February 2021

On Friday 19 February, 14:00–18:00, we open the doors to the exhibition Editorial Thinking, presenting works by Rosa Barba, OEI, Pontus Pettersson, Alex Reynolds, The Book Lovers, Praun & Guermouche.

Editorial Thinking presents and explores editorial processes in artistic practices. The exhibition brings together works, publications and approaches to contemporary art through a process-based working method, which could be considered an editorial mode or lens.

Important: Index prioritizes the safety of everybody in our space with increased cleaning routines in place. Visitor numbers will be limited as necessary to ensure it is possible to keep safe distance.

More information about the artists and artworks can be found on Index’ website.

 Together with the artists participating in Editorial Thinking, Index presents a program in several chapters: talks, workshops, releases and celebrations of editorial, choreographic and artistic processes.

Events includes: a series of three writing workshops around the Editorial Board; Alex Reynolds in conversation with Magdalena Malm; Pontus Petterson & MOPA productions’ release of the latest zine Delta, co-organized by PAM Stockholm and with contributions and works by: Bronwyn Bailey Charteris, Paul Maheke, Axel Andersson, Every Ocean Hughes, Alice MacKenzie, among others; OEI invite in guest speakers including Alice Centamore, Pierre Paulin, Michalis Pichler, Lytle Shaw, Sezgin Boynik, Nils Olsson and Axel Andersson, for a series of micro-lectures, talks and releases.

Follow the program page on Index’ website for updates and find more info.

 In parallel with her upcoming solo exhibition at Index, Hanni Kamaly is one of three artists participating in Kvinnohistoriskas Utom Husen this spring.

Utom Husen is an initiative by Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska (Stockholm Museum of Women’s History). In collaboration with Index Foundation in Stockholm, Konstfrämjandet Norrbotten and Konstmuseet in Skövde, these three works will be produced by artists Hanni Kamaly, Ida Isak Westerberg and Berith Stennabb. The basis of the working process is in the contemporary document of cultural and social narratives. From this start point, the artists are free to develop artworks that will be produced in three places in Sweden in 2021.

 Index latest podcast reactivates a talk recorded in November 2019. The exhibition Ride Ride Ride by Teresa Solar was on show at Index, numerous objects defined the space, with colors everywhere, multiple languages and identities within a non-static constellation.

Within this context, Sven-Olov Wallenstein and Daniel Birnbaum presented the book “Spacing Philosophy: Lyotard and the Idea of the Exhibition” observing the links between exhibition making and philosophy, ideas and curatorial practices, emptiness and cultural behavior. This podcast brings the first part of the talk between Wallenstein and Birnbaum to our ears and minds, opening up their conversation and offering questions regarding the art exhibition as a field for ideas.

 During the weekend of 30–31 January, we went to a Conference: In Character. If you missed it, you can still dip into the stream from the public conversations: the recording is available to watch again via Index’ Twitch channel

Informed by worldbuilding methodologies found in LARP (Live Action Role Play), where the players themselves first sit together to define the rules of their new fictional world, the conference mapped realities and navigated the World of Questions with Teen Advisory Board members from Index and PRAKSIS. In Character doesn’t stop now the conference is over.

Together we build on this experience, creating the future Game Manual and adding to the live resource at