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JACQUELINE DE JONG & THE SITUATIONIST TIMES These are the Situationist Times

31 August – 1 December 2019

‘These are the Situationist Times’ is a collaboration between the Norwegian publisher Torpedo Press, Malmö Konsthall, and Museum Jorn. The exhibition is curated around one of the most remarkable artist-driven journals of the 1960s, The Situationist Times, published during the period 1962–1967. The journal was published by Asger Jorn’s former girlfriend, the Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong, and sprang from the international avant-garde movement International Situationists co-founded by Jorn.

The multi-lingual and playful journal distinguished itself from the French-language and rather theoretical counterpart Internationale situationniste – and The Situationist Times also documented the movement’s close link with Scandinavia. The journal content, based on an abundance of Scandinavian cultural material, was almost exclusively produced in Denmark. In radically experimental ways, Scandinavian cultural history was linked to international contemporary culture: Scandinavian rock carvings, baptismal fonts, mangling boards, and fresco paintings were presented next to avant-garde manifestos and mathematical exhibitions. The Situationist Times foreshadowed what is now known as artistic research, shaping, for today’s world, a highly relevant model for mobilising culture-historical material in a contemporary context with an eye for cultural diversity and change rather than a construction of national traditions.

The exhibition project seeks to present recent and broad-based knowledge about The Situationist Times. Conceived in close association with Jacqueline de Jong and the Norwegian art historian Ellef Prestæter, the project features three main components: 1. Exhibitions in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, 2. Digitalisation via the Internet platform E-Flux, and 3. A printed publication.



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