugaas

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  • Apelles was asked why he touched and retouched his pictures with so much care, to which he replied:
    "I paint for eternity"