Exhibitions in Leipzig worth seeing 
thats easy; there are only two of them:
Tina Schulz at GfZK and the group exhibition From Brooklyn at Dogenhaus Galerie. It looks like the Director, Jochen Hempel is more at home in his new, industrial, 300sqm, space. Of the three exhibitions that have been so far I have only seen two and both has museums quality over them.



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leipzig 
Re-reading part of my own blog I am aware of the fact that spending most my time in Leipzig, I write most about Oslo - and rest of Norway. Now, I am Norwegian and most of my friends etc. are in Oslo, so it is maybe not so strange. Another thing is that compared to Oslo, Leipzig is a boring place to live and to think art in. Although the same size there is nothing that is similar. Where Oslo is a medium small city when it comes to art galleries and a medium large city when it comes to number of museums - not to mention that the magazines two magazines that I write for the most are based in Oslo (those are: Billedkunst, that I am a part of the editorial board of and Kunstkritikk.no) and discussing Norwegian reality.
even though, I am Leipzig correspondant for the Spanish magazine Art.es (here is a link to the release of the third issue on e-flux) and so-called city editor for Contemporary Magazine.

I think this just underline the fact that I am Norwegian and interested in Norwegian reality.

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Zurich er 
liten, ca. 350.000 innbyggere.
multinasjonal og multinspråklig. Med det siste mener jeg ikke nødvendigvis at mennesker fra flere forskjellige nasjoner bor der bare det at man i sveits nødvendigvis snakker tysk, fransk, kanskje italiensk og veldig ofte bedre engelsk enn en gjennomsnittilig nordmann.


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nedko solakov 
er i zurich og ser en utstilling av Nedko Solakov på Kunsthaus Zurich.
det er en veldig stor utstilling - 99 verk, men bare på 30 kvadrat. Han har valgt å stille ut verk som de syv galleriene som han jobber med ikke har greid å selge. Det er en veldig uvanlig utstilling å se da den befatter seg med hva som blir gjort når museer og samlere velger å ikke kjøpe et verk. Men utstillingen inneholder også en duchamps vending i det det som nå stilles ut på et større europeisk musem.
Det er en interessant problemstilling som kanskje ikke diskuteres nok i det norske kunstlivet.


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freeky, debates about curators in norway 
ok, I am calm despite the fact that I am going to my first job interview ever!
The project Art in Nordland that was initiated by the County of Nordland after they successfully did the Art Scape Nordland in the nineties.

The first director was Per Gunnar Tverbakk - city son of Bodø that studied fine arts at the Arts Academy in Bergen, and after that did run the indepentend space Otto Plonk mid- end nineties in the same city (and thus being one of those defining and shaping the norwegian art scene through that decade). After that time he became the Artistic Director of Kunstnernes Hus in 2001/02. After he stepped down - and after a hard internal debate they never ever employed someone else in this "curator" position, they (the artist in norway) felt that all what they have been fighting for was being taken over by the powerfull curator (and thus ignoring the fact that most of they they called "curator" in fact where artists that wanted to organize some shows for their friends and through this became trained and skilled. Most curators in norway where untill beginning of 2000...artists).

but anyway - they are seeking a ''nachfolger'', and me being one of them that might get the job. me happy.




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