Commitment/mission
Struggle for a new everyday life
K1
2017
Activities
Information
Projects
Activities
Time
J3. Kanslibyrån at Skånes konstförening
Place
Skånes konstförening, Malmö
Information
Kanslibyrån is pleased to announce that we pass action number 500 in conjunction with the exhibition. The Archive of Actions now consists of 513 actions, a selection of these will be shown in the exhibition.




Link: Skånes konstförening

31 mars - 30 april, 2017
Time
J2. Kanslibyrån in Denmark
Place
Sydhavn station, Copenhagen
Information
Kanslibyrån was invited to show new and old work at the exhibition space Sydhavn Station. In the former ticket office we show photographic documentations from the Archive of Actions, outside in the station area we exhibit posters directed towards the everyday commuters.




Link: Sydhavn station

10 feb - 12 mars, 2017
Time
J1. The Continuous Surface of the Welfare State
Place
Allkonstrummet, Stockholm
Information
The Continuous Surface of the Welfare State

Presents:
Secretary (Karin Matz, Rutger Sjögrim, Helen Runting) Artists: Klas Eriksson, Kanslibyrån, Mattias Bäcklin



Link: Allkonstrummet
12 Jan - 22 Jan 2017
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
I5. Waiting for a miracle
Place
Gocart Gallery, Visby
Information
Friday, September 30th at 15:00 to 19:00, we open the exhibition "Waiting for a miracle - Excerpts from Kanslibyrån's Archive of Actions" at Gocart Gallery. The actions in the archive aims to break up normative understanding, habitual patterns of behavior and conventional ideas of what is constructive and socially acceptable. The archive is a political statement, a small-scale struggle against an overly structured life that we challenge by cautiously attempting to break out of the shackles of comfortable everyday life.
Link: Gocart Gallery
30 Sep - 17 Okt 2016
Time
I4. 9th Shiryaevo Biennale
Place
Shiryaevo, Russia
Information
Kanslibyrån are participating in the 9th Shiryaevo Biennale in Russia with the scuplture "Proposal No 32: Modified pen". The work are exhibited within the framework of Haus zwei presented and curated by Serious Collision Investigation Unit Coalition: Felix Gmelin, Alan Armstrong, Joakim Forsgren, Mikael Goralski, Amanda Hårsmar, Ronak Moshtagi and Kjersti Austdal.

Link: Serious Collision Investigation Unit Coalition
27 Aug - 27 Sep 2016
Time
I3. Office totems in a castle setting
Place
Stallet Sturehov
Information
Kanslibyrån participates in an exhibition in a castle setting, with a set of Office Totems from the Phantom Administration project. "Substitutet opens its doors for the summer and the market value of our joint art treasure is skyrocketing. In glittering backlight we are spraying Sturehov Slott in champagne. Participating artists: Therese Johansson, Henrik Ekesiöö, Alice Söderlundm, Christer Chytraèus, Mikael Goralski, Per Stenborg, Ferdinand Evaldsson, Eskil Loftsson, Sandra Isacsson, Stina Persson Helleday, Kansilbyrån, Marja-leena Sillanpää”
11.00-18.00, 21 May 2016
Time
I2. New and old actions from The Archive of Actions
Place
Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå
Information
After many years, Kanslibyrån returns to the North. The institution was formed in Umeå, and is now going to perform new actions in the city. The result will be presented at Galleri Verkligheten, where both documentation of recent and older actions from The Archive of Actions will be presented.
Opening of the exhibition is Friday 22 January at 19.00 The exhibition is then open 23 Jan – 13 Feb.

Kanslibyrån will host a workshop in structured irrationality on Saturday 23 Jan at 13.00 – 15.00. Everyone is welcome and no prerequisites is required.
Link: Verkligheten
22 jan - 13 feb, 2016
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
I1. Kanslibyrån present Fantomförvaltningen in Angered
Place
Konstepidemin in Gothenburg
Information
Kanslibyrån is contributing to 13-festivalen. A performance festival where artists meet audience and professional artists share stage with art students. We are happy to be part of a great line-up of artists. Kanslibyrån will present and describe object from the sculpture series Fantomförvaltningen to the attending visitors.
The festival is 4-6 January 2016 at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg Kanslibyrån will have a presentation 5 January at 21.00
For more information 13-festivalen
5 January, 2016
Time
H3. Kanslibyrån present Fantomförvaltningen in Angered
Place
Medborgarkontoret, Angered
Information
During the spring of 2015 Kanslibyrån has worked with the municipal administration in Angered with trying to find irrationality in the everyday work. In the project Kanslibyrån investigated the office environment, working methods, information material, office supplies and also meet and talked to employees. From this investigation new work of art has evolved.
Opening on the 26th of September 13-16
Medborgarkontoret is open: Monday to Thursday: 10-16 Friday: 10-14
26 sep - 24 oct, 2015
Time
H2. Research at the District Administration in Angered
Place
SDF Angered, Göteborg
Information
Kanslibyrån is on site in the corridors of municipal administration. During one week we are conducting a survey, documenting buildings and interiors, as well as discussing and talking with our fellow bureaucrats at the Angered district administration. The result will be a number of new proposals and objects in the series The Phantom Administration, presented in conjunction with GIBCA Extended (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art) in September 2015.
April 20-24, 2015
Time
H1. Magic & Politics - the Irrational as a Strategy for Resistance
Place
Skogen, Göteborg
Information
As a part of the Three White Soldiers Work and Display Program, Annika Lundgren, Niklas Persson and the artist group Kanslibyrån will host the program Magic & Politics at Skogen. The program includes a day time work shop and an evening with dinner, artistic work and socializing time. Magic & Politics also constitutes the inauguration of the Resistance Archive- a key element in Lundgrens research project Performing Resistance and one that will be hosted by Skogen for the future.

Link: Skogen
March 7, 2015
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
G5. The Phantom Administration at Slakthusateljéerna
Place
Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm
Information
The Phantom Administration is a series of new objects and office items that Kanslibyrån have designed for Swedish institutions. Kanslibyrån has taken on the mission to help their sister institutions around the country to improve the working environment, organization and attitude. The project is now presented in a one day exhibition at Slakthusateljéerna in Stockholm.

Link: Slakthusateljeerna
11:00-16:00, 6 December 2014
Time
G4. Kanslibyrån and Creative Time Summit
Place
Sergels torg and central Stockholm
Information
In connection with Creative Time Summit, that take place at Kulturhuset during the weekend 14-16 November, Kanslibyrån will perform a new series of interventions on site in central Stockholm. The actions is an addition to the neverending project The Archive of Actions and the planned interventions will be number 355 to 370 in the archive.

Link: Creative Time Summit
11:00-15:00, 16 November 2014
Time
G3. Restaurering av inre rum
Place
Charlottenburgs gård, Solna
Information
Kanslibyrån is participating in the exhibition Restaurering av inre rum (Restorations of inner rooms) that is taking place inside and outside of Charlottenburg mansion in central Solna. In the exhibition contemporary artist such as Jan Håfström, Karin Mamma Andersson, Åsa M Waldau, Carinne Löfgren-Williams and Lasse Åberg meets existing artworks and environments. Also participating are: The reincarnation of Anne Frank, The Leonardo Da Vinci of Solna, Christine Ödlund, Felix Gmelin and a multitude of other artists. Borrowed artifacts such as the boots of Christer Pettersson and art from the mythical Edelweissförbundet’s spaces.
Link: Restaurering av inre rum
29 aug – 7 sep, 2014
Time
G2. HEADLONG - BRICK WALL
Place
Studio 17, Stavanger
Information
An exhibition about bureaucratic barriers, futility and the will to be free.
Participating artists are :
MINNA HENRIKSSON (FI)
ULF LUNDIN (SE)
MARTE HODNE HAUGEN (NO)
RUBEN WÄTTE (SE)
KANSLIBYRÅN (John Huntington & Per-Arne Sträng, SE)

Länk: Studio 17
20 - 23 Mars 2014
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
G1. The Archive of Actions - The Struggle Continues
Place
Cigarrvägen Tretton, Stockholm
Information
The strategies are sharpened, the planning is rigorous and surgical precision is applied in the latest works by the bureau. In this exhibition at Cigarrvägen 13 in Hökarängen, documentation of new and old actions from the archive will be on display.
Opening on Wednesday 12 February, 18-22
The exhibition is then open Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of February 12-17

Link: Cigarrvägen 13

12 - 16 February 2014
Time
F4. Little Finger Magazine #4
Place
Sweden
Information
A selection of Kanslibyråns activities are presented in the fourth number of the magazine Little Finger. Participating artists: Alina Vergano / Bjørn Hegardt & Theo Ågren / Cajsa Von Ziepel / Clay Ketter / Danilo Stankovic / Emma Hartman / Erik Svetoft / Inka Lindergård & Niclas Holmström / Kanslibyrån / Kurir / Linda Spåman / Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen / Loana Ibarra Mazari / Louise Kelpe / Malin Bergström / Marion Fink / Per Svensson / Peter Callesen / Særún Hrafnkelsdottir Norén / Simon Bukhave / Sofia Hydman / Willem Andersson

Link: Little Finger

November 2013
Time
F3. The General Archive of Actions in Borlänge
Place
Borlänge
Information
Kanslibyrån is now encouraging the public to participate in the work with the Archive of Actions. Through careful research a selection of important actions have been put together. This selection will be provided during three days in Borlänge. Our hope is that more will join the struggle towards the present order. On site in Borlänge visitors can see documentation of performed actions or have a conversation about irrationality, peace, love or art.

Link: The blog of The General Archive of Actions (Swe)
26 - 28 June, 2013
Time
F2. Expansion towards Latvia
Place
LCCA, Riga
Information
The Archive of Actions is growing and will be extended during the festival Survival Kit 5 in Riga. We are invited to participate and give our version of the term Slow Revolution. The focus is on the importance of margins, overturning positions of power and questions the dominance of the centre. These are notions that Kanslibyrån are happy to illuminate.


Link: Survival Kit
5 - 15 September 2013
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
F1. Kanslibyrån in the weekly press.
Place
All around Sweden
Information
Kanslibyråns planned visit to the (cancelled) festival Peace & Love was written about in Fria tidningen (The free newspaper). Where the upcoming project The General Archive of Actions was presented. We planned a campaign to widen our target groups to include youths and music enthusiasts. The struggle for irrationality and defiance is unfortunately opposed on all fronts by economic fluctuations and festival death, but this do not discourage Kanslibyrån to continue the plans for Borlänge

Link: Irrational activist art at Peace & Love (Swe)
24 April 2013
Time
E2. Kanslibyrån in Mariefred
Place
Mariefred
Information
In the beginning of October Kanslibyrån embarked on a journey to Mariefred, where we promoted our ideals about the necessity of an irrational and naive perspective. The dense history of Mariefred, with the Gripsholm Castle close by and the nostalgic miniature railroad, marked the place as an obvious target for Kanslibyrån’s activities.



Image: Action No. 266: Counteract autumn.
October 2012
Time
E1. Work in progress at Swedish institutions
Place
All around Sweden
Information
Kanslibyrån has undertaken the mission to transform and challenge the daily operations of Swedish institutions. So far, the Employment Service, Insurance Agency, Tax and Social Services have been under the microscope. Through concrete proposals and intervention Kanslibyrån shows the way towards a more humane and nuanced bureaucracy.




Photo: Ballograf pen with six meter long chain
During 2012
Time
D4. Exhibition at Konsthall 323
Place
Västgötagatan 2, Stockholm
Information
On Friday the 16th of December between 16.00 and 17.30 we are presenting our latest work Operation Reorganization at Konsthall 323, which will be situated outside the Swedish Tax Agency’s offices in Stockholm.

Documentation and reflections from our journey are presented as a an audiovisual piece.

Link:
Konsthall 323
16 Dec 2011
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
D3. Avtryck - at Skellefteå Konsthall
Place
Skellefteå Konsthall
Information
Kanslibyrån is participating in the exhibition Avtryck: from actions, interventions and play to observations of the public space, with documentation of the work The Paper Revolt.
About the exhibition: The vision of the public space proclaims a place with accessibility for everyone, where individuals, thoughts and opinions can meet on equal terms. Despite this vision, some interests are given more space than others...

Länk:
Skellefteå Konsthall
13 Nov 2011 - 12 Feb 2012
Time
D2. Float All in Windows - Slakthusatljéerna
Place
Slakthusateljéerna, Stockholm
Information
The Bureau is participating in Float All In Windows, which is the first collective and public presentation of work of the artists and cultural producers who have their studios at Slakthusateljéerna. Float All In Windows draws its title from the command in Photoshop which assigns all open documents a separate display window. Similarly, twenty-six artists occupy the empty spaces on the floor above the studios and project space, during the exhibition period.

Link: Slakthusateljeerna
18 - 22 May 2011
Time
D1. The American Chapter is exhibited in Gothenburg
Place
Galleri 54, Göteborg
Information
Kanslibyrån presents The American Chapter and other parts of The Archive of Actions. At Galleri 54 in Gothenburg, documentation of actions performed in- and outside of Sweden are displayed.

Opening: April 1st, 18 - 21
Exhibition is between 1st of April and 1st of May.

Link:
Galleri 54

 

1 April - 1 May 2011
Time
C3. Public art in Skellefteå
Place
Skellefteå
Information
Kanslibyrån have been commissioned to do a public piece in Skellefteå. During one week in December 2010, the bureau reorganized and reshaped printed material that were found in the public space of Skellefteå. The result will be shown at Skellefteå konsthall in the end of 2011, in an exhibition curated by Fanny Carinasdotter.

Link:
Skellefteå Konsthall
30 Nov - 6 Dec 2010
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
C2. Kanslibyrån have landed in New York
Place
New York, USA
Information
The work with The Archive of Actions - The American Chapter has now commenced. Work have been conducted at both Wall Street and Times Square among other places. We see a street life in great need of irrationality and thoughtfulness.
5 - 19 Oct 2010
Time
C1. CCS Bard Bulletin Board
Place
New York & Bard College
Information
Kanslibyrån is once again travelling to the U.S, this time to New York to conduct lobbying and present our activities at the CCS Bard Bulletin Board. During two weeks in October we are continuing to build The Archive of Actions with the addition of The American Chapter.

Link:
The Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture
5 - 19 Oct 2010
Time
B5. The Archive of Actions at Studio 44
Place
Studio 44, Stockholm
Information
Kanslibyrån is participating in VERKA, an exhibition in the form of seminars, at Studio 44 in Stockholm. We are contributing to the exhibition with a lecture on the 12th of September at 18.00.

About the exhibition: VERKA is a rare imperative, that challenge you to take place and act, with a possible political tone. It gives associations to the art world, as a verbification of the word: work...
Link:
Studio 44
10-19 Sept 2009
Time
B4. Kanslibyrån takes up the fight against ambiguity
Place
Sergels torg, Stockholm
Information
Now the campaign A more Concrete Society is launched, where Kanslibyrån claims that a changeable and often chaotic society needs more directives and guidelines. The goal is to once and for all deal with ambiguity and create a safe and more controlled society.

Simultaneously, an archive of rules and regulations is started, with the aim at mapping new and old rules, prohibitions and demands that are perceived as important to a sustainable society. The 13th and 14th of August Kanslibyrån will inform the public at Sergel’s Square in central Stockholm
13 - 14 Aug 2009
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
B3. MADE-festival
Place
Norrlandsoperan, Umeå
Information
About the festival: MADE is arranged by Norrlandsoperan and is Umeå’s annual performative arts festival with a constantly surprising mix of expressions and art forms. It is a meeting of international artists and artist of high caliber, local creators, enthusiasts and a broad public. Music, Art, Dance Etc - MADE is much of everything!

Link:
MADE-festivalen
6-9 May 2009
Time
B2. Leif - Performance festival
Place
Luleå
Information
Kanslibyrån is participating in the festival that are hosted by Kulturens hus in Luleå. Other participants are: Roi Vaara (Finland) Sons of Liberty, Anne Pajunen, Black Bag Operations, Sofie Weibull, Lasse och Mats, Ulrika Nouttaniemi, Gabriel Bohm Calles, Rasmus Albertsen, Lina Palmqvist, Rasmus West, Matti Sumari, Mariel Rosendahl, Artgroup Triko, Nina Sigurd, Sofia Breimo, Olga Prokhorova
16 - 17 May 2009
Time
B1. Galleri Pictura
Place
Galleri Pictura, Lund
Information
Kanslibyrån is opening an office at Galleri Pictura and is temporarily moving all activities to Lund, where we are looking forward to research and survey the current norms.

Opening January 17th

Link:
Galleri Pictura
17 Jan - 7 Feb 2009
Time
A4. Moving - Clarion Art Film Festival
Place
Clarion Hotel, Stockholm
Information
Video screening and video installations by students from the nordic art academies.

Kanslibyrån is represented by Per-Arne Strängs video work: Hanoi 12 April 2008 and I was here, that also are the 110th action in The Archive of Actions: Travel to foreign and exotic places and make movies without any kind of exotic elements.
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2008
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se
Time
A3. Kanslibyrån goes USA
Place
Cave, Detroit
Information
The message of Kanslibyrån travelled together with Ylva Trapp, Frida Krohn and Galleri 60e to Detroit, and the exhibition space Cave.

On the eve of U.S elections and in global financial crisis, new alternatives and radical measures are much needed, something that Kanslibyrån gladly helps USA with.
11 - 25 Oct 2008
Time
A2. The (deviant) Art festival
Place
Konsthallen Trollhättan
Information
Kanslibyrån is participating in The (deviant) Art festival. We will be present and counteract the present order in Trollhättan. We seek out the habitual behaviors and the ingrained rules to break them. The documentation of our activities can be seen at Konsthallen Trollhättan during the exhibition period. In connection with this Kanslibyråns activities in the Gothenburg region have been intensified.

Links:
The (deviant) Art festival
Konsthallen Trollhättan
28 June – 20 July 2008
Time
A1. Bachelor of fine arts
Place
Galleri 60, Bildmuseet, Umeå
Information
Kanslibyrån was represented at the Bachelor show of the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, a group show produced by students with a dominant exhibition architecture in wood.

Chosen parts of The Archive of Actions were shown in different parts of the exhibition space.

10-25 May 2008
www.kanslibyran.se
E-mail
kontakt@kanslibyran.se

 

Kanslibyrån is politically and religiously independent.
The bureau commits itself to counteract ingrained norms and conventions and to work in a democratic and philanthropic spirit.
Kanslibyrån is an activist group and an institution created by Per-Arne Sträng and John Huntington. The bureau was founded in 2007 and operates both nationally and internationally.