Artist´s Books

Mikael Olsson : on | auf
Steidl 2018

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.
Essay Péter Nádas.

Mikael Olsson : Södrakull Frösakull
Steidl 2011

In his book Södrakull Frösakull, Mikael Olsson investigate ideas about perception and representation . The book comprises a work that is a photographic study of Bruno Mathsson's two private houses. Texts by Beatriz Colomina, Hans Irrek and Helena Mattsson.

Mikael Olsson : Södrakull Frösakull - Special Edition
Steidl 2011

A special edition comprising a first edition copy of the book, and a c-print, FK15.2004, printed by the artist, housed together in a handmade clothbound box.

Mikael Olsson : A day in the life of...
Libraryman 2009

The images in this publication were done on the Island of Capri. The subject is the Villa Lysis, a mansion that was built for the French poet and writer Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen.

Mikael Olsson & Jens Fänge : This Osier Cage of Ours

This Osier Cage of Ours is a collaboration between the painter Jens Fänge and Mikael Olsson. The photographs is a kind of staged dramatization of a series of paintings.

Anthologies and Catalogues

Contempory Swedish Photography
Art & Theory 2012

Generous in format and richly illustrated the book provides an overview of Sweden’s photography scene, from the legendary Christer Strömholm to today’s wide range of eminent photographers...

Stena Stiftelsen 2011

Sten A Olsson´s Cultural Grant 1996-2011, an anniversary catalogue in a special designed slipcase to celebrate the Stena Foundation's first fifteen years.

Platsens själ (Genius Loci)
Artipelag 2012

Genius Loci is Artipelag’s opening exhibition. In the ancient world, it was believed that a guardian spirit embraced all living creatures and even places: genius loci. By featuring historically important events and 16 contemporary artists, Artipelag illustrate aspects of genius loci and its relevance in our time.

Future Anterior
University of Minnesota Press 2010

The Scandinavian Welfare State and Preservation
Editors Thordis Arrhenius and Jorge Otero-Pailos

Texts by Jorge Otero-Pailos, Dag Nilsen, Kristin B. Aavitsland, Harry Fett, Peter Glen, Kristin B. Aavitsland, Victor Edman, Sigurd Curman, Roger Tanner, Hélène Svahn Garreau, Thordis Arrhenius, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen. Text and insert Mikael Olsson

Insight out, Landschaft und Interieur als Themen zeitgenössischer Photographie
Edition Stemmle 1999

The artistic photography of the last ten years frequently uses the topics of landscape and interior as the thematic starting points for its ideas of the picture...




Includes work by artist and photographer Lotta Antonsson, Anders Edström, Jenny Källman, Mikael Olsson, Henry Roy, Viviane Sassen, Takashi Homma, Ola Rindal among others.
Text Philip Warkander. Graphic design by Andreas Doré.

Goran Kajfeš Subtronic Arkestra
Headspin Recordings 2013

The Bear Hunter
Tree Fruit Press 2011

A unique art book for children and adult based on Swedish naivistic painter Nils Rundgren (1890-1971) who used to call The Bear Hunter and his paintings from 60-70s. The cover book title is painted by Swedish artist Anders Widoff. Paintings: Nils Rundgren Photography: Mikael Olsson Text: Stefan Lindberg

Ola Kjelbye / Mikael Olsson : Screen Tests
Filmkonst 2007

Screen tests – Göteborg International Film Festival 1993 – 2006. Filmkonst 106/107

Ola Kjelbye / Mikael Olsson : Screen Tests - Limited edition

Llimited edition of 27 copies enclosed, signed and numbered photographs in a handmade slipcase.

Om arkitektur (ur ett pågående samtal)
Arkus 2002/2011

The book spans from urban planning to interior design, from conceptual discussion to fiction. The texts are arranged according to a freely associative logic, where one thing leads to another in a conversation across time and space. The book also includes a series of images selected by Mikael Olsson. They should be seen as separate entries in an ongoing conversation about architecture.

2/3 2001

Special issue about japanese contempory art.

Including text and work by: Takashi Murakami, Akira the Hustler, Yoshihiro Suda, Taro Shinoda, Rika Noguchi, Yasumasa Morimura, Ryoko Aoki, Tabaimo, Miwa Yanagi, Yuki Kimura, Tatsumi Orimoto, Takashi Homma, Yayoi Deki, Chiho Aoshima, Magnus Bärtås, Hiroshi Sugito, Hisako Hara, Machiko Harada, Yukie Kamiya, Johnnie Walker, Påhl Ruin, Magnus Haglund, Koichi Watari, Kao Kanamori and more.

Editors Katinka Ahlbom, Pia König, Mikael Olsson, Anna Persson.

Oaxen Skärgårskrog
Raster Förlag 1999

The book of the gourmet restaurant Oaxen Skärgårskrog is trying to capture the scents, flavors and the visual impressions from both the food and the island Oaxen.

Mama 1993

The book is based on personal experiences, conversations, found images, heard and dreamed stories by Mats Theselius, Lars Ågren, Torbjörn Andersson, Andreas Gedin, Andreas Roth and Mikael Olsson.