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September 28, 2012

7 pm


Opening: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795 re-traced at uqbar, Berlin, 28/9 – 18/11 2012

October 12, 2012

5.30 pm


Artist Talk/Seminar, part of the project ”Taflor i ett bibliotek” – Palmgrenmånad på Stadsbiblioteket

(“Paintings in a library“ – Palmgren month at Stadsbiblioteket) by Hans Carlsson, Stadsbiblioteket, Stockholm.


Participants: Hans Carlsson, Åsa Elzén and Sanna Marander.


November 5, 2012

Corrine Fitzpatrick writes about SMOKING AREA by YES! Association/Föreningen JA! in artforum.com

November 18, 2012

5–8 pm


Finissage: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795 re-traced at uqbar, Berlin, 28/9 – 18/11 2012

July 23, 2013

7–9 pm


Zyklische Gesellschaftsreise with YES! Association/Föreningen JA!


Meeting place: Hermannstraße S-Bahn station in Berlin-Neukölln


YES! Association/Föreningen JA! hereby invites you to join us on a cyclical trip on the Berlin Ringbahn. We will travel collectively and engage in our desire to make sense of "today" through looking, moving, conversing, and reading aloud.


Presented by The NGBK (Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst) project WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY)

April 17, 2013

Listen to an interview by Dave Allen about Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795 re-traced at talart.se

September 9, 2013
9.30 pm

Lee H. Jones will give a speech at the art festival Forrådt (Betrayed), in Bergen, Norway http://www.foreningenja.org/en/nyhet/1888/http://www.foreningenja.org/en/nyhet/1888/shapeimage_8_link_0

September 21, 2013

2 pm


Opening: Cliché verre reloaded – Ein Angriff auf die Zeit a project by Vlado & Maria Ondrej – Atelier für Radierung in collaboration with curators Natalie de Ligt and Frank Motz, Spinnerei masive archive, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig 21/9 – 16/11 2013


Participating artists: Tilo Baumgärtel, Roddy Bell, Sven Braun, Åsa Elzén, Wednesday Farris, Philipp Hennevogl, Marie Carolin Knoth, Tea Mäkipää, Maribel Mas, Maria Ondrej, Vlado Ondrej, Christoph Ruckhäberle, Nadin Maria Rüfenacht, Matthias Weischer and Zafos Xagoraris. 

September 21, 2013

2 pm


Opening: The Beginning is Always Today – Contemporary Feminist Art in Scandinavia, curated by Karin Hindsbo and Else-Brit Kroneberg,  SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway, 21/9 – spring 2013


I will participate with Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795 re-traced, and YES! Association/Föreningen JA! will show a new installation with some works and projects from 2005 2013.

February 22, 2014

2 pm


Opening: The Beginning is Always Today – Contemporary Feminist Art in Scandinavia, curated by Karin Hindsbo and Else-Brit Kroneberg, Västerås Konstmuseum,Västerås, Sweden, 22/2 – 4/5 2014


I will participate with Mary Wollstonecraft’s Scandinavian journey 1795 re-traced, and YES! Association/Föreningen JA! will show a new installation with some works and projects from 2005 2013.

September 11, 2014

6-8 pm


Opening: A Gift to Birobidzhan, a project by Yevgeniy Fiks, 21ST. PROJECTS New York 11/9 – 19/10 2014


In 1936, two hundred works of art was collected in the United States by activists as the foundation for the Birobidzhan Art Museum. The collection was first exhibited in New York and Boston, and in late 1936, it was shipped to the Soviet Union. The collection never reached its final destination in Birobidzhan. By late 1937, Stalin had purged the leadership from Birobidzhan at which time the collection vanished into government or private hands.


Taking this microhistorical narrative as his starting point, Fiks invited 25 contemporary international artists to donate works of their choosing to the existing museum of Birobidzhan. After initially agreeing to exhibit and accept the works into its collection, the museum in Birobidzhan conditionally retracted the offer, in part to avoid confrontation with a conflicted past and the fact that Birobidzhan now consist of a small Jewish population.


A Gift to Birobidzhan of 2009 was an attempt to repeat and complete — seventy years later — the gesture of “a gift to Birobidzhan” in 1936. As of 2014, it remains still a rejected gift and a “state-less collection,”packed in boxes in Fiks’ apartment in the Lower East Side. A Gift to Birobidzhan evokes the utopian promise of Birobidzhan — a Socialist alternative to a Jewish state — as a point of departure for discussions on broad 20th century’s impossible territorial politics, identity, national self-determination, and a common “seeking of happiness.” At present, we find that many of the same questions from the early 20th century have resurfaced again.


I am participating in this collection with The guide and the seeing man

December 4, 2014

5 pm


Opening: History History FAA Project Room, Funen Art Academy, Odense, Denmark 4/12 – 7/12 2014


A project in collaboration with art historian Karen Mette Fog Pedersen and students Jona Borrut, Katharina Fulgsang, Bertil Osorio and Oscar Erik Yran at the Funen Art Academy, developed within the workshop Our collective memory   right here, right now, that I organized during the fall 2014 in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the academy.