Index 19: Texts Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art

22 March 2017, 19:00–22:00

"Texts Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art", edited by Roger von Reybekiel and Julie Cirelli

Book release, featuring a reading by Ingrid Furre and a performance by Merzedes Sturm-Lie.

Texts Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art explores how contemporary artists use text in their creative processes. The project and publication focuses on artists’ writing and examines the thoughts, ideas, and techniques that structure an artwork. The publication features thirty Nordic and international contemporary artists and writers that have contributed examples of how text informs their processes. Texts Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art is a form of sourcebook for artists’ writing, which provides deeper insight into artistic writing in general, and grants public access to otherwise closed rooms: artists’ physical and virtual notebooks, text documents, folders and drawers. These rooms contain unpolished, often unfinished artists’ writing, and illuminate what’s sometimes lost in the editing process. The pages of the publication contain good and bad ideas, and sketches for work both finished and unfinished (perhaps forgotten or discarded). It presents a snapshot of the stage in the artistic process when the work has not yet landed in its final form and still is in motion.

Emanuel Almborg, Kari Altmann, Cory Arcangel, Darren Bader, J.K. Bergstrand-Doley, Magnus Bärtås, Annabell Chin, Di_Twins (Anna Rokka and Rut Karin Zettergren),Victoria Durnak, Jens Evaldsson, Lucie Fontaine, Ingrid Furre, Andreas Fägerskiöld, Tamara Henderson, Anna Kinbom, Pella Kågerman, Audun Mortensen, Magdalena Nordin, Olia Lialina, Marcus Lindeen, Hanne Lippard, Mara Lee, Lina Persdotter Carlsson, Pia Sandström, Merzedes Sturm-Lie, Anna Uddenberg, Tris Vonna-Michell, Emily Wardill and Olav Westphalen.

Texts Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art is edited by Roger von Reybekiel and Julie Cirelli, with graphic design by Martin Falck, published by Konstfack Collection in November 2016. Konstfack Collection is a multidisciplinary publishing platform affiliated with Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden.

Index 19 is a monthly series in Index’ front space. Presenting single works, films, readings and discursive events, Index 19 is a space for dialogue with surrounding communities and visitors.