Since 2018, there has been a major battle in Kristiansand over the infamous Kunststilon. This led to oral surgery, which is rarely seen in rural South.
– A historic day! Confirmed Einar Øgrey Brandsdal announces in a post on Facebook, where he explains that he has apologized to Reider Fuklestad, head of the Art Silo Museum in Kristiansand.
In an interview three years ago, it was a completely different tone. In an interview with Nettavisen, Brandsdal said that “Largest Social Fund Heist in Norwegian History”.
In the latest news from the art silo The project ended up with a staggering price tag of 600 million kroner. This is after several rounds of overruns. In addition, SKMU (Sørlandet Art Museums), which is responsible for the project, reports that they have to reduce both staff and working hours.
In Kristiansand, Brandstahl has become a figure loose on social media, standing up to the political majority and opposing politicians’ spending.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Brandstahl explains that he reconciled the art silo through a meeting with the museum director, with the good help of Start Director Terje Markussen.
– There are major violations, there may be more. We don’t know where it will end, but it is sure to come. A lot could have been done differently, but it’s done, Brandstel writes.
He explains that he first contacted Start director Terje Markussen to have a conversation with the museum director, and that he understood the commitment behind it. Not far from the official opening of the new museum, which will, among other things, display the art collection of oil fund manager Nikolai Tangen, which has been entrusted to a trust.
At the end of the post, Brandsdal asserts:
– This does not mean that I have diverted the subject about my view on the use of Art Silab money. It is now approved and completed as soon as possible, and then you have a few choices. Should one be annoyed or try to see the positive in this museum? He further asks:
– What I did was, I started telling myself in my head and close friends that the building that appears now is very cool, and in fact it will be a unique building. Of course very expensive, but it will be a great building. The struggle to stop martial arts was long overdue. So I choose to be positive, he writes.
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