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Art references in popular music

Both artists and musicians deal with composition and form. It is not strange then, that they reference each other all the time. In addition,...

Inside Art Basel | By art advisor and curator Caroline Bøge

As I am writing these lines, I am sitting in my garden comfortably shaded from the sun, listening to the birds, only occasionally...

Interview | QB Gallery

Since 2014, QB Gallery in Oslo, Norway, has been committed to making contemporary art accessible to a broader audience, not least new...

Kørner, we have a problem

The exhibition Altid Mange Problemer (Always Many Problems) offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience Kørner’s greatest works,...

Tue Greenfort brings Den Frie alive

“Art has the ability to elaborate and open up discourses without being labeled and categorized as this or that political faction”. These...

Collector Sara Lysgaard’s top picks from Art Basel

In these days, Art Basel is vibrating with art lovers from all over the world. With works from over 4.000 artists represented by 291 leading...

Art Basel Artland Picks | Conversations

Art Basel knows how to put a compelling program together. With a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art...

Art Basel Artland Picks | Galleries

It is that time of the year. Art Basel, the world’s leading art fair for modern and contemporary art, is about to take place from June 15...

A Beating Heart for Art

In the days between June 2 - June 4, Heartland Festival took place for the second time in the stunning surroundings of Egeskov Castle at...

5 galleries to visit in the Netherlands

With a thriving contemporary art scene, The Netherlands is a great destination for any art lovers and aficionados. From the representation...

“I am the collection”

Art serves as a primary navigation tool in the life of Polish art collector Michal Borowik. There is north, south, east, and… art. Every...

Interview | Mini Galerie

At the age of 21, Julia van der Meer opened the doors to her tidy apartment in the city centre of Amsterdam. Upon the walls in her...

Entering the Galaxies of Vision

On one of the first days of summer, Galleri Tom Christoffersen enters the galaxies of vision with a new exhibition by the Danish artist Erik...

The Expedition by Olav Christopher Jenssen

First-hand Exploration Imagery

Summers are for new explorations. New footprints. New expeditions. Step into Galleri Susanne Ottesen and follow in the footsteps of...

A Master of the Glory of Expression

A new space for the unfolding of contemporary art has seen the light of day. Nils Stærk, one of Denmark’s top galleries, is finally...

Dare to JUMP

Galleri Nicolai Wallner has taken a huge jump into new territory. Today, the gallery presents the inaugural exhibition at its new location...

Five steps to collecting art on a shoestring

On a tight budget? Art collector Jo Morten Weider gives five advices you might find useful in your search for the next piece to your...

Morten Schelde: New Paintings

Morten Schelde is renowned for his extremely detailed, often monochrome pencil drawings, but he is also an excellent painter. In his first...

CBS Art – Art Brought to Business Minds

2017 does not only mark the 100 years anniversary of Copenhagen Business School; it also marks the start of a new era for its more than...

When life and art merge | collector Sara Lysgaard

Life and art cannot be separated when it comes to Sara Lysgaard’s art collection. It is an ever-evolving testimony to her journey through...

Three disparate artists in curatoric interplay

Every year, May marks the beginning and the end of something huge for a group of final year students from Jutland Art Academy in Aarhus,...

Feature: Idea Logic by Mikkel Carl

Yesterday when I was eating my (almost carbohydrate free) breakfast, something (else) caught my attention. On Artnet I was reading Kenny...

5 galleries to visit in Italy

Despite being known for its Renaissance and medieval art, Italy is home to a vibrant contemporary art scene. Just as the Venice Biennale has...

Cannes Film Festival x Artland

To celebrate the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, we sat down with art collector Claus Risvig to talk about how cinema inspires and...

Collector in focus – Frans Kasl

Young, on the edge, and passionate. These three keywords characterize the collection of Dutch collector Frans Kasl, who believe that art is...

The Venice Biennale 2017 | Viva Arte Viva

Get to know the facts about the 57th edition of La Biennale di Venezia, which is dedicated to an open dialogue between artists, and between...

Collector in focus | Ernesto Esposito

Counting some of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st century such as Andy Warhol, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Helmut Newton,...

Artist in focus | Gijs van Lith

The works by Dutch artist Gijs van Lith playfully distort our expectations and fundamental understanding of what a painting can or should...

Artist in focus | George Koutsouris

With a background in mechanical and energy engineering, the Greek artist George Koutsouris utilizes principles of science, engineering, and...

5 Dutch artists to watch

With Amsterdam Art Fair fast approaching, we zoom in on 5 Dutch artists to keep on your radar. Each one is contributing to the formation of...

Frieze New York 2017

The sixth edition of Frieze New York brings together more than 200 leading galleries from 31 countries, showcasing ambitious presentations...

Museums on collecting – The Hirschsprung Collection

Spanning an ever-expanding range of visual expression, museums serve as a living testament of humanity, each collection with its own unique...

Collector in focus | Venke and Rolf Hoff

Artnet chose them as some of the 100 most important collectors in the world in 2016. Same year, they exhibited parts of their collection in...

ARoS Triennial

On Friday the 7th, ARoS opened the first part of the The ARoS Triennial The Garden – End of Times; Beginning of times, titled The Past,...

Art Cologne | Interview with director Daniel Hug

Art Cologne is renowned as the world’s oldest art fair for modern and contemporary art. Being only a week away, we zoom in on the 51st...

Artist in focus – Jonna Hägg

Using the camera as a tool to examine the world, Swedish artist Jonna Hägg creates visual art, which should be experienced with all your...

Artist in focus – Mikael Øye Hegnar

Artland zooms in on the Norwegian artist Mikael Øye Hegnar, who dares to question his role as an artist through his keen curiosity about...

In focus | Art Brussels | Interview with Managing Director Anne Vierstraete

Though it retains its youthful profile as a discovery fair, Art Brussels is one of Europe’s oldest and most established fairs, celebrating...

Collector in focus – Geir Haraldseth

Geir Haraldseth, Norwegian collector and director of Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway, dosen’t limit himself when it comes to...

5 galleries to visit in Brussels

With a thriving art scene and Art Brussels coming up next week, it seems like the perfect time to highlight 5 galleries to visit in...

10 unconventional galleries

The art world is constantly moving forward, taking new forms, and bringing about new ways of expressions. This also goes for the exhibition...

Collector in focus – Lars Holst

Large-scale pieces are a characteristic of Lars Holst’s collection, which he is not afraid to renew, trim, and expand. Artland met with...

In focus | documenta 14

The prestigious international contemporary art show documenta has taken place for 100 days every five years in Kassel, Germany, since 1955....

15 Nordic museums not to miss

Any plans to go on a spring weekend getaway? Or maybe you are planning your summer holiday? Here are a bunch of reasons why a journey to the...

Feature: I can’t believe I still have to write this fucking shit

In the present day, is there still a primary focus on male artists within museums, galleries and artfairs? Not to mention the art market?...

Artists who collect art – René Holm

An absurdist family dough portrait and 30 street artworks from the underground of Berlin have made their way to an eclectic collection by a...

Collector in focus – Michael Elmenbeck

The fact that he did not have money for an apartment, did not stop him from buying his first really expensive artwork: a Keith Haring oil...

Collector in focus – Johan Camilo Alstad-Øhren

Thanks to the great Norwegian playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen, Johan Camilo Alstad-Øhren gained an interest in art collecting. Today, he...

Artist in focus – Søren Krag

The young Danish artist Søren Krag’s work is centered on two apparently contradictory things: Religious imagery and technology. By...

Artist in focus – Anna Bjerger

Old stories take new forms in the artworks by Swedish artist Anne Bjerger, who uses found images from books and magazines as her starting...

Artist in focus – Benny Dröscher

Paradoxical as it may sound, the ever-changing nature is a constant in the Danish artist Benny Dröscher’s (f.1971) artistic universe....

Collector in focus – Martin Nielsen

It was never in the cards that Martin Nielsen was to become a passionate art collector with several hundred pieces and a fiery lust for the...

Artist in focus – HuskMitNavn

HuskMitNavn/RememberMyName (b.1975) is a darling of the Danish and the international art scene. The artist is extremely popular amongst the...

Artist in focus – Marianne Hurum

The viewer is pulled into a dreamy world of limitless space and lighthearted abstraction in the colorful paintings by Oslo based artist...

Artist in focus – Volkano

The transition from childhood to adulthood is an inevitable fact of life. Yet, the German artist Volkano depicts this transformational loss...

Collector in focus – Fredrik Karlsson

Swedish collector Fredrik Karlsson is a rookie in the art collector scene. Nonetheless, he has plenty of experience when it comes to...

Artist in focus – Vegard Vindenes

In his strong geometrical paintings, Norwegian artist Vegard Vindenes challenges our spatial perception and makes us wonder where the...

Book launch – On Collecting

Art collecting is a subject that contains many myths. Basically, it is an important part of the infrastructure of the art world. Not only do...

Collector in focus – Fabio Frasca

Led by his curiosity, Italian art collector Fabio Frasca adds a new chapter to his personal history for every new artwork in his collection....

Artist in focus – Astrid Bryder

A photograph is a documentation of the visible reality. Or what? 21-year old aspiring artist Astrid Bryder challenges this perception by...

Collector in focus – John Morrissey

Discover is a keyword for the American attorney and art collector John Morrissey, who directs his focus towards emerging contemporary female...

Artist in focus – Nour Fog

Among the many different media that occupies the young Danish artist Nour Fog, ceramic objects recently received a special place in his...

Artist in focus – Ingri Haraldsen & Petter Buhagen

In their series of duo-exhibitions, Norwegian artist couple Ingri Haraldsen and Petter Buhagen, combine works that, despite their strictly...

Art Rotterdam – An insider’s view

With Art Rotterdam fast approaching, we zoom in on the eighteenth edition of the European art fair, which Le Monde spoke of as "one of the...

Collector in focus – Antoine de Werd

Since Dutch art collector and lawyer Antoine de Werd started collecting art almost thirty years ago, not a day has passed without some kind...

ARTIST IN FOCUS – ANE GRAFF

Through a poetic fusion of the natural and synthetic, Norwegian artist and research fellow at the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts, Ane Graff,...

ART GUIDE: ART HERNING IN PICS

We've visited Art Herning and got some pics ready for you if you haven't been able to visit the art fair yourself.

BOOK LAUNCH TRACKS – INTERVIEW WITH MARIE NIPPER

New tracks are constantly taking form in the Danish artistic landscape, some of which are being documented in the recently published book...

COLLECTOR IN FOCUS – TINA RUGGIERI AND SCOTT MILLER

Be it painting or sculpture, minimal or figurative, art collectors Tina Ruggieri and Scott Miller always seek artworks that challenge their...

ARTIST IN FOCUS – RIEKO HOTTA

With a raw surface of thick oil paint, the works by Japanese artist Rieko Hotta tempt the viewer to a quick touch when no one is watching....

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – DAN SCHEIN

It is as if the constraints of civilization vanish and raw human nature takes over in this vital painting by American artist Dan Schein. It...

ARTIST IN FOCUS – THORBEN EGGERS

The German artist Thorben Eggers is a child of the 90s. Being born prior to the millennium, he had his fair share of floppy disks and VCR...

ARTIST IN FOCUS – VILLIAM MIKLOS ANDERSEN

Geometrical architectural forms are one of the fundamental references throughout 21-year old Villiam Miklos Andersen’s experimental...

ARTIST IN FOCUS – JULIE STAVAD

Artist Julie Stavad has left the safe haven at The Jutland Art Academy. Now it is time to leave new traces and get familiar with the complex...

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – GRAHAM COLLINS

An anonymous art collector never gets tired of his artwork by Graham Collins which may seem simple at first glance, but proves to be a dense...

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – EDDIE MARTINEZ

Art collector Ina Corydon reveals her thoughts about that one piece in her collection, which started it all. Get behind an artwork by...

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – ROSE EKEN

After having purchased a humorous, thought-provoking piece of earthenware by artist Rose Eken, art collector Kristian Roland eats a burger...

BEHIND THE WORK – ASGER DYBVAD LARSEN

An anonymous collector keeps exploring new layers in his small, yet mesmerizing artwork by emerging artist Asger Dybvad Larsen. Get behind a...

COLLECTOR IN FOCUS – FREDDY INSINGER

Meet the young, emerging art collector Freddy Insinger - a forerunner in shaping a new generation of collectors.

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – VOLKANO

The first piece that art collector Helena Sokol ever bought was 'Girl With Bug III' by Volkano. Not only was it instant love, it also...

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – MAXIMILIAN SCHUBERT

Art collector Lars Holst explains why his work by American artist Maximilian Schubert is both cool and out of category.

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – RASMUS STYRMER

An anonymous collector doesn't beat around the bush: there's something at stake in his monumental painting by the young talented artist...

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – SEAN LEWIS

Art collector Helena Sokol isn't afraid of the dark. On the contrary, it was the main motivation for her purchase of an enigmatic painting...

BEHIND THE ARTWORK – MATHIAS MALLING MORTENSEN

A collector unveils her thoughts about the piece in her art collection which makes her imagination run wild.

ARTIST INTERVIEW – ASGER DYBVAD LARSEN

ARTLAND got the chance to stop by talented artist Asger Dybvad Larsen in his studio at Jutland Art Academy. Monochrome artworks of various...