Despite our digital era with constant ongoing intermedial exchange and communication, artists from the Global South still have difficulties finding a niche in the international, ‘Western’ market. Gallerist Lars Kristian Bode is working towards closing this gap by building cross-cultural bridges. However, being a frontrunner is not always easy; it takes time to create visibility and awareness. Nevertheless, Lars Kristian Bode never doubts his vision: To empower artists from the Global South and foster a dialogue at eye-level. We met him for a talk about running a Hamburg-based gallery with artists from the Global South, challenging the Eurocentric paradigms in an art world that he experiences as an important driver in society.
ARTLAND: Interview with gallery owner Lars Kristian Bode
Anne-Lill Brok, ARTLAND, March 10, 2018