All articles by Matthew Rana

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.

Not Quite Human

Hanni Kamaly´s work about racial violence invites debate about cultural appropriation, but ultimately opens onto more complex questions of collective remembrance.

Freedom Faded to a Dream

The partial and contested history of the Scandinavian faction of the Situationist International is surveyed in an ambitious exhibition at Kristianstad Konsthall.

Recently published

A Farewell to Canons

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway invites us to step away from the Western canon. A radical multi-voicedness awaits on the other side. But how does this affect the tradition of canon criticism?

States of Undress

Presented at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Marthe Ramm Fortun’s obstacle course through the city teases out the prejudices that govern public behaviour.