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.

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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.