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The Fittja Pavilion in Venice

Botkyrka konsthall presents the Fittja Pavilion during the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Download the introduction to the Fittja Pavilion: Fittja …

Botkyrka konsthall presents the Fittja Pavilion during the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Download the introduction to the Fittja Pavilion: Fittja Pavilion Venice

What role can an art institution play in our times? What can it become? As a way of launching the New Biennial of Art and Architecture, Botkyrka konsthall presents the Fittja Pavilion in Venice.

Can the Million Programme (the plan to build one million housing units during the years 1965–75 in Sweden) with its modernist grand-scale planning, and its weakly defined public spaces, be reevaluated? Can it even bring about another kind of contemporary art?

On 13 September, Botkyrka konsthall inaugurates the New Biennial of Art and Architecture in Botkyrka. It is a way of researching how a new kind of art institution can grow from the specific qualities of northern Botkyrka, the modernist housing complexes that make up part
of the southern suburbs of the greater Stockholm area.

Botkyrka konsthall has been running the context-specific residency programme Residence Botkyrka in the neighbourhood of Fittja since 2009. The new institution grows from the knowledge produced by artists, architects, thinkers and curators from within the residency programme, in close collaboration with the community of Fittja, whose inhabitants come from 161 nations around the world, and a rich cultural life consisting of many cultural associations and religious centres. Botkyrka konsthall in Fittja is an arts institution that is open to future practices of contemporary art and architecture; it is an institution that grows organically, that operates internationally through the local context and that produces new knowledge rather than representing the already existing.

On 7 June, the Fittja Pavilion in Serra dei Giardini and in Cini-Venier Naval Institute opens in conjunction to the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. The curator of the biennale, Rem Koolhaas, has called for a closer look on modernism (1914-2014) in the biennale exhibition entitled Fundamentals. In the Fittja Pavilion participating architects and artists reevaluate the architecture and city planning of the 1960s and 1970s in Sweden. In the exhibition the research from Fittja is presented in extensive artistic and architectural research projects, inspiring artists, architects and activists from Sweden, South Africa, Great Britain, the United States and Japan to work together. The Fittja Pavilion presents artistic productions and projects that have been preceded by an extensive time of context-specific research and collaborations in Fittja through Residence Botkyrka. A number of the works in the pavilion will become permanent public art works and public interventions in Fittja through the New Biennial for Art and Architecture in Botkyrka.

Many of the participants of the Fittja Pavilion have been inspired by the philosopher and farmer Masanobu Fukuoka in their thinking about how a new arts institution can be built through the element of chance and unexpected encounters.

“Human knowledge and effort expand and grow increasingly complex and wasteful without limit. We need to halt this expansion, to converge, simplify, and reduce our knowledge and effort. This is in keeping with the laws of nature. Natural farming is more than just a revolution in agricultural techniques. It is the practical foundation of a spiritual movement, of a revolution to change the way man lives.”
(p29, Fukuoka, Natural Farming, 1985)

One ancient technique that Fukuoka has revived is the ‘seed ball’ – a mixture of seeds encased in clay and dry compost. Fukuoka used these seed balls for dispersing rice seed on his farm, but he also suggested that they could be used for re-greening arid lands. In
the Fittja Pavilion several artists have been inspired by Fukuoka’s thinking. The seed balls thus become an image of the many possibilities that the future holds if we let go of our preconceived notions and linear thinking.

Joanna Sandell, curator

Artists and architects: Johanna Billing (Sweden), DK-CM (UK), Derek Gripper (South Africa) + Lindy Roy (South Africa/US), Mako Ishizuka (Japan), Junior Residence (Sweden), Kultivator (Sweden) + Stu Wright (South Africa), Tor Lindstrand + students from KTH School of Architecture (Sweden), Elena Mazzi (Italy), Lorenzo Nassimbeni (South Africa), OPENrestaurant (US) + Ayhan Aydin (Sweden), Jelena Rundqvist + Aron Kullander Östlind (Sweden), Pia Sandström (Sweden), Spridd (Sweden), James Webb (South Africa), Karl-Jonas Winqvist (Sweden)

The Fittja Pavilion is organised by Botkyrka konsthall in collaboration with Microclima project, Venice, the Nordic Pavilion through the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, KTH – School of Architecture, Serra dei Giardini, Cini-Venier Naval Institute, Martin Rørtoft (Second Eyes) and with support from Iaspis, Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Botkyrkabyggen, Swedish Arts Council, Kulturbryggan and Holosonics.

5 – 6 June, 12 – 6pm
Press & Preview of the Fittja Pavilion
Serra dei Giardini, Venice
Cini-Venier Naval Institute, Venice

5 June, 6 – 11pm
Opening party at Serra dei Giardini

6 June, 4-6 pm
Seminar ”Contemporary approaches to the late modernist architecture”, Fittja Pavilion, Serra dei Giardini, Venice.

2-3 July
Junior Residence “Dream Team” is showing the Fittja Pavilion.
5 youths from Botkyrka are making themselves heard in the public spaces of Botkyrka and out in the world.

Contact:
Anneli Bäckman
Botkyrka konsthall
+46 (0)708 136070
anneli.backman@botkyrka.se


EXHIBITION:
7 June – 7 September
Serra dei Giardini, Venice
Cini-Venier Naval Institute, Venice

ARTISTS/ARCHITECTS:
Johanna Billing (Sweden), DK-CM (UK), Derek Gripper (South Africa) + Lindy Roy (South Africa/US), Mako Ishizuka (Japan), Junior Residence (Sweden), Kultivator (Sweden) + Stu Wright (South Africa), Tor Lindstrand + students from KTH School of Architecture (Sweden), Elena Mazzi (Italy), Lorenzo Nassimbeni (South Africa), OPENrestaurant (US) + Ayhan Aydin (Sweden), Jelena Rundqvist + Aron Kullander Östlind (Sweden), Pia Sandström (Sweden), Spridd (Sweden), James Webb (South Africa), Karl-Jonas Winqvist (Sweden).

CURATOR:
Joanna Sandell

PRODUCER:
Anneli Bäckman

ASSISTENT:
Anna Jönsson

INTERN:
Maria Kotlyachkova

COLLABORATIONS:
Microclima project, Venice
Nordic Pavilion through the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design
KTH – School of Architecture
Serra dei Giardini
Cini-Venier Naval Institute
Martin Rørtoft (curator, Second Eyes)

WITH SUPPORT FROM:
Iaspis
Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown
Botkyrkabyggen
Swedish Arts Council
Kulturbryggan
Holosonics.

Photo: Toward an Institution, Tor Lindstrand

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LOCIS

LOCIS open call: second edition

Application is available here!.

The second edition of LOCIS in 2014 will be thematically oriented towards exploration of our physical, …

Application is available here!.

The second edition of LOCIS in 2014 will be thematically oriented towards exploration of our physical, social and political environment and alternative or self organized forms of artistic and social interaction.

Being located in places where artistic communities share the need for having a high degree of cultural activity and exchange, this collaborative project offers an opportunity to contemplate how artists help us consider new possibilities for social organization, our understanding of place, and ways to transcend physical, cultural and political boundaries.

The three artists/curators who will be leading residencies in 2014 are:

- Ola Wasilkowska (Poland) who will lead a residency with Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm in Sweden.
- Seamus Nolan (Ireland) who will lead a residency with the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland
- Johan Thurfjell (Sweden) who will lead a residency at The Dock in Carrick on Shannon, with Leitrim County Council Arts Office in Ireland.

Dates for first meetings

Before making an application, please ensure that you are in a position to attend the entirety of the first meeting.
Ireland: Wednesday 2nd July to Sunday 6th July inclusive.
Poland: Monday 30th June to Saturday 5th July inclusive.
Sweden: Monday 21st July – 26th July inclusive.

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. This includes all travel and accommodation costs. The programme also provides a small artist’s stipend, and a modest project and exhibition budget. Should a residency group develop plans for projects which go beyond what would be possible within this budget, then that group should seek additional support from other parties and will be supported by the project partners to do so.

Read more about the programme here.

Contact: Anneli Bäckman
anneli.backman@botkyrka.se

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA:
Program med workshops
och residence-konstnärer

SAMARBETE:
Leitrim County Council, Ireland
Centre of Contemporary Art
Znaki Czasu i Torun, Poland
EU Culture Programme

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Superfittja

OPENING: 28 May, 4-8pm, Botkyrka konsthall

“The places where we live are continuously imposed on us. In reality the space …

OPENING: 28 May, 4-8pm, Botkyrka konsthall

“The places where we live are continuously imposed on us. In reality the space in which we operate can only exist as a mental model that is continuously modified through experience. It is necessary to find the form that is born out of our experience instead of by imposed schemes.”

Instructions for the use of the city, Ugo La Pietra, 1978

Here we present the work by a group of students from the KTH School of Architecture, over the last year we have worked on different projects in and around Fittja.

Fittja, like so many neighbourhoods from the million-program, is surrounded by preconceived ideas regarding social, spatial and architectural qualities and has been heavily criticized since its implementation. Our aim with this work has been to gain a deeper knowledge about the potentials of areas such as northern Botkyrka, and hopefully produce material that allows for a better understanding about the specific conditions that we operate in.

Context is not static and it is not only a place as architects often tend to think, it exist in every stage of the development of a project. Context is also a spread in an architectural magazine, typologies being taught by professors, visual clichés about space being televised daily, customs translated into law, economical-political agreements, exhibitions and so on. Every new project also modifies all efforts trying to contextualize it, producing new mutated contexts. This exhibition is about tracing these complex ecologies that defines our built environment and the practices involved in creating them. The aim is to critically engage with the discipline and praxis of architecture – understood as the production of rarefied buildings and urban structures – into shifting networks of spatial practices that includes various forms of intervention.

During this year we have seen that the official image of Fittja obscures many other possible readings, through the work parallel observations about Fittja has emerged. Our collective knowledge consists of fragments ranging from construction and tectonics to everyday observations and has produced a series of different proposals. This heterogeneous collection of statistic data, voices of local actors and speculations about the archaeology of the future forms the basis for ways to make visible outlines of a new Fittja. A place driven by many actors and trajectories, a place where other realities become possible to imagine. Through the format of an exhibition new understandings about architecture can hopefully emerge. This work should be read more as a collective research than a group show of individual parts, a strategy of how to produce work under the umbrella of a shared name.

This exhibition SUPERFITTJA is not primarily about documentation and presentation but as much about the production of knowledge, both about finding ways to understand our contemporary city but also to imagine what it could become.

Teachers:
Tor Lindstrand
Erik Wingquist
Anders Wilhelmsson
Karin Matz


EXHIBITION:
28 May – 30 August
Botkyrka Konsthall

CURATOR:
Teachers and students at KTH School of Architecture

WORKS BY:
Johan Alvfors
Mikael Andersson
Sofie Andersson
Erik Aspengren
Lenka Batovska
Jamie Britton
Siri Edling Helmers
Viktor Zapata Ekemark
Gusten Eriksson Hemström
Ragnar Eythorsson
Hillevi Gebring
Elsa Jannborg
Ali Kamoun
Jasmin Kok
Leo Kleine
Astrid Linnér
Jacob Persson
Johannes Plyhm
Nils Sandström
Jenny Schinkler
Clara Schubert
Rasmus Siimes
Elsa Smeds Johansson
Michaela Stasna
Hanna Syrén
Mathias Valcescini
Felicia Wahlborn
Rasmus Westman
Fredrik Widigs
Jakob Wiklander

COLLABORATION:
KTH Arkitekturskolan

Visa Croatia

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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Botkyrka konsthalls

Stick- & virkcafé

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

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“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