The Kistefos Museum is an amazing museum and not just because of the recently opened The Twist art gallery. I spent nearly five hours exploring the park, the art galleries and the industrial heritage site.
The Astrup Fearnley Museum is one of the best museums I’ve visited in recent years. The permanent collection comprises works by Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Matthew Barney and countless other artists.
Oslo’s 13-storey Munch Museum is the largest museum dedicated to the life and work of a single artist. If all floors would be filled with works by Edvard Munch that would be a lot of Munch.
Norway's beautiful new National Museum is a must visit if you are in Oslo and not just because of the magnificent Munch room.
Germany/1920s/New Objectivity/August Sander is the somewhat awkward title of a mammoth exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. Bringing together some 900 works of painting, photography, architecture, design and film, this is the first panoramic overview of the New Objectivity movement in France.
Aurae is a fascinating exhibition bringing together eleven works by Canadian artist Sabrina Ratté in large-scale immersive installations, combining videos, sculptures, prints and architecture.
The exhibition Réclamer la Terre (Reclaim the Earth) at the Palais de Tokyo brings together works by fourteen artists and collectives who explore different ways of existing in the world and reconnecting with the environment.
Fata Morgana is the first edition of the contemporary arts festival at the Jeu de Paume arts centre in Paris. It brings together works that explore how visual technologies produce the images which mediate our experience of the world.
Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is a small but exquisite exhibition that for the first time reunites the paintings Van Gogh made of the olive groves during his stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy.
The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of my favourite museums, but it's been years since my last visit. On a perfect day in April I spontaneously and for no particular reason finally visited it again.
To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centenary of his death the Musée Carnavalet has dedicated a wonderful exhibition to Marcel Proust, his relationship with Paris and the place of the city in À la recherche du temps perdu.
I’ve never been a big fan of the work of Georg Baselitz. I’ve always considered his inverted paintings a gimmick. This is why I initially skipped the Baselitz retrospective at the Centre Pompidou. But, with some time to kill I visited the exhibition after all. I don’t regret doing so.