For May’s event, Oslo invites David Carson & Felipe Ridao to speak on freedom and creativity.

For May’s CreativeMornings/Oslo event, David Carson & Felipe Ridao, two very renowned graphic designers from the U.S. and Uruguay, put in question how the freedom to create art that scares, art that inspires, art that sometimes does not make sense—is all achievable as long as there is freedom.

David Carson in an interview said that he “had total freedom,” and did not follow the directions that his teachers and influences had. He also said in the same interview that “the lack of training helped.” In this way, he not only had the freedom to create what he wanted, but he relied solely upon himself to create.

About the speaker

Felipe is a Uruguayan conceptual artist and graphic designer now living in Norway. Felipe has developed several urban interventions, diverse self-managed cultural projects and also participated in outstanding exhibitions around the globe, as example: the Gwangju Design Biennale in South Korea, the II Ibero-American Design Biennale in Spain, The Venice Biennale of Architecture in Italy and among many other shows.

He is currently exhibiting at Tenthaus Oslo, presenting an urban intervention in Torggata, art directing a project in San Sebastián, participating in the upcoming Lahti Poster Triennial and preparing the Artist Run Centre “antipodes café”. From this temporary public art project – selected by Kulturetaten / Kunst i Oslo – Felipe will team up with David Carson to develop works in Norway.

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