Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest: Performative lecture / Olof Olsson (DK)

Salonul de proiecte invites you Thursday, October 23rd, 19.00, at the performative lecture of Olof Olsson. The event is part of a series of conferences, screenings, presentations, discussions called Evening classes, organised by Salonul de proiecte, MNAC Anexa, in October and November. (

"Driving the Blues Away" is a comedy lecture melodrama, full of mind-blowing facts, by the Dutch-Swedish performance artist Olof Olsson. It’s a meditation on language and how language resonates through the body and the economy. It’s a meditation on the body, and how the body resonates through language and the economy. And it’s a meditation on the economy, and how the economy resonates through language and the body.

Olof Olsson is a Swedish artist who uses in his performative practice monologue, stand-up comedy, lectures, Q&A sessions and discourses. Or, rather, something in-between, or not quite. In his youth Olof made experiments in journalism, photography, and as a radio dj. Having studied languages, philosophy, and translation theory, Olof finally ended up in art school. After 15 years of attempts in ‘conceptual’ art, Olof started performing in 2007. He has participated, among others, at the symposium Going Public: Telling It As It Is? (Bilbao), 2012; Three Uses of the Knife (The National Gallery of Art Vilnius), 2011; Summer Exhibition (Den Frie), 2012; Imperial Pastoral: On Constructions of Rurality (Witte de With, Roterdam). He lives and works in Copenhagen.

photo: video-still from "A Talk on Three Things",

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