Theater of Cruelty

visual arts

less is more

PHOTO ART: Over the course of thirty years, large museums have gone from being underfunded, sleepy places to audience magnets and economically important tourist attractions. We find a counterweight in small museums – such as those mentioned in this essay from Greece. What you choose to present to others matters less than where you choose to do it.

Why there is something and not just nothing

Venice: This year's Art Biennale in Venice feels like the end of a human-centered era, a time where man with his invulnerability, self-sufficiency, the white man as the center of the world is under attack. Now it is the woman's turn to ask the big questions, about the sanctity of life, about connectedness, about man and technology, about what comes after "man".

Portrait of an art thief and his girlfriend

THEFT WITH FRIENDLY: The artist Barbora Kysilkova makes a surprising request to one of the Norwegian thieves who stole her valuable paintings.

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.

Great moments of imperfection

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

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.