12.09.16
– Malmö is Sweden’s most exciting city, and the Konsthall is the country's most beautiful exhibition space, says Mats Stjernstedt who is new director of Malmö Konsthall.
12.09.16
The 11th Gwangju Biennale is occasionally unfocused, yet it is ultimately working without pomp to tackle daunting questions of the moment.
17.06.16
Malmö Art Academy has been given notice to vacate its premises in one year. According to Dean Gertrud Sandqvist, this could imply that the school is will be forced to close.
10.06.16
Manifesta 11 is about work and collaboration. During the press conference in Zürich the set-up appeared noncommittal, almost politically evasive.
30.05.16
Nav Haq has been appointed curator of the 9th Gothenburg Biennial, which will deal with the topic of secularism in Europe.
18.05.16
Copenhagen is hardly overrun by international events, says Mikkel Carl, one of the organisers behind a new international art fair that includes prominent galleries.
Ibrahim Mahama's work at Charlottenborg illustrates the difficulties of addressing globalisation through a warmed-over modernist vocabulary of forms
22.09.16
Bergen Assembly 2016 dissolves the triennial genre, but nevertheless keeps its audience in mind.
27.09.16
In spite of all the beauty and cosmic yearnings, the real heart of Josefine Lyche’s exhibition at QB Gallery is found in its ties to the earthbound.
21.09.16
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.
20.09.16
– I think that so many of our contemporary aesthetic categories reflect the fact that we don’t really know how we feel about things, says Sianne Ngai, this year’s Forart lecturer.
14.09.16
The first of Documenta 14’s Public Programs opens in Athens today. Kunstkritikk spoke to artistic director Adam Szymczyk during his recent visit to Karasjok.
19.09.16
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.
15.09.16
– 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.
13.09.16
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.
07.09.16
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.
02.09.16
– 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.
31.08.16
– 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.
26.08.16
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.
REVIEWED EXHIBITIONS
Bergen
Bergen Assembly: September Programme
Bergen Assembly (til 1. October)
Reviewed by Stian Gabrielsen
Berlin
Anne Imhof
Hamburger Bahnhof (14.09. – 25.09.)
Reviewed by Rhea Dall
Oslo
Josefine Lyche
QB Gallery (26.08. – 17.09.)
Reviewed by Andreas Ervik
Adel Abidin
Fotogalleriet (12.08. – 04.09.)
Reviewed by Simen Joachim Helsvig
Tallinn
City Agents
Eesti Kaasaegse Kunsti Museum (05.08. – 11.09.)
Reviewed by Maria Hirvi-Ijäs
Växjö
Juan Castillo
Växjö Konsthall (til 30. October)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana