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.

Recently published

Harald the Hero

The father of modern curating, Harald Szeeman, is memorialised at Castello di Rivoli in Turin with a lavish presentation of obsessive archiving and a hint of kitsch.

Nordic News Weekly – March 15th

Debates on cultural politics in Denmark and Sweden, a five-year programme of art in public space in Oslo, and three Nordic artists represented in the Venice Biennial main exhibition.