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Sany: Girl Power

GIRL POWER 22 March, 5.30-8 PM Film screening & talk at Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba

In the documentary film Girl Power, …

GIRL POWER
22 March, 5.30-8 PM
Film screening & talk at Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba

In the documentary film Girl Power, we follow graffiti artist Sany and her encounters with female writers around the world. It is a personal story that highlights the conflicts of everyday life; the expectations of society and the urge to follow one’s dream.

Sany started filming in 2009 with the aim to make female graffiti artists visible, and to talk about their struggles and stories. It took Sany seven years to complete the film and Girl Power is as much a story about graffiti as about passion and a person who refuses to give up her dream.

Following the screening, there will be a talk between Sany and Nachla Libre who both face preconceived ideas about who could be an artist. The talk will be centred around the essence of the film: sisterhood and solidarity against a male dominated society norm, as well as challenges in juggling everyday life with the love of your art.

Sany is a graffiti artist based in Prague, she has been painting since she was 15 years old. Sany learned filmmaking whilst travelling the world to document female writers and their stories. Girl Power is co-produced with Jan Zajíček.

Nachla Libre is a poet, artist, co-founder and artistic director of Revolution Poetry, a movement bringing young spoken word poets from the Swedish suburban areas to the general public awareness.

The talk is moderated by art historian and writer Macarena Dusant.

The programme is initiated by Macarena Dusant & Åsa Falewicz, and is produced by Macarena Dusant in collaboration with Botkyrka konsthall, Residence Botkyrka and the Czech Centre in Stockholm.

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FILM SCREENING & TALK
Girl Power

DATE & TIME
22 March, 5.30-8 PM
Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba

PARTICIPANTS
Sany
Nachla Libre
Macarena Dusant

COLLABORATION
The Czech Centre in Stockholm

Juntan

Juntan <3 Botkyrka

OPENING: Wednesday 22 March, 5 – 8 PM.

Installation continues until 14 May.

Juntan visits Botkyrka konsthall.

– It is …

OPENING: Wednesday 22 March, 5 – 8 PM.

Installation continues until 14 May.

Juntan visits Botkyrka konsthall.

– It is an extension of the work we do, where we create workshops for ourselves, and others, more or less queer women and non-binary, with or without the experience of transitioning in to a new social gender where we are able to do our thing our way and on our own terms.

Juntan is workshops. Separatistic workshops for non cis-men. We focus on the art of graffiti and other forms of street art. We are an open source movement that we like to keep open source.

We exchange words of wisdom from old writers to new, we share techniques, keep each others back and we learn from the history of graffiti. The most important part for us is that we broaden the comunity and open up safe spaces for more storys to be told in public spaces.

Welcome to the world of Juntan! Together we are unbreakable!.

https://juntanweb.wordpress.com/

INSTALLATION

Juntan <3 Botkyrka

15 March – 14 May, 2017

Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba

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Baby Fat

OPENING: Wednesday 15 March, 5 – 9 PM.The exhibition continues until 14 May.

Baby Fat is an exhibition that takes …

OPENING: Wednesday 15 March, 5 – 9 PM.The exhibition continues until 14 May.

Baby Fat is an exhibition that takes off in the little girls’ room, but is a coming of age story about finding one’s place in a now grown-up body, and about breaking ties with the inner child.

No previous generation has been growing up in a society that changes as rapidly as today. Never before have we been exposed to these extensive amounts of sensory input, information, dreams and devastation. Nor have we in decades experienced the world in such a politically fragile state. It’s creepy, it’s pastel and it’s twisted – like a wonderland backdrop, where the desire to belong blends with the ambivalence of constantly needing to revolt against it all.

Bim Eriksson is a comics artist, political debater and a graphic activist. Last year, she released the book ”Det kändes lugnt när mina känslor dog” that is available in Labyrint.

Babyfett

Bild: illustration av Bim Eriksson.

EXHIBITION

BABY FAT

15 March – 14 May, 2017

Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba

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Jonatan Carlsson: Who knows where the hobo goes?

OPENING: Wednesday 15 March, 5 – 9 PM.

Exhibition continues until 30 April.

Jonatan Carlsson has during the last few …

OPENING: Wednesday 15 March, 5 – 9 PM.

Exhibition continues until 30 April.

Jonatan Carlsson has during the last few years documented his many trips throughout North America. Like the mythical Hobo, he has been train hopping railroad freight cars to see where they might take him. In doing so, he is following the long tradition of freedom-seeking individuals that have claimed their space in literature and arts, whilst considered deviant by society. This exhibition presents an extensive collage including photos, films and objects. We also get glimpses of Jonatan’s latest trip featuring the presidential election and the protests in Standing Rock.

Jonatan Carlsson is a graffiti-painting photographer that recently released the photography zine “A Swedish fish across America” that will also be on display in this exhibition.

Follow Jonatan on Instagram: lifeisgreatwithoutityoudbedead

© Jonatan Carlsson

© Jonatan Carlsson

EXHIBITION

Who knows where the Hobo goes?

15 March – 30 April, 2017

Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba

Foto: Ture Burnäs. Hamra gård i Botkyrka. "I egenskap av lantbrukare och spekulant på mjölkningsmaskiner besökte Joséphine Baker (varietéartist) gården. "

Temi Odumosu: Milk & Honey

OPENING: Wednesday 25 January, 5 – 8 PM at Botkyrka konsthall in Tumba. Introduction and talk by Temi Odumosu at …

OPENING: Wednesday 25 January, 5 – 8 PM at Botkyrka konsthall in Tumba. Introduction and talk by Temi Odumosu at 6 PM.

Temi Odumosu is presenting a mixed-media installation that explores how local heritage archives can activate global crosscurrents, through themes of memory, identity and belonging.

The focus of the installation is a photograph representing the performance artist Josephine Baker (1906-1975) milking cows at the farm Hamra Gård (Botkyrka municipality), in 1957. It is an archival document that presents an alternative view of this well known Black personality, whilst raising questions about openness and inclusion in Sweden historically.

The installation comprises mixed media components: photography, video, and sound, in combination with physical artefacts. The sonic component is a recorded conversation between Temi Odumosu and specialist Dr Ylva Habel (media and communications studies).

The installation Milk & Honey is a research-based intervention by Dr Temi Odumosu, produced as part of Residence Botkyrka’s programme ”Developing Nordic Cities” supported by Nordic Culture Point.

Image: Photo by Ture Burnäs. Hamra Gård in Botkyrka. “Acting as a farmer and speculator for milking machines, the variety artist Joséphine Baker, visited the farm in Botkyrka.” Archival image from the City Museum in Stockholm.

Website: www.temiodumosu.com

INSTALLATION

MILK & HONEY

25 Jan. – 19 Feb. 2017

Botkyrka konsthall, Tumba

CURATOR

Temi Odumosu

Developed through RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA’S programme “Developing Nordic Cities” supported by
Nordic Culture Point

Thanks to Hamra Gård

transitions

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.

SELIM BEN CHEIKH (Tunis)
Construction in progress
Wall installation

In his work, Selim is researching the Arabesque history and its influence in the Middle East & North Africa, as well as how it has been represented by contemporary artists in the region. He found that there is a lack in creativity and new
imaginaries and wants to raise awareness about the cultural heritage beyond
ignorance, distortion and extremism.

BREEZE YOKO (Cape Town)
”He who feeds you, controls you” – Thomas Sankara” – Thomas Sankara
Wall painting

CONNIE CHAPPEL (Winnipeg)
The Mulvey
Photo installation

Connie has explored her local flea market, The Mulvey Flea Market in Winnipeg, through the camera lens. It is one of the largest indoor markets in Manitoba, Canada, where you can discover rare treasures, old and new.
The photomontages are assemblies of fragments that resemble the volume of merchandise and clutter of displays that flood the senses. They also speak to one of society’s pastimes, to find a good bargain.

MUHAMMAD ALI (Damascus / Botkyrka)
I Might Have a Story to Tell You
Installation with sculptures

In a scene from the everyday life, a dinner table is prepared for two. The artist invites us to contemplate the history of the objects, and the story about their owners; have they been killed, died or fled from their home without being able to bring their belongings with them? Is it possible to know their pain and learn their history through these objects?

NEDA RAZAVIPOUR (Teheran)
Half Objects
Installation with used objects, text

During Iaspis Open House and Botkyrka konsthall’s Art Festival & Flea Market in Fittja in September, Neda asked us if we would consider bringing our broken, useless, non-functional but cherished objects to her. There were moments of nostalgia and conversations.

http://www.nedarazavipour.com/

NISRINE BOUKHARI (Damaskus / Wien)
The Quest for Past Memories is Uncertain
Installation with re-worked books

Nisrine has been wandering around the second hand bookshops in Vienna – the city where she is currently living – in search for the neglected pasts to be rediscovered. Among the discarded and forgotten memories, she found her own history.

http://nisrineboukhari.com/

SHELLEY VANDERBYL (Winnipeg)
Doses of Empathy
14 hand painted tins

In her work, Shelley is interested in caring and nurturing others. The tiny hand painted landscapes that fits into a pocket becomes portals to other parts of the world. They are created as “medicinal” paintings offering relief in times of deep distress. Over the years, the artist has given them away to people who need them, as a pharmacist fills a prescription.

http://www.shelleyvanderbyl.com/

REZAN ARAB (Damaskus / Middelfart)
Yesterday was more beautiful
Oil on canvas

The artist has used images from famous paintings and inserted them into the
scenery of his daily life in Denmark. The well known and reproduced images were once regarded as special but do they fit into this current moment?
Is it possible to bring the past into the future?

SOBER & LONELY: THE LAST UNSTITUTE (Johannesburg)
Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Sober & Lonely: The Last Unstitute will immerse readers in future, past and present iterations of an alternative art universe through multiple versions of mundane, perverse and absurd situations. The book is loosely based on Sober & Lonely’s experiences over the last ten years in attending, participating in, and hosting art residencies and projects, including Residence Botkyrka in Fittja, Sweden in 2015 and 2016. The Choose Your Own Adventure format invites readers to create a myriad of possible narratives as they explore deeper into The Last Unstitute. Sober & Lonely: The Last Unstitute will be launched at the closing of Övergångar / Transitions in January 2017.

Sober & Lonely is artist duo Robyn Cook and Lauren von Gogh from Johannesburg, South Africa. The book is a collaboration with Dina Segal and Kate Simpson and published by Labyrint Press.

http://www.soberandlonely.org/

Aydin & Vargö (Botkyrka / Stockholm)

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.

– Abir Boukhari, August 2016

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.

Temi Odumosu: a silent lecture

Black body politics for 2016: A silent lecture* by Temi Odumosu 18 October, 5-7 PM Residence Botkyrka (kitchen windown and …

Black body politics for 2016: A silent lecture* by Temi Odumosu
18 October, 5-7 PM
Residence Botkyrka (kitchen windown and living room), Krögarvägen 26 in Fittja.

This 15-minute visual meditation will travel through Europe’s cultural archive and explore how people of African descent have been represented there. It will reflect on a long history of real and symbolic power relations, and pinpoint stereotypes that have continued in the present day. At the same time, the work of contemporary Black artists will provide examples of activist and counter-image making practices. Using the agency of silence as a tool for enabling people to decide for themselves, this intervention asks the critical question: Who is the subject?

*Note: Although this is a silent intervention, Dr Temi Odumosu will be available for further questions and discussion over coffee and cake

Dr Temi Odumosu is an art historian based in Copenhagen. During the autumn and winter 2016-17 she is participating in Residence Botkyrka’s programme “Developing Nordic Cities” supported by Nordic Culture Point.

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.