Events — 18 Aug 2019
On the final day of the exhibition Pinball Wizard: The Work and Life of Jacqueline de Jong, this Sunday afternoon is dedicated to the official launch of the book These are Situationist Times! (Torpedo Press, Oslo).
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- Gallery 0.1
- 18 Aug 2019, 2.30 pm until 3.30 pm
- Main language
I’m proud you call us gangsters, nevertheless you are wrong. We are worse, we are situationists.
The extensive publication is devoted to The Situationist Times, a magazine edited and published by Jacqueline de Jong during the years 1962–67. In its multilingual, transdisciplinary, and cross-cultural exuberance, it became one of the most exciting and playful magazines of the 1960s.
These are Situationist Times! provides an in-depth history of the magazine while probing its contemporary relevance. The book also presents the material De Jong assembled in the early 1970s in collaboration with Hans Brinkman for a never realized seventh issue of The Situationist Times, devoted to the game of pinball. The book is accompanied by an online interface (developed by the Institute for Computational Vandalism) that allows readers to explore the entire corpus of the magazine in the company of De Jong, who tells the history of the magazine’s creation in a series of video clips.
During the weekend of 20-22 September 2019, These are Situationist Times! will also be launched at the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA P.S.1. The traveling exhibition Jacqueline de Jong & The Situationist Times: Same Player Shoots Again was shown at Torpedo in Oslo, Norway and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden in 2018 and will be shown at Museum Jorn in Silkeborg, Denmark from 31 August until 1 December 2019.
- Welcome and Introduction
- Ellef Prestsæter: “These are Situationist Times! Or, Same Player Shoots Again”
- Last chance to attend screening ‘Jacqueline de Jong – The Art Rebel’ and visit the exhibition Pinball Wizard: The Work and Life of Jacqueline de Jong.
- Museum closes
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ellef Prestsæter (Norway, 1982) is an art historian and a member of the art and research group Institute for Computational Vandalism. His recent curatorial projects include The Gutenberg Galaxy at Blaker and These are Situationist Times! He is currently working on a PhD in art history at the University of Oslo about Asger Jorn and the Scandinavian Institute for Comparative Vandalism.
Torpedo, founded in Oslo in 2005, is a non-profit bookshop and publisher devoted to the promotion and production of artists’ publications. Torpedo organizes discursive activities, exhibitions, and events related to the process of publishing.
Edited by Ellef Prestsæter. Produced by Elin Maria Olaussen and Karen Christine Tandberg. Design by Anna Prestsæter, with Malin Kleiva.
Digital interface by the Institute for Computational Vandalism.
Commissioned contributions by: Éric Alliez, Ruth Baumeister, Christophe Bourseiller, Larry D. Busbea, Eric C. H. de Bruyn, Matthew Fuller, Rodolphe Gasché, Dennis Göttel, Institute for Computational Vandalism, Jakob Jakobsen, Karen Kurczynski, João Pedro Leão, İz Öztat, Juliette Pollet, Ellef Prestsæter, Margriet Schavemaker, Sean Snyder, and McKenzie Wark
Historical texts by: Roland Barthes, Hans Brinkman, Max Bucaille, Friedrich Wolfram Heubach, Jacqueline de Jong, Asger Jorn, Friedrich Kittler, Joost Mathijsen, Piero Simondo, and Gianni-Emilio Simonetti.
Developed in collaboration with Malmö Konsthall and Museum Jorn.
Supported by Nordic Culture Point, Arts Council Norway, the Mondriaan Fund, the Nordic Culture Fund, and Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
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