June 28 2017
Jonas Dahlberg's comment (in English and in Swedish), published in today's edition of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.
June 7 2017
September 23 2017
Nisha Besara and Jonas Dahlberg in conversation about fear and its consequences on society, art and the individual, led by Kristofer Lundström.
Part of a series of conversations arranged by the Public Art Agency Sweden.
Other participants in the series are Loulou Cherinet, Armita Golkar, Carl Mikael von Hausswolff, Anna Hedenmo, Linn Hilda Lamberg, Håkan Nilsson, Elisabeth Åsbrink and Anders Thornberg.
Oktober 27 2017
«Stadtprojektionen» addresses public space and the perception of the city of St.Gallen through video projections in the urban landscape. Works by Jonas Dahlberg is shown alongside works by Katalin Deér, Tine Edel, Johanna Gschwend, Hannes Schüpbach, Asi Föcker, Moritz Hossli, Agnes Nyrenius, Lina Scheynius, Silvie Defraoui and Ester Vonplon.
Comment to the Decision to Cancel the Memorials
by Utøya and in Oslo
Jonas Dahlberg on the Jury for New Public Art at Skellefteå Culture House
Contract for the 22 July Memorials in Norway is Cancelled
Times of Fear - an Afternooon of Talks
Stadtprojektionen II, Public Interventions in St Gallen
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.
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)
Jonas Dahlberg named winner of Dagens Nyheter's Cultural Award
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.
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".
Verdi's Macbeth Opening at Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona
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.
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.
Comment to the Norwegian Government's Settlement Proposal over 22 July Memorial Lawsuit
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.
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.
Interview Published by Hyperallergic
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.
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.
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.
In Dialogue with Magdalena Malm on An Imagined City
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.
Lead Artist for the New Bristol Arena
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.
Group Exhibition at the Gothenburg Museum of Art
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
October 23rd at 6:30 pm 2015
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.
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.
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'.
Until September 20th 2015
Solo Exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake
The Mirror Inaugurated
RAY, Frankfurt Photography Triennial 2015: Imagine Reality
Public lecture at the AA School of Architecture in London
An Imagined City Installed at Stockholm's New School of Architecture
The Mirror awarded as
”1% Project of the Year 2015” by Stockholm Konst
Keynote Lecture at ELIA Confer-ence in Tilburg