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

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