All articles by Matthew Rana

An Imagination Battle

Cultural ownership, decolonial listening, and Pablo Picasso were up for debate at Malmö Art Museum’s symposium on the mediation of public art collections.

The Limits of Friendship

Our Friend, Valerie Solanas at Signal in Malmö pays tribute to women artists who find strength in fragility, but forfeits on a broad anti-capitalist feminism.

Riding Out Trends

Malmö Konsthall’s summer exhibition presents the work of three female artists who have spent decades making work on the margins of the art world.

A Taste for Heaven

Art historian T. J. Clark’s new book sketches a vision for a new political Left through the affective registers and subtleties of painting.

A Topology of Relations

French artist and musician Félicia Atkinson’s exhibition at Krets in Malmö traces a series of drifts through the troubled landscapes of the American Southwest.

Huddled Around the Fire

An exhibition by a group of young, international painters in the small city of Växjö engages with the bucolic setting of the Swedish countryside, fir tree, sauna and all.

Art Is Somewhere Else

The most compelling work in Vassil Simittchiev’s exhibition at Lund’s konsthall reinstates the everyday as a site of aesthetic experience and transport.

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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.

Invisible Criticism

Criticism has moved from the daily newspapers to niche media. This should be reflected in Denmark’s new media policy agreement, says Kamilla Löfström of United Critics Denmark.

Raw Emotion

The Work of Mourning at Bonniers Konsthall not only speaks to the current state of affairs, it also emits the sincerity of experiences connected to real change.