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Simen Joachim Helsvig

The grandfather of radical art

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.

Photographs extended in time

PHOTOGRAPHY: The most interesting thing about Fiona Tan's exhibition is the question of how the self is expressed through photographic images.

The geography of the hidden world

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.