All articles by Karl Lydén

Art in the age of Black Power

‘Soul of a Nation’ at the Brooklyn Museum is an outstanding exposé of the art that emerged in tandem with the promotion of black collective interests in the 1960s and 70s.

– No. Or rather, yes and no

Chairman David Neuman is diplomatic as to whether Magasin III Jaffa, which opens tomorrow, will have a programme that is critical of the political developments in Israel.

Angela Davis’ Two Lessons

Angela Davis’ visit at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm last week generated harsh criticism, but it is worth recalling what Davis actually talked about in her lecture.

What Is Art News?

New quick method: how gossip makes you and the art world more class conscious. American art critic rages: the market’s shocking prices and the latest curatorial coup.

Ten Questions: Karl Larsson

– Nothing could ever be «poetic», and poetry is not an empty container that you could fill with meaning, says Karl Larsson, whose new book is released along with an exhibition at Galleri Signal in Malmö.

The transparent exhibition

The problem with Seeing is believing at Kunstwerke in Berlin can be called an overestimation of the transparent powers of the exhibition as a form to accommodate works of pictorial criticism.

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It’s Up to Us Now

Ways of Seeing is theatre with a political agenda, raising awareness by looking at a protected and privileged world from a position on its margins.

Dark Inheritance

In her beautiful sci-fi noir installation at the Danish Pavilion in Venice, Larissa Sansour asks what the memory of national identity means once a tsunami has washed away everything.

The Problem of Organisation

The 58th Venice Biennale provides an image of art’s postdigital condition, where politics is consigned to the level of the individual artwork.