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[a:t] is history!

[a:t] was the result of a collaboration between the artists Åsa Andersson-Broms and Karin Hansson and a lot of great people, which already began1993. They were looking for new forms and scenes for discussing and working with public art. Different ideas about the place of art in public spaces led them gradually to the new information technologies, and Internet became an obvious area for exploration.



2012 The privatization of public space has changed the common. New common room has been created within the private sphere. When is the public the common? Where do you go when you want to talk to The Others? Performing the Common explores the manifestations of the public sphere in town squares, in stairways and under TV sofas.
An exhibition on public spaces, private networks and the art of organizing collective meaning.

2007 The Body in the Net is a project initiated in 2003 when the discussion about the sexualization of the electronic public space was intense. The aim of the project is use the form of an art project to investigate questions on how sexual hunger, despair and desire is exposed and exploited by the expanding information technologies and the globalized new economy.  The project also wants to investigate the means on how on one hand defend the freedom of speech and on the other hand fight against sexual exploration and oppression.
One of the results of the project was an art exhibition by Nils Claesson & Karin Hansson.

2006 Gör något åt vädret (Do something about the weather!) was an art project about the climate changes. Participating artists were Peter Johansson and Barbro Westling, Ola Pehrson and Lena Gustavsson, Marianne Lindberg de Geer and Carl Johan de Geer, Association for Temporary Art [a:t], FA+, Akay, Eric Ericsson and Klisterpete. The result of the project was presented on the net 2006 as an idea bank.

2005 The aim with Re.produktion was to discuss the old conflict between production and reproduction. A group of artists met regularly during a year to discuss questions raised by common texts. Participating artists were among others Dorinel Marc, Simina Astilean, Lars Arrhenius, Karin Hansson, Nils Claesson, Åsa Andersson Broms, Lena Gustavsson, Maria Friberg and Front design.  The result of the project was presented on the net as an idea bank.

2004 10 years of Association for Temporary Art [a:t]!
An exhibition at Skulpturens hus in Stockholm with works from the the past ten years.

2003 Transimage, a collaboration with French, Austrian and Italian artists and writers, in the form of seminars and exhibitions in four countries.

2002 Public Opinion, an art project about democracy at Kulturhuset in Stockholm. Participants were Bongi Jarne MacDermott, Paula Stenström, Måns Wrange, Jon Brunberg, Annika Drougge, Anna-Lena Lundmark, Johan Malmström, Tobias Sjödin, Pernilla Carlsson Sjödin, Karin Willén, Lars Almroth, Maija Suomalainen, Maria Lantz, Åsa Andersson Broms, Karin Hansson, WochenKlausur, Nils Claesson, Liv Fjellander, Erik Rosshagen, among others.

2001 Money, an art exhibition about the new economy with participants from Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltic states . The exhibition took place Kulturhuset in Stockholm, in coorporation with CRAC and Swedish Institute/ Partnership for Culture.
The Art of Organising opened in October 2001 as an exhibition on the net and at Gallery Enkehuset in Stockholm. The twenty participants came frome eight different countries and their common denominator was that they had all worked in different forms of artistic collaborative projects, such as Konstakuten, Navinki Festival, Association for Temporary Art, Swe.de, Katastro.fi, Irational.org and Soc.–all attempts to question traditional organisations and find new ways to express themselves through new organisations.

2000 The Swedish Museum of Contemporary Art (SMUFSA), as well as our first own web and list server, opened. The server was first placed at the Center of Culture in Stockholm, and later on at the Interactive Institute. Contains works by Dmitri Plax, Anna Kindgren, Denis Romanovski, as well as e-mail lists and the home pages for among other National center of contemporary art in Kaliningrad, Net Art Meeting in Minsk, and Stockholm Surveillance Camera theathre.

1999 Best Before opened as a web site and an art exhibition at Tensta Konsthall in September 1999. Works by Ken Friedman, Ted Hansson, Eva-Lotta Holm Flach, Ola Larsmo, Maria Monteiro, Karin Hansson, Paula Stenström, Gustaf Trotzig, Åsa Andersson, Anders Boqvist, Johan Fowelin, Mikael Lindgren, Kari Mjåtveit and Ola Pehrson.
The exhibition Best Before became the winner of the magazine Nûjesguiden's Stockholm Prize 1999!

1998 In June Frank Fjellstad made an [a:t] project for the web and The Museum of Temporary Art opened up. The museum collected peoples ideas about what from our time should be stored in a museum.
"Best Before" started . The idea was to discusse issues around the media as our public space and collective identity.

1997 Malin Lobell presented the work "Overhear" and Felix Gmelin made the exhibition "Artvandals" into an interactive web project.The website used the documentation of the exhibition, and invitedpeople to add their own comment based upon the material.
A parallel project to [a:t] was also undertaken by Norwegian artists in 1997 under the leadership of Anne-Lise Stenseth and Leif Gaute Staurland.

1996 The first [a:t] project that opened was an art exhibition on the net. The project involved 20 Swedish and Danish artists, and just as many companies and institutions in the field of information technology. The artists involved were; Annika von Hausswolff, Gunnel Petterson, Tomas Björk, Måns Wrange, Åsa Andersson, Karl-Johan Stigmark, Glenn Sorensen, Knud Romer Jørgensen, rasmus knud, Maria Hedlund, John Øivind Eggesbø, Peter Hagdahl, Jes Brinch, Susan Hinnum, Pär Broman, Jan Hietala, Tommy Støckel

1995 we invited young Nordic artists to participate in the project, and at the same time contacted companies and institutions which they thought could be interested in collaborating so that with their help they could give artists access to computers and internet access. The project was above all concerned with the medium in itself, and the questions that are consequently raised in and around the Internet - such as democracy and freedom of expression.