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.
In Germany, the large-scale commemoration of Michel Majerus’s untimely death provides an opportunity to revisit the 90s as a decade of both lost optimism and sinister beginnings.
Two Jon Rafman shows in Berlin suggest a return of post-internet amorality. Or that young people are tired of identity politics.
The kunstverein is a cornerstone of the sturdy German art system, believes Milan Ther, the new director at Kunstverein in Hamburg.
As a new wave of sentimental and reactionary painting grows tiresome, Allison Katz’s exhibition at Camden Art Centre offers a wake-up call.
With doomsday vibes in Berlin, blockchains in Hamburg, and an art scene brat pack in Zurich, there’s every reason to renew your BahnCard. Here’s a bird’s-eye view of the autumn’s exhibitions north of the Alps.
Kirsten Ortwed’s unsentimental art appears the antithesis of our fearful contemporary. But how do you become a hardcore Rhineland sculptress? Is there a recipe?
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.
Suddenly, you know someone in Oslo who has started a new centre for contemporary art in Lusaka.
‘There is no doubt that she painted some of the works included in the Temple series’, says Daniel Birnbaum, editor of a new book about Swedish artist Anna Cassel.
The Iron Throne is vacant. Hardly any Norwegian artists have solo shows at the major museums, and everyone worries about sustainability.
This year’s first opening night in Copenhagen whetted our appetite for more. The season’s dictates are British 90s art, French 80s sculpture, and Georgian folk painting. Oh, and Arken is rebranding.