All articles by Matthew Rana

Diffuse Autobiography

Returning to her childhood home town, Fatima Moallim’s exhibition at Växjö Konsthall invites us to reflect on today’s appetite for identity and difference.

Mudbound

In Lytle Shaw’s New Grounds for Dutch Landscape the materialist turn is transformed into an art historical account of everyday ongoingness and the ground beneath our feet.

The Language of Shamans

The exhibition Worst-Case Scenario: Four Artists From Greenland at Lund’s Konsthall puts notions of authenticity and identity under ironic and questioning stress.

The Devouring

At Malmö Konsthall, Ceija Stojka renders the horrors of the Roma Holocaust, the Porajmos, in which as much as half of Europe’s Roma population was killed.

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.

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Sensitive Days

Mamma Andersson oscillates between landscape drama and silent homes in a major solo show at Louisiana presenting confident paintings with a laid back vibrating undercurrent.

Dead Phallus

In Matthew Barney’s comeback at the Hayward in London, self-mythologising has given way to a dark and icy world where environmental violence prevails.