Societies: 1981 -
1982. Elected Secretary and Member of the Board of the National Association of
Professional Swedish Visual Arts - K.R.O - Konstnaerernas Riks Organisation
Stockholm - with over 6.000 members.
1979 - 1986.
Elected as the first Director and Chairperson of the Board, while Curator/
Administrator of the former Swedish National Artist Organisation, VIDEO-NU,
Stockholm, an Art Laboratory for new electronic technology financially assisted
by the Swedish Government and the Stockholm City Council ( 200 individual and 15
Paintings: Museum of Modern Art,
Stockholm, Sweden. National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden. Gothenburg's Art
Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden. Sundsvalls Museum, Sundvall, Sweden. Family of Charles Chaplins private collection
Swedish National Television collection
Stockholm, Sweden. The Australian Embassy in Beijing, China. The City Council of
Changchun, China. James Cooks University, North Queensland, Australia Qingdao
Municipal Museum, China. Sculptures: '97 China Changchun City, International
Invitation Exhibition of Sculpture - Permanent installation of two-of-a kind, 3
meters marble-sculptures, at the Culture Square. Alvdalens County collection,
Sweden. Stone of Alvdalskvartsit. County Council, Falun City, Sweden. Stone of
Thirty public artworks in
Sweden and in addition; international corporate and private collections in
USA, Australia, Europe and China. AWARDS AND GRANTS; The Royal Swedish Academy
of Fine Arts - Top Project Grant 1975 for pioneering electronic Artworks since
1966 and for the development of art&technology, 'video-art'. The
Ministry for the Arts, Development Grant, Oueensland State Government,
Australia, 1992. The Royal Fund for Swedish Culture - Video&Television
installation/experiment, 1966. The Swedish Government Ministry for Arts,
Project Grant for New Media Experiment 1962. Stockholm City Council, Department
for Arts, Project Grant - experimental photo- graphics - lightpainting, 1962.
Memeless Threshold & Digitala Demoner, by Dr Gary Svensson, Linkopings
Studies in Arts and Science, Linkopings University, Sweden. Publisher: Carlsson
Bokforlag, 2000.ISBN 91 72 03 992 2. ISSN 0282-9800. 211 pages. Sjolander pages:
64-65, 104- 113, 129. New Media in Late 20th-Century Art, by Dr. Michael Rush,
Harward University, Thames&Hudson , Publisher 1999. Pp. 92 -93 of 224 pages.
ISBN 0-500-20329- The Collection Of The Qingdao International Art Exhibiton -
China 1999. Catalogue; pp. 11, 296, 316. Published by Chinese Artist's
Organisation. ISBN 7-5305-1101-7
Art and Australia
( June 1992 Winter/issue, 3 full
pages ) - Fine Art Press Pty Ltd. Australia. The Courier Mail, Queensland,
Australia. Saturday, January 25, 1992; 'Artist to fine tune the relevance of
art', by Sonia Ulliana. Expanded Cinema (Book) by Gene Youngblood. Introduction by
R. Buckminster Fuller. Studio Vista Ltd. 1970. (Pp. 331 - 334). Essere (Vol. 4
1968) by Pierrluigi Albertoni.Tribunale di Milan, 'La Mec-Art' by Pierre Restany (pp. 13,
15 17, 64, 65) Video (Monthly Magazine - January 1979) Linkhouse Publication
Group Pty Ltd. UK, 'Video Art at New Castle' by Mandy McIntyre (pp.32-33) Konstrevy
(Volume 1) 1963 'Photographic Development' by Kurt Bergengren. (Pp. 10 - 13,
and original cover art: 'Ready Maid/Pop Art'. Publisher; Bonniers Bokforlag
Sweden. National Swedish Encyclopaedia - ( 'Focus' ) 1967, Publisher; Bonniers
Sweden. See 'S' for, Sjölander Ture. An innumerable number of articles in
Europe, Australia, China and USA have been published as well as radio and
television programs (e.g. catalogue text for installations/exhibitions) by
writers as: Pierre Restany, Paris,
Oivind Fahlström, N.Y., Kristian Romare, Belgium, Prof. Björn Hallström, Stockholm,
Pontus Hulten, Bonn, etc. etc .
EXHIBITIONS/INSTALLATIONS: Sundsvalls Museum, 1961, (regional Art
Gallery Sweden) - Light paintings. Debut. Solo Exhibition. Catalogue foreword by
Oivind Fahlström. White Chapel Art Gallery - London, UK. 1963. Light
paintings. Selected group exhibition. Lunds Konsthall (famous Regional Fine Art
Gallery in South Sweden, Lund City) 1965. Simultaneously installation of an outdoor exhibition in Stockholm
on billboard space of Monumental
size. Solo installations. The 5th Biennale of Paris, France 1967. Selected group
exhibition. Catalogue foreword by Pierre
Restany. Gallerie Apollinaire - Milan, Italy 1968, Invited to exhibit with
contemporary all-Italian artists. Selected group exhibition. Serpentine Gallery, London, UK.
1975. Selected group exhibition The Galleries, Biddick Farm Arts Center,
Washington Tyne and Wear, New Castle. UK. 1976 and 1979. Selected group
exhibition/installation incl. Bill Viola, Ed Emshwiller etc. Museum of Modern
Art, Stockholm Sweden, 1981. Electronic Art, International Exhibition incl.
seminars. Selected group exhibition. International Video Art exhibition
KULTURHUSET Stockholm Sweden 1982. Selected group exhibition incl. Nam June
Paik, Bill Viola, etc etc Museum of Modern Art - Stockholm Sweden, 1985.
'Swedish Contemporary Art' - Six months exhibition. Selected group exhibition.
Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, 1987 and 1988. Video/multimedia installation; 'Body
Paintings Papua New Guinea' - 'The South Pacific Festival of Art', Solo
installation. Gallery Umbrella, North Queensland, Australia, 1991. 'Space - the
Image of Wealth 1'. Solo installation. 1997 - China
International Sculpture Invitation Exhibition in Changchun, Jilin province.
'Peace, Friendship and Spring' Group exhibition. Foreign artists from 10
nations. Permanent installations of stone sculptures at the Culture Square in
the City of Changchun. 1999, CHINA, Qingdao, " Trancentury China International
Masterpieces Exhibition '99, August. Paintings. Qingdao Municipal Museum.
Monday, November 26, 2001
Foreign Department Australia
Re: Our latest phone conversation,
Thanks for a pleasant phone conversation with regards to a request
from the Philippines about issuing an Australian passport for my under age son,
As I earlier have explained for you - and I guess even my Swedish
attorney Mr. Bengt Nestrup have pointed out to you in a phone conversation with
him recently - this child kidnapping case is extreme and widely known through
the media around the world.
The mother to Matu, is still a fugitive in accordance to
international law, and me being the sole legal custodian to my dear son, not
only in the Australian Family Court but in the Swedish Family Court as well,
shall not agree to
the application you have
As a legal custodian it is my full responsibility and duty to prevent
further means of escape involving my son.
In our previous conversations we agreed that a temporary travel
document could be issued - instead of a passport - if it could be established
and proven with assistance of the Australian and Swedish Embassy's in Manila,
that my son is going back home to Australia or Sweden.
The magnitude of this kidnapping case is thouroughly documented and
the contact between me and my loved son has been totally cut off by the
A large number of solicitors have been involved in the case.
This URL address give you a better understanding:
Please let me know the outcome of the proceedings ASAP.
To make it clear, my answer to give my son a passport at this time is
NO, with the reservation of the possibilities of issuing a temporary travel
document under conditions mentioned above.
CC: Bengt Nestrup, Attorney, Sweden - Risa Kleiner, Attorney, NY
To the AUSTRALIAN
14 December 2001
To whom it may
I am writing in relation to the
ABC Program ‘Missing – Presumed Alive’, aired on Monday December 3rd
of this year. I was the subject of this program in which slanderous and
defamatory comments were made.
I am requesting a copy of this
footage, but more importantly I request a public retraction regarding the
untruths this documentary has made public.
The defamatory material
contained in the segment includes the statement that I am currently in jail,
thus convicted of an offence. However, I do not have a criminal record nor am I
Accordingly I will be pursuing
damages in relation to the detriment I have suffered in relation to these
defamatory statements. This detriment being also related to the fact this
program has not just been aired nationally but internationally in the past as
well, hence this matter requires urgent redress.
May I also say, that
NO credits was given to all the private videos the producer was using and
which I did supplied him with. Further
on, I was arrested in Stockholm and spend 63 days in custody - not in
jail ! I was acquitted of all
the charges against me - not because, as it says in the documentary, "hard
pressures.." etc - but because the accusations against me, on all
points, was not in any case proven.
There is in fact a number of statements in
the documentary which in one way or the other besmirches my good name, not only
as a professional but also being the sole legal custodian for my
dear little kidnapped son in accordance to the Family Court of Australia and the
Swedish Family Court. And I am still the legal sole custodian for my son
It is also said in the documentary
that the Swedish legal aid was cut off for all time, after the arrest, but the
fact is that the Swedish Legal Aid did continue to pay for my further legal
proceedings in the Philippines of this dreadful case, up to year 2000.
And to a total of US dollars, 1.5 million.
This facts, can be confirmed
by the Swedish authority's and the Swedish attorney Bengt Nestrup.
The intention behind the
documentary production is in my opinion very shady and I'm really demanding a
public apology and a correction ASAP. Approx.
43 question was filmed and recorded originally and only one or two was used in
the final edition, as far I can understand. This matter shall never 'go away' until this nasty and malicious
statements made in the program has been corrected.
The ABC,s responsibility in this case is
obvious. I am considered, world wide,
being a professional in my field, and this statements made in the
documentary film described above and below, will ruin my
----- Original Message -----
From: Ture Sjolander
Cc: ; email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 4:20 PM
Subject: URGENT MATTER , Missing presumed alive
To The ABC TELEVISION AUSTRALIA.
Last Monday night the 3rd of December, I
watched for the very first time, part of a program named: Missing - presumed
alive. A documentary about kidnapped
children. I am the subject in this
documentary and I have earlier asked for a video copy of the program but have
so far been denied to get a copy. As
I have heard from many people, many times this documentary has been televised
several times on ABC television and overseas.
I will herewith in writing request
for a video copy of the documentary.
Further more I would like to get
your attention about a possible defamation case against ABC television
could be a result, as my person is being described in the program in a
very serious and untruthful manner.
It's said in one segment that I am in
To be in jail, presuppose that
one have been convicted! It's
clearly implay that I have been convicted.
I have never been convicted in my
life time !!
The publisher, in this case, ABC television, have
the responsibility: ABC documentary has
to be corrected very soon as it has caused a lot of problems for me and my
family and friends and will continue to do so in the future! I am therefore asking ABC for a public and prime time
slot to have this errors corrected for a broad public. A copy of this e-mail will be posted to your legal
department as well as to a number of my legal advisers.
Please inform your legal department
at ABC television about this matter.
CC: The Swedish Minister of Justice,
Mr. Thomas Bodstrom