Art and Life – A User's Manual
Original title: Kunsten og livet - en bruksanvisning
Publisher: Flamme forlag, 2019
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 277 pages
For whom does art have meaning and why? Art is a unique tool for exploring the question of who we are and thereby also what a good life can be.
In this book, Kjetil Røed investigates eleven different virtues – attentiveness, judgement, contemplation, curiosity, awareness, hope, collaboration, double vision, craft, love, and solidarity – through works of art with the ambition of exercising values by using art as a platform. The result is a series of “virtuous works”, an endeavour to show what it is like to work with values and how the question of how we are to inhabit ideas about art can also be a process of understanding ourselves – and finding a clearer connection, direction, and wholeness in our own lives.