While focusing on moments of mistake and misrecognition, Naeem Mohaiemen’s research into aspirations towards utopia during the Cold War era, manifested through decolonization, revolution, and independence.
Founded in 2009 by Nina Strand, Ida Kierulf and Susanne Østby Sæther, the Scandinavian journal Objektiv is a biannual art publication with a focus on photography and film. When we launched the very first issue in 2010, our mission was to act like a time-capsule, documenting where contemporary lens-based art is today. We adopted a gallery-in-a-journal format, where we could show, discuss and challenge photography, film and video art. Since the beginning we have asked artists to reflect on the medium in conversations with other artists, and for every issue we have invited an artist to make an exhibition within the magazine.
Editor in chief: Nina Strand
Advisory board: Ida Kierulf, Brian Sholis, Lucas Blalock and Susanne Østby Sæther