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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 the Hungarian writer and photographer 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
Publication date may 2020


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 15, 2020

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STIL - RADIO SHOW



Conversation with Blenda Setterwall Klingert and Luca Guadagnino on national Swedish radio (Public service) program Stil.

Italy's most recognizable filmmaker today is director Luca Guadagnino, known for films such as Call Me By Your Name. His latest film Suspiria is a reinterpretation of the iconic Italian horror film of the same name. The film shows the Swedish artist and photographer Mikael Olsson in a role and his photographs from the recording have also become Japanese fashion designed by Jun Takahashi. We spoke to them and found out more about the process.

Mikael Olsson appear 19.50 min in the program, see below link

The program is about Sophia Loren and Italian film.

Sophia Loren - likes the style of glamour and good food
Sophia Loren is one of the last living stars of "The golden age of Hollywood". She became known for her beauty and glamour, 85 years old and she is still very active. This week's guest is Louise Wallenberg, professor of fashion science at Stockholm University.

Stil is a national Swedish radio program (public service), a weekly show that has run since 2006, revolving around design, art, fashion, cultural history.

Susanne Ljung, Program Manager
Erik Sjölin, producent
Blenda Setterwall Klingert, reporter



MARCH 27, 2020

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INTERVIEW - FOTOGRAFISK TIDSKRIFT

Interview by Hynek Pallas for Fotografisk Tidskrift 1.2020.

Mikael Olsson images became Japanse fashion.



MARCH 26, 2020

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LECTURE SSE ART INITIATIVE

SSE Art Initiatives course Art and Luxury.
Led by Pierre Guillet de Montoux. Atmospheric conversations with Mikael Olsson and Astrid Birnbaum.

Guillet de Monthoux, Pierre; Guest Professor and Director SSE Art Initiative.
Course Secretariat: Anna Harding; Arts and Culture Communications Specialist SSE and , Tinni Ehrnsjöö Rappe; Art and Literature Manager SSE Art Initiative. Anna Meijerberg, SSE.
Course Counselor: Michael Storåkers Storåkers, founder of CF Hill convener of the CFHill Art Initiative Executive colloquia.

Guest lectures:
Åman Jan, curator; Arrhenius, Lars, artist; Bond, Cay, curator; Borg, Alexandra, docent UU; Birnbaum, Astrid, student; Brogblad Hanna, researcher GHS; Dahl Matilda, ass. Professor UU; Fänge Jens, artist; Fenili, Stefano, executive Bain & Co Milano; Goldin + Senneby, Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby artists; Harding, Anna, SSE Art Initiative; Helin, Jenny, docent UU; Jensen Annie, curator; Jessica Backsell, researcher SSE; Josefsson Lena, Moderna Museet; Lundgren, Johan, executive Bain & Co Stockholm; Nilson Isak, SSE Art Initiative; Nilsson John Peter, museum strategist MM; Olsson Mikael, artist; Selander Lina, artist; Stasinski, Robert, curator; Verganti, Roberto, professor SSE; Wallenstein, Sven-Olov professor SUC; Wikberg Erik Dr. researcher SSE




MARCH 25, 2020

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PUBLICATION HASSELBLAD FOUNDATION 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK





Hasselblad Foundation 40th Anniversary Book

For their 40th anniversary, The Hasselblad Foundation has published a series of books. Each showcasing a different part of what they do – the history, the exhibitions, the science award and finally the photographers award.

Exhibition Södrakull Frösakull, 2009 by Mikael Olsson is part of the history and presented in the book.

Editors: Jenny Blixt, Dragana Vujanovic Östlind, Stefan Jensen, Sara Walker.
Interviews by Karolina Modig; Dragana Vujanovic Östlind, Cecilia Sandblom, Elsa Modin, Gunilla Knape, Hasse Persson, Linda Nordlander Frisk. Text by Sören Gunnarsson, Louise Wolthers, Sara Walker.
Graphic Design by Waters Löwenhielm

ISBN: 978-91-519-2063-4






JANUARY 10, 2020

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FORM MAGAZINE



FORM Magazine December issue 6, 2019 present Mikael Olsson photographs printed on Japanese fashion designer Jun Takahashi/Undercover collection Suspirium 19AW based on the Luca Guadagnino film Suspiria.


DECEMBER 10, 2019

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PUBLICATION FEILDEN FOWLES





Emerging from the site of a former millstone grit quarry and embracing views over 18th century landscape, The Weston is a new gallery and visitor centre designed by Feilden Fowles for Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the UK’s leading open-air gallery. The Weston marks a significant milestone in the park’s heritage, forming a new entrance, opening up a lesser-known swathe of parkland and offering a place of shelter, embodying YSP’s driving purpose to enable open access to art for all. This short collection of written and visual essays – with contributions from Founding and Executive Director Peter Murray, Director of Programme Clare Lilley and artist Richard Wentworth – describes Feilden Fowles’ journey to realise a new gateway to the park; a place from which to explore beyond. Photographs by Mikael Olsson.


NOVEMBER 27, 2019

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PLAT 8.0: SIMPLICITY





PLAT 8.0: Simplicity
What We Talk About When We Talk About Simplicity

Text Green and Blue and White All Over by John Capen Brough.
about CELINÈ Flagship Store Miami by Valerio Olgiati.
Photographs by Mikael Olsson.

PLAT is an independent architectural journal whose purpose is to stimulate relationships between design, production, and theory.

The collection of articles, projects, and images in this issue of PLAT operates in this clearing. Our contributors explore simplicity in a variety of historical and contemporary instances. Subjects range from normalizations of digital tools to inattention and climate change, gaps in images and realities, building materials of past and present, modernism and bureaucratic scientification, and the anxieties of excess. Also included are a handful of offices working through their ideas and images. Finally, the issue is organized as a kind of mirror and at its center is another book, Il fera beau demain by Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal, originally published in 1995, included here because of its relevance to the subject and inspirational beauty.

320 pages

Editors-in-Chief: Jack Murphy & Tiffany Xu
Graphics Director: Carolyn Francis
Publisher Rice Architecture Journal, Rice University, Houston,Texas.



NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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HALLANDS KONSTMUSEUM



Borderland – from the collection

The major change undergone by the museum in the form of a total renovation and a whole new building, offers a golden opportunity to explore the collection in depth before reopening. Borderland, the new exhibition on the collections, places the museum’s chronology alongside questions concerning art, science and collecting. The journey from a classic regional museum in 1933 to the art museum of today is naturally clearly reflected in the content and character of the collection but there are also other parameters that exert an influence. Today gender, class and diversity are important aspects when acquiring new works and knowledge of the collection’s own history makes it easier to add to and broaden it.

Photograph FK05.2004 by Mikael Olsson is in the new exhibition Borderland.

Hallands Konstmuseum
Tollsgatan
302 32 Halmstad



OCTOBER 26, 2019

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ART TALK STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS



We are glad to present an art talk with the internationally acclaimed photographer and artist Mikael Olsson, who will give us an exclusive insight into his artistic practice and ongoing projects bridging photography, acting, and fashion.

Olsson’s photographic works have been exhibited widely across the world, most recently at the Venice Biennale (2018). He has generated several artist books such as Södrakull Frösakull (Steidl, 2011), where he portrays the relationship between memory, identity and architecture, and the forthcoming book on | auf (Steidl, 2019) that includes an essay by author Péter Nádas, dealing with questions of perception, displacement, and liminal spaces.

Olsson’s images are frequently featured in T Magazine/New York Times. As an actor, Olsson has performed in the Palme d’Or winning film The Square (2017) by Ruben Östlund, the horror movie Suspiria (2018) by Luca Guadagnino, and in Lessons of the Hour (2019), by artist Isaac Julien. Olsson’s images are also featured on the autumn 2019 collection by the fashion designer Jun Takahashi/Undercover.

Mikael Olsson is represented by Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm/Berlin.

- Lunch will be served -

Room: Ragnar at Stockholm

School of Economics
Sveavägen 65
113 83 Stockholm

Externals may sign-up by e-mailing: artinitiative@hhs.se
RSVP by the 25th of September 13:00



SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

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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 the Hungarian writer and photographer 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
Publication date may 2020


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 15, 2020

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→ STEIDL




STIL - RADIO SHOW



Conversation with Blenda Setterwall Klingert and Luca Guadagnino on national Swedish radio (Public service) program Stil.

Italy's most recognizable filmmaker today is director Luca Guadagnino, known for films such as Call Me By Your Name. His latest film Suspiria is a reinterpretation of the iconic Italian horror film of the same name. The film shows the Swedish artist and photographer Mikael Olsson in a role and his photographs from the recording have also become Japanese fashion designed by Jun Takahashi. We spoke to them and found out more about the process.

Mikael Olsson appear 19.50 min in the program, see below link

The program is about Sophia Loren and Italian film.

Sophia Loren - likes the style of glamour and good food
Sophia Loren is one of the last living stars of "The golden age of Hollywood". She became known for her beauty and glamour, 85 years old and she is still very active. This week's guest is Louise Wallenberg, professor of fashion science at Stockholm University.

Stil is a national Swedish radio program (public service), a weekly show that has run since 2006, revolving around design, art, fashion, cultural history.

Susanne Ljung, Program Manager
Erik Sjölin, producent
Blenda Setterwall Klingert, reporter



MARCH 27, 2020

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INTERVIEW - FOTOGRAFISK TIDSKRIFT

Interview by Hynek Pallas for Fotografisk Tidskrift 1.2020.

Mikael Olsson images became Japanse fashion.



MARCH 26, 2020

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LECTURE SSE ART INITIATIVE

SSE Art Initiatives course Art and Luxury.
Led by Pierre Guillet de Montoux. Atmospheric conversations with Mikael Olsson and Astrid Birnbaum.

Guillet de Monthoux, Pierre; Guest Professor and Director SSE Art Initiative.
Course Secretariat: Anna Harding; Arts and Culture Communications Specialist SSE and , Tinni Ehrnsjöö Rappe; Art and Literature Manager SSE Art Initiative. Anna Meijerberg, SSE.
Course Counselor: Michael Storåkers Storåkers, founder of CF Hill convener of the CFHill Art Initiative Executive colloquia.

Guest lectures:
Åman Jan, curator; Arrhenius, Lars, artist; Bond, Cay, curator; Borg, Alexandra, docent UU; Birnbaum, Astrid, student; Brogblad Hanna, researcher GHS; Dahl Matilda, ass. Professor UU; Fänge Jens, artist; Fenili, Stefano, executive Bain & Co Milano; Goldin + Senneby, Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby artists; Harding, Anna, SSE Art Initiative; Helin, Jenny, docent UU; Jensen Annie, curator; Jessica Backsell, researcher SSE; Josefsson Lena, Moderna Museet; Lundgren, Johan, executive Bain & Co Stockholm; Nilson Isak, SSE Art Initiative; Nilsson John Peter, museum strategist MM; Olsson Mikael, artist; Selander Lina, artist; Stasinski, Robert, curator; Verganti, Roberto, professor SSE; Wallenstein, Sven-Olov professor SUC; Wikberg Erik Dr. researcher SSE




MARCH 25, 2020

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PUBLICATION HASSELBLAD FOUNDATION 40TH ANNIVERSARY BOOK





Hasselblad Foundation 40th Anniversary Book

For their 40th anniversary, The Hasselblad Foundation has published a series of books. Each showcasing a different part of what they do – the history, the exhibitions, the science award and finally the photographers award.

Exhibition Södrakull Frösakull, 2009 by Mikael Olsson is part of the history and presented in the book.

Editors: Jenny Blixt, Dragana Vujanovic Östlind, Stefan Jensen, Sara Walker.
Interviews by Karolina Modig; Dragana Vujanovic Östlind, Cecilia Sandblom, Elsa Modin, Gunilla Knape, Hasse Persson, Linda Nordlander Frisk. Text by Sören Gunnarsson, Louise Wolthers, Sara Walker.
Graphic Design by Waters Löwenhielm

ISBN: 978-91-519-2063-4






JANUARY 10, 2020

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FORM MAGAZINE



FORM Magazine December issue 6, 2019 present Mikael Olsson photographs printed on Japanese fashion designer Jun Takahashi/Undercover collection Suspirium 19AW based on the Luca Guadagnino film Suspiria.


DECEMBER 10, 2019

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PUBLICATION FEILDEN FOWLES





Emerging from the site of a former millstone grit quarry and embracing views over 18th century landscape, The Weston is a new gallery and visitor centre designed by Feilden Fowles for Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the UK’s leading open-air gallery. The Weston marks a significant milestone in the park’s heritage, forming a new entrance, opening up a lesser-known swathe of parkland and offering a place of shelter, embodying YSP’s driving purpose to enable open access to art for all. This short collection of written and visual essays – with contributions from Founding and Executive Director Peter Murray, Director of Programme Clare Lilley and artist Richard Wentworth – describes Feilden Fowles’ journey to realise a new gateway to the park; a place from which to explore beyond. Photographs by Mikael Olsson.


NOVEMBER 27, 2019

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PLAT 8.0: SIMPLICITY





PLAT 8.0: Simplicity
What We Talk About When We Talk About Simplicity

Text Green and Blue and White All Over by John Capen Brough.
about CELINÈ Flagship Store Miami by Valerio Olgiati.
Photographs by Mikael Olsson.

PLAT is an independent architectural journal whose purpose is to stimulate relationships between design, production, and theory.

The collection of articles, projects, and images in this issue of PLAT operates in this clearing. Our contributors explore simplicity in a variety of historical and contemporary instances. Subjects range from normalizations of digital tools to inattention and climate change, gaps in images and realities, building materials of past and present, modernism and bureaucratic scientification, and the anxieties of excess. Also included are a handful of offices working through their ideas and images. Finally, the issue is organized as a kind of mirror and at its center is another book, Il fera beau demain by Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal, originally published in 1995, included here because of its relevance to the subject and inspirational beauty.

320 pages

Editors-in-Chief: Jack Murphy & Tiffany Xu
Graphics Director: Carolyn Francis
Publisher Rice Architecture Journal, Rice University, Houston,Texas.



NOVEMBER 8, 2019

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HALLANDS KONSTMUSEUM



Borderland – from the collection

The major change undergone by the museum in the form of a total renovation and a whole new building, offers a golden opportunity to explore the collection in depth before reopening. Borderland, the new exhibition on the collections, places the museum’s chronology alongside questions concerning art, science and collecting. The journey from a classic regional museum in 1933 to the art museum of today is naturally clearly reflected in the content and character of the collection but there are also other parameters that exert an influence. Today gender, class and diversity are important aspects when acquiring new works and knowledge of the collection’s own history makes it easier to add to and broaden it.

Photograph FK05.2004 by Mikael Olsson is in the new exhibition Borderland.

Hallands Konstmuseum
Tollsgatan
302 32 Halmstad



OCTOBER 26, 2019

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ART TALK STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS



We are glad to present an art talk with the internationally acclaimed photographer and artist Mikael Olsson, who will give us an exclusive insight into his artistic practice and ongoing projects bridging photography, acting, and fashion.

Olsson’s photographic works have been exhibited widely across the world, most recently at the Venice Biennale (2018). He has generated several artist books such as Södrakull Frösakull (Steidl, 2011), where he portrays the relationship between memory, identity and architecture, and the forthcoming book on | auf (Steidl, 2019) that includes an essay by author Péter Nádas, dealing with questions of perception, displacement, and liminal spaces.

Olsson’s images are frequently featured in T Magazine/New York Times. As an actor, Olsson has performed in the Palme d’Or winning film The Square (2017) by Ruben Östlund, the horror movie Suspiria (2018) by Luca Guadagnino, and in Lessons of the Hour (2019), by artist Isaac Julien. Olsson’s images are also featured on the autumn 2019 collection by the fashion designer Jun Takahashi/Undercover.

Mikael Olsson is represented by Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm/Berlin.

- Lunch will be served -

Room: Ragnar at Stockholm

School of Economics
Sveavägen 65
113 83 Stockholm

Externals may sign-up by e-mailing: artinitiative@hhs.se
RSVP by the 25th of September 13:00



SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

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