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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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STEIDL YOUTUBE



'A Book is a Physical Thing - It's Something You Hold and Live With' Interview with Mikael Olsson


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

By investigating the traces of their creative processes in their archives,and exploring the relation between the structure and its various contexts, Olsson creates images that follow and go beyond the object—a visual narrative uncovering issues of memory, identity and perception.

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



JUNE 26, 2019

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METRO PICTURES



Mikael Olsson stars in Lessons of the Hour, a multi-screen film and video installation by pioneering global media artist Isaac Julien commission by Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York.

Isaac Julien’s visionary ten-screen film installation Lessons of the Hour explores the incomparable achievements of America’s foremost abolitionist figure. After escaping slavery in Maryland, Frederick Douglass gained celebrity on the abolitionist circuit as an extraordinary orator, becoming the most photographed American of the 19th century. Julien’s project is informed by some of Douglass’s most important speeches, such as “Lessons of the Hour,” “What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?,” and “Lecture on Pictures,” the latter being a text that connects picture-making and photography to his vision of how technology could influence human relations. Julien's immersive work gives expression to the zeitgeist of Douglass’s era, his legacy, and the ways in which his story may be viewed through a contemporary lens.

At Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, March 8 - April 13, 2019.



MARCH 8, 2019

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JUN TAKAHASHI/UNDERCOVER



Photographs by Mikael Olsson are now ready to wear. Printed on the collection by Jun Takahashi of Japanese label UNDERCOVER LAB 19AW WOMENS "SUSPIRIUM" Collection. Special Thanks to Luca Guadagnino


MARCH 3, 2019

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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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STEIDL YOUTUBE



'A Book is a Physical Thing - It's Something You Hold and Live With' Interview with Mikael Olsson


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

By investigating the traces of their creative processes in their archives,and exploring the relation between the structure and its various contexts, Olsson creates images that follow and go beyond the object—a visual narrative uncovering issues of memory, identity and perception.

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



JUNE 26, 2019

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METRO PICTURES



Mikael Olsson stars in Lessons of the Hour, a multi-screen film and video installation by pioneering global media artist Isaac Julien commission by Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, New York.

Isaac Julien’s visionary ten-screen film installation Lessons of the Hour explores the incomparable achievements of America’s foremost abolitionist figure. After escaping slavery in Maryland, Frederick Douglass gained celebrity on the abolitionist circuit as an extraordinary orator, becoming the most photographed American of the 19th century. Julien’s project is informed by some of Douglass’s most important speeches, such as “Lessons of the Hour,” “What to the Slave Is the 4th of July?,” and “Lecture on Pictures,” the latter being a text that connects picture-making and photography to his vision of how technology could influence human relations. Julien's immersive work gives expression to the zeitgeist of Douglass’s era, his legacy, and the ways in which his story may be viewed through a contemporary lens.

At Metro Pictures Gallery, New York, March 8 - April 13, 2019.



MARCH 8, 2019

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JUN TAKAHASHI/UNDERCOVER



Photographs by Mikael Olsson are now ready to wear. Printed on the collection by Jun Takahashi of Japanese label UNDERCOVER LAB 19AW WOMENS "SUSPIRIUM" Collection. Special Thanks to Luca Guadagnino


MARCH 3, 2019

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