Every week, our columnists present their views on current topics in contemporary art.

The Actually Actual

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.

A Farewell to Canons

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?

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North of the World

The web of global entanglements and flows described by A beast, a god, and a line at Kunsthall Trondheim omits the exhibition’s immediate context.

Spring Alliances

While Danish museums celebrate record-high visitor numbers, others want to shut down the Ministry of Culture. In a way, the two are connected. Also, institutional collaborations have become the order of the day.