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.
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.
Cross-aesthetic becomes anti-aesthetic in Louisiana’s vastly overhung exhibition The Moon. And with so many good works on display, that is really a pity.
Henrik Olesen’s exhibition at the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin wants to challenge established taste paradigms. But it’s cool to be shabby, so how challenging is it actually to be cool?
The most important artists of the 2010’s were the ones who helped us to navigate through private and social neuroses, perversions, and psychoses.
Per Kirkeby’s bronze sculptures mould struggles with the paradoxes of representation into a theology of total incarnation.
What could the art world learn from coronavirus? Reflections of a nomadic art globetrotter in her quarantine in Tuscany.
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.