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The New Biennial: Transitions

OPENING: Saturday 1 October, 12 – 4 PM at Botkyrka konsthall in Tumba.

The exhibition Övergångar / Transitions brings elements …

OPENING: Saturday 1 October, 12 – 4 PM at Botkyrka konsthall in Tumba.

The exhibition Övergångar / Transitions brings elements from the Art Festival & Flea Market, that took place in the neighbourhood of Fittja on the 17th September, to Botkyrka konsthall in Tumba. It explores the many facets of place, lost and recycled memories, as well as the new untold stories.

Abir Boukhari (Syria) is invited co-curator for the New Biennial’s Art Festival & Flea Market as well as an upcoming exhibition in Botkyrka konsthall’s current location in Tumba. Abir has been resident curator in Residence Botkyrka during the spring and summer of 2016. She is the co-founder of AllArtNow, a contemporary art centre located in Damascus until 2012 when the war closed it down. It now functions as a nomadic space throughout the world.

Imagination, narration and regeneration

The flea market, a sometimes stained spot and a common sight wherever you are in the world. A place where you will find a mix of people from all parts of life, some are there to browse among the many things on offer, others just pass by on their way to some other place, or discover it by a coincidence.

In this place, you will find a conception of marketplace, a structure that has some kind of order and emerging pattern, hidden into a seemingly mess of objects and items for sale, layered by memories. Each piece carrying its own personal history, a story that you somehow know or just imagine. Who said that this story has no meaning?

In this apparent chaos, the worn and used pieces will find their way to another house, continuing in its old function or possibly regenerate into something else, something new.

Walking around in the flea market, feeling the marketplace ambience, observing the behaviours among the buyers and sellers, diving into the chaos of random stalls and cluttered tables, as well as a myriad of overlapping activities: It is a ceremony that presents a sociocultural significance. It gives you some understanding of the social life and the complexity of a place, in any country.

The New Biennial for Art & Architecture in Botkyrka is an event that is inviting the community to explore the public space through new forms of art. It is a lo-fi and process based format focusing on the intersection between contemporary art, community engagement and architecture, en route to the new arts institution that will be built in Fittja and ready to open in 2018. The first edition took place in 2014 when the Fittja Kitchen arrived, the first of two re-worked shipping containers that form a social platform for experimental art and collaborations in the public space of Fittja.

EXHIBITION
1 Oct. 16 – 31 Jan. 17

PARTICIPANTS

Ayhan Aydin & Josefin Vargö (Botkyrka/Stockholm)
Breeze Yoko (Cape Town)
Connie Chappel (Winnipeg)
Färgsättarna (Botkyrka)
Junior Residence (Botkyrka)
Luca Garuski (Botkyrka)
Muhammad Ali (Damascus/Botkyrka)
Madiha Saeed (Botkyrka)
Neda Razavipour (Teheran)
Nisrine Boukhari (Damascus/Vienna)
Rezan Arab (Damascus/Middelfart)
Shelley Vanderbyl (Winnipeg)
Sepidar Hosseini (Stockholm)
Selim Ben Cheikh (Tunis)
Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art (Johannesburg)

PROGRAMME
Temi Odumosu (Copenhagen)
KTH, School of Architecture, Studio 2

TEAM
Miriam Andersson Blecher, Director
Abir Boukhari, Guest curator
Anneli Bäckman, Curator
Kerstin Gezelius, Art educator
Saadia Hussain, Art educator
Mikael Nyström, Urban art
Karim El-Harrak, Coordinator
Rumeysa Alici, Host
Sofia Lundin, Host
Emilie Magnusson, Assistent
Aida Mokhtari, Assistent
Patrick Dallard, Exhibition design

COLLABORATIONS
The Multicultural Centre in Fittja
Botkyrkabyggen
Iaspis
Nordic Culture Point

THANKS TO
Forbo Flooring AB, Årsta
Clowns without Borders
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Photograph from Negro Life in Georgia, 1900. Vol. 4. Album compiled by WEB DuBois. Library of Congress, USA.

Residence Botkyrka: Temi Odumosu

Temi Odumosu (Copenhagen) A Little Closer – Making connections through archives

How can we attend to the past whilst honouring …

Temi Odumosu (Copenhagen)
A Little Closer – Making connections through archives

How can we attend to the past whilst honouring the needs of the present? This is a critical question for Art historian and artistic researcher Dr Temi Odumosu, whose professional practice has been focussed on decolonising museum and archive collections. During her residency she will embark on a process of archival excavation to find traces of diverse cultural memories, presences and systems of knowledge in the Botkyrke region. Dr Odumosu defines archives simply as repositories for storing, looking after, and producing knowledge(s), therefore they can be institutions, landscapes, single artefacts, or even people.

In addition to conducting both traditional and intuitive research, Dr Odumosu will create material moments (or contact points) in public spaces, where the outcomes of her findings are exhibited in mixed media. The overall idea is very simple: to prototype methods for expanding cultural awareness, whilst at the same time seeking to create links of empathetic connection between people and communities. She asks: Can archives be used creatively to share identity, meaning and experience across varying landscapes (urban spaces, villages, forests, the sea)?

During her residency period Dr Odumosu will give a public presentation on her scholarly research investigating the African presence in 18th century British art. She will also conduct smaller workshops as part of the New Biennial for Art & Architecture in Botkyrka.

Dr Temi Odumosu is an art historian, creative educator, and postdoctoral researcher for the Living Archives Research Project at Malmö University. Her international research and curatorial practice is concerned with the visual politics of slavery and colonialism, Africa in the archives, Afro-Diaspora aesthetics, and more broadly questioning how images influence and challenge authentic human recognition. Her upcoming book Africans in English Caricature 1769-1819: Black Jokes, White Humour will be published by Brepols (2016).

Website: www.temiodumosu.com

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA
Temi Odumosu

PERIODS
October, 2016
January, 2017

PROGRAMME
Developing Nordic Cities /
Nordic Culture Point

IMAGE
Photograph from Negro Life in Georgia, 1900. Vol. 4. Album compiled by WEB DuBois. Library of Congress, USA.

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Art Festival & Flea Market

Saturday 17th September, 12 – 5 PM at Fittja Square and the Fittja kitchen.

This year’s edition of the New …

Saturday 17th September, 12 – 5 PM at Fittja Square and the Fittja kitchen.

This year’s edition of the New Biennial for Art & Architecture in Botkyrka takes the form of an Art Festival & Flea Market in the neighbourhood of Fittja.

On Saturday 17th September (12 – 5 PM) residents of Fittja together with several invited artists, youths and local organisations will join forces to create a one-day art festival & flea market stretching between the square in Fittja centrum and the Fittja kitchen containers. The flea market is exploring the many stories and recycled memories of the place, presenting various art projects, performances, taste experiences, photo exhibitions, an acrobatic workshop and a large-scale, interactive board game.

The New Biennial is an event that is inviting the community to explore the public space through new forms of art. It is a lo-fi and process based format focusing on the intersection between contemporary art, community engagement and architecture, en route to the new arts institution that will be built in Fittja and ready to open in 2018. The first edition took place in 2014 when the Fittja Kitchen arrived, the first of two re-worked shipping containers that form a social platform for experimental art and collaborations in the public space of Fittja.
 
Abir Boukhari (Syria) is invited co-curator for the New Biennial’s Art Festival & Flea Market as well as an upcoming exhibition in Botkyrka konsthall’s current location in Tumba. Abir has been resident curator in Residence Botkyrka during the spring and summer of 2016. She is the co-founder of AllArtNow, a contemporary art centre located in Damascus until 2012 when the war closed it down. It now functions as a nomadic space throughout the world.

On the 1st of October, the New Biennial’s exhibition opens in Botkyrka konsthall, bringing elements of the Flea Market to the art space in Tumba.

The Flea Market
Residents of Fittja together with local organisations sell second hand clothes, objects, handicrafts, books and more.
Location: Fittja Square
Hours: 12 – 4 PM

Neda Razavipour (Teheran)
In the art project Half Objects, Neda asks us to consider leaving our cherished but broken objects with her. The ones that may have lost their original function but we still hold dear. Come by Neda’s table in the flea market to share some of that nostalgia and see whether they can acquire new meanings, as part of an artwork.
Location: Flea Market, Fittja Square
Hours: 12 – 4 PM

Ayhan Aydin & Josefin Vargö (Botkyrka/Stockholm)
Variations – what’s the difference? Ayhan and Josefin offer a taste experience exploring how food may taste depending on how it has been produced. Try different variations and get in touch with the basic tastes.
Location: Flea Market, Fittja Square
Hours: 1 – 3 PM

Junior Residence (Botkyrka)
The unconventional summer job where a group of youths from Botkyrka explore their surrounding through artistic processes. This summer, the group decided to take on the idea of the “game” which turned into a large-scale, interactive board game that will cover most of Fittja square and invite the audience to take part.
Location: Fittja square
Hours: 12 – 3 PM

Sepidar Hosseini (Stockholm)
The poster for the Art Festival & Flea Market (Konstfestival & Loppmarknad) is the work of a collective brainstorm that took place during two hot summer days by the Fittja Kitchen. Graphic designer Sepidar was joined by Luca, Lejla, Mariana, Aida and Emilie. If you want a poster of your own, visit Botkyrka konsthall’s table at the Flea Market!
Location: Flea Market, Fittja Square
Hours: 12 – 4 PM

Madiha Saeed (Botkyrka)
Madiha has been in charge of the instagram account in the days leading up to #FittjaKonstFest #NewBiennial, see her flow of images @botkyrkakonsthall. She is also showing a selection of photos in an installation at the Fittja square.
Location: Fittja square
Hours: 12 – 3 PM

Färgsättarna (Botkyrka)
The creative collective Färgsättarna is a Botkyrka based network of young artists working in a variety of artistic expressions in an urban context. Their different styles and media enables them to take on all sorts of artistic challenges. In Fittja, they are documenting, providing visual elements and are running a “spray-paint-umbrella” workshop for children.
Location: Fittja Kitchen
Hours: 2 – 4 PM

Luca Garuski (Botkyrka)
Luca is a photographer that has been documenting the everyday life in his nearby surrounding in Fittja and Botkyrka. His photographies are installed between the Fittja square and the Fittja kitchen.
Location: Fittja Square – Fittja Kitchen
Hours: 12 – 5 PM

Breeze Yoko (Cape Town)
Last November, Breeze spent a few frosty days painting the back of the Fittja kitchen as part of his stay in Residence Botkyrka. Read more about his thoughts on painting in Fittja, and the striking pattern that originates from the African Nguni tradition in the publication “DIN”. He is joining Färgsättarna and will continue painting around the Fittja kitchen.
Location: Fittja Kitchen
Hours: 3 – 5 PM (approx.)

Leire Mesa & Marta Gil (Botkyrka)
The art collective from Alby with roots in Spain and the Basque Country creates art through body movements and visual expressions. In the workshop TWIST & SAW, participants are stretching their boundaries in a circus experience using the trapeze, paint and fabric to create a collective installation to the sound of live music! “Come dance, paint and fly with us”
Location: Fittja Kitchen
Hours: 3-3.30 PM Performance / 3.30-5 PM Workshop (no need to sign up, max 20 persons)

The Fittja Kitchen
The two re-worked shipping containers are part of Botkyrka konsthall’s programme in Fittja until the new art space is opening in late 2018. The container platform is an experimental space for ideas to be tested and tried out, and it is open for collaborations.
Location: Fittja Kitchen
Hours: 12 – 5 PM

Orten i Fokus
Broken glass turns into art! During the summer, the organisation Orten i Fokus run an art project together with local children. They collected broken glass and created a campaign to raise grown-up’s awareness about the problem and how to solve it. The glass pieces were then polished and painted, and turned into a colourful mosaic, mounted onto three large stones on Värdshusvägen.
Location: Värdshusvägen 6-8

Muhammad Ali (Damascus)
Muhammad came to Fittja from Damascus in the spring. He has been a resident artist in Residence Botkyrka and is publishing an artist book showing his drawings which literary illustrates his journey to Europe. The book is released together with Labyrint’s upcoming anthology this autumn. In Fittja, Muhammad’s work is engaging with the Flea Market.

This is also happening in Fittja!

The Multicultural Centre
Come by to see live-graffiti by the parking outside the Multicultural Centre! Two local artists will paint the wall from the ground. Take the opportunity to see the exhibitions “Internationell Psykos” and “Längs Röda Linjen”. The workshop for children is open and the restaurant Tavernan is serving their amazing vegetarian buffet.
Location: Värdshusvägen 7 vid Fittja gård
Hours: 12-16

Fittja Library
Family Saturday at the Fittja Library! Readings by the poet Daniel Boyacioglu (1 PM).
Plats: Level 2, Fittja centrum
Tid: 12-3 PM

ARTS FESTIVAL &
FLEA MARKET
17 September
12 – 5 PM
Fittja square
Fittja kitchen

PARTICIPANTS
Neda Razavipour (Tehran)
Muhammad Ali (Damascus)
Junior Residence (Botkyrka)
Breeze Yoko (Cape Town)
Färgsättarna (Botkyrka)
Luca Garuski (Botkyrka)
Madiha Saeed (Botkyrka)
Ayhan Aydin & Josefin Vargö (Botkyrka/Stockholm)
Leire Mesa & Marta Gil (Botkyrka)
Sepidar Hosseini (Stockholm)
Orten i Fokus (Botkyrka)
Organisations and residents of Fittja.

TEAM
Miriam Andersson Blecher, Director
Abir Boukhari, Guest curator
Anneli Bäckman, Curator
Kerstin Gezelius, Art educator
Saadia Hussain, Art educator
Mikael Nyström, Urban art
Karim El-Harrak, Coordinator
Rumeysa Alici, Host
Sofia Lundin, Host
Emilie Magnusson, Assistent
Aida Mokhtari, Assistent
Patrick Dallard, Exhibition design

COLLABORATIONS
The Multicultural Centre in Fittja
Botkyrkabyggen
Iaspis

THANKS TO
Forbo Flooring AB, Årsta
Clowns without Borders
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Bildmontage: Sonia Sagan

! بیا هنر بسازیم : Come, let’s art! : Kom, konsta!

Summer activities for refugees in Botkyrka: 19th July – 4th September. See the programme below!

° July 19th ° 4PM-9PM …

Summer activities for refugees in Botkyrka: 19th July – 4th September. See the programme below!

° July 19th ° 4PM-9PM ° Fittja Centrum ° You’ll see the colorful containers from the
subway platform – exit the subway and keep to your right, make the first turn right
after the bus square and continue down the paved hill. °
: Block party :
Come join a barbeque hosted by Botkyrka konsthall and Kompis Sverige – free for all! We
will serve vegetarian foods (first come, first serve), we will also provide a separate grill for
meat eaters.
Please respect that this is a pork free event.
: Live music – wishing wall – new flavors – new friends :
~ No pre-registration necessary, the grill will be ready at 5 o’ clock. ~
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° July 27th ° 2PM-5:30PM ° Botkyrka konsthall/Tumba Centrum ° The art space next to
the library on Tumba Torg, if you can’t find it ask somebody where the library is and
you will find us. ° Outside if the weather is nice. °
: Scrap-diary :
Scrapbooking? Sounds fancy, but it’s really only about cutting and gluing stuff into a book!
Through collecting and saving the ordinary objects we notice; like a leaf, some memorable
ticket, image or text; we learn more about who we are and what we like through creating
art!
: To participate in this workshop you need to pre-register – tell us you are coming by
sending an email to soniajaver@gmail.com, or send a text message to 0704280623. :
~ All participants will recieve a kit of tools to keep, to continue scrapping! ~
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° August 2nd ° 2PM-5PM ° Botkyrka konsthall/Tumba Centrum ° The art space next to
the library on Tumba Torg, if you can’t find it ask somebody where the library is and
you will find us! ° Outside if the weather is nice. °
: Polymer clay :
In this workshop we will practice working with the colorful plastic clay called “Cernit” – to
make our own objects and ornaments. Theme of the day will be letters from different
alphabets of the world! Language skills are important, but here we will only see alphabets
for their beautiful forms. If you want to freestyle a design we always encourage that too.
Make a candle holder, a wall decor or maybe a bracelet?
: No pre-registration, just come as you are! :
~ All clay left over at the end of the workshop will be gifted to participants! ~
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° August 15th ° Fittja Meadow ° 3PM ° We meet outside of Multicultural Centre in Fittja
(Mångkulturellt Centrum) – in case of bad weather call Botkyrka konsthall (08-530 612
25) for further information. °
:Sand jewels:
We will be making patterns in the sand, painting rocks and hanging out by the beach at
Fittja Äng! We also have a small surprize that will transform the beach into true eye candy.
A relaxed day where we discover and decorate nature! If you like bathing, bring a towel and
bathing suit.
: No pre-registration needed. :
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° August 23rd ° 6PM ° Alby Fitness Park ° In case of bad weather, call Botkyrka
konsthall (08-530 612 25) for further information. °
: Chalk! :
Let’s get physical! We will start the evening with some free movement in the fitnesspark to
relax and get out of our thoughts, and to prepare ourselves for the real theme of the
evening: wishes. With colorful street chalks we will take over the place with drawings and
writings about our biggest wishes and hopes. To our help we have a “word list” made up of
mystical symbols…
: No pre-registration needed. :
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° September 4th ° 1PM-4PM ° Tumba Centrum/Botkyrka konsthall ° Botkyrka konsthall
is next to the library on Tumba Torg, if you can’t find it ask somebody where the
library is and you will find us! °
: Craft Today’s theme is to create figures out of steel wire! In swedish it is called “hobo craft”, but
the coolest thing is that you can do it anywhere, without any previous skills. With a small
tong and some printed designs of what we want to create, we will make figures in 2D and
3D to get the imagination going – but the possibilities are infinite!
~ All participants will recieve a small kit of tools to continue crafting! ~
: To participate in this workshop you need to pre-register – tell us you are coming by
sending an email to botkyrkakonsthall@botkyrka.se (put “Steel wire” in the title,
write your name and phone number), or do it by phoning Botkyrka konsthall: 08-530
612 25.
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PROGRAMME
19 March – 28 August

CURATOR
Sonia Sagan (Orten i Fokus)
in collaboration with Botkyrka konsthall.

ARTISTS
Ziggy, Hassanah Umar, Sonia Sagan, Alex Rodallec, Saadia Hussain, Temesgen Bahat, Abbas Jaghoubi, Abdulkader Taher Yusuf, Ahmad Jahel & Max Miliciano

GUEST EXHIBITORS
Gabriela Villagrán Backman
OhSnap Sweden

EXHIBITION DESIGN
Patrick Dallard

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DIN Altaret

DIN exhibition

DIN Exhibition runs until 28th of August in Botkyrka konsthall

☮∞☮ Where does your own culture end and the next …

DIN Exhibition runs until 28th of August in Botkyrka konsthall

☮∞☮
Where does your own culture end and the next one take place? Who really decides which kind of organized chaos can be called art?

The magazine and exhibition DIN treats societal public debate with the kaleidoscopic gaze of the arts, but we would like to enlarge the story much, much more. DIN belongs to everyone.

Have you tasted the word “un-Swedish” and become bitter? Have you wondered if the concept of Swedish ”lagom”, the element of consensus, really is best?

DIN is relevant to you, because we will stretch the concept of “Swedish culture” until it bursts through its’ seams and has room for everyone and all of us. No matter what size.

Can we pay tribute to that which is hidden as an antidote to the expanding intolerance? How do we weave our present times into the future, and the invisible expressions with those in power?

Only you can judge us now. Welcome to a magazine and an exhibition with a true interaction, DIN.
☮∞☮

EXHIBITION
19 March – 28 August

CURATOR
Sonia Sagan (Orten i Fokus)
in collaboration with Botkyrka konsthall.

ARTISTS
Ziggy, Hassanah Umar, Sonia Sagan, Alex Rodallec, Saadia Hussain, Temesgen Bahat, Abbas Jaghoubi, Abdulkader Taher Yusuf, Ahmad Jahel & Max Miliciano

GUEST EXHIBITORS
Gabriela Villagrán Backman
OhSnap Sweden

EXHIBITION DESIGN
Patrick Dallard

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