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The truth of the painting: Reunion with van Gogh

Let me start with a few complaints: Visual arts are not doing well in our time. One expression of this is the growing populism we see ...

Room for thoughts on Syria: art and culture in troubled times

Today, we are witnessing a fragmentation of the Syrian people whose voices are spread throughout the world. What happens then ...

The river as the life blood of the city

PHILIPPINES: A photo book shows us how the world looks to many. A garbage dump. A mockery of human dignity. A ruined ecosystem. Can the power of the photo assist us in the desire for change?

Five scenes from Berlin

Does the series of manifestations throughout history have validity today? After hearing the "chameleon" Cate Blanchett quote historical manifestations through various 13 characters, the answer is yes. 

Earth

By: Elisabeth Medbøe Linerlen jumps around me, waiting for goodies to appear while I dig the soil and spread livestock manure. Together with mark and all ...
In vitro

Venice Biennial: What happens when man is no longer the center?

PHOTOGRAPHY: This year's Venice Art Biennale shows us a different world, more tangled, unsettling, weird and fragile at the same time. From each room, vibrant lines are drawn between disaster and collapse, colonialism and belonging, human and machine.

Landscape without women

When the exhibition "The Magical North" opens in Helsinki, it is mainly male Norwegian artists that the audience can see.

Picture of the month

Tent camping at Langøyene has long traditions. For an ignorant tourist who visits the place during the daytime, the area can quickly look like a remarkable collection ...

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.

Photo book – an expanding language

The photo book fills a void that the digital viewing space cannot fill, and therefore becomes even more important for a generation flooded with images.

The Moon – The New Suburb of Earth

Future optimism goes hand in hand with a critical look at humanity – at the Henie Onstad Art Center.
Return to Reims

The working class is desperately trying to defend its dignity 

French sociologist Didier Eribon's book on growing up as a gay working class child became a bestseller in Germany last year. Now Return to Reims has been staged by theater director Thomas Ostermeier.

The escape from the common problems

Recently deceased Zygmunt Bauman is known for his grim social diagnoses. Where is the medicine? 

Drone Dilla

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

Refused to tame

When Kareem Amer tells people he has spent four years in prison for blogging, many respond with raising eyebrows. "Of...

Post-Francoic stress syndrome

Nobel laureate Javier Marías writes strongly about Spain in the years following Franco.

Surrealistic self-making

Interview: The Akademie der Künste archive in Berlin recently opened with an exhibition of German Ginka Steinwachs' installations. On that occasion, Ny Tid had a conversation with the surrealist poet.
Ingrid Eggen, Knegang 5. 2017, Archival pigment print, 80 × 65 cm. © the artist.

A desire for materiality

PHOTOGRAPH: Can a photo hit us? Or can it show limitations imposed on the individual by familial and societal expectations?

The explosive power of the snapshot

ABOUT THE PHOTO BOOK: An intense and multifaceted conversation in several layers about the photo book, which with its contextual premise heightens the snapshot.

Great moments of imperfection

Guttorm Nordø stages our experience of being in the world – as if we had just arrived.

A future cast in concrete

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

First and foremost children

The exhibition Primarily the children of the photographer Rebacca Jafari is on display at Gallery F15, Jeløya, Moss, 3. – 17. April.

Attempt to be alive 

What happens to the art of a time without permanence, where everyone is left to a floating, infinite space? 

In the bottom form

Some of the best works in art history have been created by artists who have been to institutions. Judith Scott was such an artist.

Movies from the East

Horror, anime, samurai film, experiment, costume drama, monster movie and softcore – all Japanese films are in tension between east and west.