January has been pretty active. After a nice holiday break we kick-started THE spring term of 2019 by officially inaugurating BCG:s donation of Jeannette Ehlers video work Black Bullets, now installed outside the SSE auditorium. Jeannette then engaged in a conversation with Lars Strannegård and professor Mats Lundahl, an expert on Haitian development economics.
They covered topics different as ”liberty versus revenge” and the definition of “voodoo”. The next event on “Arts and Games” was hosted by Misum; the school´s center for sustainable management. Artist Lars Arrhenius new game Kalas was played by the participants and he then engaged in a discussion with Professor Tore Ellingsen on the roles of Art versus Game theory in understanding and changing human behavior and conduct.
To what extent are decisions rational or guided by aesthetic judgment? The subsequent event was a very well attended Art Talk with painter Madeleine Hatz. For a change, we asked Madeleine to bring one of her big paintings to the talk. Instead of looking at PowerPoints we had a real canvas, a real concrete object, as another guest. Madeleine gave a very phenomenological rendering of what it means to be a painter facing the canvas.
Art Talk Galore - Warhol, Kagge and more
During February, Madeleine Hatz’s painting will be on show in the SSE Library. Our next upcoming event will be produced jointly with Moderna Museet in connection to the remake of Andy Warhol´s first solo show that took place in Stockholm fifty years ago. The Moderna Museet curator John Peter Nilsson has invited documentary filmmaker Lisanne Skyler to talk about her Brillo movie to us all. And, February 14 the 15-17 we are invited to reflect with Skyler on the role of Warhol in understanding Business today at our Warhol Value Seminar. In the panel of business educators, we welcome SSE marketing professor Erik Modig to reflect on pricing, one of Lisanne´s main topics in her movie about the Brillo Box. February 19 at 12-13 we have an exceptional Art Talk starring Norwegian entrepreneur, publisher and art collector Erling Kagge.OnMarch 7 at 12-13thenext Art Talk takes place, Michael Johansson, followed by an Art Talk April 4 with Per Josefsson of Brummer and Partners who will converse with Larry Leksell from Electa on what collecting art means to them. SSE students have voiced a keen interest in finding out about how to get started collecting art on a poor budget and we expect many other Art Talks to explore this by having us meet art patrons. May 2at 12-13 Art Talk presents SEE permanent collection artists Katja Larsson and Johan Bergström Hyldahl whilst we expect Matthias van Arkel with a collector friend on May 23at 12-13 for an Art Talk.
Mark your calendars for the spring ART TALKS
Veni Vidi Video
We are of course also featuring new video-art on our big Atrium Screen. We are in conversation with many very interesting artists of which we can mention the Norwegian Constance Tenvik, the Swiss Roman Signer and the Swedes Peter Hagdahl and Mats Hjelm.
ABC Colloquia in Spring
Amongst the guests that we will be visiting the ABC colloquia May 7th we welcome Professor Otto Scharmer MIT who has solid background in aesthetics that is an integral part of his pioneering work in strategy. March 19 professor emeritus Lars Östman will speak around a recently published study of the emergence of modern markets for music.
Mark your calendars for ABC Colloquia
Long Night of Culture
On the evening of April 27 there is the night of culture in Stockholm and the city has nicely asked SSE Art Initiative to host visitors who want to see our collection and maybe take part in SOME STRANGE SURPRISES we at SSE Art Initiative might come up with. This is part of the Stockholm “Kulturnatten” with events taking place in most cultural institutions. Amongst which Stockholm School of Economics now is one too!
MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC
As you know Ingmar Bergman's Grand Piano now resides and thrives in our Atrium. Art Division under the lead of Lise-Lotte Vilimaa will offer possibilities to students and their guest to give us the joy of Atrium lunch music sessions.
SAVE THE DATES FOR LUNCH MUSIC CONCERTS
During fall Erik Wikberg introduced Literature to the SSE Art Initiative. A great number of students now gather regularly to read and discuss a high quality book. Erik tells us how this success story of will go on during spring;
February 14, 16-17, in the Aula. Johannes Anyuru visits the SSE Literary Agenda to talk about his book A Storm Blew in from Paradise. He will be interviewed on stage by SSE researcher Alan Shima, PhD. All the students in the initiative read the book in early 2019.
During the spring, the students will have book-circles on books by Julie Otsuka, Han Kang, Kerstin Ekman, Johannes Anyuru and Sofi Oksanen. The book-circles are planned to week 7, week 13, week 16 and week 19. All book-circles will be followed up by an author’s talk or a literary lecture. The latter events will be updated during the semester.