All articles by Kim West

A Gathering of Friends

Migration at Tensta Konsthall sets up a communication between different experiences of emigration, from the exile of war and resistance to dissolution in a cosmopolitical vortex of light.

Hermetically Open

Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition at Serpentine in London poses the question: what is the critical value of the open artwork in the age of participatory media apocalypse?

Unity in defeatism

This year’s edition of Steirischer Herbst in Graz offers a generous dose of overblown kitsch, but why cynicism when reality has become its own cynical self-parody?

Farewell to the People

The recently opened Lafayette Anticipations in Paris is an attempt to reinvent the form of the art center for the age of capitalist realism.

Manipulate the Critic

Manipulate the World: Connecting Öyvind Fahlström at Moderna Museet confronts us with the question: what is the critical function of an image that shows that a cipher is a cipher?

Affirmative Retrospection

In the major Richard Hamilton exhibition in London, the renowned pop artist’s subtle ironies and games are realized as the conditions and objects of his critical works.

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A Farewell to Canons

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway invites us to step away from the Western canon. A radical multi-voicedness awaits on the other side. But how does this affect the tradition of canon criticism?

States of Undress

Presented at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Marthe Ramm Fortun’s obstacle course through the city teases out the prejudices that govern public behaviour.