All articles by Cecilie Høgsbro Østergaard

Family Sins

Henrik Olesen’s Abandon the Parents at the National Gallery in Copenhagen is a magnificent story about sons who left behind one kind of family, but perhaps created a new one.

Falsely Modest Criticism

The Superflex retrospective at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen offers a great opportunity to revisit familiar treatments of global injustices. However, the main work of the exhibition is the dazzling display of foreign contacts.

An Aura of Doom

Arctic at Louisiana is a fantastic Sunday expedition if you accept that the overall framework focuses on big thoughts, not the big problems, and that it has snow-blind spots as far as the art is concerned.

Hello, Dolly!

Picabia, Schnabel, and Willumsen represent an offbeat, impure vein of Modernism, says Claus Carstensen about his and Christian Vind’s exhibition Café Dolly at the J. F. Willumsen Museum in Frederikssund.

Tourist attraction

Elmgreen & Dragset’s Han is annoyingly banal as an idea and as an image in a newspaper, but standing on the pier in front of the Culture Yard one sees that it actually works as an object.

Recently published

Nordic News Weekly – June 14th

Gitte Ørskou becomes the director of Moderna Museet, Danish Social Democrats issue a new cultural policy, and the gallery Signal in Malmö shares art prize with other cultural initiatives.

Dirty Data

‘Artists find the measure of their own time just by doing their work’, says Julia Scher who began making art about surveillance long before the Internet really existed.