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There's life after death- Scandinavian Situationism in perspective

International conference the 15th and 16th of March 2007, Folkets Hus.
Nordisk netværk for avantgardestudier, Det Fri Universitet, Det Fynske
Kunstakademi, Det kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Institut for Kunst- og
Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet.

Though the radical art movement the Situationist International has gained still further attention during the last fifteen years, large areas of the movement's activities still remain in the shadows. Especially the actions and proposals of the Scandinavian sections remain little known....

Both the art works and activities of J. V. Martin, who headed the Scandinavian section of the First Situationist International, and the diverse practices of the people involved in the Second Situationist International around Jørgen Nash, await a critical art historical reception. In contrast to the continental currents within the Situationist movement, there have been relatively few sustained efforts to analyse the Scandinavian currents within both the First and the Second Situationist International and to understand the significance of its activities in historical terms. Within the art historical reception, Guy Debord and the French section have been the exclusive objects of attention. This threatens to homogenize the very diverse and contradictory material that the Situationist movement produced. The privileging of the French section of the Situationist movement has tended to reduce the activities of the Scandinavian sections to a juvenile and silly version of the real Situationist organisation based in Paris. Because of this situation, art historians have been hesitant to approach the Scandinavian material. The aim of the conference is to contribute to the remedial of this by shedding some light on the diverse activities that Situationists in Scandinavia were engaged in during the 1960's and by discussing problems in the historiography of the Situationist movement in general.

Bengt Ericson, tidligere medlem af Situationistisk Internationale (tbc).
Stewart Home, billedkunstner og forfatter til bl.a. The Assault on Culture: Utopia Currents from Lettrism to Class War og redaktør af What is Situationism? A Reader.
Jacqueline de Jong, billedkunstner og tidligere medlem af Situationistisk Internationale, redaktør af Situationist Times.
Karen Kurczinski, ph.d.-student med projekt om Asger Jorn ved Columbia University, har bl.a. publiceret teksten "Asger Jorn og avantgardebevægelserne".
Peter Laugesen, forfatter og tidligere medlem af Situationistisk Internationale.
Thomas McDonough, associate professor ved Binghamton University og redaktør af Guy Debord and the Situationist Internationale.
Lars Morell, idéhistoriker og forfatter til Poesien breder sig. Jørgen Nash, Drakabygget og situationisterne.
Hardy Strid, billedkunstner og medlem af Situationistisk Internationale og siden af Bauhaus Situationniste (tbc).
Jakob Jakobsen, kunstner og organisator ved Det Fri Universitet.
Mikkel Bolt, adjunkt ved Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, KU og forfatter til Den sidste avantgarde. Situationistisk Internatioanle hinsides kunst og politik.

Arr. Mikkel Bolt og Jakob Jakobsen.