Saturday 25th August 2012
1 pm - 4 pm
A temporary photo studio will be put up in the Huguenot House, where both the crew and visitors of the house are welcome to be portrayed and become part of the Art School Yearbook at dOCUMENTA (13).
No registration required, drop-in.
Saturday 19th May 2012, 1 pm
Art School, Läraregatan 3, Göteborg
Champagne and celebrations go hand in hand.
Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy.
BYOB, or “Bring Your Own Bottle,” where owners of establishments allow their customers to bring alcoholic beverages to their premises to be consumed on site.
Anders Johansson & Max Ronnersjö (Press) and Sebastian Rozenberg talking about Press Show, 12th May 2012, at Art School, Göteborg
Transcription of the first six minutes of the talk:
Sebastian Rozenberg: Obviously there is a narrative.
Anders Johansson: I see this as a piece.
SR: This is a piece!
SR: But still, it’s informative, what else is there, besides the information that you give?
Max Ronnersjö: We present this and… the display is the craft. But we also showed now that this is a work, the things we use. Like the remix that we present on Youtube and now we present it like this.
AJ: I am talking about the whole Press Show.
MR: Yeah, sure, it’s a piece. Both the piece and the pieces within the piece is information and art. The difference between those two doesn’t exist.
SR: There is no difference between information and art?
MR: Not in this case.
SR: If this is conceptual art, what does it mean? You present a series of films, clips, slices from Wikipedia, and it’s obvious, there is a narrative, there is a thread that you follow.
AJ: In this presentation it’s like a stream of consciousness. The introducing track (Medeski Martin & Wood “Let’s go everywhere man”) represents this idea also.
MR: We start from space, you see an animation of Earth seen from space and you hear a song that speaks about searching and traveling. Going to many different places and that this is good for you, to meet new people and to see the world. And then we start to go into this, into one direction. In the song they sing “let’s go everywhere man”, as if there was someone called “Everywhere Man”, and then we talk about “Yes Man”, because we say “yes” to this. “Yes Man” is one source of inspiration to us. It’s about context.
SR: I’m going to play really bull-headed and ask once more: if it’s conceptual art, what does it mean?
AJ: It’s a way of presenting philosophy and the way of life.
MR: It’s an illustration of how we see art today. This is the way you are fed with information today: you see a clip here, you read a text there, you find this, you find that. In this case here, you are fed by us instead.
SR: A curated selection.
MR: I didn’t want to call it curated, but yes.
SR: You present us with these pieces. We get the feeling that there is a narrative, we get the feeling that there is a deeper point besides the flow of ideas and the word-plays between the different sections. You don’t give us any tools to make sense of that. Are these your inspirations? Why is it relevant that you select these pieces? Should we just step in and create a meaning for them?
SR: There is a narrative, so it’s a story. It is going somewhere.
AJ: Is it important to define where we go?
SR: That’s up to you to say.
AJ: It’s about trust. You have to trust where we’re going.
MR: We are all travelers. And obviously we cannot say yet what we are searching for, on this travel.
SR: Is this contemporary research?
AJ: It’s “search”.
Money Painting Workshop
Thursday 17th May 2012, 7 pm - 9 pm
Art School, Trädgården, Hammarby Slussväg 2, Stockholm
In December 1961, Andy Warhol gave $50 to a friend of his who had told him she had a good idea. Her idea was for him to paint what he liked most in the world:
“I’d asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions… Finally one lady friend asked the right question, ‘Well, what do you love most?’ That’s how I started painting money.”
For this workshop Art School invites to paint money. Material will be available on site and participation is free.
DJ during the workshop: Merely