All articles by Nikita Mathias

Dance of the Praying Mantis

Joachim Koester’s Bringing Something Back at Bergen Kunsthall manifests a sensuous cinematic holism that merges everything from biology to history and neuroscience.

Flooded Churches

Per Barclay’s Oil Rooms, on view at Kode 4 in Bergen, invites us to reflect on the unwritten histories that lurk beneath the official edifices of our culture.

The Banality of Censorship

What is a valid reason for a museum to cancel an exhibition? Last Thursday, a panel at Oslo Kunsthandel debated a recent censoring of artist Ole Jørgen Ness.

History Behind Glass

The exhibition Diorama. Inventing Illusion at Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt misses the diorama’s potential as a tool to explore our digital present.

Out of Touch

For an exhibition that introduces a plastic medium like sculpture in its title, the ninth Norwegian Sculpture Biennial is noticeably lacking in works that invoke the haptic.

Sounding Death

Arrested on glass vitrines at Oslo Kunstforening in the chilly manner of laboratory specimens, Camille Norment’s tender baby skeletons still bubble with becoming.

Waltzing Objects

Endre Tveitan’s visually sparse video works at Kunstplass [10] tease objects that usually go unnoticed out on the dance floor.

The Integrator

As an art worker, my domain is the social world, says Mieke Bal, organiser of the two-day conference Modern Sensibilities that commences at the Munch Museum in Oslo today.

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Harald the Hero

The father of modern curating, Harald Szeeman, is memorialised at Castello di Rivoli in Turin with a lavish presentation of obsessive archiving and a hint of kitsch.

Nordic News Weekly – March 15th

Debates on cultural politics in Denmark and Sweden, a five-year programme of art in public space in Oslo, and three Nordic artists represented in the Venice Biennial main exhibition.