– 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.
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.
– 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.
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.
Public art is on the rise in the Nordic art scene, as Helsinki follows Oslo in starting a new biennial.
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.
Artistic director of Checkpoint Helsinki, Paul O’Neill, relaunched the organisation as a curatorial agency with plans to commission longer-term and durational projects.
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.
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.
1625 Swedish art professionals and students signed a statement denouncing sexual assault and harassment. How can institutions guarantee a safe working environment?
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.
– 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.
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.
A new exhibition wants to convince the citizens of Malmö to support the decision to build a new Malmö Art Museum.
– It is important to insist on a non-Eurocentric, post-colonial and queer-feminist position, says Carla Zaccagnini, new professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.
New artistic director of Checkpoint Helsinki Paul O’Neill marks the anniversary of the October Revolution with an exhibition in a small apartment and a large congressional center.
Seeking to nuance the image of secularization in the Nordic countries, curator Nav Haq has invited actively religious artists to take part in the 8th Gothenburg biennial.
– Goethe was wrong in believing that certain colours produce specific emotions, says artist Henriette Heise, who has devised a new theory of colour.
– I don’t see how many of the works tie into alienation on the surface of it. Kunstkritikk
spoke to Amah-Rose Abrams, journalist for Artnet
, during the preview of the Momentum Biennial in Moss yesterday.
– Do you realize that in this ecosystem there are no humans around? asks Pinar Yoldas, one of the artists represented at Momentum 9, which opens in Moss tomorrow.