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Simen Joachim Helsvig

In the violence of the emotions 

What should be the memorials after 22. July really remind the population? The emotional nature of politics – and political art – was central to the Public Calling conference.

A future cast in concrete

The elevated concrete is about to be erected – both architecturally and sculpturally.

Drone Dilla

Civil society must take ownership of the drone technology, says Anders Eiebakke, current with the exhibition Drones coming! 

Mathematical art

In the art market, originality and peculiarity is an artist's foremost capital. But what happens when an algorithm can calculate these properties better than the artist itself? 

The manifesto as an art form

The film installation Manifesto, which will be on display at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin these days, addresses some of the many paradoxes that stick to the manifesto genre – both in its political and artistic setbacks. 

Snowden in the art room at the Whitney Museum

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras places the "war on terror" within the museum's four walls.

To think with the eye

Eric Alliez: The Brain-Eye: New Histories of Modern Painting Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015 Philosophers who have written about visual art have traditionally not been able to see the works for text alone. When Immanuel Kant wrote his ...

Julian Barnes: Keeping and Eye Open: Essays on Art

The descriptive art criticism has fallen into reputation, but lives at its best in fiction and literary essayism. Julian Barnes' review of a pair of shoes in a painting by Manet shows the value of thorough and sustained observation. 

Earth calls

In the geological era anthropocene, human fingerprints are so far-reaching that the Earth is considered a man-made product. It breaks down what is left of the distinction between nature and culture.