Every week, our columnists present their views on current topics in contemporary art.
All pop songs are both home and away, love and pain, yours and no one’s. Does music deceive us? Are we too naive in our approach? Or is the most beautiful thing about pop music actually the treason itself?
Haus der Kunst is a bit of a time suspend in Oslo, an enclave where the beer is cheap and unending, and the small things like smoking inside actually mean something.
History does not repeat itself, it constructs analogies.
Who gets heard on the art scene, in gender discussions, and in society? It seems that the white man’s system still governs the debate on gender and representation.
The reason the work was effective was that I thought that I did not read the text that I had to read in order to understand the work.
Even in its struggle against kitsch, pop music is a flypaper for our memories. Can art be the same?
If everyone knew that control society was being realized, then why did panic not erupt?
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway invites us to step away from the Western canon. A radical multi-voicedness awaits on the other side. But how does this affect the tradition of canon criticism?
Experiential art is the new black on the exhibition scene. It does everything it can to ensure its audience has fun, and tickles the narcissist in us all. Because it’s all about us, the viewers.
How can art and culture overcome the fatalism of today? Can thought and hand once again be united? Only Boris Johnson’s id can save us now