All articles by Mariann Enge

The Whole World Is Invited

The new Munch Museum will open in the heart of Oslo this autumn with Tracey Emin, Sandra Mujinga, and black metal band Satyricon all joining the party. Still, someone has to be a party pooper.

Angela Davis Lives

The Nitja Centre for Contemporary Art’s decision to centre its exhibition on one of the icons of the Black Lives Matter movement is a move that requires commitment.

An Unforgettable Year

Few will feel any great desire to look back on 2020. Even so, the year of the COVID-19 pandemic provided some memorable artistic highlights in the Nordic countries.

24 December

Kunstkritikk’s Editor-in-Chief Mariann Enge rounds off this year’s Christmas countdown with three exhibitions from 2020 that gave her hope.

Representation Matters

Judging by statements made by the heads of Norwegian art institutions in the wake of this year’s Black Lives Matter protests, lack of will is not the issue when striving for greater diversity.

Just Breathe

Joar Nango’s festival exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall is an inspiring invitation to expand our minds and knowledge and to carry out fundamental change.

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.

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Mask Dance

‘If a culture is not active it ossifies and becomes a museum exhibit. And if I’m not allowed to use it, who is?’ Jessie Kleemann performs Greenland’s cultural shifts with blubber, blood, and beads.