Nordic Art Review
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.
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.
Lindsay Seer’s colour-restrained and inverted photographs attempt to rescue the image from manipulative discourses.
We Asked for It
Netflix’s new art world horror film,
, capitalises on the real life horrors of the art world.
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.
How Destiny’s Gratinée at Kunstnernes Hus sent me into a meditation on hats and painted chambers from the 15th century.
The Homogenous Community
The notable exhibition series
Game of Life
at Kristiansand Kunsthall concludes with a masterful, if sombre dissonance.
I’m Not Laughing
Peter Wächtler is in full control of his palette at Bergen Kunsthall.
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.
Kunsthal Aarhus Brings Its A Game in Diagnostic Exhibition
Post Institutional Stress Disorder
, Jacob Fabricius offers an empathic diagnosis of our present day, and challenges the exhibition medium with aplomb.
The Far Side of the Swedish Doofus
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.
A Unique Account of Indigenous Art
The OCA publication
Words insists on the difference between cultivating traditionalism and being true to one’s own traditions.
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.
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.
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.
Helga Christoffersen’s delectable group show at Galleri Susanne Ottesen leaves me angry, excited, and hungry.
Opacity at the Bottom of the Mirror
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.
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