Despite rather uncertain prospects, these are the art events we look forward to in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.
Few will feel any great desire to look back on 2020. Even so, the year of the COVID-19 pandemic provided some memorable artistic highlights in the Nordic countries.
Many questions have emerged after an artistic action against a plaster cast of Frederik V at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts made a big splash on the Danish art scene.
The freedom of art may be the single most disturbing phenomenon in a thoroughly organised democratic society – and its most shocking injustice.
What went down when a sculpture by Natalie Djurberg & Hans Berg was sold for over SEK 16 million at Bukowski’s in Stockholm last week?
Academic research is driving art in a direction where it will require shock treatment to be resurrected.
After a trying spring, parts of Norwegian art life are rising again as if nothing had happened. But not everyone has finished recovering.
Traditions meet trends when the young generation takes on the possibilities of painting and textile work during the coming art season in Finland.
After a tumultuous start of the year, the autumn season is back on track in Sweden. Yet, resentment is bubbling under the surface.
The autumn season on the Danish art scene is already well underway and looking very promising – with women, witch hunts, and an eccentric baron on the menu.
Does the Nordic art community have the courage to confront the effects of racist logics on local arts policies, practices and relationships?
The new art academies that emerged in the Nordic region during the 2010s offer multi-functional spaces. They also prescribe a new role for the artist: project manager.