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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 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.



MAY 1, 2018

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PANEL CALLS HASSELBLAD FOUNDATION

Panel call: The actors around the photo book and its context
18.30-20.00

A number of key actors in the Swedish photo book culture have been invited to discuss what makes a photo book interesting, convey personal experience of publishing photo books and describing the international networks where the books are displayed, sold and distributed. The collections are also in focus and participants provide insights into the requests that form collections and show examples of extremely unusual photo books.

Mikael Olsson, artist
Gerry Johansson, photographer
Gösta Flemming, Journal Publication
Lotta Törnroth, artist, Blackbook Publications

Hasselblad Foundation
Götaplatsen
SE-412 56 Göteborg



APRIL 11, 2018

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PUBLISHED



Photo Books in Sweden

February 24–May 6 2018
Opening February 23 18-20

The purpose of Published is to present the history of the photo book in Sweden and the many forms that published photography can take, but it’s also a survey on how the photographic image depicts and forms man and society. The exhibition is part of the on-going research project Photography in Print & Circulation, which is a collaboration between the Hasselblad Foundation and Valand Academy. The project will culminate in a comprehensive publication about the photo book in Sweden, published in the autumn of 2018.

The book Södrakull Frösakull, Steidl is selected for the exhibition.

Curator: Niclas Östlind, Valand Academy, in collaboration with Elsa Modin and Louise Wolthers, Hasselblad Foundation.

Hasselblad Foundation
Götaplatsen
SE-412 56 Göteborg



FEBRUARY 24, 2018

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OSCAR NOMINATION



The Square is Oscars nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 2018.

“A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
“The Insult” (Lebanon)
“Loveless” (Russia)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
“The Square” (Sweden)



JANUARY 24, 2018

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LECTURE KTH

Photography, Representation and Space
Lecture at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) School of Architecture, Stockholm. Invited by Veronica Skeppe and Cecilia Lundbäck. January 10, 2017 at 09.00 am.

KTH Arkitekturskolan
Osquars backe 9
100 44 Stockholm



JANUARY 10, 2018

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THE SQUARE



Golden Globe 2018 nominated for Best film – foreign language.
Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2017.
Winner of 6 prices at European Film Awards in Berlin 2017 for Best Film, Comedy, Male Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Production Design.
Best Foreign Language Film from both the Chicago Film Critics Association and Dallas / Fort Worth Film Critics Association.
The Square is Oscars nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 2018.



DECEMBER 15, 2017

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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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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.



MAY 1, 2018

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PANEL CALLS HASSELBLAD FOUNDATION

Panel call: The actors around the photo book and its context
18.30-20.00

A number of key actors in the Swedish photo book culture have been invited to discuss what makes a photo book interesting, convey personal experience of publishing photo books and describing the international networks where the books are displayed, sold and distributed. The collections are also in focus and participants provide insights into the requests that form collections and show examples of extremely unusual photo books.

Mikael Olsson, artist
Gerry Johansson, photographer
Gösta Flemming, Journal Publication
Lotta Törnroth, artist, Blackbook Publications

Hasselblad Foundation
Götaplatsen
SE-412 56 Göteborg



APRIL 11, 2018

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PUBLISHED



Photo Books in Sweden

February 24–May 6 2018
Opening February 23 18-20

The purpose of Published is to present the history of the photo book in Sweden and the many forms that published photography can take, but it’s also a survey on how the photographic image depicts and forms man and society. The exhibition is part of the on-going research project Photography in Print & Circulation, which is a collaboration between the Hasselblad Foundation and Valand Academy. The project will culminate in a comprehensive publication about the photo book in Sweden, published in the autumn of 2018.

The book Södrakull Frösakull, Steidl is selected for the exhibition.

Curator: Niclas Östlind, Valand Academy, in collaboration with Elsa Modin and Louise Wolthers, Hasselblad Foundation.

Hasselblad Foundation
Götaplatsen
SE-412 56 Göteborg



FEBRUARY 24, 2018

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OSCAR NOMINATION



The Square is Oscars nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 2018.

“A Fantastic Woman” (Chile)
“The Insult” (Lebanon)
“Loveless” (Russia)
“On Body and Soul (Hungary)
“The Square” (Sweden)



JANUARY 24, 2018

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LECTURE KTH

Photography, Representation and Space
Lecture at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) School of Architecture, Stockholm. Invited by Veronica Skeppe and Cecilia Lundbäck. January 10, 2017 at 09.00 am.

KTH Arkitekturskolan
Osquars backe 9
100 44 Stockholm



JANUARY 10, 2018

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THE SQUARE



Golden Globe 2018 nominated for Best film – foreign language.
Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival 2017.
Winner of 6 prices at European Film Awards in Berlin 2017 for Best Film, Comedy, Male Actor, Director, Screenwriter and Production Design.
Best Foreign Language Film from both the Chicago Film Critics Association and Dallas / Fort Worth Film Critics Association.
The Square is Oscars nominated for Best Foreign Language Film 2018.



DECEMBER 15, 2017

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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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→ Space Magazine




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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→ Matter of Concern Hans Hedberg Reader, pdf




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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