In Sweden, the spring season is dominated by some of Norway’s most acclaimed artists. And at Nationalmuseum, the Danish golden age is recreated.
By Frans Josef Petersson
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.
By Pernille Albrethsen
Bergen’s plans for becoming an international cultural city overlooks the fact that the city already is.
By Anthea Buys
Stockholm’s gallery scene is transformed, while new directors take over at several of the major institutions. And one of Scandinavia's oldest biennials is reawakened and rejuvenated.
By Frans Josef Petersson
A rowing trip to Tromsø, critique of the silencing of women and a speculative approach to the concept of ‘extraction’. It is the many kunsthalles across Norway that lead the way the coming art season.
By Jonas Ekeberg
Solid solo exhibitions, even of a more woke variety, lie ahead this autumn season. But this year, it was the Danish minister for culture who set the ball rolling.   
By Pernille Albrethsen
The great paradox of the UKS’s proposal for affordable housing for artists is that it should apply to everyone, not just artists.
By Simen Joachim Helsvig
The true story about Kunstkritikk’s attempt at interviewing the curators of We Don’t Need Another Hero, the 10th Berlin Biennale.
By Anthea Buys
The monument I Am Queen Mary forces the Danish public to realize they no longer have the stage of history to themselves, while its reception shows that colonial memory remains a battleground
By Mathias Danbolt and Michael K. Wilson
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.
By Jonas Ekeberg
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.
By Andreas Schlaegel
Haq’s objections to my review do not change the fact that he has failed to confront secularity as an urgent and conflicted topic.
By Sinziana Ravini
Defining the subject of this year’s Gothenburg biennial as being just about religion is a fundamental misunderstanding.
By Nav Haq
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.
By Frans Josef Petersson
If Trump heralds a new world order, the critical models of contemporary art must also be reinvented. We need a communist poetics, a poetic principle for the political struggle.
By Frans Josef Petersson
The Museum of Modern Art in New York’s exhibition history, now available online, is an invaluable resource for the reading of curatorial practice, but we are being presented with a polished story.
By Natalie Hope O’Donnell
In Helsinki, discussions about Alice Neel, Niki de St Phalle, Yayoi Kusama and Mona Hatoum emphasize clichéd female attributes. A counter strategy is to read them through classic feminist theory.
By Maria Hirvi-Ijäs
Ibrahim Mahama's work at Charlottenborg illustrates the difficulties of addressing globalisation through a warmed-over modernist vocabulary of forms
By Kristoffer Ørum
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.
By Rhea Dall
Eivind Furnesvik shares some of his thoughts after having run the gallery Standard (Oslo) for a decade. The story is a study in obstinacy at its most fertile.
By Erlend Hammer



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