LINDBERG X DANSK – Fryd Frydendahl

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As part of our ongoing series of interviews with Danes in the art world, we have interviewed Fryd Frydendahl in a collaboration with Dansk Magazine. 

Fryd Frydendahl (b.1984) is an artist working with photography. She lives and works in Denmark and New York. She is represented by the Copenhagen-based Gallery V1, and has just released her new book Never Run Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly.

I am an artist, working mainly with photography. Art is important both as a free space and as a communicative tool. With art, you are allowed to ask open-ended questions that do not necessarily require a definitive answer. I think all culture helps provide a space that allows us to endure reality.”

"Right now, I’m really into a photographer named Ralph Eugene Meatyard. He made a living as an optician but had a mysterious and beautiful oeuvre as a photographer in the 50’s and 60’s. He often made portraits in abandoned places, they were both dreamy stagings and a bit creepy.” 

"If I could freely choose a work of art, I think I would choose to own one of Sarah Lucas sculptures from the exhibition ‘I Scream Daddio’."

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“I have a special relationship with the sunglasses I wear, it’s similar to a hat or a jacket. It protects us from the world around us, like a shield, at the same time as it is the first thing people see. It’s important that you feel it represents who you are.”

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