The first edition of the Oslobiennalen opens, Ai Weiwei sues Danish car company, Saskia Neuman becomes director of Market Art Fair, and other news from the Nordic art field.
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Ways of Seeing is theatre with a political agenda, raising awareness by looking at a protected and privileged world from a position on its margins.
In her beautiful sci-fi noir installation at the Danish Pavilion in Venice, Larissa Sansour asks what the memory of national identity means once a tsunami has washed away everything.
New directors at Malmö Art Museum and Art Hub Copenhagen, artist lists from the biennials in Gothenburg and Lofoten, and other news from the Nordic art field.
The 58th Venice Biennale provides an image of art’s postdigital condition, where politics is consigned to the level of the individual artwork.
Nordic galleries initiate a new art fair in Basel, Pussy Riot members are granted asylum in Sweden, Bergen Assembly takes a stand against far-right ideology, and other news from the Nordic art field.
A small and comfortable cultural elite, convinced of their own progressive values, retains authorship over Sweden’s consensus-driven identity.
What happened to the idea of a European public sphere? Artist Andjeas Ejiksson unearths a forgotten public service channel from the 80s.
The Sonja Ferlov Mancoba exhibition in Copenhagen sparked a correspondence between two artists and a curator on how to rewrite art history.
Venice Special: a guide to Nordic exhibitions and events taking place during the Venice Biennial’s opening days.
The introductory days of Bergen Assembly served as a reminder that art’s engagement with social issues does not necessarily translate into audience engagement.
What is national identity in the wake of a climate apocalypse? Larissa Sansour on her contribution to the Danish Pavilion in Venice.