The Proposal for 22 July Memorial Sites in Oslo's Government Quarter Made Public
June 28 2017
Since September 2016, Jonas Dahlberg Studio has worked on a developed proposal for a national memorial in Oslo. The work, which includes a permanent and a temporary site, was comissioned by KORO Public Art Norway following an invited competition in 2014. It has been developed in close dialogue with the affected parties as well as the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Local Government. As per a decision by the Norwegian Government in June 2017, the commission to realize the project is currently cancelled. The proposal is now published on this website, as well as in the news media.
Jonas Dahlberg's Comment to the Decision to Cancel the Memorials
by Utøya and in Oslo
22 July Memorials is Cancelled
June 28 2017
Jonas Dahlberg's comment (in English and in Swedish), published in today's edition of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
Three Rooms set design for 'Alles Wieder Gut'
April 2nd 2017 – May 21st 2018
A set design based on the video work is part of a collaboration with Musicbanda Franui and bass-bariton Florian Boesch. Playing in Vienna, Ludwigsburg, Amsterdam, Hamburg (dates: franui.at/termine)
June 21 2017
Earlier today the Ministry of Culture informed Public Art Norway that the contract with Jonas Dahlberg concerning designs for the national memorial sites after 22 July by Utøya and Oslo is to be cancelled in its entirety. Simultaneously, Public Art Norway’s involvement in work on the memorial sites has been terminated.
Jonas Dahlberg named winner of Dagens Nyheter's Cultural Award
International Call of Support for the
22 July National Memorial Site by Utøya
October 20th 2016
A group of artists, curators and museum directors from all over the world has written a pledge, published today by Norway's largest newspaper Aftenposten. They ask the Norwegian Government for the courage to let the memorial become a place to process the trauma rather than suppress it, calling it "the most important public artwork in Scandinavia today, and a central manifestation against terrorism".
Jan 30th 2017
The prize is awarded yearly by the Arts and Culture editors of Sweden's largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Its aim is to promote cultural and artistic achievements across the genres. Jonas Dahlberg was shortlisted for his work on the 22 July National Memorial Site by Utøya in Norway, and was announced as the winner during a ceremony on January 30th.
The Society Machine,
ion at Malmö Konstmuseum
September 24th 2016 –
January 29th 2017
Subtitled 'The Industrial Age from the Perspective of Art', the exhibition adresses Sweden's industrial society from a contemporary perspective. The works of thirty artists are exhibited alongside historic artefacts from the museum's collection. Jonas Dahlberg participates with the video installation Music Box.
Public Art Norway Advancing Plans for 22 July National Memorial Site in Oslo
September 21st 2016
While the work on the 22 July National Memorial Site at Sørbråten near Utøya is put on hold awaiting an ongoing legal process, the plans for a 22 July National Memorial Site at the Government Quarters in Oslo is now being advanced by KORO Public Art Norway, the government agency managing the process. The plans for the Oslo memorial, which is part of the same commission as the Sørbråten site in Hole municipality, is currently being revised in relation to upcoming urban redevelopment
of the site.
Comment to the Norwegian Government's Settlement Proposal over 22 July Memorial Lawsuit
September 15th 2016
Jonas Dahlberg's comment (in English and in Swedish) to the recent events regarding the 22 National Memorial Site at Sørbråten by Utøya.
October 26th – November 27th
Jonas Dahlberg's Invisible Cities: Location Studies is on view as part of ''Artistic Practices – Housing as Social Agreement', an open archive exhibition at #ThisIsACo-op, the Greek Pavillion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Verdi's Macbeth Opening at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona
Lead Artist for the New Bristol Arena
Interview Published by Hyperallergic
In Dialogue with Magdalena Malm on An Imagined City
Art Basel June 16-19
October 7th 2016
Jonas Dahlberg created the set design for Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, directed by Christof Loy. The same production, with sceno-graphy and costumes in shades of black and white, is now being brought to Barcelona. Playing at El Liceu until October 24th.
Scheduled for completion in 2018
Jonas Dahlberg Studio is comissioned to produce an integrated public artwork for the new Bristol Arena in the UK, a project being pursued in collaboration with Populous Architects, Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios, BuroHappold Engineers, Vanguardia, Field Art Projects. The concept for the project, still a work-in-progress, is to use the architecture itself as its medium.
July 22nd 2016
”A Symbolic Wound Takes Shape in Norway to Remember the 2011 Massacre” by Karen Gardiner, on the occasion of five years passing since the events of July 22.
April 21 2016, at 6 pm
A conversation between Jonas Dahlberg and Magdalena Malm, Director of Public Art Agency Sweden, on the intersection of architecture and public art. The point of departure is An Imagined City, a permanent sound work in the foyer of the new KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm.
Previews June 14-15
Magazzino D'arte Moderna is showing the video work Music Box (Hall 2.1 Booth P02), and Galerie Nordenhake is showing the photo series Birds (Hall 2.1 Booth S13).
Interview Published in Dagens Nærings-liv, D2 Magasin
March 17 2016
''Selv om jeg tenkte at stedet skulle være en vakker plass, tenkte jeg det, at ja, litt vondt kan det få lov å gjøre' – written by Kristiane Larssen for the weekend magazine of the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv.
Jonas Dahlberg on the Jury for Swedish Memorial for the 2004 Tsunami
January – December 2016
The tsunami that struck Southeast Asia on December 26th was one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history, with over a quarter million casualties. To commemorate the 543 Swedes who where among the lives lost and a place for relatives and survivors to gather, the Swedish Government has initiated an inter-national competition for the design of a memorial in Stockholm. Jonas Dahlberg is invited to be part of the jury.
The Mirror awarded as
”1% Project of the Year 2015” by Stockholm Konst
November 23rd 2015
The Mirror was comissioned in accordance with Stockholm's ”1% for Public Art” policy for new building projects, as a public artwork for the city's new football stadium. The occasion of the prize ceremony also served as a a launch of the Stockholm Konst's book 'Konstprojekt 2015'.
Solo Exhibition at Magazzino d'Arte Moderna in Rome
Solo Exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake
The Path of the Sun, for the Centenary of Finland's Independance
Winning competition entry
The work consists of a raised and tilted circular structure. It is angled to correlate with the position of the sun as it travels across the sky. Markings in the landscape below the structure notes the time and position on the horizon of the sun at sunrise and sundown on December 6th.
February 12 to May 8 2016
Magazzino is pleased to announce its third solo show by Jonas Dahlberg in the gallery space. After having focused in recent years on large-scale public commissions, Dahlberg produced a new series of works with a more intimate and personal approach, echoing an inner landscape of visual and sound memories, and an immersive fascination with nature.
Opening October 1st 2015
After several years of working primarily on large public comssions, Jonas Dahlberg's return to the gallery setting is described as an exploration of the intimate. The exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, is entitled Diorama and Includes the video works Music Box and Music Box (back), as well as works from the ongoing photo series Birds.
RAY, Frankfurt Photography Triennial 2015: Imagine Reality
Group Exhibition at the Gothenburg Museum of Art
Until September 20th 2015
Until February 21st 2016
Artforum Review of Solo Exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake
Review of the exhibition Diorama – including the photo series Birds and the video work Music Box and Music Box (back) – by Fredrik Svensk in the January issue of Artforum. More about the exhibition and the works on display on Nordenhake's website.
Public lecture at the AA School of Architecture in London
October 23rd at 6:30 pm
Jonas Dahlberg is invited back to the Architectural Association to talk about his work. This lecture is part of the lecture series Art and Architecture: rooms, buildings, peninsulas; organised by Parveen Adams.
Keynote Lecture at ELIA Confer-ence in Tilburg
May 11th 2015, 3:30pm
Jonas Dahlberg giving a lecture entitled 'The Architecture of Loss: the July 22 Memorials' as part of the annual ELIA Conference at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, Germany. Organized by The European League of Institutes of the Arts, the international network organisation of major arts education institutions and universities
An Imagined City Installed at Stockholm's New School of Architecture
October 12th 2015
The public artwork An Imagined City, a permanent sound installation at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm, was inaugurated as the new building opened.
The Mirror Inaugurated
September 3rd 2015
The Mirror, a public artwork by Jonas Dahlberg Studio comissioned by Stckholm Konst and SGA Fastigheter as an integrated work for the new Tele2 Arena, officially opened in Stockholm. It is placed in the plaza by the main entrance route and concists of a 15,6m wide and 9,6m tall mirror, mounted on a circular plattform, which rotates a full 360 turn in approximately fifteen minutes.