Seven Years: Book launch with Maria Lind, Joanna Warsza and Petra Bauer at Mindepartementet

Maria Lind’s much anticipated Seven Years: The Rematerialisation of Art from 2011 to 2017 will be launched on Thursday 27 February 2020, 18.30–20-30, at Mindepartementet.

The author will be accompanied by Joanna Warsza and Petra Bauer in a joint event by the Royal Institute of Art, CuratorLab at Konstfack University and Sternberg Press.


Seven Years 
is a subjective chronicle of contemporary art from 2011 to 2017. During this period, curator, writer, and educator Maria Lind regularly wrote a column for the print edition of ArtReview. Her writings focused on individual art works and exhibitions, extending to conversations and debates that were developing in the art world and beyond during these seven years. Works by Haegue Yang, Hassan Khan, Uglycute, Tania Perez-Cordova and Walid Raad, among others, are thought through, alongside exhibitions such as documenta13, the 2014 Sharjah Biennial, the 2015 Ural Industrial Biennial, as well as several editions of the Venice Biennale.

Seven Years includes an introduction by artists Goldin+Senneby, discussing the author’s materialist approach through the use of the word “hand” and its application to art. Lind’s writings are further complemented by the book’s design, produced by her long-term collaborators Metahaven.

Three additional essays then filter the content further: Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy reflects on how writing can affect curatorial work, and the other way around, both for Lind and for herself. Artist Ahmet Öğüt conducts an imagined interview with Maria Lind, and Philippe Parreno weaves a summary of the years between 2010 and 2018, highlighting the notion of potentiality. The book closes with a postscript by Joanna Warsza, fellow curator, in which she compiles a glossary of the book’s key ideas and terms.

Seven Years: The Rematerialisation of Art from 2011 to 2017 is published by Sternberg Press.

Event details: Thursday 27 February 2020
18.30–20-30
Mindepartementet (behind Moderna Museet)

Slupskjulsvägen 26, Skeppsholmen