The Office 3.0 – Silent Art


This week I had an errand at the Stockholm based communications agency Futurniture. Founder and CEO Jakob Lind took the opportunity to give us a little tour of an art exhibition they currently host: The Office 3.0 – Silent Art, a reference to the 1963 classic Silent Spring, written by Rachel Carson. The exhibition is made up of work from several artists, my favourite being Johanna Gustafsson Fürst’s art, which is all made from two weeks of trash from the Futurniture office.

Gustafsson Fürst has covered all door handles in newspaper, hidden their aquarium (normally sporting a couple of plastic dishgloves flying around inside…) beneath a heap of I-don’t-know-what, taped flattened milk cartons to the floors, etc. It’s all over the place really, but since the office is such a busy creative creator’s space anyway, it takes a while before you realize what was actually there before Gustafsson Fürst’s takeover. I like it! Another, more serious, part of the exhibition, is a group of watercolour paintings made with toxic water, composed by Jan Stene Markus Anteskog. All curated by Jan Stene. Provocative as only art can be.

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5 Responses to “The Office 3.0 – Silent Art”

  1. Leila Darabi Says:

    OOh, are the toxic watercolors done in leachate? Someone at a party was recently telling me about an artist who uses leachate and has stuff at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s on my list of trashy tips to investigate!

  2. Victor Bernhardtz Says:

    Apparently, they’re made with water from the Aral Sea. Crazy.

  3. steneprojects Says:

    The artist behind the watercolours is made by Markus Anteskog.
    Jan Stene is the curator behind the exhibition that also includes work by the artist Richard Svensson.

    /Jan Stene

  4. Leila Darabi Says:

    Corrected, thanks! Sounds like a great show. Wish I was in Stockholm, too, so I could see it!

  5. Jan Stene Says:

    You can read more about my platform
    There is a new era coming.

    /Jan Stene

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