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photo by Bjarne Melgaard from the exhibition by Emily Sundblad at Vita kuben 2010

 

Vita kuben

a space for visual art at NorrlandsOperan, programmed by artists.

Vita kuben started in 2002 as a public space for intermedia arts, for sound, video, performance, etc. A space for artistic expressions of temporary and searching character. Situated in the public heart at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå it offers new encounters between audiences and also makes contemporary art accessible to a wider public. With Vita kuben the visual arts field has become a natural and powerful component at NorrlandsOperan. Together with the MADE-festival it creates a new arena and melting pot for new artistic expressions.

Programme curated by artists

Since it started Vita kuben has been programmed by independent artists, invited on yearly or half year basis. Free and independent artists are given the chance to curate a programme that bears it’s own theme or context. This way Vita kuben has always had a varied and unexpected programme that also reflects the actual artist in new ways.

Over the years Vita kuben has hosted artists of national and international reputation as well as artists from the region. At times their work have created headlines and contributed to both local and national discussions concerning artistic development, powers and possibilities. Discussions that constitute the foundation of a vital activity in Vita kuben!

Tina Eriksson Fredriksson initiated and created the accompanying strategies and statutes for Vita kuben in 2002. She was part of the steering group until she became head of department in 2006, at the same time becoming artistic director for the MADE festival. In 2010 Tina EF invited Ulla West to curate a programme for Vita kuben. Ulla West created a programme as well as an ongoing artist’s book library in the opera house foyer. This was the first time we both collaborated and seed for MABL was planted.

Below follows Ullas program as well as a list of the programs that were curated during the years that Tina ran Vita kuben.

Fall 2010 in Vita Kuben

curated by Ulla West

Storytelling-Artistbooks

Theme for this autumn is storytelling in artistbooks, starting with a groupshow presenting a number of different books and works. It may be unique solitary bookpieces, handmade limited editions, books edited on private basis or artistbooks from small publishers. Some of the artists also present works in other media related to books. During November and December two artists are invited, both of them working with storytelling in different media, one based in New York and the other based in Stockholm. October is an overview and November-December focus on two specific artists.Lina Selander and Emily Sundblad alias Reena Spaulings alias Bernadette Corporation.

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MABL presents bookworks at Vita kuben

Oct 2010 – Feb 2011

 

Axl Books:

Selander, Lina, The Space of Memory

West, Ulla, Den Obönhörliga

 

 Labyrint Arkiv/Botkyrka konsthall:

Avenius Anckarsvärd, Jakob, Book of Death

Bergh, Camilla, hallå vad håller jag på med

Bjarre, B, and…and…and…but

Bärtås, Magnus / Ekman, Fredrik, Orienterarsjukan

Challinor, N Alice, Frank Heron and the rocket girls

Dahlgren, Jacob / Eriksson, Andreas, Blå himmel

Ericson, Eric, Brev till samhället

Jon Eriksen, Deliverance

Eriksson, Elis Ernst, Muffa bok 1

Eriksson, Elis Ernst, Muffa bok 2

Eriksson, Mats, Indian Grammer

Free Press, 6 publikationer:

Bot, Kanarinka, 42 or 363 definitions of cartography

Clarke, C., Un identity and other works

Free choice, Manifestos, statements & declarations

Friends of free words, Free words forever

Ng, Ivana, Writing portfolio 2005-2005

Zurwehme, Beate, Media art in focus at Gender criticism

Gath, Jessica, We are_______. Me, you, everybody…

Geist nr 8, Albeidos,

Geist nr 11, 12, 14, Method

Geist nr 15-16 part 2, Geist on scene

Guermouche, Oscar, Connecting the dots

Gunnarsdotter, Ulrika, It is swedish perfect

Gustavsson, Lena, Konst 1991-2006

Hase, Baluer, Furniture Music

Helmer, Mia, She was not important

Johansson, Peter / Westling, Barbro, 2004-2008

Kajfes, Arijana, Occular Witness

Karlsson, Martin, Tumba

Köhler, Peter, Open

Love and Devotion, Sundbyberg A-Ö

Mejan Talk, nr 1

Mejan Talk, nr 2

Mejan Talk, nr 3

Mejan Talk, nr 4

Mistal, Katerina, Fear of / Landscape

Naunton Morgan, Louise, In conversation with the machine

Nordenström, Lina, Vägbeskrivning

Peirone, Julia, blind smeker min kind

Shalev-Gerz, Esther, First generation

Silkeberg, Marie, Ödeläggelse

Sillanpää, Marja-Leena, Alla lever alla dör

Svensson, Johan, A simple twist of fate

Wikander, Ola / Ern, Eva Maria, Verkligheten mellan skallarna

Zetterstrand, Kristoffer, Virtual Artifacts

Åkesson, Mattias, Nothern Comfort

 

MABL archive:

A study on colour

An Exhibition without Francis Alys, I’m not here

Andersson, Jessica, Den vita staden, Irrlicht 2010

Aurell, Gerd / Wikström, Helena, Porträtt i ett målat landskap

Back / Bärtås / Geschwind / Klingber, ReShape!, IASPIS / Propexus

Bernadette Corporation, Reena Spaulings

Black Box Illuminated, IASPIS / Nifca / Propexus

Brunberg, Jon, Utopian World Championship 2001 och 2004:
T.R.O.Y. The New World Disorder 2001

Belshaw, Cyril, From your maturity to global government: The utopian Tapetstry 2004

Bull, Josef, mfl, Nautofon

Byström, Helena, Man går bara ut

Bärtås, Magnus, You Told Me, Art Monitor

Calle, Sophie, Exquisite pain, Thames & Hudson

Dahlberg, Jonas, Invisible Cities, Moderna Museet

Dahlberg, Kajsa, ett eget rum

Firmin, Isabel, Det Andra Ögat

Flensmarck, Kristofer, Stilla en björn, Natur & Kultur

Flensmarck, Kristofer, Den Sista Expeditionen, Natur & Kultur

Flensmarck, Kristofer, Almanacka, Natur & Kultur

Flensmarck, Kristofer, Chiffonje

Flensmarck, Kristofer, FPS, Irrlicht

Von Hausswolff, Annika, In dialogue with Sara Arrhenius, IASPIS / Propexus

Höll, Monica, Drawings for pleasure

Höll, Monica, Till Ulla

Larsson, Karl / Kordsaia-Samadashvili, Anna, Tbilisi Diary, URI Bokförlag

Larsson, Karl, Parrot, Paraguay press

Lidén, Klara, Klara, Kunsthalle Zürich

Lind, Maria (red), European Cultural Polices, IASPIS / eipcp

Löfdahl, Eva, Pi och omkring, Lunds Konsthall

Mater, Katja, A study on color

Magnusson Jonas J / Grönberg, Cecilia, Witz-bomber och Foto-sken

Mattson, Helena / Wallenstein, Sven-Olov, Swedish Modernism, Black Dog      Publishing

Miesenberger, Maria, Skissernas Museum

Nashashibi, Rosalind, The Fruitmarket Gallery

Nashashibi, Rosalind, Proximity Machine

O´Doherty, Brian, Inside the White Cube, University of California Press

Perec, Georges, tvåhundrfyrtiotre vykort i samma färger

Price, Seth, Notes on this show, Reena Spaulings Fine Art

Royet-Journoud, Claude, Tetralogin

Selander, Anna, Between you and me

Selander, Lina, Around the Cave of the Double Tombs

Shrigley, David, Let’s wrestle, Redstone Press

Shrigley, David, Kill your pets, Redstone Press

Umeå Konsthögskola, Filten

West, Christopher, This Is True White

West, Christopher, Your Message Here

West, Ulla, Checker Hoods

West, Ulla, Kretskort – Mönster

Åhbeck, Nathalie / Heller-Sahlgren, Miriam, Världens Förvandlingar

 

OEI editör

Publishing:

Adlers, Bengt, Den andra kinden/Check two chock

Berggren, Beata, Det ligger något i vad man säger

Bernstein, Charles, De svåra dikterna anfaller, eller Högt spel i tropikerna. Dikter, essäer, samtal

Burroughs, William S, Den mjuka maskinen

Burroughs, William S, Biljetten som exploderade

Burroughs, William S, Nova Expressen

Börjel, Ida, Skåneradio

Börjel, Ida, Sond

Börjel, Ida, Konsumentköplsgen: Juris lyrik

Fröberg, Dan, Stella Burnout /cd+booklet (i samarbete med Kning Disk)

Gassilewski, Jörgen, Kakbak

Heldén, Johannes, Bug Bomb

Högström, Martin, Fängelsepalatset

Högström, Martin, Kommande industrilandskap

Högström, Martin, Transfutura

Jönsson, Johan, Virus

Jönsson, Johan, Collobert Orbital

Kullman, Christina, Print

Larsson, Karl, FORM/FORCE

Larsson, Karl, NIGHTSONG

Möller, Daniel, Själsliga besvär

Nilsson, Ulf Karl Olov, Familjeoxymoronen

Olsson, Jesper, Alfabetets användning

Olsson, Peder Alexis, Tändstickor

Plax, Dmitri, Cy Twomblys dagbok

Raatamaa, Lars Mikael, Politiskt våld

Rinne, Cia, notes for soloists

Royet-Journoud, Claude, Teori om prepositioner

Stigmark, Karl-Johan, fläckar, ord

Stigmark, Karl-Johan, sprickor och andra sprickor

Stigmark, Karl-Johan, various parts corners world

Sundin, Kajsa, Definition

Thörn, Pär, Inventeringen

Ytterbom, Anna-Maria, En film om Firmans och Hannas vad / stillbilder etc

Ytterbom, Anna-Maria, Hennes titellösa februari ligger vikt vid saker

Ådahl, Anna, Independence

 

Magazine OEI:

OEI #14, Gertrud Stein

OEI #15, 16, 17, Appropriering, Collage, Copyleft, Cut-up…

OEI #18, 19, 20, 21, Textkonst, Visuell poesi, Konceptuellt skrivande

ELEKTROEI #22, 23

AUDIOEI 2 #28, 29, 30

OEI #31-32, Reader’s (un)digest

OEI NONSENS #33, 34, 35

OEI #37, 38

OEI #39-41, Mix-Up!

biOEI #43, 44, 45, materialismer

OEI #44, 45, 46, Prosa

ludOEI #48, 49, 50, Lek, spel, leksaker

OEI #51, Mayry Ellen Solt

OEI #51, Supplement

 

Print Press Edition / Grafikskolan:

Årsboken/Year-book 1999-2010

Grafikskolan i Stockholm, Årsboken, 1999

Årsboken, Grafikskolan i Stockholm 2000

Jag är en sockerbit i din mun, Årsbok 2001, Grafikskolan i Stockholm 2001

I Was Here, Grafikskolans Årsbok 2006, Grafikskolan Stockholm 2006

Revir, Årsboken 2006-2007, Grafikskolan i Stockholm 2007

Arvet, Årsboken 2007-2008, upplaga 80 ex, Print Press Edition 2009

Grafikskolan i Stockholm 2010, das stockholm syndrom upplaga 50ex, Print Press Edition

Andersson, Jenny, Röd Tråd, handtryckt serigrafiuppaga 20 ex

Bergsjö, Martina, Orädslan, upplaga 10 ex, Print Press Edition 2008

Jonsson, Bill-Ove, Konst är bajs, Grafikskolan i Stockholm 2005

Karlsson, Jenna, Betty Betrayel, Print Press Edition 2008

Lange, Bianca, My People, Print Press Edition 2009

Le Cirque Invisible, Print Press Edition 2010

Leal Bergstrand, Isabel, Fönster, Print Press Edition 2008

Linde, Nina, Blindskrift del1-del2, Print Press Edition 2010

Pettersson, Karolina, mixed tapes, Print Press Edition 2010

Walderhaug, Aurora, La Danse Macabre, Print Press Edition 2008

Åhlander Persson, Kajsa, Bakom Knuten, Print Press Edition 2010

 

 

 

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curators and artists in  Vita kuben 2002 – 2011

 

Spring 2011

Curator:Mats Stjernstedt

Artists:Christodolous Panayiotous

Guido van der Werve

Kajsa Dahlberg

 

Spring: 2010

Guest curator: Magnus Wallin

Artists: Astrid Göransson, Kristian Körner

Charlotte Walentin, David Krantz

 

Fall 2010

Curator: Ulla West

Artists: Kent Gustavsson,

Mara Lee, Ulla West

Emily Sundblad/ Reena Spauling

Lina Selander

 

Spring 2009

Curator: Tina Eriksson Fredriksson

Artists: Lars Cuzner, Lars Tunbjörk

and Mats Gustavsson Selda Asal,

Peter Bryngelsson, Kathleen

Herbert, Oskar Östergren and

Fredrik Oskarsson, Francois

Bucher, Christoph Keller.

 

Fall 2009

Curator: Francois Bucher

Artists: Mattias Ericsson,

Pavel Büchler, Agnes Denes,

Alexander Schellow

 

2008

Curator: Loulou Cherinet

Artists: Latifa Echakch, Juan Pedro

Fabra, Tracey Rose, Patrice Felix

Tchichaya.

 

2007

Curators: Ride1 – Stig Sjölund,

Jonas Kjellgren and Ronny

Hansson

Artists: Kalle Westin, Lars Bang

Larsen, Itziar Okariz, Morgan

Schagerberg, Isabella Nilsson,

Gerulf Mark, Juan Pérez

Agirregoikoa, Marnie Weber and

Birgitta Tholander.

 

2006

Curator: Johanna Billing

Artists: Tintin Wulia, Gerard

Holthuis, Aleksandra Mir, Marysia

Lewandowska and Neil Cummings,

Goran Devic, Phil Collins, Manon de

Boer, Gordon Matta Clark, Tellervo

Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-

Kalleinen, Gerhard Byrne and

Clemens von Wedemeyer.

 

2005

Curator: Anneè Olofsson

Artists: Björn Melhus, Maria

Marshall, Christoph Draeger,

Eve Sussman,

Reynold Reynolds

och Patrick Jolly, Markus Wetzel,

Christian

Jankowski, Yves

Netshammer, Chloe Piene, Olaf

Breuning, Lars Ahrenius, Daniel

Schilbi and group presentation:

Mia Enell, Liz Wendelbom,

Marco Papa, Allen Grubesic and

Peng Hung.

 

2004

Curator: Anders Boqvist

Artists: Annika Larsson, Peter

Geschwind,

Katarina Löfström,

Daniel Westlund, Tova Mozard, Per

Teljer, Max-Mix 1. Video from 70s,

80s and 90s, Petra Lindholm, Pål

Hollender and Max-mix 2. Video

from 2000 and on.

 

2003

Curators: love and devotion – Ingrid

Eriksson, Carina Gunnars, Karin

Johnson and Anna Kindgren

Artists: Malin Arnell, Arthur

Zmiijewski, Åke Arnerdal, Monica

Bonvincini and Peter Thörneby

 

2002

Curators: Guds söner – Leif Elggren

and Kent Tankred

Artists: Ingrid Engarås, Daniel

Rozenhall, Mats Lundell, Anne

Pajunen, Lena Fridlund, Monika

Nyström, Firework Edition Records,

Gyllene Tider, Filmform – Snowflakes,

Cecilia Heisser, John Duncan,

Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Bruno

K Öijer, Lise-Lotte Norelius, Sten

Hansson, Sören Runolf, Christina

Kubish and Lotta Melin.