Iaspis’ unique archive, containing information on practitioners of contemporary Swedish art, is now extended to include corresponding material on design, architecture and craft. Our archive also comprises documentation of all Iaspis grant recipients through the years, both Swedish and international.
Housed in a separate room at Iaspis’ facilities on Södermalm in Stockholm, the archive is open to the public. Please call in advance. Items may not be borrowed, but our staff will be happy to assist you.
Some 250 Swedish practitioners and groups and 150 international artists are currently represented in the archive. Organised in boxes, including video tapes, DVDs, audio CDs, publications, artists’ books, folders, photographs and documentation of works, biographies and CVs.
The present incarnation of the Iaspis archive was initiated in 2005. Graphic design is by the artist and design collective Åbäke of London.
Specific routines ensure that the archive is always kept up to date. A reference group comprising twelve members is appointed annually by Iaspis, commissioned to propose new candidates for inclusion in the archive. The final selection is made by Iaspis’ director and a member of the Visual Art Fund’s delegation.