13.12.17
– For the Sápmi, art has always been a must. Art has paved the way for political change. So says Documenta artist Máret Ánne Sara, who is supporting her brother’s legal struggle to keep his reindeer.
13.11.17
When Katya García-Antón first launched OCA’s focus on Sami art, many rejected the initiative as ‘exotic’. Today it is widely supported, and she gave an opening lecture at Arts Council Norway’s annual conference.
20.10.17
A new exhibition wants to convince the citizens of Malmö to support the decision to build a new Malmö Art Museum.
19.09.17
– It is important to insist on a non-Eurocentric, post-colonial and queer-feminist position, says Carla Zaccagnini, new professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
15.09.17
New artistic director of Checkpoint Helsinki Paul O’Neill marks the anniversary of the October Revolution with an exhibition in a small apartment and a large congressional center.
07.09.17
Seeking to nuance the image of secularization in the Nordic countries, curator Nav Haq has invited actively religious artists to take part in the 8th Gothenburg biennial.
Britta Marakatt-Labba delivered the first ever lecture held in Sami at the Office for Contemporary Art Norway. It was simultaneously a painful and fascinating experience.
13.12.17
– For the Sápmi, art has always been a must. Art has paved the way for political change. So says Documenta artist Máret Ánne Sara, who is supporting her brother’s legal struggle to keep his reindeer.
30.11.17
Hanni Kamaly´s work about racial violence invites debate about cultural appropriation, but ultimately opens onto more complex questions of collective remembrance.
28.11.17
Kunstkritikk’s stay in Nuuk turned out to be a transformative crash course in Greenland’s situation, history and culture.
07.11.17
Displaying marginal innovation, Louisiana’s Being There shows familiar post-internet art with a dash of humanism.
22.11.17
Manipulate the World: Connecting Öyvind Fahlström at Moderna Museet confronts us with the question: what is the critical function of an image that shows that a cipher is a cipher?
11.10.17
Documental 14 is about to go down in history as an exhibition whose weak realization was outmatched only by its lack of financial and administrative direction.
21.11.17
Despite the subtly intellectual exterior, the underlying current of Ana Torfs’s works at Pori Art Museum is the violence of history.
17.11.17
Haq’s objections to my review do not change the fact that he has failed to confront secularity as an urgent and conflicted topic.
15.11.17
The Finnish photographer Heli Rekula translates a geographical journey into a narrative about the trauma experienced by Carelians after the Second World War.
14.11.17
The partial and contested history of the Scandinavian faction of the Situationist International is surveyed in an ambitious exhibition at Kristianstad Konsthall.
09.11.17
Defining the subject of this year’s Gothenburg biennial as being just about religion is a fundamental misunderstanding.
27.10.17
The exhibition Diorama. Inventing Illusion at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt misses the diorama’s potential as a tool to explore our digital present.
24.10.17
In Steinar Haga Kristensen’s solo show at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo the characters haul art and art history around as if they were both a burden and a source of nourishment.
17.10.17
What is the secret to Matias Faldbakken’s artistic and literary success? Fearlessness.
REVIEWED EXHIBITIONS
Copenhagen
Ovartaci & The Art of Madness
Kunsthal Charlottenborg (til 31. January)
Reviewed by Kaspar Bonnén
Esbo
Heli Rekula
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art (til 17. December)
Reviewed by Riikka Stewen
Frankfurt
Diorama. Inventing Illusion
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (til 21. January)
Reviewed by Nikita Mathias
Gothenburg
WheredoIendandyoubegin
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (09.09. – 19.11.)
Reviewed by Sinziana Ravini
Henningsvær
Lofoten International Art Festival 2017 – I Taste the Future
LIAF (01.09. – 01.10.)
Reviewed by Stian Gabrielsen
Humlebæk
Being There
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (til 25. February)
Reviewed by Janus Høm
Kristianstad
Oenighet ger styrka
Kristianstad Konsthall (14.10.2017 – 21.01.1917)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
Lund
Simryn Gill
Lunds konsthall (30.09. – 03.12.)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
Malmö
Hanni Kamaly
TS ALL REAL YEAH COME THROUGH (17.11. – 10.12.)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
Oslo
Matias Faldbakken
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (til 28. January)
Reviewed by Sinziana Ravini
Steinar Haga Kristensen
Kunstnerforbundet (14.09. – 15.10.)
Reviewed by Nora Joung
Pori
Ana Torfs
Pori Art Museum (til 25. February)
Reviewed by Laura Kokkonen
Stockholm
Manipulate the World: Connecting Öyvind Fahlström
The Museum of Modern Art (til 21. January)
Reviewed by Kim West