Saturday 13 April saw long queues from 20:00 until after midnight for the opening of the new bar and foyer at Kunstnernes Hus (The Artists’ House) in Oslo.
The festival was a success in terms of its execution, but a stricter and more consistent curatorial approach would have been preferable, says an assessment of the Copenhagen Art Festival.
Oslo's Academy of Fine Arts is commissioner of the Central Asian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, with curators from Kazakhstan and Portugal and Dutch and US financing.
Curators announce the 2013 Lofoten International Art Festival; a February screening of Picasso in Palestine, introduced by Charles Esche, sets the tone for this autumn’s LIAF.
Since the publication of Joel Tunström’s “What’s Happened to Iaspis?”, the direction in which Iaspis has been steered for the last several years has been subject to debate in the Swedish art world.
The fierce public debate over a possible Guggenheim Helsinki initiated Checkpoint Helsinki, an artist-drafted proposal for a new institution now making its first open call for pilot productions.
By Jesper Alvær