A pilgrimage to visit Louise Bourgeois and Peter Zumthor’s Norwegian memorial made for victims of the witchcraft trials hits home.
A rich combination of artworks, set in a labyrinth relating art, duodji, books and archival materials, tells the long and anguished story of Norway’s treatment of indigenous Sámi communities.
The Lofoten International Art Festival is in the only part of Norway where drilling for oil is not currently permitted, but that could change.
Malta’s pavilion offers a sense of the tiny nation interrogating itself as it steps onto the international stage.
Though Amsterdam’s sex workers have long reprimanded tourists attempting to take pictures of them, doing some has become much harder in the age of the smartphone.
EDINBURGH — “Scotland is a canny nation when it comes to remembering and forgetting,” wrote the poet Jackie Kay.
It has been exactly five years since Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people in Norway.
GLASGOW — Seeing these artists exhibited together seems to naturally create a dialogue around national identity.
SVOLVÆR, Norway — “Lofoten is at a tipping point,” a local artist told me the night I arrived on the Norwegian archipelago for the opening weekend of the 2015 Lofoten International Art Festival.
MALMÖ — The capital of Skåne County, Sweden, enjoys a scenic coastal location, across the Öresund strait from Copenhagen, and has a strong creative output — in the words of one artist I met, it’s Sweden’s best city for street art.
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Here, where graffiti is classified as a violation rather than a crime, street artists do not have to hide. Bright murals, often uncompromisingly political, cover public walls, as well as those of home and business owners who, understanding the value (cultural and financial), allow their own properties to be used as a canvas.