reviews

  • Bouchra Khalili, Foreign Office (detail), 2015, digital film, ten ink-jet prints, silk-screen print, dimensions variable. From the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.

    Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

    Various Venues

    The eighth edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, “A story within a story . . . ,” curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, was by far the most pedagogically and conceptually consistent to date. Dyangani Ose was inspired by anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s conjecture that history is written by many, and by Umberto Eco’s idea of “the open work” (as espoused in his 1962 book of that name). The majority of the nearly forty works by thirty-three artists and collectives that were presented at Göteborgs Konsthall, the Hasselblad Center, Röda Sten Konsthall, and surrounding

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