Monday, July 2, 2012

Looking for new posts?

Are you looking for new posts? This blog documents Vision Forum's activities summer 2011 spring 2012. To find out about our current activities click here.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A report from dOCUMENTA (13)

There are an infinity of things that one can say about this international exhibition that manifests the marriage of artwork, institutional professionalism and good sense. It is meticulously organised to the last detail. So well sign-posted that it is impossible to get lost – even if you try to. And it is installed with such impeccable fingerspitzgefühl that proves that the white cube has more rabbits to pull out of its hat than we could have ever imagined. It is all done so well and with the knowledge that it works for the greater good and that it is humane and righteous. And everyone is very happy to participate: artists, curators, audience, technicians, critics, caterers, police – everyone is happy to be in Kassel. We can finally all agree - gott sei dank!

There is of course an array of amazing work that only can be hailed. William Kentridge’s opera on time sweeps us away and leaves us begging for more with masochist pleasure. Geoffrey Farmer’s "Leaves of Grass" is a breathtaking – a magical manifestation of the beauty and everyday toil in the 20th century. Haegue Yang’s slow awakening over the disused railroad tracks is a kiss on the eyelids of anyone who has ever woken up alone or in the arms of a loved one. Marcos Lutyens and Raimundas Malašauskas’s "Hypnotic Show" a treat for those who have time to be lead away by the former’s velvet voice in the innermost mazes of your own subconscious. Or the joy of meeting the angry and humourous minimalist techno of Erek Cevdet on the top of a nameless shopping centre . There are many more and I am eternally grateful that I had the pleasure of living these experiences.

But how can we relate to the hundreds of incredibly well researched projects about distant places and long past events that reek of cultivated zeitgeist and do exactly what they are expected to do today – not yesterday and not tomorrow? There are thousands of artworks that scream that they are sure that they will help us to build a better tomorrow. In short dOCUMENTA (13) is so well-oiled and smoothly surfaced that it slips away on its own impeccable middle-of-the-roadum.

I do not show any work on the blog. It is more appropriate to show some of the thousands of signs that accompany the artwork and sometime are part of them – they show a truer face of dOCUMENTA (13) than anything else. If you want to see more images, you can do so here.

-Per Hüttner

Vision Forum and OuUnPo wins prestigious ECF-grant.

Vision Forum is proud to announce that we have been awarded a prestigious European Cultural Foundation Collaboration Grant for the OuUnPo session in Beirut in November and December 2012. The events will be organised by Fatos Üstek and Sara Giannini. Confirmed partners in Beirut are Batroun Projects and Ashkal Alwan.

For the the meeting in Beirut, OuUnPo will join forces with the international research project "GAM – Global Art and the Museum". GAM is a research program initiated by Hans Belting and Peter Weibel at the ZKM – Centre for Art and Media Karslruhe in 2006. For more information about OuUnPo click here. For more information about the Beirut session, click here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

THE ENTREMET - In Toulouse

Åbäke, A Constructed World, Alex Cecchetti, Jochen Dehn, Aurèle Duda, Mark Geffriaud, Aurélie Godard, Per Hüttner, Seulgi Lee, Luna Suzuki Ståhl, Fabien Vallos, Adva Zakai.

Curated by Géraldine Longueville

Back in the XIVth century, the word “entremet” was used to define a dish served between courses during royal banquets: consuming animated sculptures and drawings turned the table into a stage. Entremet recipes allow us to recreate these dishes today. Instead of approaching it as a traditional re-enactment, the project The Entremet is more focused on the process of writing, exchange and interpretation of the recipe. Apart from it being the signature of a chef, the recipe recalls a past experience through the desire to pass it on to someone else. The recipe as archive, protocol and anticipation offers a model to think about the economy of an artwork, from its inception to its distribution.

The Entremet is the result of a process involving a dozen of participants since the end of 2010. Through a trip to Bahia, a residency at the Villa San Michele in Capri, discussions, performances, games, walks, books, dishes, sculptures and portraits, a common ground was formed between the participants. This experience took the shape of a box containing fourteen pieces to be used by future users as the ingredients of their own recipe.

The Entremet is presented during the exhibition “The Life of Forms” at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, on the invitation of Olivier Michelon.

-Residency at La Villa San Michele, Capri From February 2 to 12 2012.
- Exhibition "The Life of Forms" Opening Thursday 28 June, 2012, 18:00 Exhibition opened from June 29 to September 3, 2012
-Event The Entremet Thursday 5 July 2012, 18:00 – 23:30 For its first interpretation, The Entremet will be played by all its authors during a banquet. The content of the box will be set out several courses alternating dishes, sculptures, performances and talks. Only by reservation :

More info here and here.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Jacopo Miliani in Lugano - WAITING PANORAMA

Vision Forum Member Jacopo Miliani participates in WAITING PANORAMA in Lugano. More info here. To download a pdf-catalogue click here.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time Capsules and Conditions of Now Catalogue

Time Capsules and Conditions of Now is available at:

Banner Repeater, London
Inc. livros e edicoes de autor, Porto
Audiatur, Norway

Instructions follow as:
A. Fold out the publication on a large surface
B. Each contribution occupies 3, mostly 4 and sometimes more than 4 pages
C. Follow the key (name-image) on the back cover to find out who has contributed with what
D. Fold the publication via bringing complementary pages together
E. Or fold and read as you wish
F. Do not forget to fold across sides

More info about the project here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Latour and Networks

As Latour writes in Reassembling the Social, the term
…network does not designate a thing out there that would have roughly the shape of interconnected points, much like a telephone, a freeway, or a sewage ‘network’… It qualifies [rather] its objectivity, that is, the ability of each actor to make other actors do unexpected things. (129)

Fatos Ustek

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Enrique Moral Morris at KSM lab

Spanish artist and Vision Forum member Enrique Moral Morris shows new work at KSM lab at Norrköpings stadsmuseum June 19 - July 5. The private view is at 3pm on June 19.

Here are a few words where he reflects on the work:

A Reflection is what you see when you look into a mirror. What you see is an image, something that defines you. But what is it that defines a person and his/her identity? It could be a number on your identity card, but also the place or statue that you have in the society. It could also define the relation that we have with ourselves.

Identity is of huge relevance nowadays, yet nobody seems to think about it or define what it means. During my year in Sweden, I have been studying the different aspects of identity. The goal with this exhibition is to make the viewer think about his own identity and how is it shaped, but also be able to truly understand my own identity.

More info about Enrique and his work here and and article about the exhibition here (in swedish only).

Monday, June 4, 2012

The River Film shoot in Sichuan, China

Vision Forum Film's second production with the working title The River is currently being filmed with a Swedish-Chinese crew and Chinese actors. The script is written by Yang Tingting who is also directing. The story is incredibly strong and the filming is progressing very well and the team is doing an amazing job!!!

We post a few images here to give you an idea about the progress. You will find more info here, here and here. The project is supported by Statens kulturråd, Östsam and Norrköpings kommun.

Swedish composer Andreas Unge at The River shoot in Sichuan

Swedish composer Andreas Unge has been commissioned to make the music for Vision Forum Film  The River. He is currently at the shoot in Sichuan where he records traditional musicians whose music will be part of the soundtrack. More info here, here and here.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


tuesday june 19th to september 16th
[sound exhibition]
Samon Takahashi presents his audio diptych:

In conjunction with the exhibition of Bruce Nauman’s Days, SOUNDWORKS presents a series of sound commissions by a hundred artists from around the world.

The Mall,



Sunday Screening #7

From 10 June, 2012 to 10 June, 2012
Opening 10 June, 2012 from 2pm to 6pm

Magda Danysz Gallery - 78, rue Amelot - Paris 11

A proposal project by Alexandra Decraene, Lo Spazio


Samon Takahashi : El Dorado, 2006 USA, vidéo Pal, 10 min

Claudia Squitieri : En premier lieu, 2012 France, vidéo Pal, 10 min

Mai Hofstad Gunnes: An everywhere of silver, 2009 Suède, 16 mm / vidéo HD, 10 min 29


The Amazing Aurèle Duda

Aurère Duda is a French artist based in Metz and member of the Vision Forum node The Entremet that will be shown publicly at Les Abattoirs in Toulouse as part of La vie des formes that opens June 28.  Aurèle works with folding and origami and we invite you to enjoy his wonderful website (in French only)

Marina Turmo at KSM lab - Norrköpings stadsmuseum

Vision Forum member Marina Turmo is showing new work at KSM lab - Norrköpings stadsmuseum.  Mixing videos with drawing and mementos from journeys in Europe, the artist invites us to reflect on nature's frictional relationship to culture and how our identities are created by how we relate to this paradoxical couple. More info here and here.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Vision Forum organizes "Think Again" in Shanghai

Think Again – Shanghai and Hangzhou 21-29 May, 2012.

(For Chinese version click here)

Vision Forum is proud to present a eight-day event in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Think Again is an interdisciplinary research project and brings together artists, curators, academics and inventors from Europe and China to reflect on the nature of creativity and how it can be encouraged and developed through international partnership.

Think Again takes many different forms:

-    Specially conceived artwork by Olav Westphalen will be shown at Mingshen Museum; by Chen Wei and Natasha Rosling at Fei Art Center.
-    Performances and presentations will take place at Rockbund Museum in collaboration with Shanghai University.
-    Talks and discussions will take place at other venues including The Art Academy in Hangzhou, Fei Art Center and 2666 Library.
-    The group will also carry out communal research in Shanghai Hangzhou and at Fei Art Center.

The sessions will touch on such diverse issues as new environmental technology, humour, new forms for meeting and living together, utopian architecture and finding new forms for art education and artistic research. But they are held together by a true ambition to understand and foster creation and also create platforms for better understanding between east and west.

The project is a collaboration between Linköpings Universitet and universities in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Participants include, Olafur Jonsson, Melanie Gilligan, Vincent Honoré, Per Hüttner, Wooloo (Anders Lichinger, Sixten Kai Nielsen, Martin Rosgaard,) William Rawlings, Natasha Rosling, Chen Wei, Olav Westphalen, Li Xiaofei
, Yang Zhifei, Doris Duanmu, Wang Dan, Gong Lilas and Science Fiction.

For detailed program click here.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Finally, the Danes are attacking...

After a few hundred years of peace between Denmark and Sweden, Wooloo strikes a blow to the Swedish heartland by building a rocket launching structure aimed at the Royal Castle. For more information, read here and here.

Rumours have it that the next battle will take place in Shanghai. Will the Swedes prevail again, or is the 21st century Danish? Find out more here.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Vision Forum at Excentricités

Vision Forum members Cecilia Ahlqvist, Natalia Kamia, Fatos Ustek and Per Hüttner will all present new performances in Besançon in France.

Click on the image for full program. For more info contact, Julien Cadoret
Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon/Franche-Comté.
Chargé d'action culturelle.
julien.cadoret08 (at)

Ingrid Volume 1

Ingrid-- the new Swedish collective/label launched by Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, Miike Snow, Teddybears, and Vision Forum member Tomas Nordmark has announced the details of its first release, Ingrid Volume 1. Out on Record Store Day (April 21), the compilation includes contributions from all of the collective's members.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poste Restante

Our new members Vilma and Susanna brought Poste Restante to our attention. Here is what it says on their website:

"Poste Restante makes interactive performances where the visitor’s individual experience and active participation is the focal point. The works consists of honest yet unexpected constructed activities, where every single part of the space, every wardrobe and cleaning closet is available to the visitors. These activities may be evening classes in the art of socializing with strangers or an institution that provides secular rooms for religious introspection.

In Poste Restante’s works, new agreements with the visitor are made, he/she is personally addressed and can actively use these constructed activities to dwell in difficult questions.

Poste Restante’s pieces are made site- and situation specific for locations and contexts outside of the traditional theatre space. There is no off and on stage, and every new space is selected according to the demands of the constructed activity at hand.

The ideas behind the constructed activities often derive from identified inner conflicts experienced as shameful, and personal questions to witch there might not be an answer. The pieces work to create legitimacy and an understanding to these problems rather than presenting a solution."

To enjoy their website click here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Neither You Nor Me - 2 Performances in Stockholm

Neither You Nor Me is a cross-over platform, using the theatre practice as venue for meetings between artists from different fields, where everyone participates with their specific knowledge and expertise in a journey through the narratives Antigone, Parzival and Bartleby . The first story presents a number of dialectic positions – man/woman, king/citizen, law/religion – whereas the second is an invitation to follow a movement from singularity to subjectivity and the third about participation, creation and man's relationship to technology. The project is a co-operation between director Anders Paulin, actor Anders Mossling and artist Per Huttner.

Anders Paulin and Anders Mossling will perform Parzival twice at Hallwylska Museet April 13 (12 noon and 3 pm) and Bartleby at Tekniska Museet April 11, 6 pm. The latter is free of charge and no booking is required, but the former costs 70 SEK and you have to make a booking in advance here. A third performance and banquet is planned for Tysta Maria gången/garaget in June 2012.

Book launch: Italian Conversations - Art in the age of Berlusconi

Book launch: Tuesday 27 March 2012 h 6,30 pm

MAXXI B.A.S.E. - Via Guido Reni, 4/A - Rome

A project by Fucking Good Art

Commissioned by Nomas Foundation

Published by NERO, Rome, and post editions, Rotterdam

Supported by Fonds BKVB (The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture), Mondriaan Foundation, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, and Parc Saint Leger – Centre d'Art Contemporain in France. 

In collaboration with Careof and O', Milan; Nosadella.due, Bologna; Progetto Diogene, Turin; Archiviazioni, Lecce; Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples; Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo.

Italian Conversations – Art in the age of Berlusconi contains 26 conversations with artists, curators, critics and gallerists who play an active role in the Italian contemporary art world, 7 artists’ contributions and 9 texts, as well as a list of independent non-profit private initiatives by artists, curators, collectors and others, compiled in collaboration with partners from the seven different territories involved in this book project.

Guest relator: Vincenzo Latronico (writer and art critic)
Introduction: Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni (Directors Nomas Foundation), and Klaus de Rijk (Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome).

The presentation is in collaboration with Maxxi.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

CULTIVATE 2: A Gift for Somerset - Call to artists

28 April - 7 June 2012
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
Coal Orchard, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JL
A Reveal Somerset project

From pin badges or artisan cheese to pandas, gifts often represent something unique and emblematic about their place of origin. They are offered as a way of saying ‘I was here’, ‘This is what we are about’, or ‘we want you to share in the identity of this place'.

Artists from around the world are invited to send gifts to Somerset, representing some aspect of their own locality. They may be bought, found, made, or conceptual gifts – including instructions for other artists or visitors to carry out, ideas or policies - which will accumulate in and around The Brewhouse throughout the exhibition.

You will receive a gift back with an invitation to ‘exhibit’ it in your community, which might be as simple as placing it on a bench in your local park. You will be helping to create a global exhibition spread across time and space, with little pieces of local identity transposed from one cultural context to another, maybe acquiring new meanings on the way. We also plan to produce a publication featuring all the gifts and givers, to be distributed locally and to participating artists.

Somerset based transitional artists group OSR Projects will be selecting gifted instructions to enact or make into reality.
This project is led by artist Simon Lee Dicker (OSR Projects) and independent curator Karen MacDonald with support from Tim Martin and the Brewhouse team.

To be involved:
E-mail conceptual gifts to
Physical gifts can be sent to:
Cultivate 2: A Gift for Somerset
c/o The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre
Coal Orchard
Please send the following information with the gift:
Your name / organisation name
Your location
E-mail address if you’d like to share it
Gift title / description
Where is the gift from?
What made you choose it?
Anything else you’d like to tell us

We look forward to your contribution.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

VISION FORUM SPRING MEETING 2012 - March 14-16, 2012.

Vision Forum is proud to announce its fourth international workshop with KSM and Östsam in Norrköping and Skärblacka March 14-16, 2012. It is a packed program with participants from all over the world that will meet local players for inspiration and creation.

This year’s meeting focuses the public and private a theme that KSM has worked on with its MA students over the last year. Can one make a distinction between and private and public in the age of digital and social media? Where does art and poiesis fit in a public private dichotomy? Can we talk about centre an a periphery in a round and quickly shrinking world? This are some of the questions that we will dwell upon together.

We are very happy to develop the established collaborations in Norrköping and pleased to travel to Skärblacka to meet new institutions and local enthusiasts.

14 March

18.00-20.00 – Centre and Periphery – a public discussion at at Konstmuseet Norrköping (Chaired by Susanne Ewerlöf with Geraldine Longueville, Claire Louise Staunton, Sara Giannini, Isabel Löfgren, Woolooo and Maurizio Dwek.)

15 March

9.00 - We leave for the exotic town of Skärblacka*

9.30 - We visit Skärblacka public swimming pool including sauna.*

10.45 - Two local heroes from Skärblacka will explain why it is the best town on the world.*

12.00 - lunch at the paper mill.*

13.30 -16.00 - Visit to the local paper mill.*

21.00 - Performance evening at Verkstad organised by the curatorial studies group in Stockholm.

16 March

9-12 - Presentations at Konstmuseet Norrköping. (Presentations by Fatos Üstek, Isabel Löfgren and Mauricio Dwek)

The program has been realized in collaboration with KSM at Linköpings Universitet and with kind support from Östsam.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GOL live in ROME

[Samon Takahashi, Ravi Shardja, Frédéric Rebotier, Jean-Marcel Busson]
live in ROME

Due concerti del Gruppo GOL / deux concerts de GOL / two concerts by Gol
a Roma / à Rome.
Nell' ambito della mostra "Périmètre étendu" di Delphine Coindet.
Dans le cadre de l'exposition "Périmètre étendu" de Delphine Coindet.
In conjunction with the exhibition "Périmètre étendu" by Delphine Coindet.

Giovedi 22 Marzo alle ore 20:00 / Jeudi 22 Mars - 20h00 / Thursday 22 March
concerto privato / sur invitation / by invitation only
Performance "Musica Orientabile"

Ateliers 8 & 8bis
Académie de France à Rome - Villa Medici
Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1 00187 Roma
T. +39 06 67611

Entrata principale, cancello a sinistra / se rendre au portail à gauche de l'entrée principale, quelqu'un vous accueillera /enter via the door to the left of the main entrance

entrata dalle 19:30 alle 20:00 / entrée de 19h30 à 20h00. /entry between 19h30 and 20h00.

Grazie di confermare la vostra presenza / Merci de confirmer votre présence / Please RSVP

Venerdi 23 Marzo ore 18:30 / Vendredi 23 Mars - 18h30 /Friday 23 March - 18.30.
ingresso libero / entrée libre / free entry
Concerto "Musica Gialla" / Concert "Musique Jaune" / Concert "Musique Jaune"

MLAC - Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, La Sapienza, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma
T (+39) 06 49911

Monday, February 20, 2012



«As ideias são prodigiosas - elas e a maneira como se associam. Num momento, descobrimos que atravessamos o mundo, e que transpomos o infinito entre dois pensamento.» Fernando Pessoa

For this new OuUnPo session no topic has been defined. But we might keep in mind vague notions such as: path, ceremony, decadence, heteronomy, ... We decided to leave more time to the group itself and focus will be made on OuUnPo members interventions. Of course this also includes nice meals and partying.

The program is shaped as an imaginary book and each chapter is freely referring to a quote of Fernando Pessoa. The content of each chapter is kept secret until the first day’s Prologue. You are asked to bring a bathing costume and a total black outfit.

DAY 1 - April 3

02.00 pm - PROLOGUE - private
«Aquilo a que chamamos matériaé o sonho de uma inteligêcia infinita.»
03.30 pm - CHAPTER.1 - private
«A sorte de um povo depende do estado da sua gramática. Naõ ha grande naçaõ sem prioridade de linguagem.»
05.00 pm - FREE TIME
08.00 pm - CHAPTER.2 - public
«Todos nós temos momentos futuristas, como quando, por exemplo, tropeçamos numa pedra»
10.00 pm - OuUnPo Dinner - private

DAY 2 - April 4

11.00 am - CHAPTER.3 - private
«O pensamento ainda é a melhor maneira de fugir ao pensamento»
01.00 pm - CHAPTER.4 - private
«Se um cão começasse a pensar como nós, esse cão seria mais perfeito do que os outros cães e, no entanto, seria muito provavelmente morto por eles, pois achariam que era louco.»
04.00 pm - FREE TIME
07.00 pm - CHAPTER.5 - public
«A beleza é grega. Mas a consciência de que elaé grega é moderna.»
10.00 pm - CHAPTER.6 - public
«De sonhar ninguém se cansa, porque sonhar e esquecer, e esquecer não pesa e é
um sono sem sonhos em que estamos despertos.»

DAY 3 - April 5

11.00 am - CHAPTER.7 - public
«Não há normas. Todos os homens são excepções a uma regra que não existe»
01.00 pm - FREE TIME
03.00 pm - CHAPTER.8 - private
«A beleza é grega. Mas a consciência de que ela é grega é moderna.»
05.00 pm - CHAPTER.9 - private / public
«A loucura, longe de ser uma armadilha, é a condição normal humana. Não ter consciência dela, e ela não ser grande, é ser homem normal. Não ter consciência dela e ela ser grande, é ser louco. Ter consciência dela e ela ser pequena é ser desiludido. Ter consciência dela e ela ser grande é ser génio»
08.30 pm - FREE TIME
11.00 pm - CHAPTER.10 - private
«A beleza de um corpo nu só a sentem as raças vestidas. O pudor vale sobretudo para a sensibilidade como o obstáculo para a energia.»

DAY 4 - April 6
01.00 pm - CHAPTER 11 - public (bathing costume)
«O mar é a religião da Natureza»
06.00 pm - FREE TIME
08.30 pm - EPILOGUE - public (black outfit)
«Torturamos os nossos irmãos homens com o ódio, o rancor, a maldade e depois dizemos «o mundo é mau.»

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Speech Objects book release and performance

cneai =
20 rue Louise Weiss — 75013 Paris
vendredi 27 janvier à partir de 18h

Lancement de Speech Objects un livre qui poursuit l'exposition au Musée de l'Objet, Blois, 28.05.11 - 13.11.11, commissariats : Etienne Bernard & A Constructed World.

19h - A Floating Conversation, performance par A Constructed World et Speech and What Archive

Speech and What Archive présente leur troisième Floating Conversation : un texte / une performance / une lecture / une communication spatio-temporelle fluctuante. Le groupe tente de faire usage de la télépathie, du savoir-partagé, de la recherche, du non-savoir et des ouï-dires pour présenter le matériel et l'insaisissable au même endroit et au même moment. A la recherche de la capacité d'agir, de l'incarné et du vérifiable, A Floating Conversation est l'expérience de la nausea latine, l'expérience du noise anglo-saxon, l'expérience de la rumeur et du bruissement.

including texts by Anne Dressen, Antoine Dufeu, Marie Gautier, Anna Hess, Darian Leader, Etienne Bernard, Clémence de Montgolfier, Laetitia Paviani, Sébastien Pluot, Fabrice Reymond, Nina Safainia, Fabien Vallos

including works by Rik Bas Backer, Mel Bochner, Nicolas Boulard, Alex Cecchetti & Mark Geffriaud, Claude Closky, Martin Creed, Lény Bernay, Jéremie Gaulin, Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples, Ben Kinmont, Nicholas Knight, Quentin Lannes, John Nixon, Matthew Rana, Yann Sérandour, Speech and What Archive, Water Group, Yang Mieyan, Elsa Philippe Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Zenn Al Charif, Triple Candie

ANASTASIA AX at Verkstad

12 tons of paper and a truck load of ink
28 januari – 26 februari

Verkstad is very happy to present its first exhibition 2012 with the artist Anastasia Ax.

Anastasia Ax incorporates different mediums in her practice such as drawings, sculpture, video and performance. PAPER ISLAND is a gigantic pompeijiesque sculpture made of recycled paper and plaster. The work has been specifically conceived for Verkstad in Norrköping.

Anstasia Ax has created an installtion which has been made not only to consider, but also to hear and to climb by using. PAPER ISLAND is a gigantic white object made of white compressed paper, gypsum?, clothes and books. An island of human traces? An iceberg turned into a fossil? Traces after a catastrophe? A cocoon of memories? A lump of civilization? A sculpture to destroy and to relate to in an unsentimental way? A sculpture to dissect?

PAPER ISLAND is an independent sequel to EXILE that was staged at the music festival ‘Way Out West’ in summer of 2011. Here the audience was invited to participate in the installation. Accompanied by heavy techno music, the sculpture developed into a dance floor. At Verkstad the audience is also invited to participate, but this time by mounting the PAPER ISLAND and feeding the dormant mountaineer inside of ourselves.

Anastasia Ax was born in 1979, lives and works n Stockholm.

Events during the exhibition:
→ January 24-27: Come and watch us during the building of Paper Island! 10 a.m – 4 p.m
→ January 28 – Opening of the exhibition and performance by Anastasia Ax – 5 p.m and the performance starts at 7 p.m
→ Regular opening hours Thursday 5-8 p.m, Fri – Sunday Noon-4 p.m or by appointment

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Vision Forum Workshop Bears Unexpected Fruit.

Vision Forum congratulates Leonora Hamill to winning the HSBC photography prize 2012. The first images in the prize-winning series 'Art in Progress' were carried out during a Vision Forum workshop in Guangzhou in 2008 and Leo has been developing the series ever since.

More about Leo, the photographs and the prize here, here and here. Keep up the good work!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Ö - A Möbius Trip curator Isabel Löfgren is showing an installation about temporality and travel (what could be more VF?) with Patricia Gouvêa at Galeria de Lago in Rio de Janeiro. More info here.

Natalia Kamia's latest.


Third time the charm? The 3rd Open Call this week.


221A Artist Run Centre is seeking project proposals from curators commencing late 2012. 221A has implemented the curatorial residencies program to encourage a diversity of curatorial approaches to this nascent interdisciplinary field. Emerging and professional curators and curatorial collectives are encouraged to submit which may include recent graduates and practicing artists, designers and architects. Projects may include exhibitions, performances, publications, talks or workshops. Proposals should discuss a viewpoint, theory, or approach that the project hopes to foster as well as include its relation to the organizations mandate.

More info here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012