Index 19: Can You Tell Me, Your Honor, Where behind a Lamp-Post Is?

24 August 2016, 19:00–22:00

Index 19 presents an evening of readings and the launch of the book Can You Tell Me, Your Honor, Where behind a Lamp-Post Is?, written by artists Sanna Marander and Niklas Tafra, with contributions by poet Claes Tellvid and Erik Hellsten, assistant judge.

During the evening, there will be further readings of texts around erotics and grammar. Contributors are artists Ana-Maria Hadji-Culea, Ei Ei Kyaw and Henning Lundkvist, choreographer and dancer Sandra Lolax, and poet Helena Österlund.

In a court case from 1894 the art critic and anarchist Félix Fénéon is accused of the bombing of the restaurant Foyot in Paris. In the art scene Post-Impressionism is blooming. George Seurat, a pigeon and the West Wind are among those who give their version of the course of events as witnesses. Can You Tell Me, Your Honor, Where behind a Lamp-Post Is? is a retrial of the case, in the gap between eye and word, where the role of the witness and that of the art critic slide into each other. The book is published by Kunstverein Publishing (Milano) and designed by Jacob Grønbech Jensen and Rikard Heberling.

Sanna Marander and Niklas Tafra work both separately and collaboratively with writing, performance and installation. Their common works have recently been shown at Market Art Fair, Stockholm (2016), Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst Copenhagen (2015) and Kunstverein Milano (2014).

Index 19 is a weekly events series in Index’ front space. Presenting single works, films, readings and discursive events, the aim is to create a space for dialogue with our surrounding community and visitors. Index 19 is a flexible program initiative, with one night or returning events by international artists and Stockholm-based initiatives.

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With support from Konstnärsnämnden.