Johanne Nordby Wern°

Vanessa Baird

G÷teborgs Konstmuseum

August 2014

Many of the thirty-five watercolors in Oslo-based Vanessa Baird’s latest exhibition are titled after classic and contemporary literature—texts by author and fellow Norwegian Karl Ove Knausgård as well as folktales. The images render a disturbing… READ ON



September 2013

The current leadership of the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter has repeatedly repudiated the idea that art can stand isolated from the society that surrounds it. Recently, for instance, we saw a multipart project about education, “Learning for Life.”… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2013 [TOC]

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff

Tanya Leighton Gallery

June 2013

To anyone who has encountered the work of this artist duo before, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff’s latest exhibition is an environment that is easily recognizable as their own. Born in 1988 and 1987, respectively, and based in Berlin, Americans… READ ON


Victor Lind

March 2013

Not long ago, survivors of World War II were still writing, testifying, and giving interviews. But now that the last members of that generation are passing away, the responsibility for telling the stories of the war is being handed over from… READ ON

IN PRINT March 2013 [TOC]

“I Want The Beatles to Play at My Art Center!”

Henie Onstad Art Center

February 2013

In recent years, several projects at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) have touched upon the inception of the art center itself, and traced its significance in Scandinavian art history. This show in particular emphasizes the organization’s… READ ON


Bright Lights, Big City

The reopening of the Astrup Fearnley Museum

October 2012 OSLO

IT’S TOO LATE IN THE YEAR now to experience Oslo’s famous bright summer nights. So many of the attendees of the recent private view of the new Astrup Fearnley museum looked forward to summertime, when Renzo Piano’s climate- and season-sensitive… READ ON


“Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors”

October 2012

For his first solo show in Switzerland, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson has staged The Visitors, 2012, a major video installation commissioned by the Migros Museum to inaugurate the institution’s expanded space.… READ ON


Marianne Heier

October 2012

The annual Festspillutstillingen—the visual art component of the Bergen International Festival—was first held in 1953. Hosted by the city’s Kunsthall, it has since become one of Norway’s most prestigious solo exhibitions. Successful Norwegian… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2012 [TOC]


Akershus Kunstsenter

April 2012

It opened with a blast. During this exhibition’s vernissage, the New York–based band and art collective HARIBO performed an uproarious concert in the garden of this art center in Lillestrøm, a peaceful town ten minutes from central Oslo. The… READ ON


Ann Cathrin November H°ibo

April 2012

For “Christopher Burden on My Shoulders,” Ann Cathrin November Høibo’s first solo exhibition, the rigor of the stark white cube was rumpled. Two towering white aluminum shelving units obstructed the viewer’s way through the space. A pair of… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2012 [TOC]