Internationalisation undermined the existence of a Nordic art scene, while a new image of the region tainted by colonial history gained attention in the globalised art world of the 2010s.
The Council for Visual Arts has introduced gender quotas for all art purchases made by the City of Copenhagen. Council member and director of Kunsthal Charlottenborg Michael Thouber hopes that others will follow.
In the 2010s, Norwegian cultural politics began the deliberate disassembly of a functioning system under the pretence of having something to replace it with.
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.