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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 2019


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.



JANUARY 15, 2019

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SUSPIRIA





Mikael Olsson as Agent Glockner and Fred Kelemen as Agent Albrecht star in Suspiria (2018) by Luca Guadagnino.
Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ingrid Caven, Angela Winkler, Elena Fokina, Renée Soutendijk. Screenplay by David Kajganich.
Courtesy of Amazon Studios.



NOVEMBER 9, 2018

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PUBLISHED: PHOTOBOOKS IN SWEDEN



Book launch of PUBLISHED - the first survey of Swedish photobooks at Paris Photo Fair at Institute Suedois, Paris.
Author Niclas Östlind. Design: Greger Ulf Nilson. Cover image: Mikael Olsson.
Interviews with Anders Petersen, Carl Johan Erikson and Björn Larsson, Bruno Ehrs, Matilda Plöjel, Marie Lundquist, Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt, Greger Ulf Nilson, Elsa Modin, Mikael Olsson, Helene Boström and Charlotte Ekbom.

The printing of the book is photographed by Mikael Olsson. It is also published in the inception and end of the book.



NOVEMBER 9, 2018

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DAZED & CONFUSED



Dazed & Confused:
You star in the Suspiria remake later this year. What can you say about your part in the film – and were you always a fan of Argento’s hyper-colourised surrealism?

Tilda Swinton:
Suspiria is a film Luca Guadagnino and I have talked about making a ‘cover’ of for years. We are dyed-in-the-wool fans of Dario Argento’s classic and we’re happy to be in the middle of completing our film. We shot in Italy and Berlin over the winter (and are) now cutting. I play Madame Blanc, a highly respected choreographer and director of the Markos Dance Company. The film is a universe of dance and magic and the radical politics of 70s Berlin. We shot with a cast of 38 women – including the great Ingrid Caven, Mia Goth, Renee Slouterdijk, Angela Winkler, Dakota Johnston, Chloë (Grace) Moretz, Sylvie Testud and the wonderful Jessica Harper, who starred in Argento’s original – and three men: filmmaker Fred Kelemen, photographer Mikael Olsson and psychoanalyst Lutz Ebersdorf. It’s going to be wild and very much its own animal.



NOVEMBER 6, 2018

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SUSPIRIA PREMIERE LOS ANGELES





Red carpet premiere of Suspiria in Los Angeles with Mia Goth, Tilda Swinton, Chloë (Grace) Moretz, Luca Guadagnino, Dakota Johnson and Mikael Olsson.

ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome
6360 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028



OCTOBER 24, 2018

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NYTIMES SUSPIRIA



How an Abandoned Hotel Became a Witches’ Lair for ‘Suspiria’.
Luca Guadagnino’s latest film takes place in a fictional dance academy in 1970s Berlin, constructed within the dilapidated interiors of a 1912 Italian retreat.
......In a twist typical of “Suspiria,” the photographer Mikael Olsson, who captured the accompanying images of the set, also has a bit role in the film: He appears as Agent Glockner, a German police officer (one of just three male characters).



OCTOBER 23, 2018

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SVERIGES RADIO



In Sveriges Radio P1 with Roger Wilson "Konstnären Mikael Olsson om hur han hamnade i "Suspiria"/The artist Mikael Olsson about how he ended up in "Suspiria".


SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

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BIENNALE CINEMA 2018 75TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



Suspiria at The 75th Venice International Film Festival Competion organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will take place at Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018.

Mikael Olsson star as Agent Glockner in the upcoming film Suspiria (2018) from director Luca Guadagnino. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper and Chloe Grace Moretz. Screenplay by David Kajganich.

In Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino – who pays homage to the 1977 cult horror movie by Dario Argento - a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director (Tilda Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Dakota Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf). Radiohead's Thom Yorke provided the score for the movie, contributing to its creepy atmosphere.



JULY 26, 2018

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REVIEW E-FLUX


PHOTO: LAURIAN GHINITOIU.

Review by Alessandro Bava in e-flux

This is not an exhibition

........Nearby, Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson's rigorous assembly and direct display of three canopies designed by Sigurd Lewerentz for religious buildings, curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn, and James Taylor-Foster, stands out as a model for the contemporary exhibition of historical architecture in its careful selection of a wide range of material as well as its subtle deployment of abstraction in its modes of representation........



JUNE 7, 2018

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VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2018






MAY 26, 2018

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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 2019


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.



JANUARY 15, 2019

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SUSPIRIA





Mikael Olsson as Agent Glockner and Fred Kelemen as Agent Albrecht star in Suspiria (2018) by Luca Guadagnino.
Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ingrid Caven, Angela Winkler, Elena Fokina, Renée Soutendijk. Screenplay by David Kajganich.
Courtesy of Amazon Studios.



NOVEMBER 9, 2018

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PUBLISHED: PHOTOBOOKS IN SWEDEN



Book launch of PUBLISHED - the first survey of Swedish photobooks at Paris Photo Fair at Institute Suedois, Paris.
Author Niclas Östlind. Design: Greger Ulf Nilson. Cover image: Mikael Olsson.
Interviews with Anders Petersen, Carl Johan Erikson and Björn Larsson, Bruno Ehrs, Matilda Plöjel, Marie Lundquist, Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt, Greger Ulf Nilson, Elsa Modin, Mikael Olsson, Helene Boström and Charlotte Ekbom.

The printing of the book is photographed by Mikael Olsson. It is also published in the inception and end of the book.



NOVEMBER 9, 2018

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→ Institute Suedois, Paris.




DAZED & CONFUSED



Dazed & Confused:
You star in the Suspiria remake later this year. What can you say about your part in the film – and were you always a fan of Argento’s hyper-colourised surrealism?

Tilda Swinton:
Suspiria is a film Luca Guadagnino and I have talked about making a ‘cover’ of for years. We are dyed-in-the-wool fans of Dario Argento’s classic and we’re happy to be in the middle of completing our film. We shot in Italy and Berlin over the winter (and are) now cutting. I play Madame Blanc, a highly respected choreographer and director of the Markos Dance Company. The film is a universe of dance and magic and the radical politics of 70s Berlin. We shot with a cast of 38 women – including the great Ingrid Caven, Mia Goth, Renee Slouterdijk, Angela Winkler, Dakota Johnston, Chloë (Grace) Moretz, Sylvie Testud and the wonderful Jessica Harper, who starred in Argento’s original – and three men: filmmaker Fred Kelemen, photographer Mikael Olsson and psychoanalyst Lutz Ebersdorf. It’s going to be wild and very much its own animal.



NOVEMBER 6, 2018

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SUSPIRIA PREMIERE LOS ANGELES





Red carpet premiere of Suspiria in Los Angeles with Mia Goth, Tilda Swinton, Chloë (Grace) Moretz, Luca Guadagnino, Dakota Johnson and Mikael Olsson.

ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome
6360 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028



OCTOBER 24, 2018

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NYTIMES SUSPIRIA



How an Abandoned Hotel Became a Witches’ Lair for ‘Suspiria’.
Luca Guadagnino’s latest film takes place in a fictional dance academy in 1970s Berlin, constructed within the dilapidated interiors of a 1912 Italian retreat.
......In a twist typical of “Suspiria,” the photographer Mikael Olsson, who captured the accompanying images of the set, also has a bit role in the film: He appears as Agent Glockner, a German police officer (one of just three male characters).



OCTOBER 23, 2018

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SVERIGES RADIO



In Sveriges Radio P1 with Roger Wilson "Konstnären Mikael Olsson om hur han hamnade i "Suspiria"/The artist Mikael Olsson about how he ended up in "Suspiria".


SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

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BIENNALE CINEMA 2018 75TH VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



Suspiria at The 75th Venice International Film Festival Competion organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will take place at Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018.

Mikael Olsson star as Agent Glockner in the upcoming film Suspiria (2018) from director Luca Guadagnino. Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper and Chloe Grace Moretz. Screenplay by David Kajganich.

In Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino – who pays homage to the 1977 cult horror movie by Dario Argento - a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director (Tilda Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Dakota Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf). Radiohead's Thom Yorke provided the score for the movie, contributing to its creepy atmosphere.



JULY 26, 2018

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REVIEW E-FLUX


PHOTO: LAURIAN GHINITOIU.

Review by Alessandro Bava in e-flux

This is not an exhibition

........Nearby, Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson's rigorous assembly and direct display of three canopies designed by Sigurd Lewerentz for religious buildings, curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn, and James Taylor-Foster, stands out as a model for the contemporary exhibition of historical architecture in its careful selection of a wide range of material as well as its subtle deployment of abstraction in its modes of representation........



JUNE 7, 2018

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