All articles by Matthew Rana

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.

American grotesque

Molly Lowe’s garish performance at Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö on Saturday was an exercise in totalitarian aesthetics.

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.

In the Wake of Brexit

Between Brexit and last week’s crash of the British Pound, Frieze London took a tentative approach, evoking the 90s but failing to draw from the period’s exuberance.

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Spiky Seating

In the Nordic Pavilion in Venice, insects, green growths in glass containers, and clusters of seaweed all thrive. Whether it is inhabitable to us humans is less certain.