Interpol – a global network from Stockholm and Moscow

2 February 1996 17 March 1996

Group exhibition
Main hall, Färgfabriken

After more than two years of meetings, preparation and discussion the project Interpol is now landing at Färgfabriken. The exhibition is visually almost like one work, with a lot of individual parts. Färgfabriken is transformed to a kind of laboratory setting with a tunnel of hair, telephone contact with the artists, a mobile embassy, a therapy taxi for riding trough the city and much more.

Later this spring Interpol II will be taking place at Contemporary Art Center in Moscow.


Bigert & Bergström (Sweden) with Johannes Albers (Germany),

Ella Tideman (USA) och Petra Maitz (Germany) as chauffeurs, run a therapy taxi and a therapy café.

Ernst Billgren (Sweden) cooperates with animals and nature, Oleg Kulik (Russia) and presents a new National academy.

Alexander Brener (Russia) executes a series of performances on the theme “the language of emotion”.

Anatolij Osmolovskij (Russia), will during the first three days run an election to dicide whether the exhibition should exist or not.

Maurizio Cattelan (Italy) launches an international prize, Interprize – for supporting an international network in contemporary art, which will be given out for the first time at the opening. The winner is the French art magazine Purple Prose.

Vadim Fisjkin (Russia) installs one phone per artist at Färgfabriken, where the audience can reach each artist via a mobile phone.

Irwin (Slovenia) presents a mobile embassy from which the viewers may observe the exhibition.

Dimitrij Gutov (Russia), presents a project by the Lifsjit institute of Hegelian theory.

Wenda Gu (China), builds a tunnel made from human hair from Sweden and Russia.

CM von Hausswolff (Sweden), Andrew McKenzie (England) and Ulf Bilting (Sweden) make a wired “sleep-in”, with a matress for each artist, where the audience is invited to sleep during the first few days of the exhibition.

Ulrika Karlsson (Sweden) and Ioanna Theocaropolou (Greece), produce en series of flyers.

Jurij Leiderman (Russia) invited three partners to work with, the Russian early 20th century philosopher Fjodorov, Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons. The result of the lack of communication will be evident at the exhibition.

Birgitta Muhr (Sweden) and Matthias Wagner K (Germany), projects a pounding heart and a communication unit.

Dan Wolgers (Sweden) has made a strange decision.