The bureau is performing the work “The Phantom Administration - Proposal No. 147: An Inner Journey” at 13festivalen in Gothenburg. The work is a guided meditation with Kanslibyrån. Participants are taken on a mental journey among the details of everyday life, where our immediate environments are charged with warmth and the workplace becomes a path to enlightenment. (The work is in Swedish)
Here you can read the whole program for the festival
For almost fifteen years, Kanslibyrån (The Secretariat Bureau) has waged a small-scale and persistent struggle in everyday life where society's ideals of rationality, obedience and efficiency are questioned on both a public and personal level. At Galleri 54, Kanslibyrån exhibits a large selection of photographs documenting objects and actions as well as text based works.
Opening Friday Nov 4, 18.00 - 21.00
Link: Galleri 54
During the spring and summer, we have summoned more people to Kanslibyråns operations. Now approx. 1200 people, or 0.12 per thousand of Sweden's population, is a members of one of the bureaus working groups. Each group is assigned a task and consists of about a hundred participants. Membership can be seen as an honorary assignment, a call to action or a break in the daily routine.
Read more here: Working groups
This year's conference will take place in the forest between Töreboda and Laxå 11-12 June. There are three intensive program items on the agenda, where repetition and structure are at the center.
Welcome to take part in the conference's activities on Kanslibyråns Instagram account. The conference applies a variable schedule and the program items will be announced gradually. Stay updated on Friday and Saturday to experience the gathering digitally.
Kanslibyrån is very happy to be able to continue its mission of advocating friendly inefficiency, naive thinking and positive irrationality in an exhibition at Växjö Konsthall.
“The artists Per-Arne Sträng and John Huntington are performing actions, a kind of everyday revolt against habitual behaviour, bureaucracy and the notion of a rational society. They do it by hacking well known paths and executing a kind of controlled explosions of phenomenons we barely perceive but still obey. "
Link: Växjö konsthall
Konsthall323 was founded by Frida Krohn and Ylva Trapp in 2010, and has since hosted a vast number of exhibitions and events. Now the institution is celebrating its ten year anniversary with a group show of former collaborators, and Kanslibyrån is very happy to be counted as one of these.
Other participating artists are Anna Sörenson, Ami Kohara, Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Maria Toll, Elisabeth Frieberg, Ulrika Gomm, Anne-Liis Kogan, Gabi Dao, Cissi Hultman, Karin Backström och Jon Perman.
Link: Konsthall 323
Nils Agdler & Fröydi Laszlo,
Marie Obbel Bondeson,
Anna Sissela Gustavsson,
John Huntington & Per-Arne Sträng,
Ilona Huss Walin,
Lena Danielsson Wulcan
Link: Trailer Videorama 1
Link: Galleri 54
Kanslibyrån have been Invited to make a digital exhibition on Galleri Se Konst Instagram account for one week, 11 – 17 April 2020. We take the opportunity to show excerpts from our Visionary Archive that have never been shown before.
Link: Galleri Se Konst
Kanslibyråns new exhibition, entitled "Alternative Defense Measures", opens at Alingsås konsthall on Saturday 25 January 2020 at 10.00-14.00. The exhibition contains both new and old works - All revolving around the small-scale art activism and enchantment of everyday life that Kanslibyrån has worked with for the past twelve years.
Link: Alingsås konsthall
Kanslibyrån has been fighting against efficiency and productivity in the public arena for more than a decade. Now the bureau has developed a set of new tools, objects intended to help in a concrete way in the fight against rationalization and measurability. With a starting point in everyday issues around jobs, family, finances, relationships, attitudes, etc., the agency seeks to provide concrete support in how destructive norms and conventions can be counteracted.
Link: Gallery Box
Kosmisk kastrering Prague at Gallery NTK, Curated by Henrik Ekesioö, Mikael Goralski, Joakim Forsgren and Alexander Peroutk
Link: Gallery NTK
Opening at Crum Heaven May 1, from 1 pm until late
“Kastrering av inre rum” Curated by Mikael Goralski and Paulina Drakenstedt. Högbergsgatan 38-40, Stockholm. The show is on until May 31, 2019. instagram.com/crumheaven
Link: Crum Heaven
Senaste nytt om löneslaveriet’ (Latest news on wage slavery) an Easter show featuring works by Daria Bogdanska, Frida Klingberg, Frihetsförmedlingen, Johannes Samuelsson, Magdalena Nordin, Kanslibyrån and Sonia Hedstrand, curated by Sonia Hedstrand, produced by Etta Säfve & Jona Elfdahl.
The exhibition covers eleven years of Kanslibyrån’s activities, where two of the most extensive projects is the The Archive of Actions and The Phantom Administration. New to this show is an increased focus on the industrial aspects of our daily lives, portrayed in extensive attempts at deliberately pursuing counter-productive activities.
Link: Konsthallen Trollhättan
Welcome to Växjö Konsthall for an afternoon of and irrationality and subjective logic. Kanslibyrån invites you to an event in-between performance, workshop, coffee break and school lesson. The day follows a carefully designed and structured model aiming to shift our view of everyday life and charge it with poetic and political content.
Link: Växjö konsthall
The exhibition presents two artistic institutions that explore the development of freedom in relation to contemporary society. They both use the irrational and absurd as possible ways of giving critique to labour society, obedience systems and government power.
Curator: Camilla Påhlsson
Link: Varbergs konsthall