YES! Association / Föreningen JA! (2005-ongoing) is an art collective, an artwork, an association, an art worker, an institution, a group of people working to overthrow the ruling system of heteronormative, patriarchal, racist, and capitalist power structures by putting into practice a structural redistribution of access to financial resources, space and time within the (art) field. YES! Association / Föreningen JA! engage through a performative practice in the situatedness of particular invitations (from institutions and beyond), in jurisdiction (of access to space and beyond), in the formalities that organize the possibilities of manoeuvre for bodies (within institutions and beyond), in strategies related to rights discourse and radical difference (through the world’s ongoing re-configuration). As a means to work through these issues YES! Association / Föreningen JA! claims the smudgy position of the in-between-spaces, moving in triangular formations through bodily entanglement with agreements, clay, smoke, labor, text, history, infrastructure of the city to offer time and space for collective responsibility, sustained engagement and trust.

YES! Association / Föreningen JA! is run by its board co-art workers: Malin Arnell 2005-present (founder); Åsa Elzén 2008-present; Johanna Gustavsson 2005-2011 (founder); Line S. Karlström 2005-2009 (founder); Anna Linder 2005-2007 (founder); Fia-Stina Sandlund 2005-2008 (founder)

On this website I have listed some of the larger YES! Association / Föreningen JA! projects that I have been involved in, for all our projects please see:

Åsa Elzén