Writing scenography 3


Day 51. Exploring historiography. A bit of into the darkness. I write:

When the Museum of Gothenburg recently presented an expanded art history publication covering the 1980s, it turned to the "joy and darkness" of performances in illegal music clubs where (mostly) male artist-musicians acted out, and ignored the (mostly) female dancers performing over ground in the light.[1] This is even more peculiar, as Rubicon, in its large scale 1986 intervention, quite literally crawled, sat on, and ran all over art history as it manifested itself in the museum building. 

[1] Isabella Nilsson, "Foreword", A Disarranged Playing Board: Art In Gothenburg During the 1980s and 1990s, edited by Kristoffer Arvidsson and Jeff Werner, Skiascope 3, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborg 2010, s. 9.