10.01.18
There are substantial differences between the Scandinavian countries when it comes to state funding of art. Denmark already provides the least funding, and now the nation faces new cuts.
21.12.17
What is a valid reason for a museum to cancel an exhibition? Last Thursday, a panel at Oslo Kunsthandel debated a recent censoring of artist Ole Jørgen Ness.
21.12.17
1625 Swedish art professionals and students signed a statement denouncing sexual assault and harassment. How can institutions guarantee a safe working environment?
14.12.17
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.
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.
There are substantial differences between the Scandinavian countries when it comes to state funding of art. Denmark already provides the least funding, and now the nation faces new cuts.
05.01.18
The most compelling work in Vassil Simittchiev’s exhibition at Lund’s konsthall reinstates the everyday as a site of aesthetic experience and transport.
21.12.17
1625 Swedish art professionals and students signed a statement denouncing sexual assault and harassment. How can institutions guarantee a safe working environment?
14.12.17
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.
03.01.18
The seminar Humans of the Institution in Amsterdam was a rare space of reflection for freelance curators working across the globe.
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.
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.
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.
07.11.17
Displaying marginal innovation, Louisiana’s Being There shows familiar post-internet art with a dash of humanism.
REVIEWED EXHIBITIONS
Copenhagen
Ovartaci & The Art of Madness
Kunsthal Charlottenborg (til 31. January)
Reviewed by Kaspar Bonnén
Frankfurt
Diorama. Inventing Illusion
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (til 21. January)
Reviewed by Nikita Mathias
Humlebæk
Being There
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (til 25. February)
Reviewed by Janus Høm
Lund
Vassil Simittchiev
Lunds konsthall (til 4. February)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana
Oslo
Matias Faldbakken
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (til 28. January)
Reviewed by Sinziana Ravini
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