Contrived Communities

The introductory days of Bergen Assembly served as a reminder that art’s engagement with social issues does not necessarily translate into audience engagement.

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.

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.

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Nordic News Weekly – May 24th

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.

It’s Up to Us Now

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.

Dark Inheritance

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.