The impact of the coronavirus will be felt for years to come, says a range of key players.
Contagion measures have prompted many Norwegian exhibition venues to move their mediation to commercial digital platforms, while others stress the importance of keeping open.
Yesterday, Moderna Museet was one of the last major museums in Northern Europe to close. But several Swedish art institutions remain open to the public.
‘Everyone contributes jointly to limiting the spread of the coronavirus. We should show the same solidarity with those who lose their income’, says Ruben Steinum, chairman of the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists.
‘This is part of a larger project to convert institutions for the people into institutions for the government’, according to Aneta Szylak, director of the contemporary art museum in Gdansk
‘The proposal concerns only individual artists directly’, says artist Jan Christensen, the initiator of a boycott on art commissions for Oslo’s new government building.
The Council for Visual Arts has introduced gender quotas for all art purchases made by the City of Copenhagen. Council member and director of Kunsthal Charlottenborg Michael Thouber hopes that others will follow.
This spring, nine Scandinavian writers, critics, and curators will share their reflections on Nordic contemporary art from the decade we just left behind.
Astrup Fearnley Museum has not renewed its sponsorship agreement with Lundin Norway. The museum will review its entire sponsorship profile when Solveig Øvstebø takes over as director in May.
Mariann Enge takes over as acting editor of Kunstkritikk.
Cultural ownership, decolonial listening, and Pablo Picasso were up for debate at Malmö Art Museum’s symposium on the mediation of public art collections.
The Danish Arts Foundation changes its procedure: now, artists can apply to represent Denmark at the 2021 Venice Biennale.