All articles by Stian Gabrielsen

Contrived Communities

The introductory days of Bergen Assembly served as a reminder that art’s engagement with social issues does not necessarily translate into audience engagement.

Animate Me

Jumana Manna has a journalist’s feel for the effects of intimacy. Sweat pours from her sculptures and films at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

Tense Bodies

The opening exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim, this is a political (painting), advances a somewhat cautious take on body politics.

Hi, Machine!

In the exhibition VERTICALSEAT at Kunsthalle Basel, Yngve Holen is haunted by the humanist subject he has driven out.

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.