Poster; Forum No 4 /2009/
15.000 kilometers of power line supplying the country with electricity. “Svenska Kraftnät” operates the energy grid covering the nation. Campaign with Sakari Paananen at Frankenstein Design Studio.
Forum No.2 2009; Magazine for Scandinavian Architecture, Interiors and Design. New release with art direction by Henrik Nygren. Covering the Bank of Sweden, a masterpiece by Peter Celsing from 1976. Text by Wilfried Wang.
# 1 / C5
I have no secrets.
(Aki Kaurismäki in Livraison #3)
Clothes by Sandra Backlund.
One hundred and eighty-eight pages of design by CKR. Objects lined up in New York, Milan, Stockholm, Tibro and elsewhere. Placed on a horizontal line as a superior principle of representational order. Mark Isitt writes a biography of Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune.
Tempus edax rerum, tuque, invidiosa vetustas,
omnia destruitis vitiataque dentibus aevi
paulatim lenta consumitis omnia morte!
(Oividius Metamorphoses XV, 234.)
Forum Price winner 2006; VM Complex by Plot (Bjarke Ingels and Julien de Smelt) and second price, Kastrup Sea Bath by White Architects.
Zaha experience at Odrupgaard art museum, Denmark. Forum magazine 4.05.
Fine Art Silver Gelatin Prints. Negatives from a public archive at the Local Transport Company in Stockholm.
Exhibited at Roger Björkholmen and Index Gallery, Stockholm.
Signed “W.Germany”, “Import” or “#13” this pottery is mass-produced. Occasionally Danish hand-crafted or Swedish amateur works. In rare cases pieces by known artists. This is a homage to Cezanne, Morandi and Robert Mapplethorpe. As well as generations of art students struggling with shadows, shapes and forms of a “Nature Morte” consisting of randomly collected items, put together by a teacher in messy hair and corduroy, suggesting he is true believer of ART. Book project, text by Lars O. Ericsson.
“The Metro was one of the most significant architectural manifestations during the twentieth century. The aesthetic and social pathos of modernism expressed in a transport machinery. Transit and travel charged with not only a practical meaning; a metaphysical hope of a better life.
At the same time as the ideology of an epoch is unduly obtrusive in the pale fluorescent light of Metro underworld, I sense an end of an illusion and it´s social model”.
Johan Fowelin, April 28 1994.
Berlin November 1989. Exhibited at Moderna Muséet 1991, S:t Petersburg University 1992, Gothenburg Art Museum 2014 and Dunker Arthall, Helsingborg 2015 and Nationalmuseum 2019.
My contribution to political activism. An attempt to get rid of a nuclear power plant built exactly on the spot for childhood paradise. Eventually I succeeded as the plant closed in 2005. With help from Maria and Claes.