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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The Dog and Its Vomit

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?