13.04.18
– Let’s try to feel the exhibition. Then we might be able to see history from a different angle, says Marti Manen, who will curate the 10th Momentum biennial.
06.04.18
Even if the I am Queen Mary monument in Copenhagen is only installed temporarily for now, the monument has already memorialized a time in history that Denmark has been trying to forget.
23.02.18
– They will have to buy him out somehow, says contributing editor Daniel Birnbaum following the recent events surrounding the magazine’s co-owner, accused of sexual harassment.
12.02.18
The poster exhibition Between the Lines at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art fights misuse of power in the art world. Also, a Facebook group urges the Norwegian art scene to share its #metoo stories.
23.01.18
Public art is on the rise in the Nordic art scene, as Helsinki follows Oslo in starting a new biennial.
19.01.18
Chairman David Neuman is diplomatic as to whether Magasin III Jaffa, which opens tomorrow, will have a programme that is critical of the political developments in Israel.
From Felt and Palmera via Slakt and Watch to Aldea – Bergen’s art scene is ripe with initiatives, but there is really no way to tell what an artist-run gallery really is or should be.
06.04.18
Even if the I am Queen Mary monument in Copenhagen is only installed temporarily for now, the monument has already memorialized a time in history that Denmark has been trying to forget.
Authors Alberto Toscano and Jeff Kinkle recently visited Stockholm to discuss their book Cartographies of the Absolute in relation to the contemporary, so-called post-truth condition.
05.04.18
Latin American concrete art shows us how formal experiments, utopian ideas and social concerns can overlap in unexpected and dynamic ways.
06.04.18
– Planetary thinking is feminist thinking, state the curators behind Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology as they publish a book about hydrofeminism.
12.03.18
The 26 artists in the visually arresting New Museum Triennial 2018 in New York call out injustice but stop short of direct action.
23.03.18
Every alarm bell should be ringing when the art fair Art Basel wants NOK 3.4 million to tell us how to be more international.
14.03.18
Jordan Wolfson's work that created such bustle at the Whitney Biennial last year is on show at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin. But does it still work? Or is it yesterday’s news?
27.02.18
Joachim Koester’s Bringing Something Back at Bergen Kunsthall manifests a sensuous cinematic holism that merges everything from biology to history and neuroscience.
23.02.18
Olga Chernysheva’s work shown at Kohta in Helsinki conveys both maxims to live by and ephemeral encounters with minuscule events.
20.02.18
Per Barclay’s Oil Rooms, on view at Kode 4 in Bergen, invites us to reflect on the unwritten histories that lurk beneath the official edifices of our culture.
09.02.18
It is Sami artist Britta Marakatt-Labba’s unbending faith in the power of storytelling and in the struggle against political oppression that makes her art so urgent today.
08.02.18
An exhibition by a group of young, international painters in the small city of Växjö engages with the bucolic setting of the Swedish countryside, fir tree, sauna and all.
02.02.18
Nairy Baghramian’s sculptural work at the National Gallery of Denmark is an eloquent image of institutional porosity in an age where the institutional is something performed.
Documenta, the world’s foremost large-scale exhibition, will remain non-profit and is financially set for 2022. But two big issues relating to its artistic independence are still very much contested.
REVIEWED EXHIBITIONS
Bergen
Per Barclay
Kode – Kunstmuseene i Bergen (til 10. June)
Reviewed by Nikita Mathias
Joachim Koester
Bergen Kunsthall (26.01. – 18.02.)
Reviewed by Nikita Mathias
Berlin
Jordan Wolfson
Schinkel Pavillon (10.02. – 01.04.)
Reviewed by Andreas Schlaegel
Gävle
Britta Marakatt-Labba
Speglingar (27.01. – 18.03.)
Reviewed by Andreas Mangione
Helsinki
Olga Chernysheva
Kohta (11.01. – 25.02.)
Reviewed by Riikka Stewen
New York
New Museum Triennial: Songs For Sabotage
New Museum (til 27. May)
Reviewed by Cat Kron
Stockholm
Concrete Matters
The Museum of Modern Art (til 13. May)
Reviewed by Oscar Svanelid
Växjö
Aaron Carter, Kate Moss, Sophie Reinhold, Sophy Naess
Summer in Sikås (19.01. – 18.03.)
Reviewed by Matthew Rana