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

Nordic News Weekly – May 24th

The first edition of the Oslobiennalen opens, Ai Weiwei sues Danish car company, Saskia Neuman becomes director of Market Art Fair, and other news from the Nordic art field.

It’s Up to Us Now

Ways of Seeing is theatre with a political agenda, raising awareness by looking at a protected and privileged world from a position on its margins.

Dark Inheritance

In her beautiful sci-fi noir installation at the Danish Pavilion in Venice, Larissa Sansour asks what the memory of national identity means once a tsunami has washed away everything.