Kristian Vistrup Madsen (f. 1991) er dansk kulturskribent og oversætter. Bosat i Berlin og uddannet i litteraturvidenskab og skrivekunst på Goldsmiths og Royal College of Art i London. Har bidraget til bl.a. Artforum, Frieze, Afterall og Glänta.
The Berlin Biennial is taking place against all odds. But adamant to meet the current crisis, the exhibition’s progressive politics makes for a conventional and repetitive viewing experience.
Christian Falsnaes delves into the grey area between entertainment and submission, and delivers on both. It’s effective as well as aggravating.
The world becomes so depressingly flat when there’s no difference between a face and a selfie. But how do we keep reality from being swallowed by its image, and art from being swallowed by reality?
The New York collective DIS was always grappling with the texture of the present. Here, they talk irony, politics, and engagement, from the Berlin Biennial to the streaming service dis.art.
All pop songs are both home and away, love and pain, yours and no one’s. Does music deceive us? Are we too naive in our approach? Or is the most beautiful thing about pop music actually the treason itself?
How was your 2019? Here are the year’s three most memorable art events in Scandinavia, according to Kristian Vistrup Madsen, one of Kunstkritikk’s regular contributors.
Even in its struggle against kitsch, pop music is a flypaper for our memories. Can art be the same?
Anne Imhof’s new exhibition at Galerie Buchholz in Berlin makes a tantalising theatre of the zeitgeist. But what happens when the vape runs out of battery?
At Statens Museum for Kunst, Shahryar Nashat has produced a captivating immersive experience that is both seductive and claustrophobic.
An exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof recasts Emil Nolde as a Nazi. But this makes no occasion to shame his art, but one for both correcting and complicating art history.
The market doesn’t want criticism, and criticism, to be of any value, shouldn’t want the market. Texte zur Kunst attempts to untie the knot.
In constellations of kitschy furniture, Henrike Naumann’s show at KOW in Berlin addresses the still-fraught aftermath of German reunification.
The Oslo City Department of Culture has decided to end the first instalment of the city’s biennial two years earlier than planned, due in part to financial overspending.
Our Red Sky at Gothenburg Konsthall embodies how women’s experiences of sexual and racist violence can become tools for political change.
HKW in Berlin revives Aby Warburg’s original picture atlas. For contemporary audiences it is a display both evocative and impenetrable.
Joar Nango’s festival exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall is an inspiring invitation to expand our minds and knowledge and to carry out fundamental change.