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FREESTANDING



Mikael Olsson
with Petra Gipp

Freestanding

16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale
Freespace
May 26th – November 25th, 2018

In response to the explosion of international interest and research surrounding Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975), Sweden’s most renowned 20th Century architect, ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design), with Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson, presents Freestanding – an exhibition in the Central Pavilion at FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Freestanding explores three freestanding canopies from three of Lewerentz’ most well-known religious buildings through a collection of historical drawings and newly-commissioned interpretative works. Curated and produced by ArkDes (Kieran Long, James Taylor Foster, Johan Örn) in response to an invitation to participate from artistic directors Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the exhibition looks at ways in which extra spatial gifts can contribute to the experience of a place, a landscape, and the rituals that surround death and burial. Architect Petra Gipp has designed large-scale models for the exhibition that create an extraordinary spatial experience for the visitor.

Artist Mikael Olsson has created new photographs of the structures as living contemporary scenographies that challenge our perception. In dissecting and rearranging the structures and their surroundings, Mikael Olsson investigates the buildings and gives us new perspectives on their design. The pictures evoke movement and help to reveal how we perceive distance and intimacy through architectural gestures.



MAY 22, 2018

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MAY 18, 2018

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T CHINA MAGAZINE - THE NEW YORK TIMES



Cover + 8 page story from Gotland in T China Magazine/The New York Times.


MAY 6, 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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2018 VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE’S MAIN EXHIBITION



ArkDes to Participate in 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale’s Main Exhibition with Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson.

At a press conference today in Venice La Biennale, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects), creative directors, announced that ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, will participate in Freespace – the central exhibition of the 2018 Biennale.

ArkDes will collaborate with architect Petra Gipp (Stockholm) and artist Mikael Olsson (Stockholm) on an exhibition exploring an aspect of 20th Century Swedish architectural history through the lens of contemporary practice. Incorporating material from ArkDes’ national collection, the exhibition will align with Grafton Architects’ Freespace manifesto by seeking to demonstrate how extra spatial gifts in the context of our built environments can contribute to the experience of a place, a landscape, and patterns of life.

“Our participation in the main exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale gives us the chance to present material from the museum’s world-class collection on an international stage. We are proud to be collaborating with two of Sweden’s most respected creatives on a project that bridges historical and contemporary Swedish practice in the context of Grafton Architects’ Freespace manifesto,” says Kieran Long, director of ArkDes.

ArkDes’ participation in the 16th Biennale Architettura di Venezia will be curated by Kieran Long (Director, ArkDes), Johan Örn (Curator of Collections, ArkDes), and James Taylor-Foster (Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design, ArkDes).

More information about the project will be made available in late May 2018. The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale will run from 26 May 2018 to 25 November 2018 in Venice, Italy.



MARCH 2, 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.

Mikael Olsson appears in the film as an artist friend of the main character Christian (Claes Bang). In the famous dinner scene he engages in a conflict with Oleg (Terry Notary). He also performs in several scenes.


“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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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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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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FREESTANDING



Mikael Olsson
with Petra Gipp

Freestanding

16th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale
Freespace
May 26th – November 25th, 2018

In response to the explosion of international interest and research surrounding Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975), Sweden’s most renowned 20th Century architect, ArkDes (The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design), with Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson, presents Freestanding – an exhibition in the Central Pavilion at FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Freestanding explores three freestanding canopies from three of Lewerentz’ most well-known religious buildings through a collection of historical drawings and newly-commissioned interpretative works. Curated and produced by ArkDes (Kieran Long, James Taylor Foster, Johan Örn) in response to an invitation to participate from artistic directors Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the exhibition looks at ways in which extra spatial gifts can contribute to the experience of a place, a landscape, and the rituals that surround death and burial. Architect Petra Gipp has designed large-scale models for the exhibition that create an extraordinary spatial experience for the visitor.

Artist Mikael Olsson has created new photographs of the structures as living contemporary scenographies that challenge our perception. In dissecting and rearranging the structures and their surroundings, Mikael Olsson investigates the buildings and gives us new perspectives on their design. The pictures evoke movement and help to reveal how we perceive distance and intimacy through architectural gestures.



MAY 22, 2018

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SPACE MAGAZINE




MAY 18, 2018

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T CHINA MAGAZINE - THE NEW YORK TIMES



Cover + 8 page story from Gotland in T China Magazine/The New York Times.


MAY 6, 2018

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Namn som visas




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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2018 VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE’S MAIN EXHIBITION



ArkDes to Participate in 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale’s Main Exhibition with Petra Gipp and Mikael Olsson.

At a press conference today in Venice La Biennale, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects), creative directors, announced that ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, will participate in Freespace – the central exhibition of the 2018 Biennale.

ArkDes will collaborate with architect Petra Gipp (Stockholm) and artist Mikael Olsson (Stockholm) on an exhibition exploring an aspect of 20th Century Swedish architectural history through the lens of contemporary practice. Incorporating material from ArkDes’ national collection, the exhibition will align with Grafton Architects’ Freespace manifesto by seeking to demonstrate how extra spatial gifts in the context of our built environments can contribute to the experience of a place, a landscape, and patterns of life.

“Our participation in the main exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale gives us the chance to present material from the museum’s world-class collection on an international stage. We are proud to be collaborating with two of Sweden’s most respected creatives on a project that bridges historical and contemporary Swedish practice in the context of Grafton Architects’ Freespace manifesto,” says Kieran Long, director of ArkDes.

ArkDes’ participation in the 16th Biennale Architettura di Venezia will be curated by Kieran Long (Director, ArkDes), Johan Örn (Curator of Collections, ArkDes), and James Taylor-Foster (Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design, ArkDes).

More information about the project will be made available in late May 2018. The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale will run from 26 May 2018 to 25 November 2018 in Venice, Italy.



MARCH 2, 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.

Mikael Olsson appears in the film as an artist friend of the main character Christian (Claes Bang). In the famous dinner scene he engages in a conflict with Oleg (Terry Notary). He also performs in several scenes.


“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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