Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

Record visitor numbers leads to economic crisis at the Swedish National Museum and The World’s Northernmost Chinatown opens in Kirkenes.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

Let the Games Begin

Sun and Spring in January is so overtly instrumental in its approach to art that it’s almost cute. It’s certainly comical.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

Seeing Double

Lindsay Seer’s colour-restrained and inverted photographs attempt to rescue the image from manipulative discourses.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

We Asked for It

Netflix’s new art world horror film, Velvet Buzzsaw, capitalises on the real life horrors of the art world.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

Putting the Past Behind Us

Lund’s Konsthall’s exhibition about Chile’s contemporary history is at its best when it establishes critical distance to its politically and emotionally charged subject.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th
How Destiny’s Gratinée at Kunstnernes Hus sent me into a meditation on hats and painted chambers from the 15th century.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

The Homogenous Community

The notable exhibition series Game of Life at Kristiansand Kunsthall concludes with a masterful, if sombre dissonance.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

I’m Not Laughing

Peter Wächtler is in full control of his palette at Bergen Kunsthall.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

The Invisible Ornamentation of Everyday Life

Martin Sæther’s low-key and poetic exhibition at UKS in Oslo gives centre stage to the impersonal details of home interiors.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th
With Post Institutional Stress Disorder, Jacob Fabricius offers an empathic diagnosis of our present day, and challenges the exhibition medium with aplomb.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th
Peter Johansson’s double exhibition in Malmö is a heartbreaking reckoning with the sexual abuse the artist was subjected to growing up in the 1970s.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

A Unique Account of Indigenous Art

The OCA publication Sovereign Words insists on the difference between cultivating traditionalism and being true to one’s own traditions.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

The Not-So-New Alphabet

Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin has started the last chapter of the broad-reaching trilogy that started with The Anthropocene Project in 2013. This time, it is all about the alphabet.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

Spring Sonata – Denmark

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.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th

Spring Sonata – Sweden

In Sweden, the spring season is dominated by some of Norway’s most acclaimed artists. And at Nationalmuseum, the Danish golden age is recreated.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th
Helga Christoffersen’s delectable group show at Galleri Susanne Ottesen leaves me angry, excited, and hungry.
Nordic News Weekly – February 15th
At a time when Sami artists are increasingly visible, Britta Marakatt-Labba’s unsettling of ties between biography, identity, and content feels both necessary and urgent.