Platser Samlingar Namn (2013)

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 assistance of Amy Ontiveros, as an object on the border between a catalogue and artist’s book, a printed matter containing documentation as well as research material related to Malin Pettersson Öberg’s practice. Among the texts we find Att förlänga blicken (To extend the gaze) by Camilla Larsson, writer and curator at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, Det öppna rummet (The Open Room) by Karl Steinick, culture journalist and contributor to Svenska Dagbladet, and Tre samtal (Three Conversations) by independent curator and Phd student Elina Suoyrjö. A series of seven art works – installations, printed matter and films shown in the exhibition – are presented in the book. The art works, and accompanying essays, raise questions about how we define and relate to places; how identity is constructed, and how travels or displacements can open up for new ways of understanding our surrounding world. It allows us to reflect on the museum and history of collecting, and on how vision has always been conditioned by knowledge situated in a specific time. With her background in Falun, Malin Pettersson Öberg has used Dalarna and the museum’s collections as a backdrop and point of departure for some pieces presented in the book and exhibition, while others describe remote places and cultures. In this way an anthropological theme is woven, which enable reflections and comparisons between different places, identities and cultures.

The book can be found in Falun and Stockholm at:
Bonniers Konsthall
Dalarnas museum
Index Foundation
Rönnells Antikvariat

The book can also be purchased via this website.
Please send an email to: malin.pettersson.oberg(a) to order it!
Price: 200 SEK excl. shipping. Please note that the book is in Swedish.