Curating Beyond the Mainstream

The Practices of Carlos Capelán, Elisabet Haglund, Gunilla Lundahl, and Jan-Erik Lundström

Through four case studies, Curating Beyond the Mainstream researches decolonial and other non-hegemonic approaches to the profession of curating in Sweden from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Carlos Capelán, Elisabet Haglund, Gunilla Lundahl, and Jan-Erik Lundström made a mark on both art and curating in their time at institutions such as Kulturhuset and Arkitekturmuseet in Stockholm and Borås Konstmuseum and Bildmuseet in Umeå, as well as through exhibitions on trains and in parks. Pioneering what today is called “social practice,” and embracing art and artists from all over the world, these figures and their hitherto under-researched work are highlighted in this publication through presentations, essays, and interviews, accompanied by rare photographic documentation.

With contributions by Ulla Arnell, José Bedia, Carlos Capelán, Elisabet Haglund, Ewa Kumlin, Gunilla Lundahl, Jan-Erik Lundström, Sissi Nilsson, Joan Rom, Patssi Valdez, and others

Published in collaboration with Sternberg Press.

Edited by CuratorLab 2020/21: Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Giulia Floris, Vasco Forconi, Edy Fung, Julius Lehmann, Maria Lind, Marc Navarro, Simina Neagu, Hanna Nordell, Marja Rautaharju, Erik Sandberg, and Joanna Warsza

Design: Józefina Chętko

Serie: Konstfack Education Collection 4

ISBN: 9783956796135 (May 2022)

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