On August 23rd 2017 a visit to the model archive at Stockholm’s Urban Planning Department, together with model maker Harri Anttila, was organised by Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in collaboration with Malin Pettersson Öberg and architect Malin Zimm. The guided tour through the archive was followed by a conversation between Malin Pettersson Öberg and Malin Zimm at Index, Kungsbro strand 19.
About the event:
”Malin Pettersson Öberg will discuss her new film Modellarkivet together with architect and researcher Malin Zimm. Modellarkivet was produced for the exhibition The Promise at Index and filmed at the model archive of the Stockholm Urban Planning Department, as a portrait of the archive and reflection on what it means to build a city. The talk starts 18:00 at Index, Kungsbro Strand 19. Before the discussion, there is a possibility to visit the archive, together with model expert Harri Anttila (Stadsbyggnadskontoret) and the artist. Meeting point is 17:00 at the entrance of Stadsbyggnadskontoret, Fleminggatan 4 (limited number of places, please register to join the visit at firstname.lastname@example.org). Malin Pettersson Öberg (born 1979 in Falun) studied fine art at Konstfack University in Stockholm and video and experimental film at ENSAD in Paris and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her work explores essayist formats which combine images with texts, focusing on forgotten and overlooked aspects of culture in order to open new interpretations and evaluations of our surrounding world. Since 2007, Malin Pettersson Öberg has taken part a.o. in exhibitions at Uppsala konstmuseum (2016), Kalmar konstmuseum (2015) and Bonniers Konsthall (2007, 2011), and screenings at JD Centre of Art, India (2017), Iaspis (2015), the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2014, 2016) and the Swedish Institute, Paris (2012). Her recent films are distributed by Filmform – the Art Film & Video Archive in Stockholm. Malin Zimm is an architect PhD and research strategist at White arkitekter. Together with Mattias Bäcklin, she manages Zimm Hall, a nomadic exhibition space for art and architecture.”
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