May 30, 2007 - Iaspis - Collaboration, Henrik Håkansson, A Fiesta of Tough Choices
May 30, 2007

Collaboration, Henrik Håkansson, A Fiesta of Tough Choices

Collaboration, Henrik Håkansson, A Fiesta of Tough Choices

Iaspis Launches Three New Publications on Contemporary Art

Iaspis is proud to announce the launch of three new publications, each with a different focus and character a monograph on Henrik Håkansson and his works inspired by nature, as well as two anthologies based on two international symposiums arranged by Iaspis Taking the Matter into Common Hands: On Contemporary Art and Collaborative Practices and A Fiesta of Tough Choices: Contemporary Art in the Wake of Cultural Policies. The publications will be distributed internationally as a part of Iaspis increased role as an institution that actively participates in the formulation and exploration of the most topical questions of contemporary art. Iaspis is collaborating with three internationally renowned publishing companies: Black Dog Publishing, Torpedo Press, and Propexus.

Henrik Håkansson Editors: Sara Arrhenius and Bettina Pehrsson
The book is a monograph on Henrik Håkanssons nature-inspired artistry and contains an essay by Will Bradley, curator and writer based in Glasgow, and co-edited with Sara Arrhenius, director of Bonniers Konsthall. This is the third book in a series of publications published by Iaspis which present Swedish artists in dialogue with a writer. Published by Propexus, Lund. To order: www.propexus.se/

Taking the Matter into Common Hands: On Contemporary Art and Collaborative Practices
Editors: Johanna Billing, Maria Lind, and Lars Nilsson.
The publication is a continuation of the symposium Taking the Matter into Common Hands: A Symposium in Two Episodes organised at Iaspis in the autumn of 2005. It presents a survey of the regenerated interest in collective work and other forms of collaborations within contemporary art. The publication discusses how the forms and the conditions of the collective activities have been presented, investigated and questioned in a number of different projects: how to work temporarily and on a long-time basis, how to split focus on subjects, methods, life-styles and political attitudes. Published by Black Dog Publishing, London. Contributors: 16 Beaver, B+B, Copenhagen Free University, Nav Haq, Brian Holmes, IKK, Jakob Jakobsen, Marysia Lewandowska, Marion von Osten, Schleuser.net, Simon Sheikh, School of Missing Studies, Katharina Schlieben, Martin Schmidle, Tirdad Zolghadr, Anton Vidokle, WHW, and Åbäke. To order: www.blackdogonline.com

A Fiesta of Tough Choices: Contemporary Art in the Wake of Cultural Policies
Editors: Maria Lind and Tirdad Zolghadr
The publication is a development of the festival-inspired exhibition with two seminars organised at Iaspis in Stockholm in the spring of 2006, with several new texts and artistic projects in book form. In view of the Swedish governments decision to make the year 2006 the Year of Cultural Diversity both artists and theorists with a special talent of challenging given terminologies and revaluing their critical potential were engaged. Published by Torpedo Press, Oslo. Contributors: Timothy Brennan, Loulou Cherinet, Peter Geschwind, Jonathan Harris, Edda Manga, Kate Rich, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Hito Steyerl, Tirdad Zolghadr and Måns Wrange. To order: Torpedo Press: kontakt@torpedobok.no Tel: +47 22 11 20 20.

For questions concerning the publications, please contact Robert Stasinski, Project Manager of Iaspis. Tel: +46 8 50 65 50 76. Mob: + 46 768 71 66 67. E-mail: rs@iaspis.com

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