"12 critics on the best and worst in the year that was"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"music VIDEO By This is America succeeds Childish Gambino give a razor-sharp snapshot of the mess that is the united states right now. The video is hypnotic in its detail, like a painting by Brueghel – or is it one of Hieronymus Bosch's helvetesskildringar?"
"the FILM Mexico, in the early 70's and a middle-class family during the resolution. The holding together is the maid Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio) and it is from her perspective, the Roma are told. Alfonso Cuarón made the year's best film."
"DISS the Idea with actually.see, of course, was good – we do not want to have lies in the debate. But it was not so difficult to foresee that the media would themselves be parties in the debate, which burns the confidence of the media in general and the public service in particular. Actually."
"the PROSE IN the shadow of the protracted but hopefully unsuccessful lustmordet at the Swedish Academy are a part of the culture occurred during the year. The Norwegian Tor Ulven is so dark and despairing that you want to stop his books inside his coat and warm them. Collageromanen Absolution is his first prosabok in Swedish. Him yourself can we not console. He took his life in 1995."
"POETRY Ulf Eriksson's collection of poems Skalornas storage room is better than its title. He's playing with the times and the perspective to try to understand what it means to be human."
"DISS Radioteatern agree to abolish itself and turned into the tv series without a picture."
"KONSTKUPP It was a long postlude when a painting by Banksy slowly went down in a shredder as soon as it has been sold at Sotheby's. Led this protest, just that it became more expensive in an upcoming sale? Is it possible even to coryza konsthandeln?"
"MOVIE Gabriela Pichlers Amateurs went up on the cinemas in the beginning of the year, a voice from the periphery, and a voice from the far röstlösa. A movie which I hope and believe it heralds a big change."
"DISS The ignorant and's campaign that was directed against Hanna Högstedts film the Burkha Songs 2.0 of the president in Gothenburg, sweden. An alarming stick to the freedom of art."
"DANCE Spouse indiedansbandsmusik great again. Started touring the Chapel called the band that rhymes ”yes, yes” with ”Jessicka” and the LP called Last orders. They claim to be influenced by the Vikings and Willy Kyrklund. "
"the FILM of These lists often forget what happened early in the year, such as the Heart. Fanni Metelius has written, directed and plays the lead role in a on the surface a simple film about tvåsamhetens difficulties. A consistent honesty and authenticity that affected me a lot. "
"DISS To Geir Gulliksen is so acclaimed is beyond my understanding, especially after the latest Look at us now. The subsequent nursing-six-the debate is irrelevant, the big problem is that the book is designed, invented in the worst sense of the word, dead. "
"the THEATRE of the Shadows of the Mart at the Backa theatre in Gothenburg, directed by Mattias Andersson. So nuanced simple and striking, now-version of the one published, if they are not good enough or even visible. "
"ROMAN, Simone de Beauvoir, The broken woman (Trans. Kristoffer Leandoer, The Life). She is the one with the classic The second sex, but this is the best novel. Well written, and into the life of another woman."
"DISS X & Y. seriously or for real? Let this be the last media naive, safely trapped, artistically threadbare, the investigation of what X and Y actually are. "
"FILMSEX IN the Limit managed to film director Ali Abbasi with verve implement a limitless penetration, which stopped that idea in Anna Odells X&Y. the Swedish film is no longer buskablyg. "
"the class struggle, the Sociologist and the class passenger Mr Eribons autobiographical essay Back to Reims was in France nine years ago. Nevertheless, it appears that the clarification for the yellow västarnas protest movement. Contempt, neglected and economic policies that benefit the well-off raises the wrath of the people. "
"the DISS When the alliance with the conservatives in the lead took office in sossekommunen Sigtuna, the with to close the art gallery in Jarrow. The last show was the Alma laureate Shaun Tan's imagery. "
"POETRY Kayo Chingonyis Kumukanda is a magnificently handled that suck nutrition out of the wound between the young and vuxendom. A flowing love for the beat on the streets of London, as well as a sad gondola ii, which flows along the british class society channels. "
"the MUSIC of Rapper Z E. No one in this country writes better than Ziggie. "
"DISS To closely see how hard the police (not always without violence) struggle for the modern american subculture to die out is a painful experience. In the future – specifically, when the 2019 annual splittnya antirejvbuss rolls out from the station – we should all drink spirulina and go to bed in time, tandblekta and dötrista."
"the CONCERT Way out west defeated the summer drought by far. Spartak held on to get us to give up and go home when the Arcade fire burned Everything now, and blew away the rain from our consciousness. They are still one of the world's best live bands."
" - THEATER Submission at the Stockholm city theatre. Linus Tunströms set of Houellebecqs novel is a much-needed portrait of a conservative man's inner life."
"DISS To a bunch of överklassvampyrer in a royal academy dictated the terms of both the evil and the edifying. We are their servants and it is from that perspective, they all shall be judged."
"DANCE IN Luke Dhonts movie Girl we get to accompany Lara, a fifteen-year girl born in a boy's body, and with a single dream: to become a prima ballerina. Belgian diskbänksrealism about gender and identity that is free from moralising."
"the SISTERHOOD Agnes Lidbecks second, the long-awaited novel, the Veil, about two sisters with communication problems, is a bit rounder in the edges, but equally implacable in the eyes of the people as the debut Find themselves."
"DISS the Swedish Academy, the crisis has deepened in 2018, and the steady stream of articles to select the side-character has mostly been blunt. Perhaps it's time to realize that we will never know the whole truth and that it is a good thing."
"ART Neolithische Kindheit, HkW, Berlin. A key exhibition on the art historian Carl Einstein in order to understand Europe's crisis both in the 1930s and today. With the exhibition cements the HkW its position as Europe's most important space for a critical exhibition. "
"ART Hello world. Revising a collection. Nationalgalerie, Berlin. How is a eurocentric national art collection, Berlin nationalgalleris, more global? Hello world was a decent attempt and at the same time as it highlighted how and who bought into the art."
"the PROBLEM That liberal and conservative forces today call art that is not funded by public funds for free is the major threat to the Swedish art scene. But when the now deposed chairman of the Gothenburg municipal council Ann-Sofie Hermansson tried to stop the several views and conversations around the Hanna Högstedts film the Burkha songs 2.0, then reflects the unfortunately, the social democratic crisis in the saddest way."
"DANCE Bergmanåret was long and intense. But Mats Ek, Johan inger's and Alexander's three-part hyllningsprogram Dancing with Bergman, who ended the Bergmanfestivalen at the royal dramatic theatre in september, was the rose on the cake that gave energy to have the energy to celebrate further. "
"ROBOTDANS Louis Daaes lovely duet with Nao-robot Alex in Robin Jonsson's The most human of the MDT reflected the fine and touching existential questions about our robotframtid."
"DISS Inflation in the teatertrender, in particular the world metateatern, is a pain in the butt. These endless, navel-gazing theatre in the theatre-grip is sloppy, self-absorbed, and breaks no rules or conventions anymore, since they now become the convention. Break!"
"EXHIBITIONS Millesgarden museum has a delightful exhibition about William Morris, the british textile artist who agitated for agrarsocialismen. At the same time, Liljevalchs vibrant soviet poster art from the industriromantikens 1930's. It separates the 50 years between the artworks, but the dream is the same: man's emancipation from capitalism."
"the NOVEL Ulf lundell's Weekdays are a companion to hold in the hand for all of us who will soon no longer stands out with the times we live in: ”the idiot century”. The ageing process, the loneliness, the politics – this is attacking good."
"DISS Death. When Jerry Williams went away was the red barricade even more tone-deaf and dull than it already was. Thanks for everything, Jerka."