After a new government was formed in Sweden today, state museums will remain free of charge. Also in the news: An art plan for Oslo and Elmgreen & Dragset in The Simpsons.
A workshop for artists reopens in Oslo, Nasty Women exhibits in Stockholm, and the Norwegian National Museum reveals a new visual identity.
A digital installation by the Japanese collective teamLaB has brought Helsinki’s new art museum Amos Rex twice as many visitors as expected.
ARoS Art Museum under fire for not paying artists, anti-fascist conference at the Luleå Biennial, and other news from the Nordic art field this week.
Abuse at the Royal Danish Academy of Art, artists’ studios at the National Gallery in Oslo, a reopening of Magasin III in Stockholm, and more.
– Being a little tired is conducive to sensing your surroundings, says Apichaya Wanthiang. Her exhibition at UKS (Young Artists’ Society) is open only at night.
In Sweden, the spring season is dominated by some of Norway’s most acclaimed artists. And at Nationalmuseum, the Danish golden age is recreated.
The upcoming general elections are unlikely to change the dazed confusion of Danish cultural politics. But an exhibition about the EU and a Sonja Ferlov Mancoba retrospective look promising.
After a new government was formed in Sweden today, state museums will remain free of charge. Also in the news: An art plan for Oslo and Elmgreen & Dragset in The Simpsons.
Helga Christoffersen’s delectable group show at Galleri Susanne Ottesen leaves me angry, excited, and hungry.
At a time when Sami artists are increasingly visible, Britta Marakatt-Labba’s unsettling of ties between biography, identity, and content feels both necessary and urgent.
‘Soul of a Nation’ at the Brooklyn Museum is an outstanding exposé of the art that emerged in tandem with the promotion of black collective interests in the 1960s and 70s.
Bergen’s plans for becoming an international cultural city overlooks the fact that the city already is.
On Circulation at Bergen Kunsthall reveals symbiotic relations between living and dead matter. It is an art that critically opens up to the future.
For the 16th Luleå Biennial, the darkness of the polar night is imbued with dreams of new forms of aesthetic and political resistance.
Art historian T. J. Clark’s new book sketches a vision for a new political Left through the affective registers and subtleties of painting.
– Catastrophe is a recurring figure in Greek history, says Angela Melitopoulos, the artist behind the solo exhibition opening tonight at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.
Compact exhibition in Malmö shows an inclusive and pluralistic interpretation of Situationism while a giant exhibition in Berlin appears absorbed by the idea of the movement’s exclusivity.
At almost 80 years of age, Swedish sculptor Lars Kleen aspires to renew his medium at every turn. His most recent work evokes the dire consequences of climate change.
Elmgreen & Dragset’s minimalist starfish installation in Paris resonates directly with the city’s self-image after the terrorist attack in 2015.  
Art historian Mathias Danbolt believes that it is necessary to take a new look at Nordic art history from a decolonial point of view.
The Luleå Biennial 2018. Tidal Ground
Luleåbiennalen (til 17. November)
Reviewed by Frans Josef Petersson
Rosemarie Trockel
Moderna Museet Malmö (til 3. March)
Reviewed by Pernille Albrethsen
New York
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
(til 3. February)
Reviewed by Karl Lydén