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The Flag Project - a multiform art exhibition at SSE

The Flag Project is a multiform art exhibition by the Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren featuring all kind of events at SSE during September and October 2021. The exhibition will consist of flags on the poles outside the SSE main building welcoming the students back to school, artist-led flag-workshops, manufacturing of flags in the atrium and a series of seminars on the topic of abstraction.

Picture by Mikael Olsson

In The Flag Project, the school´s entrance and atrium will be transformed into an exhibition arena and a production hall. During artist led workshops students and faculty can design their own flags, based on patterns from their own studies/research/lives, and seamstresses will sew the flags on site in the atrium. These will then be hung up around the school.

The workshops and the seminars will take place in the brand new art classroom The Jacob Dahlgren Room (formerly known as 542): a colorful pedagogical atmosphere that awakens questions around measurability and the significance of abstractions.

There are many relationships between Jacob Dahlgren´s art and what we exercise at SSE: Dahlgren works with tools for measurability (measuring tape, scales, rulers) and most of his graphical patterns derive from the same type of instruments often used at business schools: charts, bars, tables, circles.

And at the same time as art can be abstract, so can research. An abstract is a simplification that changes the context and the way we interpret things. It´s a method based on taking away stuff, in order to see, experience, highlight or show something beyond. The summary of a scientific paper is also, as we know, called abstract and is based on the same idea.

We have invited Jacob Dahlgren, who in his work is inspired by the tradition of minimalism and constructivism, to widen our consciousness of what it might mean to think and act with abstractions as a tool.

More info about the Flag Project here.

More info about the art classroom The Jacob Dahlgren Room here.

For even more info, contact Tinni Ernsjöö Rappe, 0708-36 66 41, tinni.rappe@hhs.se

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Jacob Dahlgren and his flags ouside the school, September 1, 2021.

"An abstract is a simplification that changes the context and the way we interpret things. It´s a method based on taking away stuff, in order to see, experience, highlight or show something beyond."

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