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.

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.