AND Publishing Unboxing

AND Publishing

Sunday 6 May 2–5pm
Saturday 16 June 2–5pm
Sunday 26 August 2–5pm

Welcome to a new collaboration with AND Publishing in Marabouparken Guestroom. The Guestroom is an evolving programme strand in which we collaborate with collectives to support their work and develop new strands of practice. During spring and summer AND Publishing invites you to learn how to box and how to unbox.

AND is a publishing activity based in London, initiated in 2009. It is a multitude of temporary alliances, which don’t fit together smoothly.

AND brought a pile of boxes to Marabouparken Konsthall and will unbox them during their residency. The boxes contain publications they have worked on, documents, which they want to investigate and miscellaneous items related to their projects and inquiries. To do this, AND moved out of the exhibition space into one of Marabouparken’s staff office spaces on the second floor and turned it into an Unboxing Room.

You are welcome to explore AND’s projects and publications* in this Unboxing Room, unbox yourself, or come to one of the public unboxing afternoons at the Konsthall. The Unboxing Room is open Wednesday–Friday, 12–5 pm or by appointment. If you would like to visit the Unboxing Room and find out more about AND’s work you can ask a member of staff or email jenny.richards@marabouparken.se to book a time.

(* The Piracy Project, *Teaching for people who prefer not to teach, * The Library of Omissions and Inclusions, * Let’s Mobilize: What is Feminist Pedagogy?, * a selection of good and bad sports bras (D cup and upwards), * Keep It Complex, * as well as our *Terms and Conditions emails and other miscellaneous items.)

AND Publishing says:

Why do we publish  What are we publishing  How do we publish  What does it mean to understand our work not as a ‘noun’, but as a ‘verb’  Where do we put the many things we’re doing, that don’t fit into boxes  What’s the problem with categorisation  How do we resist the demand for individual authorship?  Why do we NOT want a unified face  How can we subvert the social pressure to produce faces  How do you ‘work politically’ instead of making work ‘about politics’  What’s the problem with writing a colophon in the book  How do we negotiate with institutional bodies  Why would we go on a residency when we struggle to pay rent at home  Where can we store our boxes  How long does it take to travel to Stockholm from London by train  Why do we all speak English  Why is what we are doing called research or education and not art  Where did we meet  What happens if we don’t work together anymore  Who has invited us and why  How are we spending the budget  Do we want to stay in a two-bedroom or a one-bedroom apartment  Do you want tea  Have you read the S.C.U.B manifesto  What’s the Wifi password  Which objects didn’t we bring because we were worried they might get stolen  How do we make this residency visible  Who has the time to engage  What can we make public  When does the residency end  Who would be our ideal boxing teacher  What happens if we hurt ourselves  Who gives in  Who compromises  Who accommodates  Who cares  Who edits  Who organises  Who translates  Do we need a new, less tired and exclusive language to talk about all of this  And how do you document laughter 


***You also find a selection of our publication in the Konsthall shop in the entrance.***


The Unboxing-events are a collaboration with ABF Norra Stockholms Län

AND Publishing
AND Publishing Unboxing
The Monster Club Surprise // AND
AND Publishing Boxing