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Vänersborgs konsthall, screening of Modellarkivet, 2/10 2021

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Welcome to a screening of three art videos at Vänersborgs konsthall in Sweden:Tova Mozard/Stora scenen, Malin Pettersson Öberg/Modellarkivet, Angelica Olsson/`Zeigarnikeffekten´ Vänersborgs konsthall2nd October at 2 pm – 4 pm What does memory do, and how does it create narratives about ourselves and the surrounding world? In three art videos, memory and its mechanisms are confronted.[…]

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The Model Archive: Voices on the City, Archive and Miniature – book project 2021

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Departing from Stockholm’s urban planning department’s model archive, Malin Pettersson Öberg produced the cinematic essay ‘Modellarkivet’ (20 mins) in 2017. The film undertakes interdisciplinary methods in order to, through the lens of the archive and a condensed narration, reflect on contemporary society. The book ‘The Model Archive: Voices on the city, archive and miniature’ unrolls[…]

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OEI #86–87: Publishing Practices, Publishing Poetics

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Welcome to the release of OEI, #86–87: Publiceringspraktiker, publiceringspoetiker / Publishing Practices, Publishing Poetics, an issue for which I have written a text about the clip archive collected by artist and writer Ottilia Adelborg (1933-1936), at the beginning of the 20th century.Please see more details about the release and issue below. / Thursday March 5:[…]

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Venice screening, Hourglass at Studio Giardini, 24/9 2019

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Welcome to an opening and film screening + talk at Studio Giardini in Venice, Italy. The event will take place on Tuesday Sept. 24th, 7 pm. Malin Pettersson Öberg will participate with her film “Reading Glass” (2015), portraying the Swedish glass industry through an intimate traveling through, and meditation on the archive spaces of The[…]

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Ottilia Adelborg Revisited – exhibition at Konstakademien, March 2019

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The exhibition Ottilia Adelborg Revisited took place 08.03.19 – 16.03.19 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Opening on March 8, 3-5pm, the exhibition was installed in Tengbomhallen. On Saturday March 9, 2pm, a conversation about the newspaper Ottilia Adelborg: Assembling the World, between its authors, was organised in Tidningsrummet (The Newspaper Room). The conversation was held[…]

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Through the Looking Glass: film screening at IIC, Stockholm, Dec. 10th 2018

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An evening to present the screening of two films by artists Elena Mazzi and Malin Pettersson Öberg, in conversation with independent curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist. The evening is carried out in relation to a residency at the Nordic Art Association (NKF) and will focus on the glass production of Italy (Murano, Venice) and Sweden (Småland).[…]

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Newspaper / publication produced in 2018, with texts by Camilla Larsson, Sara Rossling and Jacek Smolicki:

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Ottilia Adelborg: Assembling the World, 2018, EN

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Essay / film script, Modellarkivet (The Model Archive), 2017:

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Modellarkivet (The Model Archive), 2017, EN / SE

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Ögats vandring (2018 – )

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2018 – , one channel HD video, silent loop, 22:09 min. Produced as part of the project Musikakademin, initiated by Cecilia Josefsson With support by Stockholm and Göteborg kulturförvaltning Camera, editing, postproduction: Nils Fridén Watch the film online When the Royal College of Music in Stockholm was reconstructed in 2016, one of the aims with[…]

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Ottilia Adelborg: Assembling the World (2018)

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2018, publication, newspaper style, 48 p. b/w, ISBN 978-91-639-8056-5 Produced as part of the international exchange project GAIR – Gagnef Artist-in-Residence Programme 2017-2018: The Legacy of Ottilia with support from The Swedish National Heritage Board (RAÄ) and Ottilia Adelborgmuseet Graphic design, editorial work and writing: Jacek Smolicki Editorial work and writing: Camilla Larsson Writing: Sara Rossling[…]

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ArkDes – the exhibition Modellarkivet inaugurates ”Boxen” June 19th – August 26th

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Welcome to discover Stockholm’s Urban Planning Department’s magical model archive through Malin Pettersson Öberg’s film Modellarkivet (The Model Archive). The exhibition, which is the first one in ArkDes’ new exhibition space Boxen, is based on a fantastic film material which will give the visitor a spatial as well as tactile experience. Curator: Mikaela Steby Stenfalk. The[…]

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What takes a hundred years to make? Exhibition at Skånes konstförening 8 June – 15 July 2018

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Welcome to the group exhibition and programme What takes a hundred years to make? at Skånes konstförening, Malmö, SE, 8 June – 15 July 2018. The exhibition is curated by Simona Dumitriu and reflects over the history and archive of Skånes konstförening, its institution and possible future. Malin Pettersson Öberg has been invited to take part with her[…]

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Unfold a Place – group exhibition at Ottilia Adelborgmuseet in Gagnef, 6/7-16/9 2018

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Welcome to visit Unfold a Place, a group exhibition showing six artists’ different acquaintances with Dalarna. The exhibition runs between July 6th – September 16th 2018 at the Ottilia Adelborg museum in Gagnef, Sweden, and represents investigating works, reflecting over time, place and the heritage of Ottilia Adelborg. It has been developed as part of the international residency[…]

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Exhibition and conversation at Vallentuna kulturhus 14/4 – 27/5 2018

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Most welcome to the exhibition Precarious Spaces Radiant Days at Vallentuna Kulturhus, 14 April – 27 May. The central piece on display was filmed in Fukushima and Tokyo/Yokohama in 2016 and portrays the evacuation zone near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant along with other ‘uninhabitable’ places tied to the nuclear disaster in 2011 and the year[…]

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History of the Present, Kramskoy Museum of Fine Arts, Voronezh (RU) 2018

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“History of the Present” – a joint project of the Voronezh Regional Art Museum named after. I.N. Kramsk and Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art on the new site of the museum in the Governor’s House, which includes exhibition and lecture programs. The project was implemented as part of a grant from the Voronezh Region government[…]

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Seminar Moving Murals + Stadens ytor, Hagalund, February 2nd 2018

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Please welcome to the seminar Moving Murals, about encounters between moving images and architecture, Hagalund, Stockholm, February 2nd. Malin Pettersson Öberg will participate through screenings of the film Modellarkivet. The seminar is fully booked! In case of interest, please email: alex.rodallec@frsm.se   Stadens ytor – Möten mellan rörlig bild och arkitektur, 2 februari. Seminarium + Vernissage. Vad händer[…]

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Essay published as part of the editorial project Para-Archives, initiated by Jacek Smolicki 2017:

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Notes on Everyday Archives, 2017, EN

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Konstfack lecture as part of the course Fotografins och videokonstens historia, 18 January

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In January Malin Pettersson Öberg will present some of her recent work with video essays portraying and reflecting on archives, as part of the course Fotografins och videokonstens historia. The course is given to arts professionals at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and organised by Annika Wik and Svante[…]

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Archive visit followed by artist talk at SBK + Index 23/8 2017

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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[…]

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G/AIR Gagnef Artist-in-Residence Programme 2017

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Between 28 June – 18 July, Malin Pettersson Öberg will take part in G/AIR, the first session of a new international artist in residence-programme located in Gagnef, Dalarna. The project will run for two years and has been initiated by curator Sara Rossling, in collaboration with a. o. Mattias Nordström, organiser of the Gagnef music[…]

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Modellarkivet – The Model Archive (2017)

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2017, one channel HD video with voice over, 20:00 min Direction, script and editing: Malin Pettersson Öberg Camera and postproduction: Nils Fridén, Velourfilm Music: Between the Buildings composed by Samuel Nicolas (2017) Narrator: Helena Lopac. Sound work: Johan Chandorkar, Umami Produktion Produced with support from Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation and Harri Anttila / Modellenheten,[…]

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Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, 2 June – 3 Sept. 2017

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Most welcome to the group exhibition The Promise June 3rd – September 3rd 2017 at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation. Malin Pettersson Öberg will be participating with a new film, shot inside the model archive and workshop of the Urban Planning Department in Stockholm. The exhibition will open on Friday June 2nd, 17:30 -20:00. More information about programme[…]

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Release – Glass is Moving Mass + Opening – Designarkivet Pukeberg 21-23/4

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Welcome to a series of events in the Kingdom of Crystal during the weekend of April 21st – 23rd. Friday 21st April at noon – opening of the exhibition Tidsresor i glas with Monica Backström and Malin Pettersson Öberg at Designarkivet Pukeberg, Nybro (SE). Saturday 22nd April at noon – release of the book Glass is Moving Mass with[…]

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Sveriges Radio P1 – Umbra Programmet om färg – 18 March 2017

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On March 18, Malin Pettersson Öberg participated in a radio program about colours, Svart: kunglig, borgerlig och melankolisk (Black: Royal, Bourgeois and Melancholic) which was broadcasted in Swedish Radio P1 as part of the series Umbra – Programmet om färg. The series deals with the cultural history of pigments, what colours communicate today and the role of colour[…]

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INDIA – 11th International Film Festival on Art and Artists, Bhubaneswar. 27 – 29 January 2017

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Between January 27th – 29th, Malin Pettersson Öberg participated in Imaging the Arts – 11th International Film Festival on Art & Artists, Focus: Architecture, organized by the JD Centre of Art in Bhubaneswar, Odisha (India). Apart from the screening of her film Reading Glass (2015), Pettersson Öberg was invited to give an illustrated presentation of the[…]

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Iceland – residency on methodology, imagination and encounters – January 2017

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Ann Guillaume (FR) and Malin Pettersson Öberg (SE) participated in a one month residency at SíM in Reykjavík, in January 2017. As visual artists, we are engaged in research-based and interrogative practices, informed by scientific and socio-anthropological fields associated with memory and history writing. The following theme and questions are those that we, through a[…]

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To Visit, Research and Trace: How to Represent Invisible Spaces – Fylkingen 1 Dec. 2016

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———————————————— To Visit, Research and Trace: How to Represent Invisible Spaces Performances by Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Malin Pettersson Öberg Followed by a conversation with Valentina Sansone Since 2011, Hiroko Tsuchimoto has been researching Tanzanian origins of Kanga (a traditional female garment decorated with Swahili proverbs) and the Japanese second­hand car market in East Africa. For[…]

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Precarious Spaces, Radiant Days (2016)

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2016, six channel HD video installation with voice over, 15 min Direction, script and narration in English by Malin Pettersson Öberg Watch documentation video from Uppsala konstmuseum (Timo Menke, EN) – What happens when space is overturned? When the rooms we inhabit are no longer there to inhabit, when familiar space is turned strange? In Japan, space has been[…]

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Uppsala konstmuseum: opening Rummets rymder 1974 on September 29th

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Welcome to the opening and release of the exhibition and book Rummets rymder 1974 – en inackorderingsplats för ihågkomna och glömda rum (Species of Spaces – An Accommodation for Remembered and Forgotten Rooms) at Uppsala konstmuseum Thursday 29 September 2016! Opening 16:00 – 20:00. Shuttle bus free of charge will depart from the Central Station[…]

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Essay published in the book Species of Spaces 1974 – An Accommodation of Retained and Forgotten Locations, Arvinius + Orfeus, 2016

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Att nagla fast tiden i rummet, 2016, SE Nailing Down Time in Space, 2016, EN

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Film screenings during the spring 2016

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During the spring of 2016 Malin Pettersson Öberg’s films Everyday Archives II (2013), Journal of Earth Sciences (2015), and Reading Glass (2015) have been screened as part of below festivals and exhibitions. Most welcome still to Slipvillan in Stockholm on June 11th and to Galerie Make it Marseille, Marseille, on June 18th-19th. Happy news is also that Reading Glass has[…]

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Tokyo research residency and presentations in April + May 2016

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In April + May 2016 Malin Pettersson Öberg has been invited for a research residency at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, Japan, in order to continue an associative research departing from French author Georges Perec’s writings on space/the room and the year 1974, when his novel Species of Spaces and Other Pieces was published. She will enquire these[…]

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Conference: Art and the Manifestation of Social Change, Kalmar, Sweden 18-19/2

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– the artist’s role as a knowledge producer and the art institution as host of cross-disciplinary enquiries The art project Moving Mass deals with the history, present and future of glass production in Småland – a region popularly referred to as “The Kingdom of Crystal” – from six different artists’ perspective. The emphasis of the[…]

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Tokyo: Guest critique at the Tokyo University of the Arts, 22 Jan. 2016

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On the 22nd January 2016 Malin Pettersson Öberg was invited to the Tokyo University of the Arts to present her work and participate as a guest critic for the 1st year students. The session was held as part of Hiroshi Egaitsu’s course at the Toride Campus and Malin Pettersson Öberg’s participation was made possible due to[…]

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Att läsa glaset – Reading Glass (2015)

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2015, one channel HD video with voice over, 15 min Direction, script and narration in Swedish by Malin Pettersson Öberg, English subtitles Watch the film online – Quartz glass, at glass, insulating glass, self-cleaning glass, plexiglass, laboratory glass, crystal glass, berglass, optical glass. The applications and significances of glass for science and modern society are numerous. Glass[…]

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Contribution to the book Glass is Moving Mass, Konstfrämjandet, 2017, p. 85 – 96 (essay / film script):

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Book: Glas är massa i rörelse (Glass is Moving Mass), 2017, EN / SE Essay / film script: Reading Glass, 2015, EN

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Kalmar 5/12 2015 – opening Moving Mass, Kalmar konstmuseum

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Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Massa i rörelse! Time: Saturday, December 5, 2015 Place: Kalmar konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden Programme: 2 pm Museum Director Bengt Olof Johansson says welcome and inaugurates the exhibition 3 pm Conversation in the exhibition with the present artists and audience The exhibition takes place between 05/12 2015 – 28/02 2016 Participating[…]

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IASPIS 28/8 2015 – Translating places and constructing landscapes

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Translating places and constructing landscapes A presentation of an artist-run exchange between Iceland, France and Sweden Date: Friday 28 August Time: 4-6 PM Place: The Arts Grants Committee, The Project room. NB! The discussion continues at Slakthusateljéerna Address: Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm Language: English Guests: Ari Allansson, My Lindh, Linus Lohmann, Litten Nystrøm, Stéphanie Solinas[…]

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Impossible Possession – exhibition at Slakthusateljéerna 26-30/8 2015

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”I can not appropriate the snow field where I slide. It remains foreign, forbidden, but I take delight in this very effort toward an impossible possession. I experience it as a triumph, not as a defeat.” Simone de Beauvoir In the exhibition Impossible Possession (Det omöjliga ägandet) questions about displacements, translations and getting lost in the foreign[…]

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Film shooting – Reading Glass – at The Glass Factory, June 2015

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The shooting of image sequences for the video Att läsa glaset (Reading Glass) took place at the Glass Factory in Boda, Sweden, June 22nd – 23rd 2015. Malin Pettersson Öberg directs and writes the script for the film, which involves collaborations with Axel Diedrichs (Kalmar, camera and light) and Samuel Nicolas (Paris, sound). The film will be screened[…]

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Moving Mass: collaboration in Småland 2015 – 2017

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The Moving Mass project blog is up and running! You can also find it on the website of Kalmar konstmuseum Moving Mass is an artistic enquiry with a point of departure in Småland and the region known for Swedish glass production, today sometimes referred to as The Kingdom of Chrystal* . Six Swedish artists will as part[…]

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Japanese book circle in Stockholm from spring 2015 –

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Visual artists Hiroko Tsuchimoto and Malin Pettersson Öberg are organizing a Japanese book circle in Stockholm since spring 2015. Currently, the book circle takes place at the Slakthusateljéerna project space, Bolidenvägen 22 in Stockholm. Japanese literature (facts, fiction, poetry…) is read and discussed as a tool to learn more about Japanese and Swedish culture and its conjunctions, and to share this[…]

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Italy / Bergamo: Lecture at Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti, May 2015

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On May 12th 2015 Malin Pettersson Öberg gave a lecture at the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo, Italy, as part of the photography class held by visual artist and photographer Linda Fregni Nagler. The lecture covers Malin Pettersson Öberg’s relation to photography, appropriation, historical material, collecting and a narrative practice. In connection to the lecture a[…]

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Lecture at Uppsala konstmuseum 8 April 2015

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Uppsala konstmuseum (Uppsala Museum of Art) are on Wednesday 8 April 6 pm – 8 pm arranging a thematic evening with a lecture and performance in connection with the current exhibition Translation Theme Park – Japanese Contemporary Art. The curator of the exhibition, Leif Holmstrand – visual artist and writer – compares cultural translations to the lustful attractions of[…]

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Paris exhibition: 69c2 au grenier with Chiara Bettazzi, 13 – 15/2 2015

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In February, 13 – 15/2 2015, Malin Pettersson Öberg’s film Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008) was screened as part of the duo exhibition 69c2 au grenier, taking place in the attic of a private apartment at 69, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin in Paris. Participating artists were Chiara Bettazzi and Malin Pettersson Öberg, together with a drawing installation[…]

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Journal of Earth Sciences (2015)

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2015, one channel HD video with voice-over, 17 min Direction, script and narration in English by Malin Pettersson Öberg Watch the film online – password journal2015 ”In Malin Pettersson Öbergs film Journal of Earth Sciences a story based on the artist’s own journey through Iceland in 2014 is told. In the form of a fragmented narrative her[…]

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Essay / film script, Journal of Earth Sciences, 2015:

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Journal of Earth Sciences, 2015, EN

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Paris residency and screening – Cité des Arts / Institut Finlandais, January-February 2015

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In January and February Malin Pettersson Öberg is in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris to complete a new experimental short film exploring the image of Iceland. Journal of Earth Sciences (2015, 17 min. HD video with sound) is a work initiated during a residency in Seydisfjordur and Reykjavik in August 2014. Through a fragmentary narrative, Malin Pettersson Öberg[…]

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12/12 2014: ”Everyday Archives” short film of the day, SFI

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On Friday 12th December Malin Pettersson Öberg’s film Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008) is presented as part of the short film calendar of the Swedish Film Institute. Camilla Larsson, curator and writer working at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, has selected the film for the project which celebrate short films each day during the year’s darkest[…]

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Wrapped Words: Listening to Japan (2014)

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2014, radio program, 120 min (2h), with voice-over and music Script and narration in English by Malin Pettersson Öberg – In the radio program Wrapped Words: Listening to Japan Malin Pettersson Öberg is exploring how Japanese artists have been affected by the 3.11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, followed by the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in March 2011.[…]

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25/11 2014 at Konsthall C: Radio broadcast, performance event and conversation

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Konsthall C Tuesday 25th November. At 1 – 3 pm: Wrapped Words: Listening to Japan, broadcast of radio program by Malin Pettersson Öberg 95.3 MHz / Stockholms Närradio, as part of the series CRP – Centrifug Radio Populär At 6.30 – 9 pm: Situations of Kekko. Program with performances, radio excerpt and conversation with invited guests on the[…]

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Book release 4/10 2014 at Konstakademien: Studio Talks – Thinking Through Painting

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Welcome to the release of the book Studio Talks – Thinking Through Painting and the opening of the second part of the exhibition Thinking Through Painting on Saturday 4 October, 12 – 4 pm at Konstakademien. Malin Pettersson Öberg participates in the book through a conversation with Kristina Bength and Jan Rydén, which took place in Pannrummet (The Boiler[…]

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Bio Rio 29/9: screening of Filmform News 2014

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On Monday 29th September at 8pm the Filmform News programme of 2014 will be screened at Bio Rio in Stockholm. The screening programme is 62 min and costs 50 SEK. Most welcome! FILMFORM NEWS 29/9 2014 (8pm) BIO RIO Paula Urbano: It’s We 4:05 min, 2013, color, stereo, 16:9, HD A video about how race is performed[…]

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Performance evening Nattklubben at Slakthuset 26/9 2014

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On Friday 26 September Malin Pettersson Öberg participated in the performance event Nattklubben, an evening with performances and readings by eight artists at the nightclub Slakthuset in Stockholm. Nattklubben was organized by artists Petra Axelsson and Tobias Sjöberg as part of their exhibition Larger Than Life – Absorbing Light at Konstnärshuset (13/9 – 1/10). Participating artists: Lukas Sålby, Petra Axelsson, Tobias[…]

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Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Iceland – residency and artist talk, August 2014

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1 – 10 August 2014 Malin Pettersson Öberg takes part in a residency at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjördur, Iceland, together with Swedish artist My Lindh. The residency is part of the artist-run exchange project Slakthusateljéerna + Air d’Islande, initiated in 2014 by Malin Pettersson Öberg /Slakthusateljéerna and Ari Allansson /Air d’Islande in order to facilitate[…]

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Represented at Filmform and Dalarnas museum from spring 2014

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Since the spring of 2014, two of Malin Pettersson Öberg’s films are represented in Swedish collections. Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008), 2013, has become part of the Filmform Art Film and Video Archive in Stockholm. Paris – An Orbit Portrait, 2011, has been acquired for the collection of Dalarnas museum in Falun (Sweden), with support from the Åhléns’[…]

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Platser Samlingar Namn, book published by Malin Pettersson Öberg & Kajsa Pontén, with additional texts by Camilla Larsson, Karl Steinick and Elina Suoyrjö, 2013:

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Platser Samlingar Namn, 2013, SE

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Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 1 – 6 May 2014

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The film Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008), 2013, will be screened at the 60th International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, Germany, 1 – 6 May 2014, as part of the Market screening of the Filmform Art Film and Video Archive (May 2nd at 5pm). The screening program contains films by Paula Urbano, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben[…]

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Japan January 2014: Borrowed Sceneries. Enquiries of Identity and Appropriation.

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In January/February 2014, Malin Pettersson Öberg carried out a second research trip to Japan with support from the Swedish Scholarship Foundation for Studies of Japanese Society (Japanstiftelsen). The trip was part of a self-initiated research project that examines Japanese identity in relation to Swedish and Western identity: Borrowed Sceneries. Enquiries of Identity and Appropriation. The project focuses on exploring and comparing[…]

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Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998-2008) (2013)

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2013, one channel HD video with voice-over, 12.24 min Text and narration in English by Malin Pettersson Öberg Camera: Shiva Anoushirvani  Co-distributor: Filmform Watch the film online In Everyday Archives II (Flyers 1998 – 2008) we hypnotically follow the presentation of images from an archive of flyers, postcards and invitations that the artist collected during travels to various[…]

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Marseille 19th Dec. 2013 – 8th Feb. 2014: Galerie Gourvennec Ogor

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If you happen to be in Marseille, please pass by Galerie Gourvennec Ogor and the opening of the exhibition Last Dance where I participate with a new film. The exhibition is part of the official program of Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture, and goes on until February 8th. Opening Thursday 19th December 6 – 9 pm. Review of the exhibition[…]

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Tableau Vivant at Nyckelviksskolan Thursday 12th September 2013

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Malin Pettersson Öberg is since August 2013 teaching painting and drawing at Nyckelviksskolan in Stockholm. One of the first blocks in Malin’s course for students at Färg, Form och Hantverk (Group 3) comprises of figure drawing, and as a final exercise, Tableau Vivant.  The group produces its own Tableau Vivant (= living picture) with set design,[…]

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Platser Samlingar Namn (2013)

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2013, softbound book: 17 x 22 x 1.5 cm, 112 p. numbered edition of 500 Language: Swedish  ISBN: 978-91-637-3029-0 Platser Samlingar Namn (Places Collections Names) was published on the occasion of the exhibition Platser Samlingar Namn at Dalarnas museum in 2013, with the support of Längmanska kulturfonden and Dalarnas museum. The book was designed by Kajsa Pontén with[…]

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Book release Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Stockholm

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Welcome to the release of the book Platser Samlingar Namn! Platser Samlingar Namn is a publication about the artistic practice of Malin Pettersson Öberg, produced in collaboration with the graphic designer Kajsa Pontén. Contributing writers: Camilla Larsson, Karl Steinick and Elina Suoyrjö. The release takes place Tuesday 10th September between 5 – 9 pm at[…]

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Kulturfestivalen Stockholm Wednesday 14th August 2013

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Between 7 pm and 1 am on Wednesday 14th August I take part in the Stockholm Culture Festival event Silverfabriken with a flag designed for one of the flagpoles at Gustav Adolf’s torg. ”Silverfabriken is celebrating the band Velvet Underground through a concert with interpretations by the Swedish musicians Nina Persson (The Cardigans), Ebbot Lundberg[…]

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Att byta namn – To Change Name (2013)

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2013, one channel still image video projection with voice-over, 12:51 min Projected onto a screen wall Att byta namn (En alternativ reseskildring) / To Change Name (An Alternative Travelogue) is a slideshow with voice-over, a montage of texts and photos taken by Malin Pettersson Öberg during a trip to Japan in 2012. In the soundtrack we hear three female voices describing[…]

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Dalarnas Museum, Falun: Platser Samlingar Namn, 15/6-15/9 2013

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During the summer the exhibition Platser Samlingar Namn by Malin Pettersson Öberg takes place at Dalarnas museum in Falun, Sweden. Most welcome! The project Platser Samlingar Namn – which consists of an exhibition and a publication – can be described as an attempt to develop and interconnect a number of important subjects in Malin Pettersson Öberg’s artistic work. A[…]

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February 2013: project at SI in Paris

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In February 2013 Malin Pettersson Öberg and the Swedish journalist Karl Steinick spent ten days at the Swedish Institute in Paris, working on a collaborative project. The project investigates ”alternative memorial sites” in Paris and engages with an anthropological point of view, and is planned to result in a book and exhibition. To know more[…]

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Utan titel (Dalarna), (2013)

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2013, installation with 30 wooden signs, c-prints on aquarelle paper, 39x33x95 cm Displayed in the museum’s collections and permanent exhibitions (see map) The installation Utan titel (Dalarna) offers a fragmented story about collecting and the identity of Dalarna, in the form of text-based signs that spread out in Dalarnas museum’s existing rooms. On the plates we find quotes from[…]

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Perspectivism – exhibition curated by Cinthya Lana at Slakthusateljéerna, September 2012

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Between September 19th – 23rd 2012 Slakthusateljéerna hosted the exhibition Perspectivism, curated by the Brazilian curator Cinthya Lana. Perspectivism is Cinthya Lana’s degree project from the Curatorial Program for Professionals in Arts, Crafts and Design at Konstfack in Stockholm, a project carried out in collaboration with CuratorLab/Konstfack and Malin Pettersson Öberg/Slakthusateljéerna, with support from Iaspis[…]

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In the Near Past (2012)

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2012, installation of prints placed in four cabinets 8 leporellos of colored paper, each 170 x 19 cm 102 attached prints with quotes (60) and images (42), each 9 x 13 cm The site-specific piece In the near past has been developed for the exhibition Volumi Contrastanti / Kontrasterande Volymer, which took place at the[…]

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Italian Institute of Culture, Stockholm: Volumi Contrastanti / Kontrasterande Volymer, 29/8-28/9 2012

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Finissage on Wednesday 26th September from 6 pm. Welcome! The exhibition Volumi Contrastanti / Kontrasterande Volymer opened at the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm on August 29th. It goes on from 30 August to 28 September 2012, and contains works by the artists Maria Andersson, Marco Di Giuseppe, Karin Lindh, Elena Mazzi, Malin Pettersson Öberg[…]

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Japan – A Borrowed Scenery, publication consisting of quotes and images from guidebooks, 2012:

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D&Department Project Sapporo, 13-27 July 2012: Somewhere – not here

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On Friday 13th July between 6 – 8 pm the duo exhibition Somewhere – not here (Facebook JP) opened at D&Department Project in Sapporo, Japan. Malin Pettersson Öberg shows the film Paris – An Orbit Portrait (2011, texted to Japanese) and the new printed work Japan – A borrowed Scenery. Hiroko Tsuchimoto equally shows two new[…]

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Institut Suédois, Paris, June 10th 2012: Paris – An Orbit Portrait

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On Sunday June 10th Malin Pettersson Öberg’s film Paris – An Orbit Portrait (2011) was screened at the Swedish Institute in Paris between 14.00-18.00, in the framework of Sunday Screenings. At 18.00 the screening was followed by a conversation between the art historian Constance Moréteau from Portraits la Galerie, Marion Alluchon from the Swedish Institute[…]

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Japan – A Borrowed Scenery (2012)

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2012, leporello, 46 p. of 27.7 x 21 cm, double-sided c-print on aquarel paper Printing and graphic design advices: Hanna Wieslander and Sébastien Berthier Download publication as pdf   Japan – A Borrowed Scenery (2012) is a guide to Japan in advance. It explores my ideas and preconceptions of the country before my first visit[…]

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Eternal Return 2012 at Magasinet, May 16 – 26th

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Group exhibition at Magasinet in Falun, Sweden; Eternal Return 2012, May 16th-26th. Malin Pettersson Öberg participated with a new sound piece, Kronologi, displayed inside a wooden structure with curtains from the piece Stereoskopisk scenografi (2011). The exhibition was conceived by independent cultural producer Kajsa Pontén in collaboration with Magasinet and Skapande Skola. Several lectures, workshops[…]

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Kronologi (2012)

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2012, installation with octagonal wooden structure, sound and textile 20 min, mono sound piece with voice over, narration in Swedish by Anna Soley Tryggvadottir Wooden structure, 370 x 350 cm (eight sections, 150 x 350 cm each), displayed with curtains from the piece Stereoskopisk scenografi Photographer: Per Eriksson The piece Kronologi (Chronology) has been developed[…]

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Galerie Area, Paris: Memento, 3-28 April 2012

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The group exhibition Memento, in which Malin Pettersson Öberg shows printed work, has been organized by Portraits la Galerie and Jeune Création and opens at Galerie Area in Paris Tuesday 3rd April (19h). Welcome! The exhibition has been conceived on the occasion of the issue « Artiste, un métier ? » of the Area Review. On Saturday[…]

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Artforum review, February 2012

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In the February issue of Artforum International there is a text by Nina Moentmann on the exhibition Chorspiel and Stereoscopic Scenography, organized at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm during the fall. Download a scanned version: Ulla von Brandenburg / Malin Pettersson Öberg  

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Celeste im Berg, Innsbruck 9-29 February 2012

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Celeste im Berg is an artist-organized intervention in Innsbruck, Austria, realized in collaboration with Die Bäckerei, Innsbruck and Institut Français. The second part of the project, in which Malin Pettersson Öberg participates with the film Paris – An Orbit Portrait at the French Institute, takes place 9 -29 February 2012. Welcome! Participating artists: Cyril Aboucaya,[…]

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Frieze Magazine’s blog – Best of 2011, 24 December 2011

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Frieze Magazine asked a number of artists, curators, critics and frieze contributors for their picks of 2011. Among them Jochen Volz, who co-curated The Spiral and the Square at Bonniers Konsthall in 2011, and who is a contributing editor of Frieze and artistic director at Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil. He picked among others Ulla von Brandenburg’s[…]

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Trialogue in FLM about the exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall, 8 October 2011

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In the text Flerstämmigt (SE), part of the issue # 13/14 of the Swedish film magazine FLM, Cecilia Björk has transcribed a trialogue with Ulla von Brandenburg and Malin Pettersson Öberg on the topic of the collaboration Chorspiel and Stereoscopic scenography.

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Exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall, 17 Sept – 30 Oct 2011

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The exhibition Chorspiel and Stereoscopic scenography opened at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm 17 September, a collaboration between Ulla von Brandenburg and Malin Pettersson Öberg. Find more information about the project, collaboration and new piece Stereoskopisk scenografi. Photographer: Johan Wahlgren

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Article by Constance Moréteau (Portraits la Galerie) in English, July 2011

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Constance Moréteau is part of the online writing forum Portraits la Galerie in Paris, a platform for young art critique about emerging artists. She is a Phd candidate in art history at Paris Ouest / Paris I, with her research devoted to set-ups and experiences of book reading in installation art between 1960 and today.[…]

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Stereoskopisk scenografi (2011)

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2011, installation of 15 painted draperies, 150 x 340 cm, to be hung flexibly in relation to the space 15 motifs based on illustrations from old science books: white textile paint on black cotton fabric Photographer: Johan Wahlgren – Stereoskopisk scenografi (Stereoscopic Scenography) is a spatial textile installation created specifically for the Spetsen Gallery at[…]

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Site Sensitive Acts, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, 29th June 2011

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Thematic video exhibition held at Galleri Mejan, Exercisplan 3, Stockholm: Site Sensitive Acts 29 June – 3 July 2011. The project was organized by a group of video- and performance based artists whose practices deal with personal, ritualistic or theatrical investments, activations or portrayals of specific sites and places: Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Malin Pettersson Öberg, Marko Bandobranski[…]

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Float All In Windows, Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm, 18th May 2011

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Group exhibition with the members of Slakthusateljéerna in Stockholm, 18-22 May 2011. Float All In Windows is the first collective and public presentation of work of the artists and cultural producers who have their studios at Slakthusateljéerna. Since a year back the studio association and project space are situated in the housing block Charkuteristen 5[…]

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Paris – An Orbit Portrait (2011)

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2011, one channel still image video projection with voice over, 15.30 min Narration in Swedish: Windy Fur Rundgren Subtitles in English (translation): Steven Cuzner Watch the film online Paris – An Orbit Portrait is an essayist film portraying the city of Paris, or perhaps rather, the impossibility of such a portrait and the relationship between the Swedish[…]

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Travelogue as Allegory, Konstakademien, Stockholm, 5th March 2011

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Exhibition with artists’ books and printed matter: Travelogue as Allegory. Konstakademien/The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 5th – 20th March. (Photographer: Björn Bengtsson) « A
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The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 3rd March 2011

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Group exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen: The Spring Exhibition, March 3 – April 25 2011. Sébastien Berthier and I participated with the collaboration Untied (Flag) and were nominated for the Jury prize.  

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Falun Walk of Art + article, Sweden, 13th November 2010

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Exhibition with video works screened in the city center of Falun, Dalarna, 13th November 2010 – 15th Januray 2011. My work, an early version of the film Paris – An Orbit Portrait, was screened at the Synsam shop for glasses (a suitable parallel to the enquiry of different readings and perspectives in the film…) The[…]

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AUTO/Portraits, Galerie Jeune Création, Paris 18th September 2010

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Group exhibition arranged by the association of young critics Portraits la galerie at Galerie Jeune Création in Paris: AUTO/Portraits (18th September – 3rd October 2010). The 30 emerging artists that the critics had portrayed were invited to reply to these essays through an exhibition. I participated with an early version of the film Paris –[…]

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Opening of Slakthusateljéerna in Stockholm, 1st June 2010

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In June 2010 Slakthusateljéerna opened in Stockholm – an artist-run studio association and project space located at Hallvägen in Slakthusområdet. Slakthusateljéerna was initiated by the artists Maria Andersson, Kira Carpelan, Karin Lindh and Malin Pettersson Öberg together with Jonas Isfält and Sofia Törnblad. In May and June twenty-three professional artists and cultural producers moved in[…]

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Paris (By Heart), (2010)

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2009, b.w. foldable poster/map, 80 x 50 cm, edition of 3 Paris (By Heart) was initially conceived as an essay for the first issue, Ex Situ, of the editorial project EX 1000 cm2 Art Magazine, initiated by French artist and architect Guillaume Aubry. The magazine was launched and sold in 100 copies at Galerie Intuiti in[…]

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Korrespondenser (2009)

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2009, 12 textile banners, 150 x 210 cm, textile paint   Korrespondenser (Correspondences) is a site specific work developed for the group exhibition and pedagogical project Eternal Return in Falun, where young artists from the region were invited to return and show what they work with today. The project, curated by Kajsa Pontén and hosted by[…]

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Untied (Flag), (2009)

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2009, textile patchwork with texts painted in black textile paint, 500 x 330 cm Untied (Flag) is a collaboration with Sébastien Berthier that was carried out in Paris, with point of departure in the French-African community Quartier de la Goutte d’Or in the 18th arrondissement. A large patchwork assembled by African fabrics constitutes an uncanny version[…]

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Good Luck Occasions (2008)

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2008, mixed media installation: wall paintings in acrylic paint (various sizes), archive of 105 b.w. photographs (10 x 15 cm), printed essay of 30 p (28.5 x 18.5 cm) Good Luck Occasions is a project realized during a studio residency at Duende Studios in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in early 2008. It contains personal narratives and[…]

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Good Luck Occasions, essay by Malin Pettersson Öberg:

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