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You’re looking good

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

“You’re looking good. Just like a snake in the grass.”

Kullaberg HopArt jump

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Yesterday the latest jump in the non-stop eternal HopArt Tour was carried out in Parishamn near Kullaberg Lighthouse.

Happy Canada Day!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

At the Ministry we today send a special thought to Canada on their day. Happy birthday Canada!!

canada flag anime

Je suis Larsson

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Minister of Art - at FB

“It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile.” No matter what they do, be true to yourself. Hello Facebook. No matter what, Je suis Ministero Arte y Salta.

One morning I couldn’t log on to facebook any longer… Weird… I got this note saying they suspected me of not using my real name. (I’ve used the same “Minister of Art” since I first joined Facebook in 2008 or so…). I thought maybe they just wanted to keep a record of my “real name” somewhere, so I filled it in and Bingo. I could log on. But imagine my sursprise when I found out that they changed my username!! No more Minister of Art… So I wrote this confession of a sort:

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Facebooks latest dirty trick forced me to change to my given name, and at the same time it drew a small family secret out in the open. When I first started out as an artist I was very reluctant to use my real name since the name Carl Larsson holds a bit of anticipation in the Art world. I even changed my surname for many years! My late great-great uncle Carl Olof Larsson was a not half-baked painter and as a young emerging artist I just couldn’t bear the crushing weight of being compared with him and judged as being “the new Carl Larsson”… Such things tend to put a lot of strain on a young wannabe artist… especially if he actually hates to paint. To be judged side by side with my great-great uncle just made me feel very inferior. Since then I’ve made my own way through the Art world, striving, sometimes long outside the beaten path, for a painter. I just hated everything with painting and made my way into storytelling and performance instead. Eventually I studied to be a painter and today I don’t have that same fear of painting anymore (although I still don’t do it much at all) and recently I changed my legal name back to the family name again. Regaining control of my identity. Thanks a lot Facebook. But this was not exactly how I envisioned me coming out and telling it as it is, but your trick have now forced me to take the final step.

Je suis Larsson!

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I dagens tidning läser vi…

Friday, June 12th, 2015

In todays paper we read (swedish article).

 

http://www.hd.se/lokalt/hoganas/2015/06/13/ministrar-haller-nimis-i-ordning/

Ladonia 2015 buildning day

Minister on the way to Nimis

Ladonia 2015 buildning day 2

Minister fixing the Nimis

Todays paper

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

http://www.hd.se/lokalt/hoganas/2015/04/15/frivilliga-ska-skotaunderhallet-pa-nimis/

The Ministers step up and the Minster was there to check up.

Veckans läsning

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Veckans läsning utan någon speciell inbördes ordning:

http://gawker.com/russell-brand-may-have-started-a-revolution-last-night-1451318185

http://www.unt.se/kultur-noje/konst/mangdimensionell-undersokning-3585950.aspx

http://www.worldhum.com/features/travel-stories/searching-for-neal-cassady-in-san-miguel-de-allende-20100503/

http://www.svd.se/nyheter/utrikes/barnbarn-till-hoss-varnar-for-pegida_4282609.svd

http://nyheter24.se/maktkamp24/772202-24-exempel-pa-att-det-ar-jimmie-och-sd-som-star-for-hatet

http://www.pconline.se/artiklar/gratis-bildredigering/3/

http://expo.se/2015/bris-rasar-mot-bjorn-soder_6796.html

http://www.etc.se/inrikes/miljopartiet-har-salt-ut-de-visionara-ideerna

http://www.etc.se/inrikes/ett-katastrofalt-misstag-att-ta-bort-estetamnena

http://www.sydsvenskan.se/malmo/barnen-som-vackte-hatarna/

http://m.starrfmonline.com/1.2002887

http://www.theawl.com/2009/11/how-to-cook-a-fucking-steak

http://magasinetneo.se/artiklar/krankta-av-fakta/

This week on the Ministry

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Solen är uppe! Ovanför horisonten när klockan är 4. Och lyser! Inte mörkt förrän 5. Redan har vi tjänat 2 timmar sedan avgrundsmörkret i December! Vi går mot ljusare tider.

Microsoft ringer.:

One day in the week the phone rang:
Me: Yes, hello.
Someone: Do you understand me?
Me: Why?
Someone: (apparently ringing from a busy call-center with a prominent Indian accent) This is an urgent call from Microsoft.
Me: Really…? (pause) – And… what does Microsoft want?
Someone: Your cardnumber.
Me: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA (from the heart) *clears throat* No. That’s not gonna happen.
Someone: *click*

Next time I think I’m gonna play along a little more.

I veckan som gick har Den Heliga (helst chokladsmakande) hasselnötskrämens dag firats. Egentligen ett varumärke, men det vore ju som att ha Coca-Colans dag i almanackan. Nätackminsjäl.

Förvåningen när man hittar en flaska rödvin i köket en torsdagmorgon. Ekologiskt vin dessutom! Det blir fredagsmys. Grönmögelost i kylen: Check.

Storm på Ministeriet

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Det lÃ¥ter som Ministern bor vid havet, trots att han har ungefär 5 mil till närmaste kust. Var ute i eftermiddags och dÃ¥ hade stormen redan satt igÃ¥ng. Det var bitvis svÃ¥rt att gÃ¥ upprätt! Bara att hÃ¥lla i mösssan om man ville ha den kvar. Och ibland var det faktiskt svÃ¥rt att andas (!) pga sidvinden. Regnet har varit flitigt förekommande sista dygnet och det har lett till en del förändringar. En ny sjö (andra gÃ¥ngen pÃ¥ 2 veckor) har dykt upp längs med uppfartsvägen. Den är pÃ¥ c:a 10.000 kvm (kanske 15.000) och uppskattningsvis bör den innehÃ¥lla 1 miljon liter. Regnet har inte slutat… Har försökt förbereda allt löst pÃ¥ kastvindarna och allt man kan göra nu är att hÃ¥lla tummarna.

Och de där en miljoner literna försöker ta sig in i Konstministeriets källare…

Dock kan vi meddela att Ministeriets länspump har gjort tre rejäla framtötar, för tillfället ser det ut som om vi klarat den värsta anstormningen.

Ring around the moon

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

ring around the moon

There is a icy ring around the moon tonight. Looks like a circular rainbow. This camera probably ain’t the best to capture that. It is almost magic IRL in the dead quiet nite…