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The New ModelAn Inquiry

 - The New Model
This catalogue stems from an exhibition program which investigated the heritage of the 1968 project The Model, for which Stockholm's Moderna Museet was transformed into an adventure playground for children.
For three weeks in October 1968, Stockholm's Moderna Museet was transformed into a sprawling adventure playground that was free to access for children: Gunilla Lundahl and Palle Nielsen's The Model: A Model for a Qualitative Society concatenated art, research, and urban activism into a visionary hybrid framework. Half a century later, through a series of seminars, exhibitions, and new artworks, The New Model revisited this utopian intervention, reviving discussions of public participation, children's agency, and shifting ideals of collective being. Curated by Lars Bang Larsen and Maria Lind, this inquiry took place from 2011 to 2015 at and around Tensta konsthall in one of Stockholm's late modernist suburbs. Through essays, exhibition documentation, and dialogues with the participating artists—among them Magnus Bärtås, Hito Steyerl, Ane Hjort Guttu, and Dave Hullfish Bailey—this volume charts the evolution of two artistic, curatorial, and institutional experiments.
Published following the eponymous exhibition and seminar program at Tensta        konsthall, Stockholm, from 2011 to 2015.
Edited by Lars Bang Larsen and Maria Lind.
Contributions by Dave Hullfish Bailey, Magnus Bärtås, Jessica Gogan, Ane Hjort Guttu, Lars Bang Larsen, Maria Lind, Gunilla Lundahl, Palle Nielsen, Hito Steyerl.

Graphic design: Metahaven.
published in August 2020
English edition
21 x 29,7 cm
176 pages (93 ill. n&b)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-449-0
EAN : 9783956794490
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