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OPENART is a contemporary public art biennial taking place for three summer months in Örebro, Sweden. The city center is temporarily transformed into a huge outdoor art arena creating unconventional encounters between the art and the audience. Participating artists are working outside the traditional frames with an opportunity to work big, outdoors and temporary. The exhibition invites a broad and curious audience to experience the art without an admission fee and regardless if they are acquainted with art or not.
Gallery Rostrum is located in Malmö, Sweden and was founded in 1985. Operating as an artist-run, non-profit exhibition space, we present an annual programme of broad and varied contemporary art through exhibitions, art-projects and cultural events. The members of Rostrum are all active artists from various backgrounds, nationalities and individual artistic practices. Part of Rostrum´s core strength is in the way we manage our diversity to enable us to generate new angles and approaches to art and art practice. Together we strive to be in close dialogue with the audience, with the aim of broadening the art scene and initiating new pathways for art.
Glitter Ball showroom & projects is an artist-run venture for contemporary art and artists – a local space for international art. We invite exciting and inspiring artists and projects to present artworks and events in our showroom on the lower ground floor of the Old Gymnastic Hall. A new exhibition or project is launched the first Saturday of each month in our spring and autumn seasons, spring runs March to June and autumn September to December. Glitter Ball’s inaugural season openings are: 1 September, 12noon to 3pm 6 October , 12noon to 3pm 10 November, 12noon to 3pm (Note Saturday 3 November is a Swedish National Holiday) 1 December, 12noon to 3pm Saturday openings are open to everyone. They are a great opportunity to meet the exhibiting artist(s) as well as other artists and art lovers. Outside of the opening times please contact Glitter Ball – +46 (0)70 333 6879 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit. Appointments are made for mutually convenient times including evenings and weekends. Let us know if you are interested in visiting the artist’s studios that are in the same building and we will do our best to organise it. Glitter Ball focusses on contemporary arts […]
AIM (Artists’ Initiatives’ Meetings) is an international artist-run network of artist-run initiatives. AIM was established in 2010 in order to create a common platform to share experiences and knowledge and to increase visibility of the artist-run art scene. AIM’s programme consists of meetings, conferences and exhibitions, and stimulates mobility and new collaborations for artists and professionals in the art field. We have identified the need for a common platform and begun building a world-wide network of artists’ initiatives. There is a great need to increase visibility and accessibility for the organisations themselves, for artists and professionals in the art field, and for a broader public. Previous conferences: Berlin in October 2010, Stockholm in February 2011, Copenhagen in September 2011, Binissalem in February 2012, Stockholm in February 2013, Helsinki in September 2013, Stockholm in February 2014, Athens in May 2014, Riga/Grobina in September 2014, Stockholm in April 2015, Wrocław in May 2016, Berlin in September 2017, Stockholm in April 2018, Plovdiv in May 2018. AIM Network received the long- and short-term network funding from the Nordic Culture Point in 2011–2016 and in 2018-20. A publication summarising the activities of the network was released in May 2017. Second publication is planned. […]
c.off is a non-profit independent site for development and exchange of interdisciplinary choreographies, located in Stockholm. c.off provides residencies and the practical conditions for organizations and individuals to reprocess, articulate and alter their artistic practices within a discursive environment. c.off initiates and manages comprehensive artistic research projects and activities which critically address social and political discourses.
SUPERMARKET is an international artist-run art fair that provides a showcase of artists’ initiatives from all over the world with the aim to display their unique projects and ideas, create opportunities for new networks on the Swedish and international art scene, and share the passion and vitality that are present in this sphere of the art world. SUPERMARKET has been arranged since 2007 by a small group of organisers most of whom are artists themselves. Supermarket is a development of Minimarket, which was held at Konstnärshuset in February 2006 in reaction to the new commercial art fair Market. Initiated and organised by artists, this project has rapidly evolved from a modest group of local initiatives to a full-fledged international art exhibition that has made its mark and helped firmly establish Stockholm on the art world map. In 2015–17, SUPERMARKET was held in Svarta Huset at Telefonplan. For 2018, we are taking over a new venue ‘Slaughterhouse 5’ in Slakthusområdet near Ericsson Globe.
Flat Octopus is an international artist- and curator-run collective in Stockholm, Sweden. Flat Octopus organizes exhibitions and workshops in apartments in Stockholm and Uppsala, as well as external projects, events and collaborations locally and internationally. The Name The title, Flat Octopus, points to the main concept of apartment (flat) exhibitions and the flat hierarchy structure of the collective. The octopus is a playful twist, as ‘octopus’ commonly refers to large scale business corporations, an opposite to the nature of the collective. The Concept Flat Octopus works with apartment exhibitions. For each exhibition the members of Flat Octopus invite an artist or curator to take over one of their members’ or guest apartments where he/she stays for a period and produces an exhibition. Aside from this the collective organizes workshops and external projects and collaborations locally and internationally.
Future Utopia Community Key is an Artist in Residence (AiR) program. It is dedicated to the activities in the rural village of Uddebo and the area. The objective is to respond to the specific needs of the local and social context belonging to a rural community committed to economic sustainability, where the inhabitants claim the defence of the intangible, of the pro-common. The Residence program is a collaborative agency, dedicated to new social bonding and community building. It’s a process-oriented platform with a cross-disciplinary approach. The main areas of focus is ecological, economical and political utopian societies in a post-human perspective. Another main focus is the economic and social conditions of art and possible forms of art and social change in the light of post colonialist theory. A long-term goal is to visualise a model of self-sustainability which is possible to replicate and adapt to other places. We offer a retreat from the (urban) environment to insert oneself in a new experience of dialog with a rural community. The residency is open for any disciplines; philosophers, visual artists, research, innovators, creatives, architecture and design. The application process works through invitation, or is offered through special partnerships with other institutions, funding bodies or organizations. Four guest artists will […]
Land404 is founded by artists Christopher Landin and Simone Ærsøe. From their farm on the southeast coast of Sweden, they run a residency program and facilitate workshops, events and exhibitions. Based in the countryside far from any major cities, Land404 is interested in examining rural spaces in the context of western civilisation. To create a flow of information and dialogue from the periphery to the center most of the work created and shown at the farm is also exhibited in urban contexts.
Candyland is a non-profit exhibition space run by ten people of whom most are artists. Candyland’s dynamic programme is the result of each of the founding members being free to invite any artist without the consent of the group. United by their common interest in promoting a wide variety of contemporary art they have produced more than 150 exhibitions since 2004. Candyland is located in Södermalm, the south east part of Stockholm, where most of the artists’ initiatives in Stockholm are located.