in New York (11-13 Dec.)
CONCRETE WEEKEND AT THE
DEC 11–12, 12:00– 6:00 PM
The Stockholm-based publishing platform OEI and artist Fia Backström present a temporary library of OEI publications and other printed matter related to avant-garde Swedish poetry of the 1960s and 70s. The library’s lenders will be on-site Saturday afternoon to share selections from their collections.
SOUND POETRY WITH JAMES HOFF AND C. SPENCER YEH
DEC 11, 7:00 PM
C. Spencer Yeh presents a performative elaboration on SOLO VOICE I-X, a collection of voice-based recordings published by Primary Information. Recognizing a faithful recital as being physically impossible, the concept of “playing a record in its entirety” is instead used as a springboard for a new composition working within and literally on top of the original pieces. Additionally, James Hoff will play a selection of audio works relating to the Swedish Sound Poetry movement in the 1960s.
CECILIA GRÖNBERG & JONAS (J) MAGNUSSON ON OEI
DEC 12, 4:00 PM
OEI magazine was founded in 1999 and has published 70 issues. Beautifully designed and thoroughly researched, the magazine is dedicated to extra-disciplinary spaces and de-disciplinizing moments – experimental forms of thinking, montages between poetry, art, philosophy, film, and documents; editorial enunciations, aesthetic technologies, and alternative historiographies. Join OEI editors Cecilia Grönberg and Jonas (J) Magnusson for a presentation on their work in the temporary library.
ÖYVIND FAHLSTRÖM FESTIVAL
DEC 13, 2:30 – 6:00 PM · A day of talks, live readings, and listening sessions dedicated to the work of the founder of the Swedish concrete poetry movement, Öyvind Fahsltröm (1928-1976). Including the exhibition of never before seen preparatory drawings for his ambitious painting Ade-Ledic-Nander from the collection of Jasper Johns. Participants include Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director of Curatorial and Education Programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and author of Öyvind Fahlström: The Art of Writing and Fahlström scholar Maibritt Borgen. A full schedule of events will be announced next week. Co-organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa and Maibritt Borgen.
ST. LUCY’S DAY CELEBRATION
DEC 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Öyvind Fahlström festival will conclude with an evening celebration of the Swedish winter solstice holiday St. Lucy’s Day with traditional food and refreshments.
The Artist’s Institute
163 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002