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Year: 2019 #acne
Technique: Ballpoint on paper
Dimentions: 43 x 31 cm
Photo: Sara Almgren for Artby
Anders Granberg
Conceptual artist

Allt förlöper fint (Doing fine)
1996 – 2016


TEDx Umeå 2017


Interview by Magnus Welander.
CC / Music: bensound.com/royalty-free-music


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Over the last 20 years, I have mailed cards from all corners of the world to galleries, newspapers and museums in Sweden. The motifs are always different, but the message remains the same: "Allt förlöper fint" (In English: Doing fine) on the front side and "Mvh. A. Granberg" (Best Regards, A. Granberg) on the back.

The project idea is to give the impression of a world citizen always on the road. In Sweden and in other countries, it is concidered important for artists to travel in order to absorb impressions and inspiration from a broad spectrum of world art and culture. However, few artists can afford it, including me. Hence, the vicarious vagabond.


I have e-mailed and faxed people in over 170 countries, asking for assistance in our project. Whoever is kind enough to help me recieves my home made postcards in an envelope. Adresses are already written on the postcards. These voulenteers then add their local stamps and mail the cards.

Two of the cards were adressed to myself for documentation and exhibition purposes.

The collection currently contains cards from 193 countries.
This message was sent out using e-mail and fax:

Request for assistance in art project

Dear Sir/Madam,
My name is Anders Granberg and I am living in the city of Stockholm, Sweden. Being an artist I am active in the field of contemporary arts. I am now looking for a person living in your country who could assist me in an art project which I am now working on and I found your address on-line. The kind of assistance required is mailing four postcards intended for various art museums, art galleries, newspapers in Sweden.

The postcards are hand made by myself and delivered by mail in an envelope to the person who would be kind enough to help me. All postcards will be completed with a message, my name and the name of the receiver, and the only thing required is providing stamps and putting the cards in a mailbox.

If You or anyone else would be kind enough to help me with my art project I will provide a detailed project description to explain my request further. Even if you are not able to help me I would greatly appreciate a response to this mail. Then I could try to find another contact for your country .

Best regards from Sweden,
Anders Granberg






Afghanistan
Sender: Claire Gordon


Algeria
Sender: Hellali Maamar


Andorra
Sender: Rosaura Bartumeu Cassany


Argentina
Sender: Anders Carlsson


Australia
Sender: Birgitta Sörman-Nilsson

Azerbaijan
Sender: Hans Gunnar Adén

Bahrain
Sender: Anonymous

Barbados
Sender: Janice Whittle

Belgium
Sender: Fredrik Hägglund

Benin
Sender: Anna Alamadine

Bolivia
Sender: Ulrika E. Modeér

Botswana
Sender: Tsietsi Motsoela

Brunei Darussalam
Sender: Anonymous

Burkina Faso
Sender: Fati Derra

Cambodia
Sender: Kathy Baldwin

Canada
Sender: Fredric Wetterquist

Central African Republic
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se


Chile
Sender: Cecilia Lithander

Colombia
Sender: David Anaya Maya

Congo Brazzaville
Sender: Mårten Sundberg


Costa Rica
Sender: Ron Moore


Croatia
Sender: Janka Vukmir


Cyprus
Sender: Mr. Psatharis


Denmark
Sender: Maria Lengquist

Dominica
Sender: Sandie Hilton

Ecuador
Sender: Odd E. Hansen


El Salvador
Sender: Katarina Lundberg


Eritrea
Sender: Lidia


Ethiopia
Sender: Margareta Svensson

Finland
Sender: Marita Myrberg

Gabon
Sender: Mehrnaz Teymourian

Georgia
Sender: Tamar Museridze

Ghana
Sender: Mr. Kwasi

Grenada
Sender: Reubin Maitland


Guinea
Sender: Regina Hanna


Guyana
Sender: Robert Shaw

Honduras
Sender: Ann Stödberg


Iceland
Sender: Ann Granberg


Indonesia
Sender: Anonymous


Iraq
Sender: Muhammad Arshad


Israel
Sender: Jaques Pri-Gal

Jamaica
Sender: John Fletcher


Jordan
Sender: Ali Fawaz Maher


Kenya
Sender: Roine Magnusson

Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Sender: Paek Chol Ho

Kuwait
Sender: Cleone Wijeratne


Laos People's Democratic Republic
Sender: Maria Fastlund


Lebanon
Sender: Owe Blidelius


Liberia
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se

Liechtenstein
Sender: Christiane Meyer-Stoll


Luxembourg
Sender: Alex Kampa

Madagascar
Sender: Roine Magnusson


Malaysia
Sender: Els Van Damme

Mali
Sender: Robert Jonsson


Marshall Islands
Sender: Emelyn

Mauritius
Sender: Louis Rex Travailleur

Micronesia (Federated States of)
Sender: Silberio S. Mathias


Monaco
Sender: Anja Persson

Montenegro
Sender: Gaga

Mozambique
Sender: Margareta Svensson


Namibia
Sender: Helene Rapp

Nepal
Sender: Gajendra B. Shrestha

New Zealand
Sender: David McLean

Niger
Sender: Marika Hofmaister

Norway
Sender: Else Heggelund

Pakistan
Sender: Ahmad Bilal. Guest artist: Lars Lengquist


Panama
Sender: Ivonne Rodrigues


Paraguay
Sender: Erika Domann


Philippines
Sender: Lars Lengquist


Portugal
Sender: Tomas Andersson


Romania
Sender: Iulian Miron

Rwanda
Sender: Joanna Athlin

Saint Lucia
Sender: Richard Michelin

Samoa
Sender: Angela Apulu

Sao Tome and Principe
Sender: Navetur Equatour

Senegal
Sender: Leif Ståhl

Seychelles
Sender: Peter Pierre-Louise

Singapore
Sender: Christer Stenmark

Slovenia
Sender: Skerlavaj Vera

Somalia
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se


South Sudan
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se


Sri Lanka
Sender: Ruhani Rambukwelle

Suriname
Sender: Ranu Abhelakh

Sweden
Sender: Ann Granberg

Syrian Arab Republic
Sender: Aslak Vardung

Tanzania
Sender: Åsa Lind

Timor-Leste
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se


Tonga
Sender: 'Ofaloto Fatu

Tunisia
Sender: Anders Granberg

Turkmenistan
Sender: Guncha Komekova

Uganda
Sender: David Kaliika

United Arab Emirates
Sender: Sonja Burek

USA
Sender: Erika Lidén

Uzbekistan
Sender: Barry Lane

Vanuatu
Sender: Ralph Regenvanu

Yemen
Sender: Ahmed M. Al-Kabab Guest artist: Lars Lengquist

Zimbabwe
Sender: Gunilla Selerud

Albania
Sender: Genti Myderizi


Angola
Sender: Cheryl A. Martin


Antigua and Barbuda
Sender: Anders Granberg


Armenia
Sender: Salpi Ghazarian


Austria
Sender: Andrea Liebman

Bahamas
Sender: Anders Wiberg

Bangladesh
Sender: Els Heijnen

Belarus
Sender: Natasha Naida

Belize
Sender: Anonymous

Bhutan
Sender: Anonymous. Guest artist: Lars Lengquist

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sender: Sven-Olov Johansson


Brazil
Sender: Mailia Fjällgren


Bulgaria
Sender: Krassie Teneva

Burundi
Sender: Joanna Athlin

Cameroon
Sender: A. Pied

Cabo Verde
Sender: Auke Timmerman


Chad
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se


China
Sender: Ann Årefeldt


Comoros
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se
Cote d'Ivoire
Sender: Crisitina Kvist


Cuba
Sender: Zoltan Tiroler


Czech Republic
Sender: J.S

Djibouti
Sender: Michael Izzo

Dominican Republic
Sender: Robert Bryhn


Egypt
Sender: Marcus Johansson Guest artist: Andreas Duit


Equatorial Guinea
Sender: Osamushi Tezuka


Estonia
Sender: Eah Arg


Fiji
Sender: Mosese Ratubalavu-Baravilala

France
Sender: Lisa Ullenius

Gambia
Sender: Maj-Britt Svensson

Germany
Sender: Stefan Nygren


Greece
Sender: Tommy Norberg


Guatemala
Sender: Anette Jörgensen


Guinea-Bissau
Sender: Gilbert Pouho


Haiti
Sender: Antoine Boulos


Hungary
Sender: Torbjörn Nordström


India
Sender: Asok


Iran
Sender: Anders Widmark

Ireland
Sender: Alec Conway


Italy
Sender: Patrik Sundström


Japan
Sender: Soichiro Yoshida


Kazakhstan
Sender: Elena A Kovshar


Kiribati
Sender: Beeba


Republic of Korea
Sender: Kaaro Laakso

Kyrgyzstan
Sender: Urmat Orozaliev


Latvia
Sender: Irena Ibuzinska


Lesotho
Sender: Mamosa Nthejane Guest artist: Lars Lengquist


Libya
Sender: Anders Nilsson


Lithuania
Sender: Aise Dubinskiene


The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Sender: Snezana Dimovska


Malawi
Sender: Hartwig Schafer/Khwima Nthara


Maldives
Sender: Susan Shaheer


Malta
Sender: Joe Friggieri


Mauritania
Sender: Anonymous


Mexico
Sender: Niclas Düring


Republic of Moldova
Sender: Svetlana Alexandrova

Mongolia
Sender: Ermek Tleikhan


Morocco
Sender: Marie Wikström


Myanmar
Sender: Stanley Myo Hlaing Aung


Nauru
Sender: Junior Brechtfe

Netherlands
Sender: Lars Lengquist


Nicaragua
Sender: Caroline Thidell


Nigeria
Sender: Margareta Svensson



Oman
Sender: T. K. Unny

Palau
Sender: Lisa Rdiall

Papua New Guinea
Sender: Christop Roundonat

Peru
Sender: Lotta De Vega


Poland
Sender: Ieva Lejasmeijere


Qatar
Sender: Nadia Chowdhury

Russian Federation
Sender: Anita Lidén

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sender: Gillian Woods-Crooke

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sender: Lars Abrahamsson

San Marino
Sender: Anonymous

Saudi Arabia
Sender: Bengt Rydberg

Serbia
Sender: Gaga

Sierra Leone
Sender: Sender: N/A. If you can be of assistance, please e-mail: anders [a] diagram.se


Slovakia
Sender: Mark Balko Eichenberger

Solomon Islands
Sender: Rex Tara Gore

South Africa
Sender: Fredrik Nilsson

Spain
Sender: Lars Lengquist

Sudan
Sender: Lotten Hubendick


Swaziland
Sender: Julian Abrahams

Switzerland
Sender: Yvonne Lüscher

Tajikistan
Sender: Maya Vakhobova

Thailand
Sender: Tomas Andersson

Togo
Sender: Anna Alamadine

Trinidad and Tobago
Sender: Christine Charbonne

Turkey
Sender: Hanna Thiel

Tuvalu
Sender: James Michael Conway

Ukraine
Sender: Tatiana Nekrasova

United Kingdom
Sender: Ann Granberg

Uruguay
Sender: Andrew Cooper


Venezuela
Sender: Mrs. Dancourt

Viet Nam
Sender: Ngoc Anh


Zambia
Sender: Monica Cederborg


Every piece of correspondence is saved. Thousads of e-mails and faxes have been catalogued in chronological order.

Through the years we have been in contact with wonderfully helpful people around the world. People who despite language confusion has assisted me by sending the cards back to Sweden.









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Year: 2019
Technique: Ballpoint pen
Dimentions: W: 500 cm x H: 200 cm

Anders Granberg
Conceptual artist

Returning to Evian
Escorting a glass of water to its origin.

A collaboration with Lars Lengquist as The Artist Duo Diagram.

Year: 2012

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In Sweden, buying bottled water is now so commonplace that we no longer reflect on the absurdity of it. The different varieties of water claim a great deal of space on the shelves in regular food stores. Water shipped all the way from France, Italy and Switzerland. One of the biggest manufacturers is Evian with its 100-year history. The water is drained from springs in and around the town of Evian Les Bain on the south shore of Lake Geneva.

That was the final destination for Diagram and a glass Evian water purchased in Stockholm. You could follow their journey through Europe, Stockholm-Copenhagen-Basel-Lusanne and the last stretch by boat over Lake Geneva to the final destination, Evian Les Bain on Facebook and Google maps.


The travel route

Invitation to the screening at The Rigoletto in Stockholm