MIKAEL OLSSON
FORTHCOMING BOOK



"The images of Mikael Olsson are held by the tension between visual faculties and visual conventions, the reality of perception and the reality of vision, of the concrete and the abstract." Péter Nádas

In on | auf the Swedish artist Mikael Olsson undertakes a photographic study of the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron’s and the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s temporary pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London 2012.

By investigating the traces of their creative processes in their archives, and exploring the relation between their pavilion and its shifting contexts, Olsson creates images that follow and go beyond the pavilion as object – visual narratives uncovering issues of memory, identity and perception.

The book includes an essay by author Péter Nádas entitled ’Loaned Landscapes, Borrowed Objects. The Real Space of the Image and the Representation of Space in Mikael Olsson’s Photography.’

Steidl Verlag
Planned Publication date 2018


A special first edition of the book, with a signed silver gelatin print on | auf 09, 24×30 cm, housed in a handmade clothbound box. Edition of 30 copies, plus 10 artist’s proofs, available directly from the artist.



FEBRUARY 1, 2018

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SPACE MAGAZINE





Photographs from my visit at stunning Neuendorf House in almond grove on Mallorca by architect Claudio Silverstrin and John Pawson 1987-1991.
Space Magazine 22 pages in Issue 6 autumn 2017.



NOVEMBER 10, 2017

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SCRIPT BY SUSAN VENTURA

Mentioned in the essay by Susana Ventura “Script for a debate about the definition of architectural photography,” audiovisual essay part of the exhibition “Fernando Guerra: X-Ray of a Photographic Practice,” curated by Luís Santiago Baptista, at Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB, Lisbon (July - October 2017)

The debate is already long; it counts over a century and a half of intense exchanges of arguments and appears still to raise different voices. The history of architectural photography melds with the history of photography, but there appears to be no consensus regarding the definition of the category or genre, namely the difference that exists between a photograph of architecture representing a determinate work of architecture and an artistic photograph (a work of art) which has the architectural work or the built landscape as object of its representation (or model of reality). One hears both parties.

Read more in the link.



OCTOBER 9, 2017

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RELEASE OF PUBLICATION: MATTER OF CONCERN HANS HEDBERG READER.





In Memory of Hans Hedberg who passed away last year.

As a photographer, critic, curator and educator at Konstfack, Hans Hedberg played a decisive role in the establishing of photography as an artistic practice in the 1990s. During his time at the School of Photography, prefect of Valand and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Hans Hedberg had a great significance for the emergence of artistic research in Sweden in the beginning of the 21st century. To commemorate the memory of Hans Hedberg, Konstfack and Valand Academy will host a symposium focusing on the important tendencies in contemporary art - entirely in the spirit of Hedberg. Practitioners from various photographic fields have been invited by professionals who met Hans Hedberg during different stages of his life. They will give their view on the current state of the medium and challenges for the future.

His review of my exhibition at Nordenhake Stockholm was first published in Svenska Dagbladet, 2000.
Now reprinted in the Matter of Concern Hans Hedberg Reader .

Editors: Svante Larsson & Niclas Östlind.
Design: Studio Moss.
ISBN: 978-91-88931-55-6
Art & Theory 2017.



SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

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T MAGAZINE - NEW YORK TIMES





Editorial commission for T Magazine, New York Times Men Style Issue 2017.

In a Desolate Corner of Milan, an Unexpected Home. The designer and architect Andrea Tognon known for his ability to conceive and swiftly execute boutiques for such brands as Céline, Jil Sander and Max Mara.



SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

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SELF_TITLED - OUR LEGACY



Includes works by artist and photographer Lotta Antonsson, Anders Edström, Jenny Källman, Mikael Olsson, Henry Roy, Viviane Sassen, Takashi Homma, Ola Rindal among others.
Text Philip Warkander. Graphic design by Andreas Doré.
First Edition 1000 Copies. 226 Pages.



SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

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PALME D´OR CANNES 2017



The art-world satire The Square has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes film festival. Directed by Ruben Östlund. Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Marina Schiptjenko, Christopher Læssø, Daniel Hallberg, Martin Sööder and me among others.


MAY 28, 2017

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THE SQUARE - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2017





Congratulations to Ruben Östlund´s The Square for being selected to compete for the Palme d´Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Marina Schiptjenko, Christopher Læssø and me among others. World Premiere in May 20th at Grand Théâtre Lumière.


APRIL 28, 2017

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ARKITEKTUR 3/2017



Text and image for Arkitektur Magazine about an unpublished photograph.


APRIL 25, 2017

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FORM MAGAZINE



"Stockholm’s most emotionally charged place has been demolished, to the despair of many and joy of others. Salka Hallström Bornold and photographer Mikael Olsson draw a heartfelt portrait of Slussen." FORM Magazine


APRIL 18, 2017

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