Art Backwards.

tsnoK is an attempt to write about art and to perform criticism in a different way. Primarily by diverging from the regim of exhibitions. We do not review current exhibitions. We do not report from the front line, we were not even there! We write about things like single artworks, old exhibitions and artists´ hobbies. We want to modify the sense of time within the field of art, fracture a calendaric understanding of the present, and the understanding of what is now. An exhibition that was attended years ago can for instance rise to the surface as something contemporary, indeed more up to date than when it actually occured. Or perhaps it has become something different than it was back then. Maybe this is a way of analyzing what has happened, from a current location through past experiences.

In a similar way we want to expand the notion of the public. Duchamp once said that art is deprived of something when it becomes public. That is so true. A lot of stuff you contemplate never reaches public attention because it simply lies too far away from mainstream. Or, it can be too narrow, or geaky or indistinct. We would like to highlight some shadowy business, things that are excluded just because… they are. Perhaps indisputable or contra-consensus. We would like to make some of this public, but only safely, after the fact. We are not into depriving.

The journal includes some fixed sections introduced by their captions; they will not all be updated simultaneously and the order will certainly change with time. Our modest expectation is to contribute to the coming critical revolution in Sweden. We are not on the forefront, we stroll along in other directions.


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Throuwe by Sebastian Rozenberg Throuwe by Sebastian RozenbergMiscellaneous

The Archive Gallery presents Laura Kikauka The Archive Gallery presents Laura KikaukaMiscellaneous

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A short statement on the predicament of experimental art A short statement on the predicament of experimental artMiscellaneous

It´s Not Easy, Ken Montgomery It´s Not Easy, Ken MontgomeryObsolete

Lary 7: The Dust Bunnie Lary 7: The Dust BunnieObsolete

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The hypermediate strategy of Sayuri Michima The hypermediate strategy of Sayuri MichimaMiscellaneous

Mladen Stilinovic, An artist who cannot speak English is no artist, 1992 Mladen Stilinovic, An artist who cannot speak English is no artist, 1992Miscellaneous

Why didn’t Piero Manzoni use my sewing machine? Why didn’t Piero Manzoni use my sewing machine?Miscellaneous

Johan Zetterquist Johan ZetterquistIMAGES

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A Happy Picture in a Sad Frame A Happy Picture in a Sad FrameMiscellaneous

CARLA ÅHLANDER CARLA ÅHLANDERIMAGES

ÉDOUARD LEVÉ ÉDOUARD LEVÉIMAGES

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Learning by Doing Learning by DoingMiscellaneous

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Around the Formula Around the FormulaObsolete

BREAK. A Collaboration on Collaboration BREAK. A Collaboration on CollaborationObsolete

The Coating by Stephen Sarrazin The Coating by Stephen SarrazinMiscellaneous

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Art School Odyssey Art School OdysseyMiscellaneous

Cykel / Bicycle Cykel / BicycleMiscellaneous

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A Lapdog, NOT! A Lapdog, NOT!Miscellaneous

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Editors: Lars-Erik Hjertström-Lappalainen, Annika von Hausswolff, Jonatan Habib Engqvist.
Editor in chief: Jonatan Habib Engqvist.

Contact: peace[at]tsnok.se

tsnoK 2017. authors are responsible for their own texts.
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