Germans Screw Better

Yngve Holen and Agatha Wara take an all-electric SUV for a test ride and talk about Holen’s exhibition that opens at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo.

For Society’s Sake

Art should play a pivotal role in discussions about values today, says Kirsten Langkilde, the new rector at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

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.

The Spleen of the Periphery

– Catastrophe is a recurring figure in Greek history, says Angela Melitopoulos, the artist behind the solo exhibition opening tonight at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen.

Brave spaces

– Creating spaces for exchange outside of normal structures is incredibly important, says Nicholas Jones, director of Praksis. The residency programme has become an important part of Oslo’s art scene.

An Idealist Bows Out

 – The art world has lost its bearings and forgotten that it’s all about art, says David Risley, who is now closing his Copenhagen gallery after 20 years in the business.

Recently published

Harald the Hero

The father of modern curating, Harald Szeeman, is memorialised at Castello di Rivoli in Turin with a lavish presentation of obsessive archiving and a hint of kitsch.

Nordic News Weekly – March 15th

Debates on cultural politics in Denmark and Sweden, a five-year programme of art in public space in Oslo, and three Nordic artists represented in the Venice Biennial main exhibition.