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Great moments of imperfection

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

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.

Nostalgic outsiders

Three female documentary photographers – Lisette Model, Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin – exhibit their contemporary photographs of the imperfections of marginalized and ordinary people.

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. 

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.

About despair and doom

INDIA: The Theater of Cruelty has just returned from India, where they participated in the 12th International Theater Festival in Kerala. We asked director Lars Øyno to reflect on their performance and experiences.

Apocalypse and hope for the future

The Vienna Alphabet exhibition showcases Keith Haring's artistry, which is strongly influenced by his violent contemporary, where the baby represents the only, shining hope.

Realists Stanley Kubrick

He is a filmmaker who has meant a lot to many of us. In a world that is globalized and militarized, Kubrick is still relevant.

The consequences of war

This week, the exhibition The Shadow of War ends at the Artists' House and thus also the artist Thomas Kvam's digital monitoring of the image that forms the basis of his work in the exhibition. We talked to him.

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.

An alternative public

The Chto Delat collective crosses the boundary between theater and academia, between aristocracy and proletariat, between you and me – and shows in practice that the absurd staged is the reality for many Russians.

Explosive and jargon-heavy about contemporary art

The metamorphoses of contemporary art are perhaps too interesting.

Picture of the week 10-06-2015

For centuries, the distinction between rich and poor has led to polarization and experiences of lack of self-sufficiency. This is reproduced to this day in the divide ...

«Portrait with cigarette»

In the work of portraying Jens Bjørneboe, I started with a good deal of research before I started painting.

New look at own biography 

No autumn without the Autumn Exhibition in Oslo. This year, it is the relationship between man, nature and culture that is interpreted in the many works of art, visual artist Marte Aas tells Ny Tid. 

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?

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.

Can political theater change Gaza?

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

Refused to tame

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

Picture of the week 27-05-2015

The international art project "Ramallah – Trondheim Series" discusses photography, gender and cultural understanding through lectures, workshops, football exchange and an exhibition with various photographic series ....

Intimate portrait of an iconic photographer

The name Robert Mapplethorpe probably gets most people thinking about New York's bohemian life of the 1970 century, controversies and his homoerotic BDSM photographs that upset the public.

Picture of the Week

Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) calls herself a "visual activist," and through her art, she fights black lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.

When art opens eyes

The experience of the dynamics of contemporary art festival – the interaction between cultural and political statements and my physical and mental movement through it – remains as the most thought provoking. 

The critical power of self-portrait

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