Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park, London
14–17 October 2010

In 2009 Signal embarked on an extensive research project that resulted in the publication A Parallel History – The Independent Art Arenas of Skåne 1968–2008, a study on the variegated array of initiatives and exhibition spaces that were central in shaping the development of a vibrant art scene in the south of Sweden. At Frieze Art Fair, Signal will present this history of immediate forerunners in close dialogue with another work Sweden Today – A Thousand and One (Black) Nights by Jean Sellem, who ran Galerie S:t Petri – Archive of Experimental and Marginal Art in Lund, together with Marie Sjöberg, between the years 1971-1982. Sweden Today was initially an installation of one thousand and one black sheets of paper hung on the walls illustrating the contemporary cultural and economic situation in Sweden. The sheets were later gathered in the book Sweden Today published by Edition Sellem in 1981. Signal’s presentation as part of this year’s Frieze Projects links the two works both in time and space commenting on a situation that is still valid.

Frieze Projects is a programme realised annually at Frieze Art Fair and includes specially commissioned projects as well as the Cartier Award and collaborations with partner organisations which this year are Signal (Sweden) and Vector Association (Romania).