Photo Jonas J Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg


  • Wednesday 17 November
  • 18.00 – 20.00
  • Free entrance
  • English
  • Göteborgs konsthall

Fieldworks, locality, and alternative histories

New York based writer Lytle Shaw will talk about his recent book New Grounds for Dutch Landscape (OEI editör, 2021), where he uses an experimental, site-specific method to demonstrate how 17th century Dutch painters did not so much represent the newly made landscape of Holland as reenact, through the materials and techniques used in their paintings, its reclamation and the ongoing threats to its stability: from flooding to erosion.

Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg will discuss entanglements of fieldwork, editing, and local materialities, based on their work ”reading | locality (mountains, prints) [strata from an expanded book; billingen, kinnekulle (2001-2021)]” currently on display at Göteborg Konsthall as part of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.

The evening is moderated by Lisa Rosendahl, Curator of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2021 and Associate Professor of Exhibition Studies at The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo.

The program is organised by Göteborgs Konsthall in collaboration with The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo and Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art.


Lytle Shaw, Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg

Lytle Shaw is professor of English at New York University and a contributing editor for Cabinet magazine. His books include Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of CoterieThe Moiré EffectFieldworks: From Place to Site in Postwar Poetics, and Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research. His museum catalog publications include essays on Robert Smithson, Gerard Byrne, Zoe Leonard and the Royal Art Lodge.

Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg are active as writers, artists and editors. Since 2001 they have been working together on various publishing projects: books, magazines, exhibitions, and displays. Their practice has often addressed questions on archives, images, documents, montage, place, and alternative forms of historiography. Since the early 2000s they run the publishing project OEI together. They are currently also working with two artistic research projects: ”The expanded book: stratigraphy, locality, materiality” and ”The latent image (uncovering developing)”.

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The event takes place at Göteborgs konsthall and streams live on Facebook.