All articles by Peter Amdam

Silent Processes

Nasjonalmuseet does a fine job of addressing Norwegian process art and conceptual art in Silent Revolt. Their explanations for why such art has been passed over by art history are more problematic.

Activist Acidity

Gustav Metzger’s work at Kunsthall Oslo and Kunstnernes Hus poses important questions about both material activism and human/non-human agency.

We Have Promises to Keep

– There’s a paradox in me being nominated to do the Documenta because I’m not the heroic, big curator of the 90s, says (d)OCUMENTA 13 Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev in this interview.

Éric Alliez on Suplica

In this interview the french philosopher Éric Alliez talks about the video action where he appeals to the Pope to save The Philosophy Department at Middlesex University.

Recently published

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.