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

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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.
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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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MuseumofPreservingCity

The Museum of Preserving City

A presentation of the project ”The Museum of Preserving City”. Sunday 29 May, 6-9 PM at Krögarvägen 26 in Fittja.…

A presentation of the project ”The Museum of Preserving City”.
Sunday 29 May, 6-9 PM at Krögarvägen 26 in Fittja.

Abir Boukhari from Syria is curator-in-residence during the spring and summer at Residence Botkyrka. She is the co-founder of AllArtNow, an independent contemporary arts platform that was launched in 2005 in Damascus together with artist Nisrine Boukhari. A neglected house in the old city of Damascus served as AllArtNow’s laboratory for art, a hub for emerging artistic practice and a meeting point for local and international artists to exchange creative ideas and form collaborations. Since July 2012, AllArtNow closed its doors in Syria to open it to Syrian refugee families and starts to work in different places in the world as a nomadic space.

In the ongoing project the Museum of Preserving City, Abir is exploring the many layers of a city, its history and memory. Every city has its own story, created by its inhabitants and filtered through their realities, everyday struggles, pains, dreams and hopes. In the Museum of Preserving City the story is focused at Damascus, the city that is known as one of the oldest in the world. It was here that Abir was born, raised and where she lived with her family. She observed the many phases of the city until the war made it impossible to stay. Today, Damascus is considered to be one of the most dangerous places, tormented by the brutalities of the war.

The project includes artworks from different phases: the past, the recent past and the present and vision about future. Abir is interested in building an archive made by artists who have experienced the city. The archive consists of artworks from a variety of media; it is an attempt to build a conceptual artistic archive of Damascus and its current situation, as a basis for the audience and those who might be interested as experts to understand the creative point of view of the artists before and during the war.

The Museum of Preserving City take the form of different artistic events (exhibitions, talks, workshops, etc.) set out to discuss how we could produce appropriate spaces in society that suits that changes of life. Questions that Abir wants to raise are:

Are we going to be able to take part in the rebuilding of our damaged city and our affected fragmented society who are suffering from the most horrifying war in their modern history? Are we going to be able to rescue our rich diversity which gives Syria the beauty and richness in its culture? Are we going to participate altogether to curate the peace process by using art and its sociopolitical engagement? The Museum of Preserving City aims to share the city with the world and incite others to think about it.

Curator: Abir Boukhari
In collaboration with CuratorLab, Konstfack & Botkyrka konsthall / Residence Botkyrka.

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA
“The Museum of Preserving City”
CURATOR
Abir Boukhari

Date: Sunday 29 May
Time: 6-9 PM
Address: Krögarvägen 26, Fittja

ARTISTS
Amer Akel
Barbara Caveng
Maha Shahin
Michael Windle
Mahmoud Dayoub
Muhammad Ali
Nisrine Boukhari

COLLABORATION
CuratorLab, Konstfack

Photo credit: Nisrine Boukhari
“The Day Before..”
Videoinstallation, 2010

DIN (banner), grafisk form: Sepidar Hosseini

DIN magazine

Where does your own culture end and the next one take place? Who really decides which kind of organized chaos …

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?
ॐ 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.
☮∞☮

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Editor: Alex Rodallec & Orten i Fokus.
❥Graphic Design: Sepidar Hosseini

❥ Interviews with: Max Miliciano, Hasanah Umar, Breeze Yoko, Emma Dominguez, Lunaria Bellydance, Laces Dance Company, ”Sweden’s National Witch” Rosie Björkman, Olivia Farias, activist portraits, and much much more!
❥ Contributors: Alex Rodallec, Sonia Sagan, Patricia Palma, Stina Mathiesen, Mariama Jobe, Anneli Bäckman, Benny Cruz, Ruhani Islam, Ricard Estay & León Mendoza.

☯Curator: Sonia Sagan (Orten i Fokus) in collaboration with Botkyrka konsthall.
✪Collaborating artists: Ziggy, Hassanah Umar, Sonia Sagan, Alex Rodallec, Saadia Hussain, Temesgen Bahat, Abbas Jaghoubi, Abdulkader Taher Yusuf, Ahmad Jahel.

⌛Guest exhibitors: Gabriela Villagrán Backman och OhSnap Sweden
❥Exhibition technician: Patrick Dallard
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✜Secret acts✜
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Open Call: Developing Nordic Cities

Open Call: Developing Nordic Cities

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA: Call for applications!

Residence Botkyrka is Botkyrka konsthall’s context-specific residency programme active within the interdisciplinary field of art, …

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA: Call for applications!

Residence Botkyrka is Botkyrka konsthall’s context-specific residency programme active within the interdisciplinary field of art, architecture, food and social practices. The programme encourages new forms of artistic research and art practices that engage in a local context, involving the community and supports projects that require longer stays.

Developing Nordic Cities is open to artists, architects, activists, designers and curators based in Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Åland, Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania.

Grant holders receive a stipend of 11000 SEK/month and are offered living and working space in an apartment as well as support for travel expenses. There is also a small production budget, and artists are supported with networks and curatorial assistance during their stay. Each artist is committed for a 2 months stay (sometimes it is possible to divide the stay into two periods).

Deadlines for application:

10 December 2015 for the residency period: January – June 2016
10 June 2016 for the residency period: June – December 2016
10 December 2016 for the residency period: January – June 2017
10 May 2017 for the residency period: June – December 2017

Please send us a personal letter together with a CV/bio and documentation of your practice. There should also be documented knowledge of community arts practice. Email address: botkyrkakonsthall@botkyrka.se

Botkyrka is part of Greater Stockholm and is one of Sweden’s most international municipalities with people from more than 160 different countries speaking around 100 languages. Residence Botkyrka promotes context-based art exploring the possibilities of art to influence a place and its identity. Residence Botkyrka works in public spaces and supports projects that are difficult to implement without a prolonged stay. Residence Botkyrka is also interested in the issues of co-creation and how the interaction between people can contribute to social change.

Botkyrka konsthall is currently in the process of creating a new contemporary arts institution in the neighbourhood of Fittja, a process that involves the local community, cultural organisations, schools and collaborations with KTH School of Architecture, Royal Institite of Art in Stockholm, among others. The new institution also grows from the knowledge produced by the artists, curators, architects and thinkers from Residence Botkyrka. There are also opportunities for artists-in-residence to discuss projects and ideas for the New Biennial for Art & Architecture that opens for the second time in September 2017.

In 2014, Residence Botkyrka presented the Fittja Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale where artists and architects participated with art and architectural research projects. The Fittja Pavilion was listed as one of the most interesting exhibitions at the biennial by the international Magazine Domus.

Residence Botkyrka is run by Botkyrka konsthall and is a collaboration between the Department of Culture and Leisure, the Department of Urban Planning, the housing company Botkyrkabyggen, and the Multicultural Centre, a municipal foundation that is engaged in research, education and cultural events, and has a mission to study and promote a society where diversity is reflected in Sweden’s national self-image and where migration is a natural part of the Swedish cultural heritage. This cooperation enables different people, such as urban planners and researchers, to contribute with knowledge and networks to the visiting grant holders.

Botkyrka municipality aims to promote a sustainable community development: ecological, social and economic. There is also an emphasis on the citizen’s perspective and possibilities for the community to influence and partake in the programme. This also permeates Residence Botkyrka.

Resident Botkyrka stipend holders are also shortlisted for future public art commissions in the municipality of Botkyrka.

Contact: Anneli Bäckman, Curator
anneli.backman@botkyrka.se

Supported by:
KKN_lo-res_dk

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA
Open Call:
Developing Nordics Cities

Deadline: 10 June, 2016

Supported by:
Kulturkontakt Nord
Nordic Culture Point

Photo: Simon Berg
Ayhan Aydin, residence artist,
Fittja Open 2013