With a selection of this season’s articles we wish everyone a great (and mostly screen-free) summer. Kunstkritikk will resume publication on 12 August.

Dead Phallus

In Matthew Barney’s comeback at the Hayward in London, self-mythologising has given way to a dark and icy world where environmental violence prevails.

Illiyeen

Eliyah Mesayer’s state for the stateless is not rooted in a specific place or geographic site, but in human encounters and alchemical connections.

Resistance and Care

Eva-Lisa Bengtson could never fully live as the person she really was. But she paved the way for an entire movement and left a unique archive of Swedish trans history.

Precarious Workout

Thinking with Simone Weil and Thomas Hirschhorn, precariousness and fragmentation emerge as forces that reshape ideas of power, monuments, and art’s role in our troubled present.

Recently published

Sensitive Days

Mamma Andersson oscillates between landscape drama and silent homes in a major solo show at Louisiana presenting confident paintings with a laid back vibrating undercurrent.

Dead Phallus

In Matthew Barney’s comeback at the Hayward in London, self-mythologising has given way to a dark and icy world where environmental violence prevails.