26.04.16
– A group effort can show that differences can be overcome and that coexistence is possible, says Elmgreen & Dragset, the artist duo set to curate the 15th Istanbul Biennial in 2017.
20.04.16
– I didn’t want the first exhibition to be a clear-cut aesthetic or political statement, says Jacob Fabricius about his new programme for Kunsthal Aarhus. The exhibition Baby Doc opens tonight.
18.04.16
Punkt Ø has selected its curators for Momentum 9 in 2017 in co-operation with Nordic organisations IASPIS, Danish Arts Foundation, OCA, CIA and FRAME.
07.04.16
“We are only beginning to see the mnemonic effects of today’s massive data streams,” says Jon Rafman, who opens an exhibition at a new space in Stockholm tonight.
22.03.16
The driving force behind the new residency programme PRAKSIS, Nicholas Jones, says that he believes artists can engage with society in a way that creates active change.
21.03.16
This years’ Biennale of Sydney is devoted to alternative forms of communication and being, far from the controversies and political protests from two years ago.
Held against the backdrop of urban development in east Oslo, the seminar about Prosjekt i Gamlebyen from 1994 was an excellent example of history writing in action.
26.04.16
– A group effort can show that differences can be overcome and that coexistence is possible, says Elmgreen & Dragset, the artist duo set to curate the 15th Istanbul Biennial in 2017.
25.04.16
The group exhibition Varulv! at Overgaden in Copenhagen shapeshifts its way through contemporary political spin. Language is God and art dances on the peripheries like elusive ghosts.
18.04.16
Punkt Ø has selected its curators for Momentum 9 in 2017 in co-operation with Nordic organisations IASPIS, Danish Arts Foundation, OCA, CIA and FRAME.
20.04.16
– I didn’t want the first exhibition to be a clear-cut aesthetic or political statement, says Jacob Fabricius about his new programme for Kunsthal Aarhus. The exhibition Baby Doc opens tonight.
08.04.16
If you really want to fail as an artist, it is enough to fail once if you do it properly.
23.03.16
– The airport is the purgatory of our times, says Ed Atkins, whose new film installation at Statens Museum for Kunst teeters somewhere between Pina Bausch and Leslie Nielsen.
New initiatives from artists and curators have invigorated the art scene in Stavanger.
15.04.16
The geometric paintings in Sveinung Unneland’s Neokompresjoner at Kristiansand Kunsthall take a more pessimistic outlook than their modernist predecessors.
13.04.16
Stephen Willats’s exhibition at Index in Stockholm is based on ideas about participation and the local, which appear as the very model for an art demanded by the establishment.
06.04.16
Art criticism has mainly focused on art shown in galleries and museums. It is time that it began engaging with public art, too.
06.04.16
Reinstalled in a former limestone pit outside Malmö, Mike Nelson’s concrete sculpture produced for Malmö Konsthall in 2012, is left with a tenuous relationship to its site.
23.03.16
Matthew Barney’s rebirth ritual at the Astrup Fearnley Museum makes fertile detours from the cult of his own person.
18.03.16
– Life is fluid, but we are still dominated by static thinking, says British conceptual artist Stephen Willats, whose exhibition THISWAY– opens at Index in Stockholm tonight.
16.03.16
Matias Faldbakkens unrivaled flair for metaphors seeps through the cracks in between the bathroom tiles in his exhibition Europe is Balding at Paula Cooper Gallery.
REVIEWED EXHIBITIONS
Copenhagen
Varulv!
Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art (til 29. May)
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
Hellerup
Astrid Svangren
Tranen (20.02. – 17.04.)
Reviewed by Maria Kjær Themsen
Humlebæk
Eye Attack – Op Art and kinetic art 1950–1970
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (til 5. June)
Reviewed by Ferdinand Ahm Krag
Kristian-
sand
Sveinung Rudfjord Unneland
Kristiansand Kunsthall (17.03. – 01.05.)
Reviewed by Erlend Hammer
Malmö
Heimo Zobernig
Malmö Konsthall (31.01. – 01.05.)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
New York
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
Oslo
Matthew Barney
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Cinemateket (til 15. May)
Reviewed by Maria Moseng
Stockholm
Stephen Willats
Index (til 29. May)
Reviewed by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen
Stephan Dillemuth
Konsthall C (11.02. – 27.03.)
Reviewed by Stefanie Hessler