An Interview with Josef: Digging where you stand

An Interview with Josef: “Digging where you stand”

by Luo Fei

December 12, 2012 10:00 a.m.
TCG Nordica Gallery, Kunming

Swedish artist Josef Mellergård has come and resided in TCG Nordica for four months since September 2012. Upon finishing his series of works on performance art and prophets, he is to have a solo exhibition “Sacred Fools” from January 5, 2013. Just before our interview, I took out my recorder, to which Josef said jokingly, ‘it is the devil’.

Josef Mellergård's work(detail)

Josef Mellergård’s work(detail)

Could you please say a few words about yourself?

My name is Josef Mellergård, and I was born in 1985, in a small town called Arlöv, outside of Malmö, Sweden. My parents moved to Arlöv. One year whilst we were living there the middle school in Arlöv was ranked as the worst school in Sweden. To me and my siblings however, we didn’t have it all that bad, we escaped some of the more trying times when I was 12 and the whole family moved to Saudi Arabia, for me it was great, I played tennis and could go swimming in the pool every day but I think it was a tough time for my parents. Continue reading