2 FEBRUARY 2003
We were invited to Red76ArtsGroup in
Portland, Oregon, USA. A happening that showed work by different
artgroups from all over the world. Our contribution was to
send a bunch of posters, posters that we recycled that
had been previously used first at Moderna Museet and later at
Studio 44 and a short DVD-film. The posters worked on their
own but was also pointing towards the screening of the
DVD. Below is the text that accompanied the posters.
Images are filmstills from the DVD.
"A cube is a cube is a cube ...or? It's interesting that f ex the
temporary space of the Moderna museet in Stockholm or another
temporary exhibition space that we created at Studio
44, so obviously recreates the white cube - the white
cube has a million faces and the question is if we are gowerned
by conventions or if it is the ultimate room for exposing
Is the white cube relevant for artists that are in the
midst of society and not standing outside as spectators?
Or is it a room as any other room? What do these rooms look
like in that case? Are institutions like Rooseum in Malmö,
Sweden and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France on its way to create
a new way to view the rooms of art, or is the convention
recreated again? When more and more rooms - common
public places - are turned into private property, when the
square is no longer a square for meetings but instead for commerce - is
the white cube a space that maybe should be marked as
a cultural heritage space? A room created for art is something
fantastic when the air of the street and the square is owned
of this or that consortium. Is it time for an act of saviour or not?
For the show at the Moderna museet in Stockholm we
printed 5000 posters with an unfolded exact copy of the
museums cube-like exhibitional space, in red. The
posters were placed in the middle of the cube to be used,
taken care of and carried away with by the visitors...
At Studio 44 (an artist-intiated space) one of Stockholm's very few
still existing and vivant alternative spaces we are relating to another