Also featuring works by:
Marcel Duchamp
Öyvind Fahlström
Meret Oppenheim
Emmett Williams

Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd ​belonged to a circle in Stockholm, who ​was early to come in contact with the work of Marcel Duchamp. Already by his late teens, Reuterwärd was critical of the traditional role of the artist​, and a​s a seventeen-year-old, he came to the conclusion that “Style is fraud.” ​He starts investigating the work of Duchamp, reading Wittgenstein and Kafka​, and begins working with language. Various aliases gives him the opportunity to explore different medium.

​Charlie Lavendel, Kilroy, Pratt-Müller, Fridolin Vogelsang, Hannelore Schlunke.​ The work of Reuterswärd is filled with humour and a witty awareness of the shortcomings and possibilities of language. It is conceptual and hits directly at commonly accepted conceptions.

Reuterswärd was a pioneer in the beginning of his career. Presented here with some of his friends and contemporaries: Duchamp, Fahlström, Emmett Williams, Meret Oppenheim.

History is always open to re-interpretation. This exhibition not only brings to light an important side of the art of Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd; it also presents an era of art in Sweden that is not widely known. History is re-written. Or as Reuterswärd himself put it: “Your behavior must either surprise you; or it has to be surprised by yourself.”

/Thomas Millroth

The exhibition was made possible through countless interviews by curator Thomas Millroth with the artist, along with help from the Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd Art Foundation and Galerie Bel’ Art. A catalogue designed by Henrik Nygren Design was produced for the show, including a numbered limited edition of 25 containing prints approved by the artist, titled “Signatures CFR.”

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With their first website registered in 1995, were amongst the first artists with a presence on the internet. Fittingly then that their artistic practice were to be synonymous with investigations into the world wide web, programming and computers. Their websites-as-artworks, modified computer games and apparent coding errors have inspired generations of artists, both conceptually and aesthetically, since their original mistake of omitting a bracket while writing code as artists in residence at the San Jose State University in 1994. The result was an indecipherable mess of letters, symbols and numbers and led to the now instantly recognizable seemingly random visuals with a syntax-error feeling that has marked much of their work.

Belenius/Nordenhake will present some of the original modified software as well as projections of websites, along with a series of new work, where the artists have registered a series of websites with domain names consisting of only one-letter, chosen out of different world alphabets. The websites reflect the working of network protocols and the dynamic syntax of the World Wide Web.

JODI has exhibited around the world, with notable exhibitions and performances including the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015), the Whitney Museum, NY (2013), the New Museum, NY (2012), Eyebeam NY (2009), Documenta X Kassel (1997).


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17.04.2015 – 30.05.2015
An Exhibition by Ilja Karilampi
Curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung und Solvej Helweg Ovesen

Karilampi looks at these city visuals as if they were »crime scenes«, graphic codes to break or cases to solve in the city, styles to be observed, tags that literally tag in your memory, graffiti statements to be translated, institutional signage to be remembered, street signage as well as the myriads of brands everywhere to be carefully studied. Looking for patterns and unusual constellations, Karilampi injects these signifiers implementing a pop-aesthetic in his visual artworks. Socialised with pop-music and crimes series, and drawn just as much to the outskirts and ‘heinseit’ of Berlin as to the centre and its upfront facades, the artist titled the exhibition after the popular Berlin shot crime TV series »Heiter bis Tödlich – Hauptstadtrevier«.

»The detective thing is maybe a romantic lifestyle, but also a break with the expected – I like my friends who push and reject the cliché roles. I’m just obsessed with NYC undercover cop movies and also what roles the detectives have in society – heard about this retired police officer in Sweden who collects art – but he also has a glass window from a bank which some robbers sprayed a machine gun smiley sign into, in his collection.« (Ilja Karilampi, 2014)


Utställningsperiod: 14-31 maj

Vernissage torsdag 14 maj 2015 kl 17-21: Invigning av galleriet och vernissage med gravöl från Bordellens Bryggeri i samarbete med Jan Håfström

Zimm Hall, Dalagatan 20, Vasastan/Norrmalm
Öppettider: torsdag – söndag kl 12-16

Torsdag 14 maj 2015 öppnar konstgalleriet Zimm Hall på Dalagatan 20 i Stockholm. Först ut är utställningen Gravöppning med Leif Elggren, Joakim Forsgren och Jan Håfström. Zimm Hall är ett forum för forskningsrelaterad samtidskonst och drivs av Mattias Bäcklin, konstnär, Mikael Goralski, konstnär och Malin Zimm, arkitekt.


Presskontakt, bildförfrågan:
Malin Zimm 08-4022552, Mattias Bäcklin 0708308140

To celebrate 40 succesful years as one of the most forward-looking and progressive arts organisations in Sweden, Index organises an art auction with works by artists who have exhibited here in the past and friends of the organisation. Index invites you to bid on works of art by outstanding Swedish and international artists working in a wide range of media, both from established and up and coming generations. Spanning more than 30 years, the list includes among others Lina Selander, Runo Lagomarsino and Meric Algun Ringborg who represent Sweden at this year’s Venice Biennial.The auction is an important signal for the future of Index at a crucial step of the development of the organisation. In changing conditions for the arts, this event aims to highlight the importance of institutions such as Index within the wider cultural ecology. Located in the city centre, Index is a space for contemporary art, open and free for everyone, inviting to experience and discuss creative thinking. With an expansive programme of pedagogical events, such as a new programme with “Schools in Residence”, Index offers engaging experiences with art.

All sales during the auction will support Index future programme and development.

Participating artists:

Mamma Andersson, Lotta Antonsson, Fia Backström, Zoe Barcza, Duda Bebek, Bigert och Bergström, Johanna Billing, Meric Algun Ringborg, Lara Almarcegui, Nina Beier, Nadine Byrne, Magnus Bärtås, Ann Böttcher, Elin Elfström, Leif Elggren, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen/Dragset, Jana Euler, Öyvind Fahlström, Claire Fontaine, Olivier Foulon, Goldin/Senneby, Susan Hiller, Karl Holmqvist, Judith Hopf, Sture Johannesson, Anders Johansson, Ilja Karilampi, Gunilla Klingberg, Oskar Korsar, Jiri Kovanda, Runo Lagomarsino, Karl Larsson, Goshka Macuga, Tobias Madison, JO Mallander, Jonathan Monk, Deimantas Narkevicius, Kate Newby, Jesper Nordahl, Karl Norin, Anders Petersen, Jack Pierson, Elizabeth Price, Roger von Reybekiel, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Emanuel Rohss, Max Ronnersjö, Yorgos Sapountzis, Katerina Seda, Lina Selander, Sean Snyder, Mårten Spångberg, Lisa Torell, Jim Thorell, Anna Uddenberg, Uglycute, UNITED BROTHERS (Ei Arakawa and Tomoo Arakawa), Annika von Hausswolff, Emily Wardill, Peter Wächtler, Klaus Weber, Ulla West, Anna Ådahl u.a.

The auction will be held online in collaboration with the auction site Paddle8.
The online auction will be launched on Wed 6 May at

Auction: Wed 20 May 2015, 17:30–22:00
Café Opera, Karl XII:s Torg, Stockholm

Auctioneers: Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist

Preview: 18-20 May, 12:00–18:00
Belenius/Nordenhake, Jakobs torg 3, Stockholm
Reception: Mon 18 May, 17:30–19:30