The 57th Venice biennial makes an important, if not entirely convincing, case for the artist’s right to sleep at work and heal the planet through dance.
By Frans Josef Petersson
Hundreds of handwritten notes crowd the gallery in Caspar Forsberg’s exhibition at Johan Berggren Gallery, linking art and life with a perverse mix of optimism and exhaustion.
By Matthew Rana
The MFA Degree show at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki reflects the dystopian state of the present, as well as s more tacit will to move towards something different.
By Laura Kokkonen
Arrested on glass vitrines at Oslo Kunstforening in the chilly manner of laboratory specimens, Camille Norment's tender baby skeletons still bubble with becoming.
By Nikita Mathias
Malmö is Burning at Moderna Museet Malmö shows how art, music and political activism became crucial to vitalizing the city during the 70s and 80s. Anything was possible!
By Bengt Adlers
Relocating Documenta 14 to the orange-scented streets of Athens is a radical gesture that will not go unnoticed. Still, the exhibition itself seems strangely bewildered.
By Pernille Albrethsen
Anna Boghiguian charts American colonialism through a poetic installation reminiscent of diary pages displayed directly onto the walls and floors at Index in Stockholm.
By Jacquelyn Davis
Endre Tveitan’s visually sparse video works at Kunstplass [10] tease objects that usually go unnoticed out on the dance floor.
By Nikita Mathias
The brighest superstars of contemporary art drag the past through a wormhole into an uncertain future in Welcome Too Late at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.
By Louise Steiwer
Annika Eriksson’s exhibition at Moderna Museet in Malmö views loitering as the primordial scene of the social. Even pets are explained as facilitating hanging out.
By Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen
Ragna Bley’s Zooid at Munchmuseet on the Move – Kunsthall Oslo dresses in the conceptual garb of science, but her paintings also reveal a kinship with ethereal New Age colour schemes.
By Simen Joachim Helsvig
The Great Graphic Boom at Oslo’s Nasjonalgalleriet hardly merits the explosive connotations of its title, as it dilligently and patiently traces the history of American graphic art.
By Nikita Mathias
Cécile B. Evans’s biennial work is even more splendid in Aarhus than in Berlin, but in a way this also accentuates the video’s strange sense of treading water.
By Mathias Kryger
The contemporary art presented at the Sami anniversary was as much about mobilising for future struggles as it was about celebrating the past.
By Arne Skaug Olsen
Myths of the Marble at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter boasts luminous algae, computer games and prosthetics. But a fondness for new technology gives it a rather one-sided swipe-friendly tactility.
By Pernille Albrethsen
Daily website updates is the optimum format for Skam. The autumn’s grand love story lasted three months and could only really be experienced once.
By Ane Hjort Guttu
By supplying art to the Police Immigration Detention Centre Trandum, KORO makes itself the extended arm of the government – not only as an organisation, but ideologically as well.
By Simen Joachim Helsvig
Democracy melts on the surface of a light-making machine. At Charlottenborg Hito Steyerl brilliantly demonstrates why: capitalism is realising the alchemists’ vision of commanding light.
By Ferdinand Ahm Krag
Philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman’s exhibition at Jeu de Paume in Paris eloquently communicates the intoxication of rising up for freedom. But do we really need connoisseurs of uprisings?
By Anders Kreuger
Johan Skoog’s exhibition about the late artist Richard Vogel emphasises working in common as a fundamental component of artistic practice.
By Christine Antaya



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