[ISEA2018] Artist Talk: Magnus Ag — Build Bridges. Break Walls.


In the face of the global wave of nationalism and populism fueled by xenophobic leaders, three questions arise: How do you fight xenophobia in the digital age? What is the role and potential of artists and activists? How can digital tools, which to some extent are part of the problem, be part of the solution?

  • Magnus Ag (Denmark) is the founder & CEO of Bridge Figures. Previously he worked with Copenhagen-based Freemuse – defending the right to artistic freedom worldwide – and as the Assistant Advocacy Director for the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York. Magnus has given keynotes and talks at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Garage Museum in Moscow, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and at Etats Généraux de la Culture au Maroc in Casablanca among others. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science from Copenhagen University. magnusag.com      bridgefigures.org