/A collection of discussions and interviews between the PIM group, artists, and arts organisations. Is the purpose of an institution fulfilled only when its practice, at some point and in some way, manifests in the public realm? Including essays by Manon Santkin and Nina Möntmann, and a short story by Francis McKee.
Printed on Risograph in two colours and featuring many long time collaborators of Skogen, this is the first book published by Skogen to be printed and bound entirely in Gothenburg./
This publication is the first in a series produced and edited by PIM’s Archive group consisting of Emilia Gasiorek, Anders Paulin, Oda Brekke, and Runa Borch Skolseg.
As a proposal, Para Institutional Models poses questions around what the public is and what is included in the notion of the public sphere. What kind of work, performance, communication, thing, act, text, or speech has the potential of publicly manifesting itself and thus offering itself to a public negatiation? These questions unfold a discussion around the relationality between /art works/ and /artistic process,/ between /art as object/ and /art as practice/ and their respective capacities for common negotiation and manifestation.
Throughout 2019 PIM’s archive group have thought of and through different themes that could support PIM’s aim to practice and rethink the negotiation and the mediation of art in public. There is a desire for this publication to support and accompany PIM’s coming symposiums and for it to offer discursive frameworks, anchor points and entrances. Through this publication the four of us wish to present material that can manifest various points and positions and support future thinking through the relationship object and practice.
Funded by Nordisk Kulturfond
Published 2020 by Skogen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Design by Mika Kastner Johnson
Printed on Risograph by Barrie James Sutcliffe at KKV Göteborg and Skogen Community Press
Contributions by Emilia Gasiorek, Oda Brekke, Manon Santkin, Maia Means, Sara Parkman, Carl-Oscar Sjögren, Veronica Thorseth, Leo Preston, Johan Forsman, Nina Möntmann, Francis McKee, Anders Paulin, Maryam Fanni, Thomas Paltiel, Goro Tronsmo, and Kim West.