Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin is currently showing Anne Imhof’s Angst II
– an exhibition-as-opera that reaches far beyond any internal art discourse to immerse visitors in «the cloud».
The key issue in Nicolas Bourriaud’s new book is the way exclusion affects visual thought. Kunstkritikk
met him in Copenhagen for a talk about art and politics.
A founding member of Chilean conceptualist group CADA in the 1980s, Juan Castillo insists on art’s social function as a means toward collective liberation.
While Pokémon Go conquered the streets of the world this summer, the Berlin Biennial struggled with the friction between 2D performance and 3D actuality until Rihanna dropped by.
– The biennial format allows us to face globalisation head on, says Lars Bang Larsen, who is co-curator of the recently opened São Paulo biennial.
The New Human
at Moderna Museet in Stockholm offers a complex image of the present, yet is less interested in viewing today’s political conflicts as part of a historical development.
The Tallinn district of Kalamaja is the urban stage for the project City Agents
, where the search for new economical skills and spaces for living are given visual and material form.
– Art is not about mysticism, it is not about belief. It is literally about empirical facts, says Lawrence Weiner, whose exhibition at OSL Contemporary in Oslo opened yesterday.
– I like to understand the camera as a machinic-companion, says Elke Marhöfer, whose films are shown at Cinematiket and Fylkingen in Stockholm, today and tomorrow.
Art and finance's co-dependence isn't new. But as financial markets continue to abstract, art and finance increasingly look similar as they offer alternative sites for speculation.