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

In January, Malin Pettersson Öberg will present her engagement with archives in essayist video works, as part of the course Fotografins och videokonstens historia, given to arts professionals at the Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. The course is organised by guest professor and film theorist Annika Wik. More information about the course in Swedish[…]

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

Welcome to visit the model archive at the Stockholm Urban Planning Department followed by a conversation between Malin Pettersson Öberg and Malin Zimm at Index. Malin Pettersson Öberg will discuss her new film Modellarkivet together with architect and researcher Malin Zimm. Modellarkivet was produced for the exhibition The Promise and filmed at the model archive of the Stockholm Urban Planning Department, as[…]

G/AIR Gagnef Artist-in-Residence Programme 2017

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

———————————————— 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[…]

Uppsala konstmuseum: opening Rummets rymder 1974 on September 29th

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[…]

Film screenings during the spring 2016

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[…]

Tokyo research residency and presentations in April + May 2016

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[…]

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

– 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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

IASPIS 28/8 2015 – Translating places and constructing landscapes

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[…]

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

”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[…]

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

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[…]

Moving Mass: collaboration in the Kingdom of Crystal 2015 – 2016

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 the concept of The Kingdom of Crystal* and the material glass, carried out in dialogue with that which is currently going on in the region through on-site investigations and portrayal of[…]

Japanese book circle in Stockholm from spring 2015 –

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[…]

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

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[…]

Lecture at Uppsala konstmuseum 8 April 2015

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

Bio Rio 29/9: screening of Filmform News 2014

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[…]

Performance evening Nattklubben at Slakthuset 26/9 2014

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[…]

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

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[…]

Represented at Filmform and Dalarnas museum from spring 2014

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’[…]

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival 1 – 6 May 2014

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

Tableau Vivant at Nyckelviksskolan Thursday 12th September 2013

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,[…]

Book release Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Stockholm

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[…]

Kulturfestivalen Stockholm Wednesday 14th August 2013

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[…]

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

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[…]

February 2013: project at SI in Paris

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

Eternal Return 2012 at Magasinet, May 16 – 26th

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[…]

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

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[…]

Artforum review, February 2012

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  

Celeste im Berg, Innsbruck 9-29 February 2012

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,[…]

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

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[…]

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

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.

Exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall, 17 Sept – 30 Oct 2011

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

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

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.[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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

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

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.  

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

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[…]

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

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 –[…]

Opening of Slakthusateljéerna in Stockholm, 1st June 2010

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[…]