|Mikael Olsson : Olsson Mikael |
If portraiture can be categorised as a social encounter, the self-portrait is a perceptual encounter with one’s own body, and all the physical constraints that such an act entails. The physiological impossibility of seeing oneself has fascinated artists for centuries and inspired great works that play with these limitations. The self-portraits of Mikael Olsson – which are actually demi-self-portraits, as they only capture the top of his head and his bespectacled eyes – are a brilliant entry into the mirror halls of art history.
|Mikael Olsson : on | auf |
In on | auf the Swedish artist Mikael Olsson undertakes a photographic study of the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron’s and the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s temporary pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London 2012.
By investigating the traces of their creative processes in their archives, and exploring the relation between their pavilion and its shifting contexts, Olsson creates visual narratives which uncover questions about displacement, perception, and space.
Essay Péter Nádas.
|Mikael Olsson : Södrakull Frösakull|
In his book Södrakull Frösakull, Mikael Olsson investigate ideas about perception and representation . The book comprises a work that is a photographic study of Bruno Mathsson's two private houses. Texts by Beatriz Colomina, Hans Irrek and Helena Mattsson.
|Mikael Olsson : Södrakull Frösakull - Special Edition|
A special edition comprising a first edition copy of the book, and a c-print, FK15.2004, printed by the artist, housed together in a handmade clothbound box.
|Mikael Olsson & Jens Fänge : This Osier Cage of Ours|
This Osier Cage of Ours is a collaboration between the painter Jens Fänge and Mikael Olsson. The photographs is a kind of staged dramatization of a series of paintings.
|Mikael Olsson : A day in the life of...|
The images in this publication were done on the Island of Capri. The subject is the Villa Lysis, a mansion that was built for the French poet and writer Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen.
Surveys and Exhibition Catalogues
|A selection from a Decade|
A Selection from a Decade is published on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Libraryman by showing the width of the imprint and summarising the operating years with a selection of endearing pictures from an ever-growing catalogue.
In order of appearance: Viviane Sassen, Hal Hartley, Gerry Johansson, Sayo Nagase, Mikael Olsson, Torbjørn Rødland, Ron Jude, Landon Metz, Osamu Yokonami, Takashi Homma, Ola Rindal, Gunnar Smoliansky, Vincent Ferrané, François Halard and Mansur Gavriel.
|Contempory Swedish Photography|
Art & Theory 2012
Generous in format and richly illustrated the book provides an overview of Sweden’s photography scene, from the legendary Christer Strömholm to today’s wide range of eminent photographers...
|Platsens själ (Genius Loci)|
Genius Loci is Artipelag’s opening exhibition. In the ancient world, it was believed that a guardian spirit embraced all living creatures and even places: genius loci. By featuring historically important events and 16 contemporary artists, Artipelag illustrate aspects of genius loci and its relevance in our time.
Stena Stiftelsen 2011
Sten A Olsson´s Cultural Grant 1996-2011, an anniversary catalogue in a special designed slipcase to celebrate the Stena Foundation's first fifteen years.
University of Minnesota Press 2010
The Scandinavian Welfare State and Preservation
Editors Thordis Arrhenius and Jorge Otero-Pailos
Texts by Jorge Otero-Pailos, Dag Nilsen, Kristin B. Aavitsland, Harry Fett, Peter Glen, Kristin B. Aavitsland, Victor Edman, Sigurd Curman, Roger Tanner, Hélène Svahn Garreau, Thordis Arrhenius, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen. Text and insert Mikael Olsson
|Insight out, Landschaft und Interieur als Themen zeitgenössischer Photographie|
Edition Stemmle 1999
The artistic photography of the last ten years frequently uses the topics of landscape and interior as the thematic starting points for its ideas of the picture...
Exhibition Catalogue, Department of Photography and Film, Göteborgs University, Sweden 1-2/1996.
|SELF_TITLED - OUR LEGACY|
A BOOK ABOUT OUR LEGACY
Includes work by artist and photographer Lotta Antonsson, Anders Edström, Jenny Källman, Mikael Olsson, Henry Roy, Viviane Sassen, Takashi Homma, Ola Rindal among others.
Text Philip Warkander. Graphic design by Andreas Doré.
This book is about an art project that took place in Skoghall, a small mill village in Hammarö municipality, Värmland county, in 2000.
Exhibition Public Safety, 2000.09.01-02
|The Bear Hunter|
Tree Fruit Press 2011
A unique art book for children and adult based on Swedish naivistic painter Nils Rundgren (1890-1971) who used to call The Bear Hunter and his paintings from 60-70s. The cover book title is painted by Swedish artist Anders Widoff. Paintings: Nils Rundgren Photography: Mikael Olsson Text: Stefan Lindberg
|Ola Kjelbye / Mikael Olsson : Screen Tests|
Screen tests – Göteborg International Film Festival 1993 – 2006. Filmkonst 106/107
|Ola Kjelbye / Mikael Olsson : Screen Tests - Limited edition|
Limited edition of 27 copies enclosed, signed and numbered photographs in a handmade slipcase.
|Om arkitektur (ur ett pågående samtal)|
The book spans from urban planning to interior design, from conceptual discussion to fiction. The texts are arranged according to a freely associative logic, where one thing leads to another in a conversation across time and space. The book also includes a series of images selected by Mikael Olsson. They should be seen as separate entries in an ongoing conversation about architecture.
Special issue about japanese contempory art.
Including text and work by: Takashi Murakami, Akira the Hustler, Yoshihiro Suda, Taro Shinoda, Rika Noguchi, Yasumasa Morimura, Ryoko Aoki, Tabaimo, Miwa Yanagi, Yuki Kimura, Tatsumi Orimoto, Takashi Homma, Yayoi Deki, Chiho Aoshima, Magnus Bärtås, Hiroshi Sugito, Hisako Hara, Machiko Harada, Yukie Kamiya, Johnnie Walker, Påhl Ruin, Magnus Haglund, Koichi Watari, Kao Kanamori and more.
Editors Katinka Ahlbom, Pia König, Mikael Olsson, Anna Persson.
|Oaxen Skärgårskrog |
Raster Förlag 1999
The book of the gourmet restaurant Oaxen Skärgårskrog is trying to capture the scents, flavors and the visual impressions from both the food and the island Oaxen.
The book is based on personal experiences, conversations, found images, heard and dreamed stories by Mats Theselius, Lars Ågren, Torbjörn Andersson, Andreas Gedin, Andreas Roth and Mikael Olsson.