lost in a field of near copies

                  individual, and yet each lost in a field of near copies … Ai Weiwei, Stools (2014) © Ai Weiwei individual, and yet each lost in a field of near copies — it could have been a definition of us, mankind, but is in fact a description used about…

the in-between place

There are some rather annoying things going on in the art-world. They have to do with the power of definition. With who is to say what is good and what is bad, what is great and what is minor, who is in and who is out. For a long time we have been told that…

– rowing against the current

If you wonder what contemporary political art might look like, have a look at this: Antti Laitinen, Growler, 2009 video still … I tried to make a small iceberg, so throughout the winter I stored 7 cubic meters of snow inside a big styrofoam box. When the summer came, I took the snow out and brought it…

“no walk, no work”

I’d like to carve out a place for my own writing in-between literature and visual arts. Erasure poetry, which I have posted on lately, is such an in-between art form. Some call it conceptual writing, which might be a good term, but to me it’s also problematic, because today conceptual art is almost drowned in…