concrete weekend at the artist’s institute: 11-12 dec., 2015

in New York (11-13 Dec.)

CONCRETE WEEKEND AT THE
ARTIST’S INSTITUTE

LIBRARY
DEC 11–12, 12:00– 6:00 PM
The Stockholm-based publishing platform OEI and artist Fia Backström present a temporary library of OEI publications and other printed matter related to avant-garde Swedish poetry of the 1960s and 70s. The library’s lenders will be on-site Saturday afternoon to share selections from their collections.

SOUND POETRY WITH JAMES HOFF AND C. SPENCER YEH
DEC 11, 7:00 PM
C. Spencer Yeh presents a performative elaboration on SOLO VOICE I-X, a collection of voice-based recordings published by Primary Information. Recognizing a faithful recital as being physically impossible, the concept of “playing a record in its entirety” is instead used as a springboard for a new composition working within and literally on top of the original pieces. Additionally, James Hoff will play a selection of audio works relating to the Swedish Sound Poetry movement in the 1960s.

CECILIA GRÖNBERG & JONAS (J) MAGNUSSON ON OEI
DEC 12, 4:00 PM
OEI magazine was founded in 1999 and has published 70 issues. Beautifully designed and thoroughly researched, the magazine is dedicated to extra-disciplinary spaces and de-disciplinizing moments – experimental forms of thinking, montages between poetry, art, philosophy, film, and documents; editorial enunciations, aesthetic technologies, and alternative historiographies. Join OEI editors Cecilia Grönberg and Jonas (J) Magnusson for a presentation on their work in the temporary library.

ÖYVIND FAHLSTRÖM FESTIVAL
DEC 13, 2:30 – 6:00 PM · A day of talks, live readings, and listening sessions dedicated to the work of the founder of the Swedish concrete poetry movement, Öyvind Fahsltröm (1928-1976). Including the exhibition of never before seen preparatory drawings for his ambitious painting Ade-Ledic-Nander from the collection of Jasper Johns. Participants include Antonio Sergio Bessa, Director of Curatorial and Education Programs at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and author of Öyvind Fahlström: The Art of Writing and Fahlström scholar Maibritt Borgen. A full schedule of events will be announced next week. Co-organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa and Maibritt Borgen.

ST. LUCY’S DAY CELEBRATION
DEC 13, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Öyvind Fahlström festival will conclude with an evening celebration of the Swedish winter solstice holiday St. Lucy’s Day with traditional food and refreshments.

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The Artist’s Institute
163 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002
http://theartistsinstitute.org/