al moderna museet di stoccolma, il 16 febbraio: presentazione del nuovo numero di oei (#79]

OEI #79: edit/publish/distribute!

https://www.modernamuseet.se/stockholm/en/exhibitions/oei-79/

The 79th issue of the magazine OEI is a special issue published in the form of a spatial presentation at Moderna Museet during the period 17/2–1/4. It deals with editing/publishing/distributing – in an experimental montage of different editorial practices in an expanded field between art, poetry, film, documents, theory and historiography.
 
To publish a magazine is not only a matter of producing a physical artifact, but also, and to an ever increasing extent, a matter of intervening in and acting for an entire ecology of publishing, where the possibilities of new and unprejudiced readings incessantly have to be created in new constellations and contexts. OEI #79 emphasizes the material and technical production of a magazine, scanning and printing, editing processes and forms of distribution, but also the magazine as an aesthetic and playful investigative practice, and the forms of social life made possible by editorial assemblages and encounters between people and groups from various fields and disciplines.
 
OEI #79 includes some hundred participants from different generations and geographical horizons in a multi-medial and multi-temporal montage distributed in clusters and sequences over walls, tables, shelves and floor. The challenge is to edit in three and – sometimes – four dimensions. The editorial enunciation circulates between magazines and books, sound-pieces and video-works, projections and displays in exhibition-cases, and aims to raise questions about visualization, reading, attention and criticality, distribution and the infrastructure of publishing. This is realized by means of a thematization of shifting speeds of reading and viewing, a montage between the readable and the visible, between text and image.
 
A number of important points of gravity in OEI #79 are constituted by inventive and continuously generative, but far too unheeded publishing projects such as Art Distribution, Wedgepress & Cheese, After Hand and Kulturmagasinet Vargen. The artist Lars Fredrikson’s works on books by the poet Claude Royet-Journoud accentuate the violent and yet fragile character of reading, whereas the typographer Gerold Propper, on the contrary, seeks a utopian readability by means of experiments with ”typograms” and book design. A publication that in an exemplary way carries several forms of display is Berndt Petterson’s I Påsen(Cavefors 1965). It is simultaneously an artist’s book, a booklet of visual poetry, an exhibition and a concrete form of distribution: the bag!
 
In parallel to such ’historical’ examples, OEI #79 also encompasses a long series of contemporary artistic and poetic practices of editing and publishing, ranging from the works by Åse Eg Jørgensen on paper and format to Tan Lin’s ambient investigations of the negotiations of the book and the act of publishing in digital environments and systems; from Stina Persson’s photocopied night sky and Marco Giovenale’s ”asemic writing” (a writing where the semantic meaning is receding behind the visual dimension) to Ana Luiza Dias Batista’s digital paper and franck leibovici’s mapping of the magazines by Claude Royet-Journoud.
 
Editorial practice, Nils Olsson writes in an essay in OEI #79, is the name of proceedings that today intervene in and traverse all fields of culture, all situations and functions. The promise of the editorial practice consists in its ”productive reluctance to take the prevailing differentiations between competences and media for granted”. Editorial practice operates ”on the very spot where general, specific, technical, ideological, historical and aesthetical conditions of articulation converge – which is also the only point from where it is practically possible to transform these conditions”. To edit is to work with what exists, but at the same time to make this into something more. Edit/publish/distribute!
 
As a part of OEI #79, we are organizing a series of conversations, presentations and lectures related to editing and publishing during five Friday evenings between February 23 and March 23. Communities of publishers, artists, poets and philosophers from Denmark, France, Portugal and Sweden will then join us at Moderna Museet.

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http://oei.nu/w/1.html
Friday 16 Feb. at 18–23
Moderna Museet Stockholm 17/2 – 1/4

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13+++14 may: presentation of oei at tenderbooks london, on may 13 +++ look back, think forward: re-shaping the nordic avant garde, tate modern, on may 14

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Presentation of OEI magazine and London release of OEI #71–72 2016: “Utanför-det-absoluta-stadssystemet-aktiviteter; publiceringspraktiker; Stephen Willats, & andra saker”
(624 sidor, red. Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg) [“Outside the absolute city system activities; publishing practices; Stephen Willats; & other things” (624 pages)]

Interventions by Jonas (J) Magnusson, Cecilia Grönberg, Susan Johanknecht, Katharine Meynell

Friday May 13
5–7 PM

Tenderbooks
6 Cecil Court
London, WC2N 4HE
Underground station: Leicester Square

OEI is a Stockholm based magazine for extra-disciplinary spaces and de-disciplinizing moments – experimental forms of thinking, montages between poetry, art, philosophy, film, and documents; editorial enunciations, aesthetic technologies, non-affirmative writing, stratigraphy, and alternative historiographies.
OEI was founded in 1999 and has published 72 issues. OEI editör was initiated in 2002 and has published some 80 books of investigative poetry, aesthetic documents, artist’s books, theoretical and poetological texts etc.
OEI is run by Jonas (J) Magnusson and Cecilia Grönberg.

OEI
Lövholmsgränd 12
117 43 Stockholm
Sweden
http://www.oei.nu

Support OEI by subscribing to the magazine: http://www.oei.nu/prenumerera.html

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Look back, think forward: re-shaping the Nordic avant garde

Tate Modern, East Room
Saturday 14 May 2016, 15.00 – 17.00

This panel considers the recent artistic and curatorial tendencies towards looking back and unearthing, re-working and collaborating with historic avant-garde art practices in the Nordic countries to rethink the future. Challenging the Western canon of feminist, situationist and participatory art histories, how might re-imagining past practices make a meaningful impact on the shifting socio-political dynamics of contemporary Northern Europe?

Series chair Jonas Ekeberg will be joined by panellists; artist and curator Henrik Andersson, artist and editor Cecilia Grönberg, curator Joasia Krysa and artist Eline Mugaas.

Cecilia Grönberg will talk about image editing in relation to projects of alternative historiography, with examples from issues of OEI magazine and her books in collaboration with Jonas (J) Magnusson on the Swedish avant garde-artists Berndt Petterson (För pås-seende. Berndt Pettersons collage och bokstavskonst, 2012) and Leif Eriksson (forthcoming).

 

concrete weekend at the artist’s institute: 11-12 dec., 2015

in New York (11-13 Dec.)

CONCRETE WEEKEND AT THE
ARTIST’S INSTITUTE

LIBRARY
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.

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The Artist’s Institute
163 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002
http://theartistsinstitute.org/

“oei” n. 67/68: “scrittura non assertiva” [numero monografico sull’italia]

Importante: questo fascicolo non è un’antologia. Non è un numero sulla poesia. Semmai contro la poesia, O almeno contro un certo dispositivo estetico (e cioè politico).
[Gustav Sjöberg]

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Esce in Svezia un fascicolo monografico della rivista di arte e scritture sperimentali OEI (http://www.oei.nu/w/1.html): numero interamente dedicato alla scrittura italiana di ricerca.

Traduzioni di Gustav Sjöberg. Direzione e redazione: Cecilia Grönberg e Jonas (J) Magnusson.

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oggi a stoccolma: presentazione di “oei” n. 67/68 – “scrittura non assertiva” (sulla scrittura di ricerca in italia)

PRESENTAZIONE di “OEI” 67-68
OEI # 67–68: 512-sidigt nummer om icke-bekräftande skrivande

coverOEI poetry area: extension #26
”Icke-bekräftande skrivande! / Scrittura non assertiva!”

Lördag 29 augusti
Kl 14: samtal med de medverkande poeterna om strategier för skrivande i dagens Italien.
Kl 15.30–17: uppläsningar/framföranden

Poesiuppläsningar, framföranden och ett samtal mellan de italienska poeterna Mario Corticelli, Marco Giovenale, Mariangela Guatteri, Simona Menicocci, Silvia Tripodi och Michele Zaffarano om strategier för skrivande i dagens Italien.

Två arrangemang curaterade av Jörgen Gassilewski, Cecilia Grönberg, Jonas (J) Magnusson och Gustav Sjöberg

Ytterligare information på: http://www.modernamuseet.se/sv/Stockholm/Utstallningar/2015/Efter-Babel/Program/OEI-poetry-area/

 

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“oei” n. 67/68: “scrittura non assertiva” [numero monografico sull’italia]

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Esce in Svezia un fascicolo monografico della rivista di arte e scritture sperimentali OEI (http://www.oei.nu/w/1.html): numero interamente dedicato alla scrittura italiana di ricerca.

Traduzioni di Gustav Sjöberg. Direzione e redazione: Cecilia Grönberg e Jonas (J) Magnusson.

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INDICE del numero Continue reading