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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Perfume Genius | Way Out West – August 11, 2017

It was with great enthusiasm that my fellow audience members and I welcomed Perfume Genius – dressed in a white tank top, tailored beige plaid pants with elaborate details on the knees connoting musketeer boots, shiny black semi high-heeled shoes and a thick fake gold chain around his neck – on stage in Slottsskogen on…

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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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Retro Review: Tori Amos | BJCC, Alabama – August 14, 1998

So, you’ve seen one Tori Amos show, you’ve seen them all, right? Um, no. Dear reader, I once filled an entire computer hard drive with Napster downloads of live Tori Amos gigs from the early 2000s. Every show was different, every moment seemed new and poignant. Sometimes the stories changed, the moods changed, the bass…

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Bon Jovi | United Center, Chicago, IL – March 26, 2017

  In twenty-two years, I’ve never seen a bad Bon Jovi show. From Chattanooga to Atlanta, London, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Gulf Shores Beach,  I’ve seen the band almost twenty times and I can’t remember a single time I’ve been disappointed with one of their sets. The March 26th, show at United Center in Chicago was…

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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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