Kristian Vistrup Madsen

Season 4, Episode 9

In the penultimate episode of Season 4 – across which Momus: The Podcast has been engaging writers on the genesis and reception of a particular piece of criticism – Sky Goodden speaks with Kristian Vistrup Madsen about writing Artforum Diary through the pandemic, and bringing the historic column to a more isolated, romantic, and literary space. The conversation also touches on Madsen’s first book, Doing Time: Essays on Using People (Floating Opera Press), which has just been released and features a series of “reflections about the politics of solidarity and appropriation, but also about writing itself and what happens when life is turned into art.” Madsen says, “There’s such an overemphasis on representation as though representation is the sphere in which the violence takes place and not the sphere in which the violence is portrayed.”

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Thanks especially to Kristian Vistrup Madsen for his contribution to this season. And thank you to Sobey Award  for their support.

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