Goro Tronsmo


1. The relation between art objects and context: theory of autonomy and non-autonomy in performative art

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. Claire Bishop, Verso 2012.

Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics. Shannon Jackson, Routledge, 2011.

2. On failures in modern theatre architecture

Architecture, Actor and Audience. Iain Mackintosh, Routledge, 1993.

3. Situation specific art and the role of the curator

Situation. Claire Doherty, MIT Press 2009.

4. The relation between artistic production spaces and exhibiting venues

Studio and Cube. On the Relationship between where art is made and where art is displayed. Brian O´Doherty, Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.

The Fall of The Studio - Artists at Work. Texts by Wouter Davidts, Kim Paice, Julia Gelshorn, MaryJo Marks, Kirsten Swenson, et al. Valiz 2009

The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork. Kristy Bell, Sternberg Press 2013

5. Institutional critique and art economy

e-flux journal: Are You Working Too Much? - Post- Fordism, Precarity, and the Labor of Art. Editors: Aranda, Julieta, Brian Kuan Wood og Anton Vidokle, Sternberg Press 2011

Including the article "Politics of Art: Contemporary Art and the Transition to Post-Democracy" by Hito Steyerl.

6. The relation gentrification/art economy

Evictions. Art and Spatial Politics. Rosalyn Deutsche, MIT Press, 1996.

7. Architecture in relation to the city/democracy/art

7A. The Swedish Model

Swedish Modernism- Architecure, consumption and the Welfare State. Helena Matsson and Sven-Olof Wallenstein, Black Dog Publishing, 2010.


Experimenting with prototypes: architectural research in Sweden after Le Corbusier’s projects

7B. Metabolism—Architecture as makeover of the entire land

Project Japan. Metabolism Talks... Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Taschen, 2011.

7C. Re-imagining the city as a revolutionary utopia

The situationists and the city. Tom McDonough, Verso, 2009

8. Documentarism, reality strategies and political art

The Green Room. Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art. Maria Lind and Hito Steyerl, Lukas and Sternberg, 2009.

9. Rethinking Curating

Rethinking Curating. Art after New Media. Beryl Graham and Sarah Cook, MIT Press, 2010.


1, 3, 4,9. The press release as the play:

What an excellent day for an exorcism. Danh Vo, Danish Pavillion, Giardini, Venice Biennale 2015.

1, 4, 5, 6,8. The praise of laziness:

The text work: THE PRAISE OF LAZINESS by Mladen Stilinovic,

as a reference to the text: Laziness as the Truth of Mankind by Kazimir Malevich.

1,2,3,4,7,8. Changing genres as artistic strategy:

Christoph Schlingensiefs art career included the titles: film director, theatre director, politician, reality show director, talk show host, visual artist, architect.

4. Nomadism as context for artistic work/ Nomadism as studio:

Home is the place you left. Commision of texts developed from the title "Home is the place you left", by Micheal Elmgren and Ingar Dragseth, Walter König, 2008.

1,3,4,5,6,7,8: The city as the (art) institution

Thomas Hirschhorn’s ‘Gramsci Monument’, South Bronx, 2013.

1, 3,4. The architecture in relation to the context as the work itself:

Heimo Zobernig, Austrian Pavillion, Giardini, Venice Biennale 2015.

7. Life Without Objects

In 1966 Superstudio Architects proposed a gridded superstructure that would wrap around the world.

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