All articles by Kim West

Elegance’s Internationalisms

Le monde nouveau de Charlotte Perriand is an imposing presentation of an artist who registers the contradictions of the 20th century. But did Perriand’s world consist only of men?

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?

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Adding Trauma to Trauma

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, preparations to tear down the iconic Y-blokka in Oslo continue. That can’t possibly be good for our democracy or our public health.