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State of the Art: Fabrications

February 22 – May 18 in Botkyrka konsthall

Opening: Saturday, February 22 at 12 – 4 pm. Open workshop: screenprint.…

February 22 – May 18 in Botkyrka konsthall

Opening: Saturday, February 22 at 12 – 4 pm. Open workshop: screenprint.

State of the Art: Fabrications takes us further into Botkyrka konsthall’s research of the local art scene in Botkyrka. This exhibition is a true web of textile traditions and knowledge of the field, as well as a survey of the position of textile art within the contemporary art scene– with both Botkyrka and the whole world – as a source of inspiration.

We have invited the Iranian-Kurdish artist Dzamil Kamanger who with his highly personal works in the form of textile passports and visas – replicas of documents once issued for relatives – has become a catalyst for the exhibition’s themes: the textile tradition and its role in contemporary life. Kamanger’s works also explore issues such as migration, gender, and the many skills that we all carry with us.

Artists and artisans from Botkyrka have been involved in the making of this exhibition and are showing works that are both valuable cultural heritage as well as experimental expressions.

Fabrications is the third edition of the series Botkyrka: State of the Art/Craft, a recurring format that explores community engagement and artistic practices in Botkyrka. It is an exhibition format where the audience is invited to get involved and try out different materials and techniques within the vast landscape of arts and crafts.

Miriam Andersson Blecher, curator

EXHIBITION:

February 22 – May 18

Botkyrka konsthall

ARTISTS:

Ayfer Baysal, Marita Bergheim, Therese Billström, Kristina Blidborg, Ann-Sophie Cassel, Gassam El Reyes, Charlott Engman, Soroma Fernando, Shahzaib Gill, Fredrik Hillding, Anna Holmberg, Tarik Hussain, Manar Jirjis, Karin Johansson, Nathalie Johansson, Dzamil Kamanger & Kalle Hamm, Mattan (en del av Trappstegen i Fittja), Beatrice Musto, Shima Padyar, Reginaldo Parraquez Calderon, Lola Pettersson, Tall Rithstein, Ulla Schumacher Percy, Gjyle Spahijaj, Nils Söderman and Sven Xet Erixon.

CURATOR:

Miriam Andersson Blecher

PEDAGOGUE:

Kerstin Gezelius

ASSISTENT:

Anna Jönsson

INTERNSHIP:

Sophie Atkins

TECHNICIAN:

Patrick Dallard

THANK YOU:

Pia Sandström

Kristina Blidborg

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Cecilia Ömalm

Cecilia Ömalm: Nocturne II / Rosersberg’s Castle

January, 25 – June 15, the Cube in Fittja.
Opening: Saturday, January 25 at 3 – 5.30 pm.

“The cube …

January, 25 – June 15, the Cube in Fittja.
Opening: Saturday, January 25 at 3 – 5.30 pm.

“The cube in Fittja is quite a remarkable place. An unassuming building in a car park, a closed cube with only one entrance.
Inside, I find the volume greater than from the outside, the cold and the 7-meter high ceiling creates an almost cathedral-like feel. The flutter echo enhances the feeling of space and emptiness, when the door is closed you hear absolutely nothing from the outside world. In the middle of a parking lot in a Stockholm suburb, I find myself suddenly somewhere completely else and distant.

I saw the opportunity to work with an environmental layout and a form of aesthetics that stand in stark contrast to the million programme-architecture outside. Since 2010, I have been drawn to fragments and layouts from older cultures and various spiritually charged sites. I have built temples, gates and mazes that have formed environments – or rather – states of mind, when placed in a horizontal or vertical manner. In the Cube, I have worked with a thin electro luminescence light-thread to draw a temple façade on one of the walls in the darkened cube, using an 1800 ‘s drawing from the castle Rosersberg. Six 2,5-meter-high pillars offer the viewer multiple ways of looking at the drawing as a form of passages going in or out. Inclosed by darkness, the intense light cyan thread line is left as the only thing that guides the viewer. At the opening and on a few other occasions, I will conduct a performance to activate the light work. I use a historical figure taken from ancient Egyptian mythology. It is a figure with long horns that performs a ritual in the dark, and then disappears. What remains is a glowing temple open for the viewer to enter within.”

Cecilia Ömalm, Artist

“As a kind of companion to Nocturne II, the artist interprets and enters the goddess Hathor’s animalistic and horn-clad figure. Hathor is heaven, the home of the sun-god Horus, and reigns over the most important life-giving forces: motherhood, fertility, dancing, the party, happiness. She advises on the East and the West, rain and moisture, the lovers and the child. The culture surrounding Hathor was extremely viable; major festivals were dedicated to her, as well as numerous places of worship, such as the mighty temple Denderah where her artifacts, such as the instrument Sistrum, were preserved and activated by priests and priestesses. As the prevailing force over heaven and life, she also has a role in the afterlife, escorting the souls of the dead to the underworld.

Cecilia Ömalms artistry is spatial in multiple dimensions, from the two-dimensional photographic and manipulated images, through its gradual transition to a third dimension, where light wire has been used in a number of works forming a kind of blueprint from which fictitious walls come forth. The historical and archaeological layers embody the fourth dimension; time and timelessness are created by culture oldest manifestations: buildings, places of worship, but also the roles and characters belonging to these rooms and continue to travel through history. Parts of Hathor’s temple Denderah was built in 2012 in the garden of the Thiel Gallery in Stockholm, where the glowing room formations gradually emerged as the dark fell across the terrain.”

Malin Zimm, Architect, PhD

“The concrete, gray building Kuben/The Cube is Botkyrka Konsthall’s first building in Fittja neighbourhood. Tor Lindstrand, architect and lecturer at the KTH School of Architecture, annexed the Cube in the autumn of 2013. Since then, this venue has served as both a KTH lecture hall and as an exhibition space for Botkyrka konsthall. A former garbage disposal facility has been given a different status. What happens to the sites where contemporary art is introduced? And what happens to you through images that linger on as you leave the Cube behind and make your way through the city?”

Joanna Sandell, Director, Botkyrka konsthall

Cecilia Ömalm is autodidact besides short courses in photography at the Gotland Läns Folkhögskola and International Center of Photography. With ancient architecture as a starting point, Ömalm merges and reuses historical fragments and creates new spatial environments: two – as well as three-dimensional spaces. Ömalm works with materials and techniques such as digital prints, photography, steel, concrete, plaster, laminate, electroluminescent light-thread and performance. Site-specific works can be seen at Jan Stenbeck’s Square in Kista, at the Vallentuna cultural centre/library, at the Restaurant Riche in Stockholm, and at Taverna Brillo in Stockholm. Cecilia Ömalm is represented by Gallery Christian Larsen and her works are found in collections of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, , the National Public Art Council, Västeras Art Museum, The New York Kunsthalle, and in many private Swedish and foreign collections.


EXHIBITION:
January 25 – June 15
the Cube, Fittja

OPENING HOURS:
Feb. 1-2. at 1 – 3 pm
Feb. 8-9. at 1 – 3 pm
Feb. 15-16. at 1 – 3 pm

Make an appointment:
08-530 612 25
botkyrkakonsthall@botkyrka.se

ARTIST:
Cecilia Ömalm

CURATORS:
Joanna Sandell
Anneli Bäckman

ASSISTENT:
Anna Jönsson

whatcanbedescribed

“What can be described can also take place”

December, 14 – January, 26, Botkyrka konsthall

Artists: Dominic Stevens, Jorun Kugelberg, Elaine Reynolds, Mattias Åkeson and Ewa Axelrad in …

December, 14 – January, 26, Botkyrka konsthall

Artists: Dominic Stevens, Jorun Kugelberg, Elaine Reynolds, Mattias Åkeson and Ewa Axelrad in collaboration with Steve Press.


January 26, 10.30-15.30 Symposium: “What can be described can also take place” (in English).
RSVP to: botkyrkakonsthall@botkyrka.se.

To mark the end of the exhibition “What can be described can also take place” a symposium is taking place. This symposium will work with and expand upon the ideas presented in the show concerning particular themes around the relationship between body and space, ideas around architecture as a social product, the ways in which architectural space exerts control and the relationship between formally and informally created space, between permanence and transience.

We will have two principle speakers:

Ylva Frid of Spridd Architects talks about FITTJA PEOPLES PALACE. Spridd Architects prize winning entry in Nordic competition on renovation of the million housing program. Spridd work with the vision of a Green Social Architecture. The vision of the sustainability concept includes both social relationships and human behaviour and flows.

Prof. Elizabeth Hatz Talks about NOTHING
‘Your paintings are like my films; they are about nothing…with precision.’ Michelangelo Antonioni to Mark Rothko (1962) Elizabeth Hatz is a practicing architect, professor and art curator, sharing her time between practice, research and teaching positions at UL Ireland and KTH Stockholm.

Programme:
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Welcome and introductions by Joanna Sandell, director Botkryka Konsthall
11.30 Ylva Frid of Spridd Architects
12.15 Elizabeth Hatz
13.00 Lunch
14.00 A Conversation with Fittja 5, chaired by Anneli Bäckman, Botkryka Konsthall
14.45 Art Encounter Groups:
5 x smaller sessions lead by the Fittja 5 group concerning particular themes around the relationship between body and space, ideas around architecture as a social product, the ways in which architectural space exerts control and the relationship between formally and informally created space.
15.50 Final Comments by Joanna Sandell


PART ONE: WHO ARE WE?
We are five artists who had the opportunity, under the Locis programme, to meet together and explore the relationships and potential synergies between our practices. We have each worked with themes concerning the relationships between people and the places they inhabit. More specifically, the relationship between body and space, ideas around architecture as a social product, the ways in which architectural space exerts control and the relationship between formally and informally created space.

PART TWO: BEING IN FITTJA/NOT BEING IN FITTJA
Through periods of immersion and distancing, zooming in and out, we have come to try and understand Fittja. We had two visits and in between we continued our conversations online. During our time apart, Fittja stayed for each of us as an important point of reference for our individual research.

We met with citizens, planners, researchers, people from both within the structures of power and people upon whom that power is visited. Through experiencing streets, shops, fields, people and conversations that were new to us, we have expanded our mental maps of the world and reconfigured our perceptions of the places from which we came.

We see ourselves as outsiders or guests in this place, and our research as being wholly subjective.

PART THREE: PAST FUTURES AND FUTURE FUTURES
Fittja was born of a vision, a dream for a bright new future and its existence is littered with new visions, plans for ‘development’, ‘liftings’ and ‘peoples palaces’.

In keeping with this, we will use the form of the proposal to construct an exhibition that communicates visions of work that we want to realise. Proposals that speak from Fittja but look at a whole spectrum of wider concerns.

“What can be described can also take place”
Wittgenstein: Tractus Logico Philisophicus

Residence Botkyrka through the programme of Locis invited Dominic Stevens to lead a residence in Fittja together with a group of four artists/architects from Sweden, Poland and Ireland. The group met for a workshop in July, and then for a longer stay in October. At the end of the exhibition, 26th January, the group is hosting a one-day seminar.

ABOUT LOCIS
Locis is collaborative arts programme between Leitrim County Council Arts Office, which is the arts department of a rural local authority in Ireland; the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, which is an arts centre in a large provincial town in Poland; and Residence Botkyrka, which is an artists’ residency programme in a suburb of Sweden’s capital city.

Locis is designed to provide knowledge, resources and opportunities for artists to engage internationally. It further seeks to reinforce the belief that a vibrant arts practice can be maintained from anywhere and that networking across borders can occur from anywhere and with anyone within Europe. The three partner organizations have devised a two-year, three-country artist in residence programme where each country sends and receives a leading artist from their country to work with a group of emerging artists from the three regions.

The programme is funded under the EU Culture Programme and by the three project partners.

EXHIBITION:
14 december – 26 januari
Botkyrka konsthall

ARTISTS:
Ewa Axelrad
Jorun Kugelberg
Elaine Reynolds
Dominic Stevens
Mattias Åkeson

PARTNERS:
Leitrim County Council, Ireland
The Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun, Poland
Residence Botkyrka, Sweden

SUPPORT:
EU Culture Programme
& Partners

THANKS TO:
Gigantprint
Norrköpings konstmuseum


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(Svenska) Mini-YAPP: bild/animation HT2013

Together with mini-YAPP twenty students from Tumba upper secondary school and Xenter met with artist Cecilia Ömalm, as part of …

Together with mini-YAPP twenty students from Tumba upper secondary school and Xenter met with artist Cecilia Ömalm, as part of the course Art forms and society, 100 p.

At the first meeting the class was introduced to Botkyrka konsthall and the current exhibition. In an artist talk we discussed the personal relationship to art.

Next week we met with Cecilia Ömalm at Stockholm restaurants Riche and Taverna Brillo, where the artist’s work is represented. The students were introduced to the art works and were given the assignment to do a sketch for a public art work. The third workshop was held at the Royal Institute of Art, focusing on the 3D lab. During the last workshop we met in the student’s classroom where the students presented their ideas for the assignment, with discussions and guidance from Cecilia.

Invited artist: Cecilia Ömalm
The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm: Ester Ericsson
Students Tumba gymnasium: Gustav Andersson, Daniela Andrades Gonzalez, Nathalie Backlund, Merve Cesmeli, Christopher Conrad, Adrian Corazza, Ida Fredriksson, Jens Granström, Nadja Gröning, Saga Heikkinen, Matilda Iwanowski, Emilio Marchesi, Cecilia Nordström, Né-Na Panmongkol, Michaela Skoglund, Luca (Hanna) Söderström, Sofia Tistam, Samar Nicolle Castillo, Irma van den Poel, Embla Vestlinder
Teacher Tumba gymnasium: Rebecka Beran
Coordinator: Caroline Malmström

WORKSHOP:
Mini-YAPP HT2013
Tumba gymnasium and Kungl. konsthögskolan

HOME

Małgorzata Markiewicz: House, home, domesticity

September 21 – December 1, Botkyrka konsthall
Open workshop for children every weekend between 12 – 2 pm.

In the …

September 21 – December 1, Botkyrka konsthall
Open workshop for children every weekend between 12 – 2 pm.

In the exhibition House, Home, Domesticity, Małgorzata Markiewicz dismantles the construct of the house and searches for new meanings and definitions of the place we inhabit and call our home.

A house is a multilayered structure, not only an architectural construction but also determined by the socio-economic factors of its surroundings. Małgorzata has created a couple of large-scale installations for the exhibition space in Botkyrka konsthall, inviting the viewer to move around and through them. In Malgorzata’s work different aspects of our living spaces are explored; the house as a building, home as a state of mind, and the very process of creating a home. The recurring question is:

What does home mean to you?

The exhibition also includes a presentation of the clothing line Take me and wear me outside, a going-away dress that has taken the shape of a portable home. The garments are on sale and were produced in collaboration with the Botkyrka Women’s Resource Center.

Inspired by the Romanian author Aglaja Veteranyi, the work House, Home, Domesticity has a story about being at home in homelessness woven into a section of cloth.

The artist Małgorzata Markiewicz (1979) lives and works in Cracow, Poland. In the period of March–May 2013 she stayed in Fittja and took part in the program of Residency Botkyrka. Małgorzata graduated from the sculpture department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, and is now a PhD student at the same school. She has twice been awarded the Polish Minister of Culture Scholarship (2004 and 2011). Małgorzata works in a variety of media such as; sculptures, objects, photographs and installations . As part of her PhD studies, she has focused on issues related to notions of home and domesticity, that are examined in the light of European developments in architecture, society, economy and culture.

Małgorzata Markiewicz has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Poland and other countries, including the Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Museu Berardo in Lisbon, Studio Stefania Miscetti in Rome and the State Art Gallery in Sopot. Her works are included in collections at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, the Museum of Modern Art in Cracow, Galeria Arsenał in Białystok, Galeria BWA Bielsko-Biala, Bunkier Sztuki in Cracow as well as various private collections in Poland and abroad.

Websites:
Malgorzata Markiewicz
The Polish Institute in Stockholm
Botkyrka Womens Resource Center


EXHIBITION:
September, 21 – December, 1
Botkyrka konsthall

CURATORS:
Joanna Sandell
Anneli Bäckman

CURATOR PROGRAM:
Miriam Andersson Blecher

PEDAGOGUE:
Kerstin Gezelius

ASSISTENT:
Anna Jönsson

EXHIBITION DESIGN/
TECHINCIAN:
Gandalf Adelbrant
Erik Annerborn

GRAPHIC DESIGN:
Maryam Fanni

COLLABORATIONS:
Polska Institutet i Stockholm
Botkyrka KvinnoResursCenter

Tre Mellan Rum

In Between

October 24 to November 17 in the Project Room, Botkyrka konsthall
Opening on October 23, 5 – 8 pm.

In …

October 24 to November 17 in the Project Room, Botkyrka konsthall
Opening on October 23, 5 – 8 pm.

In Between is an exhibition with three artists who take as their starting point the concept of time. As they transform memories, historical events and natural material, all three artists process the past so as to give it currency and an updated perspective.

Stina Persson, b. 1983, presents the objects Nedslag 9, 3, 7, 26,15, 21, 17, 4, 31, 8, 27 och 35 (Downstroke 9, 3, 7, 26,15, 21, 17, 4, 31, 8, 27 and 35). With a focus on the act of doing, Persson addresses the existence of life and man’s place in universe. We exist in space, and our bodies are made up of its particles. Through environmental and material studies, through destruction and renewal, Persson formulates new meanings and definitions.

Linus Svensson, b. 1983, exhibits Moments,a painting that investigates how we view time, our memories, and the colours we associate with memory. Through painting, Svensson finds a point of entry into the process of creating meaning, making detours, and becoming aware of the movements occurring all around us and of which we are a part.

Jenny Åkerlund, b. 1984, uses in-depth studies in order to explore shifts in perspective, and our ability to approach that which is on the edge between invisible and visible. The exhibition features Åkerlund’s Transmissions, a series of four drawn reproductions of printouts.

How do we formulate our conceptions? What has happened in the past, what is going to happen, and what is constructed? Perhaps the concept of time is mainly related to human perception and the idea of what the present and existence entail. What we choose to show and save, and what we choose to leave out.

The exhibition is curated by Matilda Ekström, b.1986, and is an auxiliary to her final project within the master’s program Curating Art incl. Management and Law at Stockholm University. An extension of the exhibition and presentation of the project will be shown in week 46 at the Glass cage at Stockholm University.

EXHIBITION:
October 24 – November 17
Project Room
Botkyrka konsthall

ARTISTS:
Stina Persson
Linus Svensson
Jenny Åkerlund

CURATOR:
Matilda Ekström

COLLABORATIONS:
Curating Art, MA
Stockholm university