Art should mirror its contemporary, so if it arises in a self-destructive social order, must art also be self-destructive? This premise lies behind artist Gustav Metzger's radical works from the 1960 century. Now the longtime activist and artist is the subject of two exhibitions in Oslo.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Over the past decades, American artist and geographer Trevor Paglen has focused the camera lens on the secret part of the defense industry – this huge apparatus that sees everything, but which itself tries to avoid being seen.
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