All articles by Ellef Prestsæter

Man as Interface

With the exhibition Les Immatériaux, Jean-François Lyotard addressed an increasing intimacy between consciousnesses and things. A new book shows the continued relevance of his endeavour.

Avant-Garde Networking

At the inauguration of the conference Nordic Avant-Garde 1975-2000 in Copenhagen today, Ellef Prestsæter proposes a rethinking of the relation between avant-gardes and networks.

A Trip to Gotland 1964/2014

During a few glorious summer days, Kunstkritikk drove around Gotland with Jacqueline de Jong, re-experiencing a trip she made in 1964 with Asger Jorn and his Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism.

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Just a Building

In his day, Erling Viksjø, architect of the Oslo Government District, was called a “bulldozer” and an “enemy of culture.” Today, his own legacy is facing demolition.

There Is a New Girl in Town

Set against an iconic cinematic backdrop depicting the streets of New York, the Frieze Los Angeles art fair has every opportunity to juggle with the artificial, the commercial, the superficial – and Hollywood.