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Art exhibitions or books

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?

The Black Years

The flurry of dark forces and a polarizing political climate strike us when Hamburger Bahnhof exhibits art from the Nazi era.

Jazz – Anarchy Music?

No conductor. No organizer. No composer. No boss. No archos. So anarchy. At the big festivals this summer, the common jazz language was exchanged.

The fools in the streets of New York

Helen Levitt's exhibition shows how life in New York City's streets in the nineteenth century could be fun and fun – especially for the little ones.

Against the light of socialism

Nina Björk leads us through the fog of consumer power and identity politics, along with Rosa Luxemburg.

Mjøsa: Place sense and carrier bag

ESSAY: The constant focus on work, bustle and productivity takes us away from a neighborhood of things – every day there are people who can feel that something is also breaking in them.

The critical power of self-portrait

In the selfie era, the staged self-portrait functions as political activism.

Refugees: Art project stranded

Strong protests made Franco "Bifo" Berardi's planned performance Auschwitz on the Beach on Documenta 14 instead turned into poetry reading and panel debate.

Can political theater change Gaza?

Political theater is booming in Gaza, which is thirsty for anything that can contribute to change.

National Library: It's as if the building has been waiting for this

The National Library recently opened an exhibition on Norwegian sci-fi. "Maybe more than ever we need a genre that can contain philosophical and difficult questions about our existence," writes author Hanne Ramsdal.

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.
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.

An epic friendship

A new exhibition at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin shows the complicated relationship between the thinker Walter Benjamin and the poet Bertolt Brecht.

Dada is dead, live Dada! 

Dada is 100 years. The small movement that created new meaning by tearing most of it into pieces has ideological and artistic successors everywhere – just looking around.
Eugene Richard's wife

The knot in the heart

Photographer Eugene Richards has documented fates in crack environments, at emergency rooms and mental hospitals for well over 50 years. What has driven him?

The gravity of the grief

ESSAY on grief and cancer.

No one to bring your charge against, for your mistakes, your insensitivity and stupidity

KROPSTEATER: Wearing black suit, black mask, black gloves, half human, half insect, clattering like the beetle…

Drone Dilla

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

Theater as a necessity

In order to defy the political and social conditions in which they live without falling into vulgarities and counterfeiting, the theater has become indispensable in Gaza.

"Republican is the new cool"

In a stunt just before the US election, a right-wing populist writer staged himself as a punk and performance artist. This hijacking also got artists and hipsters to vote for Donald Trump.

People avoid seeing the hurt in the world

New Time has met an artist who wants to show people what they do not want to see: the dark sides of man.

The sirens national anthem

The Sirens will revive their presence in a time of pixels and virtual reality.

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.

Attempt to be alive 

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

Media is a main channel for distorted reality 

Sylvi Listhaug was never made with a cross in AFK's street artwork in Bergen, as presented on TV 2 the 6. April. Where exactly is the journalist's press ethical responsibility?