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These Are Situationist Times!

Marianne Hurum: Krabbe

Liv Bugge: To accept theirs, to make it mine, to wish it for myself

Concrete Oslo

Ane Hjort Guttu:
Tekster, samtaler, manus

Dora Garcia: Segunda Vez – How Masotta was Repeated

Dora Garcia: Oscar Masotta – Segunda Vez, Cahier No. 1 and 2

Aktuell #1 Azar Alsharif

Lina Viste Grønli: LIBRARY

Guðrún Benónýsdóttir: 
lawlessness of dreams
colour palette

Ingrid Torvund:
When I Go Out I Bleed Magic

Benjamin A. Huseby:
Weeds & Aliens
An Unnatural History of Plants

Modelling Time: The Permanent Collection 1925-2014

Valentinas Klimašauskas: 
B and/or an Exhibithion Guide In Search of Its Exhibition

Matthew Rana:
The Theory of the Square

Eline McGeorge:
With the Free Rider into the oil age and beyond


Volupså & Postscript

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas: The Institute of Art and Crime

In Dependence –Collaborations and Artists´Initiatives

Bodil Furu:
The Aesthetics of Investigation

Jon Benjamin Tallerås and Ruben Steinum: Casual Maneuver – A Step Away From It

Geir Haraldseth: 

Great! I’ve written something stupid but I haven’t signed a contract with anyone to produce solely wise and perfect works

Marianne Hurum:

Mai Hofstad Gunnes:
Baby Snakes Hatching. Ruins. Ruins

Karl Larsson:
Poetical Assumption

Liv Bugge: You Make Me Want To Die In The Country Side –
A meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Marius Engh:
An Aggregation of Adversary

Kjartan Slettemark,Nixon Visions
Victor Lind, Monument


Hito Steyerl

Dan-Ola Persson:
Music for the Videos of Lars Laumann

Favoured Nations:
Momentum 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

Steinar Haga Kristensen: Retrospective: On the Un-Subjectified Persona

Espen Dietrichson:
Sketches For A Mechanical Sunrise

Håkon Bleken:
tekster i utvalg (1964–2008)

Eivind Slettemeås:

Kunst og prekaritet

Kjersti G. Andvig:
No one here is Innocent

A Fiesta of Tough Choices: Contemporary Art in the Wake of Cultural Policies

The New Administration of Aasthetics

What Does Public Mean?
Art as a Participant in the Public Arena


In Dependence – Collaborations and Artists´Initiatives
NOK 150,-

The book is a continuation of the exhibition, (I)ndependent People – Collaborations and Artist Initiatives, Reykjavík, 2012. This anthology contains commissioned texts that investigates notions of shared artistic practices, informal communality and `the alternative` histories specific to the Nordic region. Sara Arrhenius provides an account of the Nordic art scene and the transformations it has gone through in recent years, either side of the so- called `Nordic miracle´ Based on in-depth personal and professional experience as a curator, critic and institutional figure, Arrhenius shows how Nordic models of collaboration have undergone radical shifts, and points to new ways of rethinking these networks through informal, self organised structures. Lars Bang Larsen focuses on the notion of collective authorship. Considering Foucault´s canonical text, ´What is an Author?´ alongside historical examples of artist´s collective, he addresses questions of representation and the politics of being seen. By contrast, Elena Tzotzi, from Signal contemporary art space in Malmö, writes about being alternative, as the only alternative – or to quote the collective M.E.E.H. which formed temporarily for the (I)ndependent People, it is about ´the freedom of difficulty and the difficulty of freedom´. The publication also contains a facsimile of the script for a performance
about the inherent pitfalls of collaboration that was staged at the opening of the exhibition by the temporarily reformed collective called The Artist Formerly Known as Geist. Hersay House Bu Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas + MIT, 4.333 and Nylo´s timeline, produced during the exhibition period, are also presented and commented on by the artists. These an other contributions are contextualised through a curatorial text by Jonatan Habib Engqvist and photographical documentation of the exhibition and performances.

Eds. Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Karen Tandberg

Contributions by Sara Arrhenius, Lars Bang Larsen, Tinna Grétarsdóttir & Hildigunnur Sverrisdóttir, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, M.E.E.H., Kristín Scheving, The Artist Formerly Known as Geist, Elena Tzotzi and Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas.

ISBN: 978-82-93104-08-7
Design: Birna Geirfinnsdóttir, Dóra Ísleifsdóttir &
Lóa Auðunsdóttir
Torpedo Press 2012

Produced with the kind support of:

Arts Council Norway
Danish Culture Agency
Nordic Culture Fund
Nordic Culture Point
Svenska Kulturfonden