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Edling, M. (2015). A Radical Academy of Fine Art?: Power and social dimensions in recruitment to the fine art professorships at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm, Sweden 1938-2000. Passepartout - Skrifter for kunsthistorie (36), 117-138
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Radical Academy of Fine Art?: Power and social dimensions in recruitment to the fine art professorships at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm, Sweden 1938-2000
2015 (English)In: Passepartout - Skrifter for kunsthistorie, ISSN 0908-5351, no 36, p. 117-138Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26756 (URN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P10-0651:1
Available from: 2015-03-29 Created: 2015-03-29 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Edling, M. (2015). Teaching abstraction?: Art historical and sociological perspectives on Nils Wedel and the basic form course at Slöjdskolan in Gothenburg, Sweden 1946–1957. Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, 84(4), 205-219
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching abstraction?: Art historical and sociological perspectives on Nils Wedel and the basic form course at Slöjdskolan in Gothenburg, Sweden 1946–1957
2015 (English)In: Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-3609, E-ISSN 1651-2294, Vol. 84, no 4, p. 205-219Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From the perspective of art history and sociology, this article investigates the artist Nils Wedel (1897–1967) and his position as head teacher to the department of decorative painting at the art and design school Slöjdskolan in Gothenburg 1938–1953. The article argues that the recruitment of Wedel can be seen as a strategic outcome of combination of his deviant interest in abstract art (compared to his more successful expressionist contemporaries) and his modest career. Supporting his family as a graphic designer, he was, due to his abstract “inclinations”, isolated from the dominant networks of Francophile and well-tempered expressionist art in Stockholm and Gothenburg in the 1930s and 1940s. However, this homology of aesthetic and social characteristics that positioned him in the margins of contemporary Swedish art made him the perfect teacher to meet the increased demand in Sweden in the late 1930s for art and design artists tuned to modernist idioms and skilled in professional methods of visual design. In commercial work in visual imagery, such as advertisements, shop window displays, or even carpet design, abstraction had become fashionable by the early 1930s. Wedel's introduction of a basic form course in 1946 can be seen as a pedagogical confirmation of this attraction of modernist idioms. In the geographical, social and aesthetic periphery, it was possible to build a pedagogical setting that introduced students to the then historical avant-garde of abstract art and modern idioms while also training skills valuable for a commercial career. © 2015 The Author(s)

National Category
Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28188 (URN)10.1080/00233609.2015.1059883 (DOI)000366917200001 ()2-s2.0-84939177121 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P10-0651:1
Available from: 2015-09-03 Created: 2015-09-03 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Edling, M. (2012). Att förbereda för rummet av möjligheter: om skolornas antagning, fria utbildning och starka fältberoende. In: Martin Gustavsson, Mikael Börjesson, Marta Edling (Ed.), Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 (pp. 67-81). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att förbereda för rummet av möjligheter: om skolornas antagning, fria utbildning och starka fältberoende
2012 (Swedish)In: Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 / [ed] Martin Gustavsson, Mikael Börjesson, Marta Edling, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012, p. 67-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18687 (URN)978-91-7173-388-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P10-0651:1
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2015-04-02Bibliographically approved
Edling, M. (2012). Det naturliga broderskapet: professorstillsättningar vid Kungl. Konsthögskolan under 1980-talet. In: Martin Gustavsson, Mikael Börjesson, Marta Edling (Ed.), Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 (pp. 305-342). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det naturliga broderskapet: professorstillsättningar vid Kungl. Konsthögskolan under 1980-talet
2012 (Swedish)In: Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 / [ed] Martin Gustavsson, Mikael Börjesson, Marta Edling, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012, p. 305-342Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18688 (URN)978-91-7173-388-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P10-0651:1
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2015-04-02Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, M., Börjesson, M. & Edling, M. (2012). Inledning. In: Martin Gustavsson, Mikael Börjesson, Marta Edling (Ed.), Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 (pp. 11-36). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning
2012 (Swedish)In: Konstens omvända ekonomi: tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält 1938-2008 / [ed] Martin Gustavsson, Mikael Börjesson, Marta Edling, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012, p. 11-36Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18689 (URN)978-91-7173-388-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-01-08 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2015-04-02Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, M., Börjesson, M. & Edling, M. (2012). Konstens omvända ekonomi: Tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält, 1938–2008. Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Konstens omvända ekonomi: Tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält, 1938–2008
2012 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2012. p. 347
Series
Skeptronserien
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18686 (URN)978-91-7173-388-7 (ISBN)
Projects
Konstens omvända ekonomi: Tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält, 1938–2008
Available from: 2013-01-04 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2013-03-21Bibliographically approved
Edling, M. (2012). The conspicous presence of visual conventions: Some reflections on the visual imagery in the archives of 20th century Swedish art schools. IJHE Bildungsgeschichte, 2(2), 247-249
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The conspicous presence of visual conventions: Some reflections on the visual imagery in the archives of 20th century Swedish art schools
2012 (English)In: IJHE Bildungsgeschichte, ISSN 2192-4295, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 247-249Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bad Heilbrunn: Verlag Julius Klinkhardt, 2012
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19464 (URN)
Available from: 2013-07-25 Created: 2013-07-25 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Edling, M. (2010). Att sätta sitt konstnärliga arbete i perspektiv = Placing artistic work in perspective: Konstnärlig forskning på Valand vid decennieskiftet 1990 = Artistic research at Valand around the turn of the 1990s. In: Jeff Werner & Kristoffer Arvidsson (Ed.), Omskakad spelplan = A disarranged playing board: konsten i Göteborg under 1980- och 1990-talet = art in Gothenburg during the 1980s and 1990s (pp. 138-159). Göteborg: Göteborgs konstmuseum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att sätta sitt konstnärliga arbete i perspektiv = Placing artistic work in perspective: Konstnärlig forskning på Valand vid decennieskiftet 1990 = Artistic research at Valand around the turn of the 1990s
2010 (Swedish)In: Omskakad spelplan = A disarranged playing board: konsten i Göteborg under 1980- och 1990-talet = art in Gothenburg during the 1980s and 1990s / [ed] Jeff Werner & Kristoffer Arvidsson, Göteborg: Göteborgs konstmuseum , 2010, p. 138-159Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs konstmuseum, 2010
Series
Skiascope ; 3
National Category
Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18675 (URN)91-87968-70-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-02-24 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2013-03-21Bibliographically approved
Edling, M. (2010). Fri konst?: Bildkonstnärlig utbildning vid Konsthögskolan Valand, Konstfackskolan och Kungl. konsthögskolan 1960-1995. Halmstad: Makadam förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fri konst?: Bildkonstnärlig utbildning vid Konsthögskolan Valand, Konstfackskolan och Kungl. konsthögskolan 1960-1995
2010 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Makadam förlag, 2010. p. 320
Keywords
Konsthögskolor
National Category
Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18682 (URN)978-91-7061-088-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-02-22 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2016-04-08Bibliographically approved
Edling, M. (2010). "It smells of wildness, trouble a good fight": On experimental art and artistic education in the 1960s. In: Tomas Björk m.fl. (Ed.), Det åskådliga och det bottenlösa: tankar kring konst och humaniora tillägnade Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf. Stockholm: Konstvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"It smells of wildness, trouble a good fight": On experimental art and artistic education in the 1960s
2010 (English)In: Det åskådliga och det bottenlösa: tankar kring konst och humaniora tillägnade Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf / [ed] Tomas Björk m.fl., Stockholm: Konstvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konstvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet, 2010
Series
Eidos, ISSN 1650-5298 ; 22
National Category
Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18676 (URN)978-91-976315-1-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-02-24 Created: 2013-03-21 Last updated: 2013-03-21Bibliographically approved
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