Rodney Smith | Mjellby konstmuseum, Halmstad, Sweden

There are many perks of living in a small city. Easy access to a plethora of cultural events isn’t one of them. Thus I was thrilled when I flipped through the local newspaper and saw an article about an upcoming Rodney Smith exhibition at the local art museum, Mjellby konstmuseum. Although the name wasn’t familiar…

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Public Movement | Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden

As a regular visitor to Moderna Museet in Stockholm, I have felt somewhat bad for not having made a call to its subsidiary in Malmö. After all, Moderna Museet Malmö has been around since late 2009 and is located much closer to my home than the “mother ship”, so there really is no excuse. Still,…

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Belarus Free Theatre: Burning Doors | Seattle, WA, USA – 28 September to 1 October 2017.

“I write your name. Freedom.” Autumn has descended upon Seattle and the comforting morning chill lingers slightly through the day. The trees are turning colors. The Caribbean and Texas have been bashed by unusually strong hurricanes. North Korea and American “leadership” trade insults. Trump has surmounted his eighth month as president. And Belarus Free Theatre,…

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William Kentridge – Thick Time | Louisiana, Denmark

My latest art love at first sight was William Kentridge. I came into contact with Kentridge’s artistry about a year ago. I was visiting Lousiana – the museum of modern art in Humlebæk, Denmark – to check out their main exhibition at the time, Eye Attack, and decided to also take the opportunity to see…

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Marina Abramović – The Cleaner | Moderna Museet, Stockholm

It is tricky to do a retrospective of a performance artist. How do you represent art that is situated, relational, temporal and sometimes even immaterial in a representative manner? It is also tricky to write a review of a retrospective of a performance artist. Is it the art or the representation of the art that…

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The Festival of Political Photography 2017: Post-Food | The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland

It was with some trepidation I approached the Finnish Museum of Photography located in the southwestern part of Helsinki. My dread stemmed from knowing what awaited me inside was the Festival of Political Photography 2017: Post-Food, an exhibition aimed at shedding light on the environmental, ethical and societal ramifications of food. Such an exhibition is…

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Pussy Riot Theatre: Revolution | The Crocodile, Seattle, WA, USA – Mar. 8, 2017

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but my expectations were high. I was traveling when I found out that Pussy Riot would be in Seattle on March 8 (International Women’s Day, at that!), and I immediately booked tickets without knowing what the show would entail. A year prior, I had seen Maria (Masha) Alyokhina participate…

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Art Review: Louise Bourgeois – Structures of Existence: The Cells at Louisiana

Ever since I learned about the enormous spider sculptures and the surreal installations made by the French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, I have been waiting for the day when I would get the chance to experience Bourgeois’s art live. That chance came the day before Christmas when I headed to Louisiana, the museum of modern art…

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Art Review: Tony Oursler’s M*r>0r at Magasin III

I wasn’t sure up until the last minute what I wanted to fill the gap in my otherwise busy schedule for my weekend in Stockholm with. I knew I wanted to visit an art exhibition, but I wasn’t sure which. Browsing the web to make up my mind, I learned that Magasin III – a…

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Afghan Tales, Crossroads and Playground at Världskulturmuseet

This summer, all those interested in topical subjects such as climate change, identity politics and the situation in Afghanistan should pay a visit to Världskulturmuseet, The Museum of World Culture, in Gothenburg. The same goes for all those who never really thought or cared about such matters. The latter category may very well make up…

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