All articles by Simen Joachim Helsvig

Prison talk

A puff of a cigarette, a scratch in a table top – resistance manifests itself in simple gestures in Liv Bugge’s project in the prisons of Ullersmo and Eidsberg.

Bodies Only Skin Deep

Sandra Mujinga’s Hoarse Globules at Young Artists’ Society in Oslo feeds on the dissonance between the post-digital fluid self and the fixed identities of representational politics.

Not One Nordic Model

There are substantial differences between the Scandinavian countries when it comes to state funding of art. Denmark already provides the least funding, and now the nation faces new cuts.

A First Spark

OCA’s symposium Museums on Fire launched an urgent conversation about indigenous art and the colonial heritage of art institutions even if it only occasionally caught real fire.

A Tale in Two Cities

Amidst cries of “crisis tourism”, Documenta 14 aims to unleash the giant exhibition’s political potential as it takes over public arenas in Athens and Kassel.

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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.