In the fall of year 1964 the Swedish visual artist
Ture Sjolander made an exhibition at Galleri Karlsson in Stockholm. A number of people was acting for Ture Sjolander's camera: the composer Professor Bo Nilson, the artist Lars Hillersberg, Einar Heckscher, the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Art's models, Bernt Rosengren, Allan Vajda , Ulf Rahmberg and many more... Sjolander was assisted by Professor Lasse Svanberg on his very first free artistic TV-experiment: "The Role of Photography" which also served as a raw-model, workingmethod and inspiration for the Swedish filmproducer Vilgot Sjoman's renowned and pioneering film " I Am Curious, Yellow", 1967, Vilgot Sjoman onces strongly has admitted to Lasse Svanberg and others. During the first exhibition at Karlsson Galleri the publisher Gerard Bonnier aquired a number of art works and also Moderna Museet - Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm - Pontus Hulten was the Director.
Ben Webster was playing on my grand opening at the Golden Circle that night.
Selfportrait by the Artist Ture Sjolander from a subway autocamera 1964
All the photgraphs on this page was later, 1965 printed in silkscreen, mainly Silver&White, on canvas and paper in limited editions and again exhibited at galleri Karlsson, Lunds Konsthall and many more Fine Art Galleries around Sweden and at the 5th Biennale in Paris 1968 .
A book was published " You are photographed" 1964. ( "Ni ar Fotograferad" - Nordisk Rotogravyr)
"My aims or goals at the time, was to conquer the banality, and the degenerated world of the advertising moneysucking frantics in mass media, and the out doors billboards, and take the Art to the people, not into Fine Art Galleries or Museums.
The Ultimate Goal for Pop Art was not to reflect or to be inspired by
the disgraceful contemporary commersial plastic world, it was rather to contest the crap". - Ture Sjolander 1961.
The Spinal Cord
The TV Flag and the Video Flag 1964 The Electronic Art and the Video Art - The Pop Art to Computer Art to World News 2009