A Disarranged Playing Board: Art in Gothenburg during the 1980s and 1990s
Postmodernism never came to Gothenburg. It came from Gothenburg. This is one of the surprising results of this research project about art in Gothenburg during the 1980s and 1990s presented in Skiascope 3. Other conclusions are that relational aesthetics appeared in Gothenburg, long before the term was even invented, and that Gothenburg saw the emergence of a new kind of feminist art, embodied by huge blob of red jelly, which reacted against male domination of the city’s art scene.
The articles in the issue discuss postmodernism, the underground art scene in Gothenburg, Alf Lindberg’s relation to neo-expressionism, artistic research at the Valand Academy, feminist art, relational aesthetics and a more general discussion about the art scene of the time.
Skiascope 3 is published with the support of the Sten A Olsson Foundation for Research and Culture.
Read more and order the publication Skiascope 3 here