Review in Norwegian published today Ai Weiwei leverer, med sin store utstilling på The Royal Academy of Arts i London, et sjelden godt argument for politisk kunst. Source: Seismografen

Art is not an end, art is only the beginning

I went to London to see art. You all know my involvement with Agnes Martin. But I actually planned my visit so that it coincided with the  grand opening of Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts.  From the exhibition at RA: Straight, (2008-12), steel reinforcing bars In the background:  Names of the Student… More Art is not an end, art is only the beginning

On a Clear Day

In two days I will finally get to see Agnes Martin at Tate Modern in London. It is a show I have been looking forward to see all summer. You will, no doubt, get a report – here is just a little teaser … Agnes Martin: Untitled (Study for “The Egg”) 1960. Ink on paper © Estate of… More On a Clear Day

Falling into art

The French artist Yves Klein is perhaps most famous for his invention of the color International Klein Blue (IKB), IKB was developed by Yves Klein in collaboration with Edouard Adam, a Parisian art paint supplier whose shop is still in business on the Boulevard Edgar-Quinet in Paris. The uniqueness of IKB does not derive from the… More Falling into art

A profound experience of the absence of profundity

The protagonist in Ben Lerner’s first novel: Leaving the Atocha Station (2011), starts every morning with a visit to the Prado in Madrid: I arrived one morning at the Van der Weyden to find someone had taken my place. He was standing exactly where I normally stood and for a moment I was startled, as if… More A profound experience of the absence of profundity