All articles by Jonas Ekeberg

Trouble With Politics

Bergen Assembly 2019 mainly shows political art that is densely packed with information. This creates a sense of community, but it also produces new exclusions.

Autumn Sonata – Norway

A rowing trip to Tromsø, critique of the silencing of women and a speculative approach to the concept of ‘extraction’. It is the many kunsthalles across Norway that lead the way the coming art season.

A New Art History Emerging

The National Museum’s presentation of Sidsel Paaske reveals the contours of a new, cultural art history. But the method prompts doubts: Can the artworks not stand their ground outside a rhetorical scenography?

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.