Fittja Open 2015

Fittja Open: Picnic

Welcome to Fittja Open’s Picnic by the Fittja Kitchen! Saturday 12 September, 1-14 PM.

Fittja Open is a recurring art …

Welcome to Fittja Open’s Picnic by the Fittja Kitchen!
Saturday 12 September, 1-14 PM.

Fittja Open is a recurring art event connected to Residence Botkyrka. This year’s edition presents a community picnic by the new platform for art, food and architecture: the Fittja Kitchen.

Artist and chef Giovanni Naves invites you to experiment with spice mixtures and grill seasonings. Bring something for the grill or try some of the available food to sample.

Create your own jewelry out of what ever you can find, and exhibit it in the upcoming exhibition SMYCKA! in Botkyrka konsthall. The workshop..

Meet the new artist-in-residence, Michelle Eistrup, from Denmark/Jamaica who will spend time in Fittja this autumn.

Anne Pfennig, art mediator and cultural producer from Germany, has been a guest in Residence Botkyra for the past year. In the project DISHCOURSE she is inviting guest to a conversation and a “fika” around the new meeting place and platform in Fittja: the Fittja Kitchen. The project is developed within the course ORGANISING DISCOURSE at Konstfack.

Junior Residence, a group of young local artists from Botkyrka exhibit their art artworks from this summer’s art residency in Fittja.

Fittja Open
Picnic
12 September, 1-4 PM

FIND US:
The two containers are
located in between the
underground station,
Värdshusvägen, Fittjaterassen
and Fittjaskolan.
Fittjaköket + FörOrten karta

SUPPORTED BY:
Gertrude och Ivar Philipsons stiftelse
Nordic Culture Point
Botkyrkabyggen

COLLABORATIONS:
Multicultural Centre

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

Foto: Simon Berg

Anna Ådahl: Public Matter

21 september – 20 oktober i Kuben, Fittja

Öppettider: tisdag – torsdag, kl. 16-18, lördag – söndag, kl. 12-15.

I …

21 september – 20 oktober i Kuben, Fittja

Öppettider: tisdag – torsdag, kl. 16-18, lördag – söndag, kl. 12-15.

I Anna Ådahls verk Public Matter visas objekt från Fittjas offentliga miljö, vars utseende och form påverkats av människors regelbundna användande. Deras patina berättar om rörelsemönster i vardagen; i lekplatsen, i väntan på bussen eller på väg in i en butik. Objekten har tagits från sitt ursprungliga sammanhang och ställs ut som konstverk likt Minimalismens eller Arte poverans ready-mades där Fittjas boende och besökare tillsammans har skapat dess nya form och identitet.

Kuben ovanpå Ungdomens Hus i Fittja, är en betongbyggnad som ursprungligen tjänat som sopsug för områdets avfallshantering, men som under många år stått oanvänd. Kuben, har likt objekten placerats i ett nytt sammanhang då den under Fittja Open aktiveras av installationen Public Matter, och blir därmed ett nytt utställningsrum för konst i Fittja.

Individens förhållande till folkmassan är ett tema som kontinuerligt utforskas i Anna Ådahls arbeten, där spännvidden synliggörs i människors rörelser och gester. Ofta isoleras gesterna enskilt för att åskådliggöra kollektivets dynamik, som i Public Matter där endast folkmassans spår och avtryck träder fram.

I installationen möter vi även den samtida konstutställningens numera traditionella iscensättning och dramaturgi, där vilket rum som helst kan omvandlas till en konstarena. Vad är det egentligen som gör att funktionella objekt blir till konstverk, eller museala föremål? Public Matter är ett pågående projekt som initierades 2010, men presenteras nu för första gången som en installation, och med en platsspecifik kontext: Fittja.

Anna Ådahl, f.1973, är konstnär och medlem i redaktionen för OEI. Hon är bosatt och verksam i Stockhom men har bott hälften av sitt liv i Frankrike där hon även är utbildad på Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. Hennes filmer och verk har visats och ställts ut i Sverige och internationellt på bland annat WELD, Stockholm; Echigo-Tsumari Triennalen i Japan; Espacio La Rebeca i Bogota, Colombia; Centre Culturel Suédois i Paris; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art i Rijeka, Kroatien; Les Rencontres Internationales i Paris/Berlin/Madrid; Biograf Zita; Klara på Kulturhuset, Stockholm; Galerie Nuke, Paris; Palais De Tokyo, Paris och nu i höst på Taiga Space i

St Petersburg och FRAC Champagne Ardenne i Frankrike.

www.annadahl.com

Ett särskilt tack till Botkyrkabyggen, Fittja Centrum och MIMI dam och barnkläder samt boende och besökare i Fittja.

UTSTÄLLNING:

21 september – 20 oktober

Kuben i Fittja

CURATORS:

Anneli Bäckman

Joanna Sandell

CURATOR PROGRAM

& EDUCATION:

Miriam Andersson Blecher

ASSISTS:

Anna Jönsson

Lina Wirén

EXHIBITION DESIGN/

TECHNICIAN:

Gandalf Adelbrant

COLLABORATION:

Botkyrkabyggen

Department of Urban Planning, Botkyrka

Fittja Open 2013

Fittja Open 2013

September 21–October 20, in the Cube, and all over Fittja during the opening weekend: September 21-22.

Program for Fittja Open…

September 21–October 20, in the Cube, and all over Fittja during the opening weekend: September 21-22.

Program for Fittja Open

The annual art event Fittja Open is taking place for the fourth time, hosting a range of new art experiences in the Fittja area. This year we focus on ideas and dreams about the home; how much can we in fact influence the place where we live?

PARTICIPANTS:

Anna Ådahl’s sculptural installation Public Matter is being shown for the first time in Fittja’s new exhibition space, Kuben, above Ungdomens Hus. Public Matter presents objects from Fittja’s public spaces, objects whose appearance and shape have been affected by the regular use of people.

The architect duo DK-CM from London in collaboration with KTH—The School of Architecture have launched the project Fittja Centra which aims to investigate and document the area’s many geographical, cultural, and social hubs.

Richard Dore, Residence Botkyrka’s artist in residence in September, explores our attitude towards kindness, and will run a series of workshops where he fixes sewing machines and paints portraits among other things.

Fittja’s own food ecologist Ayhan Aydin bases his work on ideas regarding what can constitute a meal and how it can be experienced. Aydin’s contributions to the events during Fittja Open are aimed at challenging what we can eat and in which form.

Åsa Andersson Broms and Donatella Bernardi along with the Royal Institute of Art and YAPP in Botkyrka will set up camp on Fittja Äng and present the multimedia project Are you on Normalcy? where the notion of normality is examined against the background of the site and its architecture.

Junior Residence is Residence Botkyrka’s platform for young art and design. This summer’s activities and projects that have centered around how we can make an impact on our common public spaces are presented in the studio at the Multicultural Center.

YAPP in Botkyrka will be releasing the fanzine If you don’t know, just ask, a collaboration between the comics artist Saskia Gullstrand, the artist Toby Lynas, and pupils from Tullinge Upper Secondary School.

Botkyrka konsthall is hosting Malgorzata Markiewicz’s solo exhibition House, Home, Domesticity which looks at the house as a building, the home as a state of mind, and the very process of how we establish a home.

PROGRAM FOR THE OPENING WEEKEND:

BOTKYRKA KONSTHALL

Saturday, September 21

BOTKYRKA KONSTHALL

12 – 3 p.m. Opening of Malgorzata Markiewicz’s exhibition House, Home, Domesticity. Open workshop for children 12:00–14:00.

1 p.m. Opening speech. Ayhan Aydin will be serving snacks inspired by notions of home.

3 p.m. Free bus leaving from Botkyrka konsthall to Fittja Open and the new art space Kuben.

FITTJA

12 – 4 p.m. Workshop with Richard Dore adjacent to Residence Botkyrka’s apartment on Krögarvägen 26.

3 – 7 p.m. Public Matter by Anna Ådahl presented in Kuben above Ungdomens hus.

3.30 p.m. Ayhan Aydin serves drinks and snacks at Kuben.

4 p.m. Introduction to Fittja Open and Public Matter at Kuben.

4.30 p.m. Presentation of Junior Residence’s artworks and summer project at the Multicultural Center.

4.30 p.m. Are you on Normalcy? Åsa Andersson Broms and Donatella Bernardi introduce the project on Fittja Äng near the Multicultural Center.

5 p.m. DK-CM in conversation with Tor Lindstrand about the project Fittja Centra at the Multicultural Center.

Sunday, September 22

BOTKYRKA KONSTHALL

12 – 3 p.m. Malgorzata Markiewicz, House, Home, Domesticity. Open workshop for children 12 – 2 p.m.

1 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibition.

FITTJA

12 – 4 p.m. Public Matter by Anna Ådahl in Kuben above Ungdomens hus.

12 – 4 p.m. Workshop with Richard Dore adjacent to Residence Botkyrka’s apartment on Krögarvägen 26.

1 p.m. Are you on Normalcy? Åsa Andersson Broms and Donatella Bernardi introduce the project on Fittja Äng near the Multicultural Center.

3 p.m. Guided tour of Public Matter in Kuben.

YAPP in Botkyrka is releasing the fanzine If you don’t know, just ask, which will be available for reading and purchasing at the Multicultural Center during the opening weekend.

The Multicultural Center and its restaurant Tavernan are open from 12 – 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 – 3 p.m. on Sunday.

FITTJA OPEN:

September 21–October 6

PARTICIPANTS:

Åsa Andersson Broms

Ayhan Aydin

Donatella Bernardi

DK-CM

Richard Dore

Malgorzata Markiewicz

Anna Ådahl

YAPP i Botkyrka

Junior Residence

Royal Institute of Art

KTH – School of Architecture

LOCATIONS:

Kuben in Fittja

Krögarvägen 26

Fittja Äng

Botkyrka konsthall

CURATORS:

Joanna Sandell

Anneli Bäckman

Tor Lindstrand

CURATOR PROGRAM:

Miriam Andersson Blecher

PEDAGOGUES:

Kerstin Gezelius

Erik Annerborn

ASSISTENT:

Anna Jönsson

EXHIBITION DESIGN/

TECHNICIAN:

Gandalf Adelbrant

GRAPHIC DESIGN:

Maryam Fanni

COLLABORATIONS:

Royal Institute of Art

KTH – School of Architecture

Polish Institute in Stockholm

Botkyrka Women’s Resource Center

Multicultural Center

Botkyrkabyggen

Nordic Culture Point

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Mini-YAPP: Are you on normalcy?

During Fittja Open 2013 and the Royal Institute of Art’s course Are you on normalcy?, led by Donatella Bernardi, professor, …

During Fittja Open 2013 and the Royal Institute of Art’s course Are you on normalcy?, led by Donatella Bernardi, professor, and Åsa Andersson Broms, teacher, about thirty high school students from Tumba gymnasium will collaborate with students from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

Students, pupils, teachers and artists will meet during an intensive two-day mini-YAPP session in September, looking closely at artist Anna Ådahls artwork Public Matter, and the film Genklang by Behzad Khosravi.

Later this fall we also plan to visit the international art biennial in Gothenburg, and a wrap up-workshop at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

Invited artists: Anna Ådahl, Behzad Khosravi

The Royal Institute of Art: Donatella Bernardi, professor, Åsa Andersson Broms, lärare

Teacher Tumba gymnasium: Per Mannberg

Coordinator: Caroline Malmström

Curator program and education Botkyrka konsthall: Miriam Andersson Blecher

Artistic leader YAPP in Botkyrka: Katrin Behdjou Söderlund

WORKSHOP:

Mini-YAPP Are you on normalcy?

Tumba gymnasium och Kungl. konsthögskolan

Jangalicios, The New Beauty Council och Tillväxt

Cultivate! Planet blue

Planet blue – a green exhibition takes place at Botkyrka Konsthall until October 21.

Artists: Julia Adzuki, Katja Aglert, Parasto …

Planet blue – a green exhibition takes place at Botkyrka Konsthall until October 21.

Artists: Julia Adzuki, Katja Aglert, Parasto Backman, Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans, Kultivator, The New Beauty Council and Tillväxt, OPENrestaurant, Marjetica Potrč and University of Fine Arts (HFBK) of Hamburg and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Antonio Scarponi, SymbioLab and more to join

Curators: Po Hagström, Katrin Behdjou Söderlund, Joanna Sandell

May 12 – June 30, Aug 1 – Oct 21, 2012 in Botkyrka konsthall

Act II: Residence Botkyrka’s harvest feast with extra everything, Sep 22 – Oct 21 2012 in Fittja

The two exhibitions, above mentioned as acts because of the performative and activist aspects, are joint together and consist of:

Act I: Planet Blue – a green exhibition starts in fundamental research on society and environment. The exhibition at Botkyrka konsthall presents inspiring material and works being at the same time architecture and art, stories and questions, functional and alternative urban planning .

Act II: Fittja Open 2012 is the studio program Residence Botkyrka challenging what art in public space can be. This year’s edition of Fittja Open is a harvest feast with extra everything; one-day restaurants, guerilla composting or why not a guided tour in Fittja that might as well serve as a performance in space.

Opening May 12 in Botkyrka konsthall. Inauguration at 1 pm by Peter Nyberg, President of the Board of Urban planning, Botkyrka municipality. Performance at 3 pm by Lisa Jeannin, Rolf Schuurmans & the turtle Vilhelm.

EXHIBITION: May 12, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012 in Botkyrka konsthall

PROGRAM & EDUCATION: Lectures, performances etc

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA: Studio residencies by OPENrestaurant, Marjetica Potrč and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK)

Gabi Jimenez, Photo: Nihad Nino Pušija)

Inside Outsiders : CONCEPTUAL COOKING with the PERPETUAL GYPSY PAVILION

Gabi Jiménez, Marita Muukkonen & Ivor Stodolsky. Saturday 13 October, 2-5 pm at Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba Centrum.

The Inside Outsiders …

Gabi Jiménez, Marita Muukkonen & Ivor Stodolsky.
Saturday 13 October, 2-5 pm at Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba Centrum.

The Inside Outsiders project focuses with a new clarity on universal questions concerning the ‘cultural other’ and the integration/assimilation debate. It works with the unique situation of Gypsy-Romani artists in the field of contemporary arts. Drawing on the familiar issues surrounding multiculturalism, it goes beyond them, “making them strange” by literally bringing them home. At Fittja Open, together with Botyrka Konsthall, the Inside Outsiders project invites Gabi Jiminez, a renowned Gypsy-Gitano artist from France to COOK in the CONCEPTUAL COOKING series. To share bread, they say, is to share life.

The Inside Outsiders project is an initiative of the Perpetual Gypsy Pavillion, a nomadic pavilion for a New ‘Gypsy Art’ in the Contemporary Condition, co-founded in 2009 by Marita Muukkonen and Ivor Stodolsky. The focus is on artistic innovation, professional excellence and a new politics of inclusion. As the diverse origins of the curators and participants in the Perpetual Gypsy Pavilion illustrate, it is not a ethnically exclusive pavilion. In its practice, however, it expresses the demand and need for a perpetual representation of Gypsies (Roma, Manouches, Gitanos, Romanicheles, Sintis, Kales,..) in all established art forms of our time, and in particular, the field of contemporary art.

Welcome to the CONCEPTUAL COOKING SESSION which serves up a dish typical of Gypsies in France: Hedgehog, or ‘Niglo’ in Romanes.

“There was a time, a long time ago, when Gitans would halt their wagons at the border of the forest out of fear that the Gadjos would do them harm. To eat they would gather mushrooms, roots and herbs and fruits. Meat was more difficult: birds and other animals had to be hunted. Rabbits, they realised, ran very fast and were hard to catch. It was also difficult to lay traps, for often you had to leave in great haste in your wagons.

One day, a dog returned home with a hedgehog. The Gitans had the thought to cook it like a rabbit. The taste and the texture of the meat reminded them of a rabbit or a hare. From that time on, the Gitans were never lacking in meat. Niglos (hedgehogs) were always hunted with dogs. They were trained to bring back the hedgehogs directly to the feet of the hunter. Very practical!

The recipe I have proposed for this Conceptual Cooking Session is directly inspired by the traditional dish made with hedgehogs. In France, however, the species is now protected, and we will substitute the hedgehog with rabbit (‘chochoï’ in Romanes) which is very similar in taste.”

– Gabi Jiménez

The INSIDE OUTSIDERS project is initiated by
The Perpetual Gypsy Pavilion www.PerpetualPavilion.org

Saturday 13 October
2 – 4pm
Botkyrka Konsthall
Tumba Centrum

Gabi Jiménez
Marita Muukkonen
Ivor Stodolsky

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Harvest! Fittja Open 2012

Fittja Open starts on the weekend: 22 – 23 September and runs until 21 October. This year’s edition of Fittja …

Fittja Open starts on the weekend: 22 – 23 September and runs until 21 October. This year’s edition of Fittja Open is a harvest feast with extra everything!

MAP OF FITTJA: 1. Open Café (OPENrestaurant, Kultivator, Marjetica Potrč and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK), Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, and others), 2. SymbioLab CrêpesLopp (22-23/9), 3. Verdandi, 4. Venus Sabetkar, 5. Kalle Hamm & Dzamil “Immigrant Garden”, 6. Junior Residence: Green Summer Camp, 7. Eva Frappicini, “Dreams’ Time Capsule” (22-23/9), 8. Behzad Khosravi, “Multiculturalism is dead, Viva the multicultural”, 9. Carola Grahn & Fittja Women’s Secret Society presents “Exclamation Fittja” and Isabel Löfgren “Satellite City”, at various balconies throughout Krögarvägen.

This week Open Café is activated by OPENrestaurant and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK) together with residents in Fittja.

Welcome to join the workshops, discussions, cooking and forage walk culminating in a potluck brunch on Saturday!

Tuesday 25/9, 4-6pm: Café hours. Jam and preserves workshop. Apple Stack Cake Pans Distribution. Bread Library.
Wednesday 26/9, 1-2pm: Fika in the Café – What is Fittja Food? Part I : Recipe writing  
Wednesday 26/9, 4-6pm: Café hours. – What is Fittja Food? Part II : Mapmaking and Café curtains.
Thursday 27/9, 2:30 – 3:30pm: Forage walk – Fittja/Alby woods and lake
Thursday 27/9, 4-6pm: Forage tea and snacks and Saturday potluck sign-up
Friday 28/9, 12-2pm: Apple Stack Cakes Sculpture (return with cake layers, get invitations for Saturday brunch)
Saturday 29/9, 11am-1pm: Brunch & cake cutting!

Symbiolab, Fittja Open 2012. Foto: Malou Bergman

Fittja Open 2012 is the second act of a project putting together Botkyrka konsthall’s long-term commitment to sustainable change in urban development. The project consists of:

Act I: Planet Blue – a green exhibition starts in fundamental research on society and environment. The exhibition at Botkyrka konsthall presents inspiring material and works being at the same time architecture and art, stories and questions, functional and alternative urban planning . Until October 21, 2012 in Botkyrka konsthall.

Act II: Fittja Open 2012 is the studio program Residence Botkyrka challenging what art in public space can be. Until October 21, 2012 in Fittja.

SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 13.00-20.00

Botkyrka Konsthall in Tumba shows Act I: Planet Blue – a green exhibition and presents the opening of Ida Pettersson’s Resan mot månens baksida in the project room. There is also a book release for Botkyrkasmycken.

Botkyrka Residence presents Akt II: Harvest! Fittja Open 2012 all around Fittja. Follow the signs by designer Parasto Backman that will lead you to the different activities and installations. A map will be available to download soon.

13.00 Inauguration with Bim Eriksson, chair of the Arts Council in Botkyrka, Open Café at Krögarvägen 26.

13:00-15:00 & 17:00-19:00 performance Ambulant Umbrella by Samantha Louise Michel and Amanda Newall from the Royal Institute of Art.

14.00 Introduction to the works by Junior Residence: Green summer camp, next to the allotments towards Fittja Äng. Erik Annerborn, pedagogue presents the project.

16.00 Afternoon Story with OPENrestaurant and residence in Fittja, at Open Café, Krögarvägen 26.

19:00 Screening of the film Objective by Anna Kinbom from the Royal Institute of Art. The work is projected on to the facade opposite, Open Café.

SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER, 11.00-15.00

Botkyrka Konsthall in Tumba shows Act I: Planet Blue – a green exhibition and presents Ida Pettersson’s Resan mot månens baksida in the project room.

Botkyrka Residence presents Akt II: Harvest! Fittja Open 2012 all around Fittja. Follow the signs by designer Parasto Backman that will lead you to the different activities and installations. A map will be available to download soon.

13.00 Artist’s talk with Eva Frappicini, curator Elisa Tosoni, Magnus Ericson and Joanna Sandell, by the installation Dreams’ Time Capsule at Fittja Äng next to Mångkulturellt Centrum. The project is a collaboration with Arkitekturmuseet. Read more about it.

Artists and participants: Julia Adzuki, Katja Aglert, Parasto Backman, Lisa Jeannin och Rolf Schuurmans, Kultivator, The New Beauty Council och Tillväxt, OPENrestaurant, Marjetica Potrč and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK); Bernhard Niklaas Karger, Till Richter, Nuriye Elizabeth Tohermes, William Schwartz, Julia Anna Suwalski, Johanna Padge, Mai Shirato and The Royal Institute of Art;  Ami Kohora, Venus Sabetkar, Samantha Louise Michel, Anna Kinbom, Carola Grahn, Annette Felleson och Amanda Newall. Antonio Scarponi, SymbioLab, Behzad Khosravi, Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger, Isabel Löfgren, Minna Henriksson & Sezgin Boynik, Gabi Jimenéz, Marita Muukkonen, Ivor Stodolsky, Junior residence and Arkitekturmuseet’s project room with Magnus Ericson presents Eva Frappicini, curated by Elisa Tosoni.

Curators: Po Hagström, Katrin Behdjou Söderlund, Joanna Sandell

Producer: Anneli Bäckman

Curator, program & education: Miriam Andersson Blecher

EXHIBITION: Sep 22 –  Oct 21, 2012

ARTISTS & PARTICIPANTS: Julia Adzuki, Katja Aglert, Parasto Backman, Lisa Jeannin och Rolf Schuurmans, Kultivator, The New Beauty Council and Tillväxt, OPENrestaurant, Marjetica Potrč and the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg (HFBK); Bernhard Niklaas Karger, Till Richter, Nuriye Elizabeth Tohermes, William Schwartz, Julia Anna Suwalski, Johanna Padge, Mai Shirato and The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm;  Ami Kohora, Venus Sabetkar, Samantha Louise Michel, Anna Kinbom, Carola Grahn, Annette Felleson och Amanda Newall. Antonio Scarponi, SymbioLab, Behzad Khosravi, Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger, Isabel Löfgren, Minna Henriksson & Sezgin Boynik, Gabi Jimenéz, Marita Muukkonen, Ivor Stodolsky, Junior residence and Arkitekturmuseet’s project room with Magnus Ericson presents Eva Frappicini, curetaded by Elisa Tosoni.

CURATORS: Po Hagström, Katrin Behdjou Söderlund, Joanna Sandell

PRODUCER: Anneli Bäckman

CURATOR, PROGRAM & EDUCATION: Miriam Andersson Blecher

COLLABORATIONS: The Multicultural Centre, Arkitekturmuseet, Botkyrkabyggen, Verdandi

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Fittja Open 2011

The food we eat, the songs we sing, the clothes we wear, the things we have around us, our knowledge, …

The food we eat, the songs we sing, the clothes we wear, the things we have around us, our knowledge, dreams and experiences, all these aspects of our lives are integral to our identities as individuals and as a society. Don’t miss out on an exciting exhibition about the Stockholm and the world that we all share.

The artists who have contributed to Fittja Open 2011 have all documented their personal experiences, both of Botkyrka and of other places around the world, in the form of books, posters, postcards and much more.

Artists: Katja Aglert, Helena Byström, Ulrika Gunnarsdotter, Kalle Hamm, Phil Hession, Sasha Huber, Dzamil Kamanger, Jaana Kokko, Birger Lipinski, Isabel Löfgren, Pangea design, Laercio Redondo, Petri Saarikko, Elisabeth Subrin and Paula Urbano.

Curators: Finbar Krook Rosato, Joanna Sandell and Paola Zamora.

Many of the artists participating in Fittja Open 2011 are in the middle of their artistic process within the residency program Residence Botkyrka. Some of the artists have already completed their stay and are now presenting the work created during their time in Fittja.

Others are still in the midst of a long and perhaps challenging project and are at this moment sharing a part of their work process. Yet others, Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger to be more specific, have just been selected as resident artists. Therefore, you have the opportunity to get to know two new artists’ practices.

A common ground for all artists in the exhibition has been a process oriented work method. Residence Botkyrka wants to support artists in their work over a long period of time, especially as artistic research is often not easily carried out in the course of a month or two. We encourage the artists to be open to the possibility that their initial artistic idea might change during the time spent in Fittja.

The relevancy of the artwork can also be tried out within the newly formed residency discussion group with local residents in Fittja, but also through discussions with the curators at Botkyrka konsthall, and sociologists at the Multicultural Centre. Other important discussion partners have been the local housing company Botkyrkabyggen, the Citizens’ office in Fittja, the Department of city planning in Botkyrka, as well as local companies in Fittja.

What you will experience during Fittja Open 2011 is at times thought of as a basis for upcoming public art works. Could Sasha Huber’s and Petri Saarikko’s books about remedies become a wall for exchanging practical wisdom in Fittja? Are Ulrika Gunnarsdotter’s strawberries on Fittja Äng here to stay? The ideas brought forth by the artists will be tried prior to future public art productions through the one percent for art-rule” in Botkyrka that not only encompasses entrepreneur costs of new public buildings but also includes projects by the Department of streets and parks and the Department of water supply.

As part of Fittja Open 2011, artists with an interest in our shared public space and the mundane divinity of life have been invited to take part in an exhibition at Botkyrka konsthall, situated in Tumba in the southern part of Botkyrka. The exhibition opens on the 10th of September, one day before the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 in New York. At Botkyrka konsthall you will be able to experience Elisabeth Subrin’s portrayal of her neighborhood in Brooklyn shortly after the incident, as well as eight years later. What has changed with the passing of time and politics?

A publication in the form of a pizza box will expand with the addition of new art works produced during the exhibition, a vinyl record by artist Phil Hession (Belfast), produced by Ungdomens hus – an important hang out for young people in Fittja – will be added, as well as a film manuscript by Jaana Kokko (Helsinki).

PROGRAM: LUNCH CONVERSATION

Vladan Jeremic and Rena Rädle have chosen to address some of the most crucial issues of our times. How is the Roma population acknowledged in public space? Can we make a difference by choosing what should be seen as cultural heritage, archictectual monuments or social communities? Vladan and Rena are artists and theoriticians based in Belgrade (Serbia), together with Suzana Milevska and Enisa Eminovska they have also founded Roma Pavilion, the Roma participation within the world’s most prominent art biennial, The Venice Biennale.

Welcome to a lunchtime conversation at Krögarvägen 26 in Fittja, Thursday 15 of September at 12-13:30. Participating: Vladan Jeremic, Rena Rädle and Joanna Sandell from Botkyrka konsthall/Residence Botkyrka

Paula Urbano, Här och där, 2011

PROGRAM: Artist’s talk Paula Urbano

September 27, 2011: On identity, migration with Paula Urbano and Leif Magnusson, director of the Multicultural Centre and René León Rosales, Ph. D in ethnology and researcher at MKC.

PROGRAM: Botkyrka at large – a guided tour by bus presentingBotkyrka’s public art.

October, 1, 12.00-16.00.

12:00 Matti Kallioinen, Kulturskolan i Tumba

12:40 Oskar Korsar, Tumbascenen

13:20 Lisa Jonasson, Idrottshallen Brantbrink, Brantbrink

13:50 Eva Arnqvist, Förskolan Bäverhyddan, Tullinge Trädgårdsstad

14:30 Johan Svensson, Förskolan Ugglan, Alby

15:10 Tova Mozard, Hammerstaskolan, Norsborg

16:00 Botkyrka konsthall

ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND THE ART WORKS, FITTJA OPEN 2011

Katja Aglert, Stuffed City, 2011

Katja Aglert’s project for Fittja Open is a collaborative work created together with youth in Botkyrka, focusing on one of the most fundamental aspects of life: our need and passion for food.

Helena Byström, Botkyrka table ware, 2011

Helena Byström asked the following question around Botkyrka during spring 2011; where did you have your most memorable meeting? She collected the handwritten notes and turned them into a blue ornamentation for vintage porcelain tableware.

Jaana Kokko, Countryman Tuomas Mattila and his rooster Abraham, 2011

My daughter Aira Timlin and her fur hat, 2011 Animal rights activists Dorna Behdadi, 2011

The forest is young and full of life, 2011

Aira and the swing, 2011

Self-portrait, 2011

Sleeping Aira, 2011

Mother and child, me and Aira, 2011

Aira and the sheep, 2011

Bird, 2011

Jaana Kokko’s works deal with aspects of animal and human rights. In different work methods, such as drawing, video and photography, she researches the relationship to nature in suburban areas.

Ulrika Gunnarsdotter, Behind platitudes and strawberries, 2011

Ulrika Gunnarsdotter’s sculptures on Fittja äng are inspired by the folk costumes worn by Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the right-wing populist party the Swedish Democrats, and his girlfriend a year ago during the opening of the Swedish parliament.

Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger, Pizzeria Babylon, 2011

Kalle Hamm och Dzamil Kamanger are upcoming artists within Residence Botkyrka’s program Developing Nordic Citites. Together they will treat visitors coming to the opening with a pizza menu both challenging, fun and filling.

Phil Hession, performance i Fittja

 Phil Hession, Song Map, 2011

Blood Drops in Snow, 2011

….a stranger I came…. , 2011

Where Could I Go, 2011

Phil Hession uses traditional songs that has survived through an oral tradition and presents them in new contexts. He shares knowledge and experiences while trying to listen and learn. The performance works can be seen as exchanges based on a mutual respect and trust.

Sasha Huber och Petri Sarriko, “Remedies”, 2011

Sasha Huber & Petri Saarikko Remedies, 2011

During their stay in Residence Botkyrka, artists Sasha Huber and Petri Saarikko researched local remedies as a true potential to celebratory aspects of culture.

Birger Lipinski och Laercio Redondo, Please, please, please, let me get what I want, 2011

During spring 2011, artist Laercio Redondo and interior architect Birger Lipinski have worked artistically with Residence Botkyrka’s apartment at Krögarvägen, Fittja. Together they’ve realized a new interior design, more suitable for artistic work and public events. As a result of their process, a lot of old furniture from the apartment became useless. They have now become a basis for a new sculptural work that will be recycled back into the community.

Isabel Löfgren, Television is a foreign country, 2011

Isabel Löfgren, Part I: Television is a Foreign Country, 2011

Satellite City is a research based artwork inspired by all the parabole antennas covering the facades of the buildings in Fittja. In the first stage of Isabel Löfgren’s project Residence Botkyrka’s apartment will get its own neon-colored parabole antenna.

Pangea Design & Fredrik Andersson, Font for Botkyrka Konsthall and Fittja Open

By juxtaposing a primitive font, the stencil, with the organic ligatures Fredrik Andersson wanted to find a form that captured the fleeing and hybrid aspects of how new languages are formed. The arrow and the orienteering maps play with topography and typography, with their authority and authenticity deriving from the already known. But where do the map and the arrow lead?

Petri Saarikko, Bezoar pt 1 – Shaving the world, 2011, Bezoar pt 2 – Hairball, 2011

Petri Saarikko’s performance work is based on mutuality and generosity. The artist will invite customers of a hair salon in Tumba centrum to participate in the making of his work, and in return they will get an artwork of their own.

Elisabeth Subrin, Lost Tribes and Promised Lands, 2010

Half of the pictures in Elisabeth Subrin’s work were taken during a walk through the artist’s neighborhood in Brooklyn about a month after 9/11. The other half is a reenactment of the same walk, eight years later. The work is about class difference, identity, commercialization and the tyranny of conformity as much as it relates to 9/11 and it’s aftermaths.

Paula Urbano, Here and there, 2011, Her life, 2008

During a couple of weeks of summer 2011, Paula Urbano set up a mobile recording studio on different sites of Fittja where she asked the inhabitants the question; what would your life have been like if you had stayed where you were born? Through the answers we get an insight to how life had turned out for these people, around the world and in Sweden.

TEAM

Finbar Krook Rosato, curator Fittja Open 2011

Joanna Sandell, chef Botkyrka konsthall och curator Fittja Open 2011

Paola Zamora, curator Fittja Open 2011

Exhibition production: Jakob Hallberg, Finbar Krook Rosato, Erik Rören.

Co-ordination: Johanna Fogel, Kristina Lindemann, Isabel Löfgren, Caroline Malmström

Education: Johanna Fogel, Kerstin Gezelius, Saadia Hussein

Graphic design: Pangea design

Thanks to: Nessim Becket, CuratorLab, Hellas orientering, Helmers Drop In, Kolgrill & Pizzeria Amorina, lava, Andrejs Ljunggren, Mälarhöjdens ik, Parvaneh Sharafi, Ungdomens hus i Fittja.

Supported by: Arts Council Northern Ireland, Intercult, Kulturbryggan, Kulturkontakt Nord, Mångkulturellt centrum, photowall.se, British Council, Arts Council of Finland, Botkyrkabyggen, Culture Ireland, FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange, Konstfack

UTSTÄLLNING: 10 sep 2011 – 16 okt 2011 i Fittja

PROGRAM & PEDAGOGIK: Artists’ performances in central Fittja, lunch conversation, artist’s talk, guided bus tour to the new public art in Botkyrka.

RESIDENCE BOTKYRKA: Artists in residence: Birger Lipinski, Laercio Redondo, Jaana Kokko, Sasha Huber, Petri Saarikko, Phil Hession, Kalle Hamm & Dzamil Kamanger and more