Leaflet # 14 Culture Night – Critical Night

For the second year in a row c.off opens the doors as part of Stockholm Culture Night. From 6-12 pm the 27th of April we host seminars, performances, talks, installations, book launches and similar ongoing and discursive interventions in the typical c.off-spirit. This year the title of the evening is Critical Night and it will include no less than three publication launches.

One of the launches is a presentation of Vision Forum’s new publication Grymhetens konst by Freddie Ross. The book is a theoretical investigation of the relationship between ethics and art. It examines a series of well-known works from art history, some of which have stirred discussion in the Nordic countries, as well as how philosophical theories about ethics apply to them.

We are also happy to host Sara Gebran and her publication ANOTHER HOLE. This book is an investigation of the relation between power and pornography. A combination of personal notes, lyrical writings, an art object, essays and visual essays on political thoughts, dig into the relations between state power and individual erotic desires and an art object.

We also launch c.off’s new publishing initiative CRIP. journal, originating from the seminar series CRIP_sessions in spring 2018, which contains documentation and reflections in form of essays, poetry, notes and images. The journal will be available as a digital publication on our website, and presented as an installation during the Critical Night.

As part of last year’s Culture Night c.off tasked the essayist and art critic Josefin Gladh with documenting and reflecting on the events during the evening. In the resulting essay she raises questions about criticism and documentation in participating art in particular. The essay is published in full on our website. The main question, which will be brought up as part of the talks at Critical Night, is: can we fully participate and observe at the same time?