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.

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Copenhagen Introduces Gender Quotas

The Council for Visual Arts has introduced gender quotas for all art purchases made by the City of Copenhagen. Council member and director of Kunsthal Charlottenborg Michael Thouber hopes that others will follow.

Just a Building

In his day, Erling Viksjø, architect of the Oslo Government District, was called a “bulldozer” and an “enemy of culture.” Today, his own legacy is facing demolition.

There Is a New Girl in Town

Set against an iconic cinematic backdrop depicting the streets of New York, the Frieze Los Angeles art fair has every opportunity to juggle with the artificial, the commercial, the superficial – and Hollywood.