28.04.17
A recent performance in Helsinki by artist Theaster Gates resulted in a new and unexpected perspective on the city.
04.04.17
Amidst cries of “crisis tourism”, Documenta 14 aims to unleash the giant exhibition’s political potential as it takes over public arenas in Athens and Kassel.
23.03.17
As an art worker, my domain is the social world, says Mieke Bal, organiser of the two-day conference Modern Sensibilities that commences at the Munch Museum in Oslo today.
22.03.17
Stine Hebert, former rector of the Funen Art Academy in Denmark, has been appointed dean at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art.
16.02.17
Behind the decision to build a Hilma af Klint-museum there is a long-standing conflict between the artist’s living relatives and the anthroposophical movement in Sweden.
02.02.17
Is the virtual synonymous with the digital? Myths of the Marble at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, argues otherwise. Kunstkritikk spoke with the curators before tonight’s opening.
The 57th Venice biennial makes an important, if not entirely convincing, case for the artist’s right to sleep at work and heal the planet through dance.
24.05.17
Hundreds of handwritten notes crowd the gallery in Caspar Forsberg’s exhibition at Johan Berggren Gallery, linking art and life with a perverse mix of optimism and exhaustion.
03.05.17
OCA’s symposium Museums on Fire launched an urgent conversation about indigenous art and the colonial heritage of art institutions even if it only occasionally caught real fire.
05.05.17
Malmö is Burning at Moderna Museet Malmö shows how art, music and political activism became crucial to vitalizing the city during the 70s and 80s. Anything was possible!
02.05.17
– I have realised that technology has less to do with magic and more with a kind of eeriness, says Mark Lecky, who sees his works as a kind of exorcism. The exhibition opens in Copenhagen tomorrow.
07.04.17
At a time when democratic elections enable undemocratic policies, how can we think about resistance inside and beyond the limits of art? An interview with philosopher Howard Caygill.
19.04.17
Relocating Documenta 14 to the orange-scented streets of Athens is a radical gesture that will not go unnoticed. Still, the exhibition itself seems strangely bewildered.
The MFA Degree show at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki reflects the dystopian state of the present, as well as s more tacit will to move towards something different.
15.05.17
Arrested on glass vitrines at Oslo Kunstforening in the chilly manner of laboratory specimens, Camille Norment's tender baby skeletons still bubble with becoming.
12.04.17
Anna Boghiguian charts American colonialism through a poetic installation reminiscent of diary pages displayed directly onto the walls and floors at Index in Stockholm.
31.03.17
– When I see a spider, do I smack it?, asks Otobong Nkanga, whose exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus shows how all negotiations with one’s surroundings are political in nature.
30.03.17
Endre Tveitan’s visually sparse video works at Kunstplass [10] tease objects that usually go unnoticed out on the dance floor.
29.03.17
The brighest superstars of contemporary art drag the past through a wormhole into an uncertain future in Welcome Too Late at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.
27.03.17
Annika Eriksson’s exhibition at Moderna Museet in Malmö views loitering as the primordial scene of the social. Even pets are explained as facilitating hanging out.
20.03.17
Ragna Bley’s Zooid at Munchmuseet on the Move – Kunsthall Oslo dresses in the conceptual garb of science, but her paintings also reveal a kinship with ethereal New Age colour schemes.
REVIEWED EXHIBITIONS
Aarhus
Cécile B. Evans
Kunsthal Aarhus (21.01. – 19.03.)
Reviewed by Mathias Kryger
Athens
Documenta 14 - Learning from Athens.
Documenta 14 (til 16. July)
Reviewed by Pernille Albrethsen
Copenhagen
Helsingfors
Kuvan Kevät
Helsinki (til 28. May)
Reviewed by Laura Kokkonen
Helsinki
Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund
Helsingfors Konsthall (28.02. – 05.03.)
Reviewed by Maria Hirvi-Ijäs
Høvikodden
Malmö
Annika Eriksson
Moderna Museet Malmö (til 4. June)
Reviewed by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen
Its Content Manadshment System
Johan Berggren Gallery (til 10. June)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
Malmö is Burning
Moderna Museet Malmö (til 10. September)
Reviewed by Bengt Adlers
Oslo
The Great Graphic Boom
Nasjonalgalleriet, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (til 28. May)
Reviewed by Nikita Mathias
Camille Norment
Oslo Kunstforening (til 25. June)
Reviewed by Nikita Mathias
Ragna Bley
Munchmuseet on the Move – Kunsthall Oslo (11.03. – 21.05.)
Reviewed by Simen Joachim Helsvig
Endre Tveitan
Kunstplass [10] (23.03. – 23.04.)
Reviewed by Nikita Mathias
Stockholm
Anna Boghiguian
Index (18.03. – 21.05.)
Reviewed by Jacquelyn Davis
Venice
Viva Arte Viva
57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia (til 26. November)
Reviewed by Frans Josef Petersson