9th Berlin Biennale

Interview: DIS
Review: Not DISturbing Enough

Manifesta 11, Zürich

News: Politically Evasive Manifesta
Review: At a Private Clinic in Zürich

Malmö Art Academy has been given notice to vacate its premises in one year. According to Dean Gertrud Sandqvist, this could imply that the school is will be forced to close.
Manifesta 11 is about work and collaboration. During the press conference in Zürich the set-up appeared noncommittal, almost politically evasive.
Nav Haq has been appointed curator of the 9th Gothenburg Biennial, which will deal with the topic of secularism in Europe.
Copenhagen is hardly overrun by international events, says Mikkel Carl, one of the organisers behind a new international art fair that includes prominent galleries.
The Tom of Finland exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki is the largest to date to feature the gay hero, yet it misses the opportunity to contextualize his work as an artist.
Manifesta 11 is the very quintessence of Old Europe with routine visits to the dentist, dog salon and church. Meanwhile, a single wheelchair rolls across Lake Zürich.
Malmö Art Academy has been given notice to vacate its premises in one year. According to Dean Gertrud Sandqvist, this could imply that the school is will be forced to close.
Nasjonalmuseet does a fine job of addressing Norwegian process art and conceptual art in Silent Revolt. Their explanations for why such art has been passed over by art history are more problematic.
The Berlin Biennale hopes that digital capitalism vill save us from the historical exhaustion of contemporary art. Result: aesthetic formalism and political paralysis.
– People in the art world take their categories very seriously, and we don’t. Lauren Boyle speaks for DIS, curators of the 2016 Berlin Biennale. June 4 is the official opening.
– I see my work as an attempt at hacking the virtual pornographic body, says Sidsel Meineche Hansen, whose exhibition at Trondheim Kunstmuseum opened yesterday.
Sublime depictions of boundless masses of refugees dominate the media. But artistic responses to the political migration crisis can be more than just an aesthetic breather – they can also take part in the fight for the right to breathe.
Mexican artist Damián Ortega’s exhibition at Malmö Konsthall is a worrying signal of the populist, for-all approach currently besieging many contemporary art institutions.
In this new version of the new economy, the app is just the fetish whose ideological function is to distract you from the gangmasters behind the curtain.
I am in no way poking fun of painting, says Fredrik Værslev. Today his exhibition All Around Amateur opens at Bergen Kunsthall.
Maria Eichhorn's gesture of closing down Chisenhale Gallery in London during the exhibition is more reminiscent of organizational theory than a critique of capitalist labour.
Ulrik Heltoft’s art is characterised by a sophisticated approach to the medium of film. It is currently strutting its stuff at Gl. Holtegaard, full of closed-up spaces in the vast cosmic loop.
Cally Spooner’s first solo exhibition in New York addresses one of today’s most exhausting phenomena: the instrumentalisation of affect. #feelingblessed
Minia Biabiany’s exhibition at Signal in Malmö deals with the will to forget colonial history. Its starting point is Guadeloupe’s time as a Swedish colony, 1813–1814.
The Present in Drag

The Berlin biennale (til 18. September)
Reviewed by Frans Josef Petersson
Nervous Systems – Quantified Life and the Social Question
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (11.03. – 09.05.)
Reviewed by Simen Joachim Helsvig
Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art (01.04. – 29.05.)
Reviewed by Mathias Kryger
Lina Viste Grønli
Christian Andersen (22.01. – 12.03.)
Reviewed by Mathias Kryger
Going Public
Toves (15.01. – 13.02.)
Reviewed by Mathias Kryger
Astrid Svangren
Tranen (20.02. – 17.04.)
Reviewed by Maria Kjær Themsen
Tom of Finland
Helsingfors Konsthall (til 7. August)
Reviewed by Maria Hirvi-Ijäs
Ulrik Heltoft
Gl. Holtegaard (til 3. July)
Reviewed by Mathias Kryger
Eye Attack – Op Art and kinetic art 1950–1970
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (04.02. – 05.06.)
Reviewed by Ferdinand Ahm Krag
Sveinung Rudfjord Unneland
Kristiansand Kunsthall (17.03. – 01.05.)
Reviewed by Erlend Hammer
Maria Eichhorn
Chisenhale Gallery (23.04. – 29.05.)
Reviewed by Josefine Wikström
Damían Ortega
Malmö Konsthall (til 25. September)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
Minia Biabiany
Signal (29.04. – 19.06.)
Reviewed by Hans Carlsson
Heimo Zobernig
Malmö Konsthall (31.01. – 01.05.)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
New York
Cally Spooner
New Museum (27.04. – 19.06.)
Reviewed by Janus Høm
Matias Faldbakken
Paula Cooper Gallery (18.02. – 19.03.)
Reviewed by Simen Joachim Helsvig
Henrik Olesen
Galerie Buchholz, Reena Spaulings Fine Art (24.01. – 28.02.)
Reviewed by Niels Henriksen
Silent Revolt: Norwegian Process Art and Conceptual Art in the 1970s and 80s
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (til 18. September)
Reviewed by Peter Amdam
Matthew Barney
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Cinemateket (26.02. – 15.05.)
Reviewed by Maria Moseng
Bouchra Khalili
Färgfabriken (02.04. – 19.06.)
Reviewed by Martin Grennberger
Stephen Willats
Index (19.03. – 29.05.)
Reviewed by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen
Stephan Dillemuth
Konsthall C (11.02. – 27.03.)
Reviewed by Stefanie Hessler
Manifesta 11 – What People do for Money
Manifesta (til 18. September)
Reviewed by Pernille Albrethsen