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The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers

Alison Gerber
Thursday 26 October 2017
7pm

Artists are everywhere, from celebrities showing at MoMA to locals hoping for a spot on a café wall. They are photographed at gallery openings in New York and Los Angeles, hustle in fast-gentrifying cities, and, sometimes,… »

Pier Paolo Pasolini. The sacred body

Pier Paolo Pasolini. The sacred body

Lars Gustaf Andersson
Thursday 24 November 2016
7pm

In November last year, a dismal jubilee was celebrated; the 40th anniversary of the murder of the Italian filmmaker and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Setting out from Ilias Papailiakis’ Studies on Pasolini’s portrait, 2015, a… »

Slaves and free black in the court of justice at Swedish Saint Barthélemy

Slaves and free black in the court of justice at Swedish Saint Barthélemy

Fredrik Thomasson
Wednesday 15 June 2016
7pm

Sweden became a slave nation with the takeover of the Caribbean island Saint Barthélemy in 1785. Serfdom had been abolished in 1335 and as Swedish law did not regulate slavery a version of the French slave… »

The Image and the machine: a cultural inquiry into contemporary forms of perception

The Image and the machine: a cultural inquiry into contemporary forms of perception

Lila Lee-Morrison
Thursday 7 April 2016
7pm

Contemporary applications of machine vision involve processes that often, obscure human perception, whether through bureaucratic procedures of blacking out information as in the case of drone warfare or through the mathematical abstractions of perceptual algorithms as… »

Then and now. We and them.

Then and now. We and them.

Christina Zetterlund
Tuesday 27 October 2015
7pm

In conjunction with Allison Smith’s exhibition The Fort, Christina Zetterlund will talk about history never being neutral from the point of arts and crafts. In a time when certain forces wish to turn back the clock… »

The Pilgrim City

The Pilgrim City

Hans Carlsson
Wednesday 10 June 2015
7pm

A talk on forward/visionary and backward/reactionary movements in Malmö. In the essay From Pilgrim to Tourist – or a Short History of Identity Zygmunt Bauman compares the pilgrim’s search for inner peace and enlightenment with the… »

Soundscapes of the past and the present

Soundscapes of the past and the present

Cajsa S. Lund
Tuesday 8 April 2014
7pm

In our modern society sound is almost constantly present. In pre-historic times, there were more of silence. Our listening habits depend on the sound in our environment, but the meaning attached to sound also determine… »

Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening - 180 years!

Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening – 180 years!

Jennie Fahlström
Wednesday 18 January 2012
7pm

The oldest now existing art association in Sweden – Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening – visits Signal and the director of SAK, Jennie Fahlström, talks about the association of today.

Anachronism – against a historical mania

Anachronism – against a historical mania

Sara Edenheim
Thursday 8 December 2011
7pm

Sara Edenheim presents her book Anachronism – Against a historical mania (Anakronismen: Mot den historiska manin) and questions what is always taken for granted, our need for history. The book was published in 2011 by Glänta,… »

We are the good ones: The public debate on the Swedish Democrats and their politics

We are the good ones: The public debate on the Swedish Democrats and their politics

Anders Hellström
Friday 3 December 2010
6pm

In his book We are the good ones, political scientist Anders Hellström examines the role of the Swedish Democrats in swedish politics and public debate, and puts them in relation to the currents of populism and… »