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If you can’t come in smile as you go by – Jårg Geismar in memoriam by Niclas Östlind

Walking and Talking2 – Niclas Östlind and Prangtip (Maxie) Geismar interviewing seven curators and artists in Venice 2019 On several occasions, the artist Jårg Geismar, his wife Prangtip and I have written together about our impressions of the Venice Biennale. We have done so both to sharpen the senses  and because it is fun. Through …

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Intervju med Egor Rogalev

av: Aleksei Borisionoköversättning: Katerina Zolotova 2020-03-09 Aleksei Borisionok (AB) har intervjuat konstnären Egor Rogalev (ER) om postsovjetisk estetik, det forna östblockets representationspolitik ur ett västligt perspektiv liksom möjligheterna till dekolonisering utifrån det samtida Rysslands förutsättningar. Egor Rogalev började som fotograf och dokumenterade då postsovjetiska rum mitt under en dramatisk omvandling: sanatorier, stadsliv, ungdomsliv och monumentalkonst. …

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Lost Machine

Anastasia Vepreva 20-05-28 Russia doesn’t wage any war against any country. But for some reason the whole world considers it to be an obvious aggressor. They say Russian military equipment is regularly lost in the vast expanses of our planet. Planes, submarines and even people suddenly feel themselves extremely lost, as if they turn out …

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Wall fetishism?

Av: Christina Parte 2019-02-11 The fact that Eija-Riitta Eklöf (1954-2015) passed away a few years ago would have gone unnoticed had she not been in love with the Berlin Wall. In Lars Laumann’s filmic portrait Berlinmuren (2008), we hear the late Eija-Riitta speak as we are introduced to her world through a collection of objects …

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Maidan Square

By: Oleksiy Radynski ‬‬ On December 8, 2013, an angry crowd of Maidan protesters toppled a Lenin monument in central Kyiv. This act was absurdly greeted by liberals in Ukraine and abroad as a final cutting-of-ties with communism—almost a quarter century after it had already fallen. At the same time, skeptical voices claimed that this outburst …

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By: Olav Westphalen Here’s the scenario: I am on my way to some release party with DJ-battle at Taverna Brillo. It’s the night before the Swedish national elections and I get into a heated argument with a group of young nationalists waving flags on Stureplan. I shout something along the – admittedly idiotic – lines …


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