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30.10–13.1 2019
Cosmism: Anton Vidokle,
Arseny Zhilyaev


30.10 2018–13.1 2019
The Final (Crime Weekly): housing piffle
with Leif PG Tensta: Bernd Krauss


7.2–31.12 2018
Art Treasures: Grains of Gold
from Tensta’s Public Schools


1.6 2018–6.1 2019
Art and Shops


1.6 2018–13.1 2019
Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes


26.5–1.12
Introductory course
to contemporary art


Saturday 17.11 13:00-17:00
Introductory course to contemporary art:
Writing with Makda Embaie


1.11 2017–31.12 2018
Sites of the Future


Saturday 24.11 15:30
Premiere Screening in Hallstavik: Christian Nyampeta’s new film Sometimes It Was Beautiful


Wednesday 28.11 17:30
Screening at Stockholm’s Museum of Ethnography: Christian Nyampeta’s new film Sometimes It Was Beautiful


Wednesday 28.11 13:00
Production Coordinator Didem Yildrim
introduces Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes


Lithograph by Marie-Louise Ekman


Fantasifullt möte (Fantasy Meeting) (2017)


Introductory course to contemporary art: Writing with Makda Embaie

Saturday 17.11 13:00-17:00 What is and what does contemporary art do? How does one apply to art educations? Tensta konsthall will host an introduction course during 2018 with art in focus. It will contain both practical and theoretical conversations. The course is based on the participants’ interests rather than formal applications and will devote itself to all art enthusiasts but young people between the ages 18–26 are especially welcome. Saturday 17.11, artist and course leader Makda Embaie will conduct a practical writing workshop.
 
Email makda@tenstakonsthall.se to sign up
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Screening at Stockholm’s Museum of Ethnography: Christian Nyampeta’s new film Sometimes It Was Beautiful

Wednesday 28.11, 17:30  Sometimes It Was Beautiful is a new film by Christian Nyampeta that deals with cultural heritage and colonialism. The unexpected cast includes both living and dead actors. The film is produced by Tensta konsthall as part of Sites of the Future, a collaborative project involving Stockholm County Museum, People’s Houses and Parks, the Museum of Ethnography, People’s House in Hallstavik, and the Häverö-Edebo Local Heritage Association.
 
The film is composed of a series of fragments that relate to a meeting between an improbable group of friends, gathered to review films made by the Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist in the Congo in the 1940s. Common to these unlikely friends is their past visit to Stockholm’s Museum of Ethnography, where an archive of Sven Nykvist’s parents is kept, documenting their life in the Congo as Swedish missionaries alongside the artefacts they brought over. The strange friends include politician Yasser Arafat, postcolonial theorist Leela Gandhi, human rights activist Rigoberta Menchú, politician Robert Mugabe, play-wright Wole Soyinka, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Further colleagues of Sven Nykvist from both sides of the grave also attend his screening: film director Andrei Tarkovsky shows up, and somehow activist and politician Winnie Mandela has something on her mind, while The 14th Dalai Lama is rumoured to be nearby. 
 
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Premiere Screening in Hallstavik: Christian Nyampeta’s new film Sometimes It Was Beautiful

Saturday 24.11, 15:30 Sometimes It Was Beautiful is a new film by Christian Nyampeta that deals with cultural heritage and colonialism. The unexpected cast includes both living and dead actors. The film is produced by Tensta konsthall as part of Sites of the Future, a collaborative project involving Stockholm County Museum, People’s Houses and Parks, the Museum of Ethnography, People’s House in Hallstavik, and the Häverö-Edebo Local Heritage Association.
 
The film is composed of a series of fragments that relate to a meeting between an improbable group of friends, gathered to review films made by the Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist in the Congo in the 1940s. Common to these unlikely friends is their past visit to Stockholm’s Museum of Ethnography, where an archive of Sven Nykvist’s parents is kept, documenting their life in the Congo as Swedish missionaries alongside the artefacts they brought over. The strange friends include politician Yasser Arafat, postcolonial theorist Leela Gandhi, human rights activist Rigoberta Menchú, politician Robert Mugabe, play-wright Wole Soyinka, and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Further colleagues of Sven Nykvist from both sides of the grave also attend his screening: film director Andrei Tarkovsky shows up, and somehow activist and politician Winnie Mandela has something on her mind, while The 14th Dalai Lama is rumoured to be nearby. 
 
Stockholm Public Transport: Bus 639 from Tekniska högskolan Saturday 24.11, departure time 13:00, arrival in Hallstavik 14:53.
 
A pre-booked bus departs from Tensta konsthall at 09:00 on Saturday 24.11. Arrival at Hallstavik at 11:00 with visits to Holmen Paper Mill in Hallstavik, the Häverö-Edebo Local Heritage Association, and People’s House. The bus departs for Tensta at approximately 18:00 and arrives at 20:00. Free, email staff@tenstakonsthall.se to sign up.
 
Wednesday 28.11, 17:30
Sometimes It Was Beautiful screening at Stockholm’s Museum of Ethnography.
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Women's café

Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00–16:00, Saturdays 12:00 Three times a week women from the Järva area meet at Tensta konsthall to work with different kinds of crafts. Through joint handiwork, a safe space is made possible where conversation and exchange of experience is at the center. The craftsmanship skills that women in the group already have is picked up and the teacher role alternates between the participants. This way, knowledge about techniques such as embroidery, jewelry making, knitting and crochet. more →

The Final (Crime Weekly): housing piffle with Leif PG Tensta: Bernd Krauss

30.10 2018–20.1 2019 In the reception gallery, we display the result of this autumn’s collaboration between the artist Bernd Krauss and students from an elementary school in Tensta, Elinsborgsskolan. The title of the exhibition, The Final (Crime Weekly): housing piffle with Leif PG Tensta, focuses on the school building’s architectural history beginning in the 1960s, which is tightly intertwined with the history of Tensta. To give the viewer more in-depth access to the process, this retrospective work is presented through the eyes of a crime detective. And who could be a better suited for this role than Sweden’s most famous TV detective?

 
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Production Coordinator Didem Yildrim introduces Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes

Wednesday 28.11 13:00 Production Coordinator Didem Yildrim introduces Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes. Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019.
 
With Adam Tensta, Aktion Arkiv with Sara Brolund de Carvalho, Meike Schalk and Helena Mattsson, Ane Hjort Guttu, Brita Landoff, Claudia del Fiero, Kvinnocenter i Tensta-Hjulsta, k.ö.k., Marie-Louise Ekman, Meron Mangasha and Senay Berhe, Nina Svensson and Bernd Krauss, Sergio Montero Bravo, StreetGäris, Tensta konsthall’s Text Prize, and works by Mona Johansson and Olle Nyman from public schools in Tensta.

During the exhibition period a series public introductions will be held:
 
Wednesday   3.10 13:00
Wednesday 17.10 13:00
Wednesday 31.10 13:00
Wednesday 14.11 13:00
Wednesday 28.11 13:00
Wednesday 12.12 13:00
Sunday          9.1 13:00

Meeting place: ArkDes




 
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Cosmism: Anton Vidokle, Arseny Zhilyaev

30.10 2018–13.1 2019 A Russian Orthodox nineteenth-century philosopher’s idea of a visionary resurrection of the dead; the flow of energy; capitalist and socialist historical eruptions; our modern-day obsessions with artificial intelligence and colonial dreams of dominating the universe: all of these things, and the bewildering connections between them, combine to form the starting point for our upcoming exhibition featuring artists Anton Vidokle and Arseny Zhilayev. Prepare yourselves for a fascinating, beautiful and instructive journey through time and space! 
 
Installation design by architect Nikolaus Hirsch.
 

 
Thursday 1.11, 14:00 A conversation on the exhibition with Anton Vidokle, Arseny Zhilyaev and Maria Lind, Director of Tensta konsthall.

 
 
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They were, those people, a kind of solution

ongoing The project They were, those people, a kind of solution is a long-term collaborative platform of What, How & for Whom/WHW from Zagreb, Tensta konsthall from Stockholm, eipcp - European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies from Vienna, and Centre for Peace Studies (CMS) from Zagreb.more →

Art and Shops

1.6 2018–6.1 2019 For the next year, Tensta konsthall’s operations will expand into new spaces with art projects presented in collaboration between artists and shop-owners, Tensta konsthall, and the shopping mall Tensta Centrum. In the project Art and Shops, art will move onto the shelves of stores, into shop windows, counters, and inside and outside the centre’s main building. In this way, art is presented in the most ordinary situations, when one buys groceries, goes shopping for lunch or visits a hair salon, therefore providing a way for other forms of contact and exchange.more →

Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes

1.6 2018–13.1 2019 Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, which has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019. Born out of the exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden (2013/2014), Tensta Museum has since continued at the konsthall and beyond in the form of a programme focusing on local history and memory, while looking forward and proposing future scenarios for the suburb.more →

Introductory course to contemporary art

26.5–1.12 What is and what does contemporary art do? How does one apply to art educations? Tensta konsthall will host an introduction course during 2018 with art in focus. It will contain both practical and theoretical conversations. The course is based on the participants’ interests rather than formal applications and will devote itself to all art enthusiasts but young people between the ages 18–26 are especially welcome. The course is given in the form of regular meetings where the participant can choose to drop-in as they please or sign up for the entire course. Artists and Tensta konsthall staff will lead the meetings.more →

Sites of the Future

1.11 2017–31.12 2018 The project Sites of the Future focuses on the parallels existing between the suburbs and rural communities in present-day Sweden. Despite what seem to be huge differences, rural communities and urban suburbs share many common denominators today: the closure of schools and other social services, the disappearance of job opportunities, and the fact that structural subordination is in the process of becoming entrenched. The parallel conditions between the suburbs and the countryside may be seen in a concentrated form in the county of Stockholm.more →

Futures: Katharina Berndt Rasmussen and Moa Bursell

20.11 18:30 Futures: Katharina Berndt Rasmussen and Moa Bursell
 
Katharina Berndt Rasmussen
Imagine Linda, a business woman with strong anti-racist values. Despite her explicit values, she employs only light-skinned people, with Swedish-sounding names. Can we explain the difference between her explicit values and actual behaviour? A similar situation exists on the social level: Sweden is a liberal democracy with strong, anti-discrimination laws that forbid ethnic discrimination. According to very recent investigations, racist attitudes are on the decline amongst Swedes and a clear majority declare positive attitudes towards multiplicity. However, despite this, statistics indicate a widespread ethnic segregation and discrimination. How can this discrepancy be explained on both the individual and social level?
 
During the last 10-15 years, social science researchers have identified correlations between discriminating behaviour and so-called implicit prejudices. They have shown that these prejudices can contradict an individual’s explicit values and that they exist in all of us. Research results can contribute to explaining observed ethnic discrimination on the individual level — as in Linda’s case — and on the societal level.
 
But what should we do, as individuals and in society in general, to counteract our implicit prejudices and their effects? One answer to this question requires a moral philosophical perspective, in addition to the social scientific one. I will talk about moral philosophical questions such as: can Linda really be held responsible for implicit prejudices that she is unaware of? Should we blame or censure her? And how far should we go in our attempts to counteract implicit prejudices? 
 
Self-presentation: I am a researcher in practical philosophy at the Institute for Future Studies. My areas of philosophical interest include political philosophy, moral philosophy and feminist philosophy. I have previously carried out research on democracy, discrimination, sexism, racism, harm and justice. In my present research I examine the moral philosophical implications that accompany empirical research on implicit bias. I received my PhD in 2013 at Stockholm University, with the thesis Democracy and the Common Good: A Study of the Weighted Majority Rule. The thesis was awarded the Stockholm University Association’s prize for the best thesis in the Humanities at Stockholm University. I am a university instructor, teaching courses in critical thinking, feminist philosophy, modern political philosophy and normative ethics. I am also editorial assistant for Tidskrift för Politisk Filosofi (the journal of political philosophy), a member of SWIP-Sweden (the Society for Women in Philosophy Sweden) and engaged in the public debate concerning issues such as equality, justice and democracy.
 
Moa Bursell: Can We Counteract Prejudices That We Don’t Know We Have?
 
Ethnic discrimination creates an unequal access to resources and opportunities. This relates not least to encounters between citizens and authorities, when ethnic background can affect, for instance, a civil servant’s judgement of how social welfare should be distributed or to encounters between employers and job applicants, when the assessment of the applicant’s qualifications or merits can be influenced.
Discriminatory judgements can depend on implicit — that is, unconscious — values that influence individuals without their knowing it. However, there are studies showing that these implicit negative attitudes can be reduced — or alternatively, controlled — at least temporarily through various psychological exercises. But we still don’t know whether these changes are temporary or permanent. Neither do we know if a reduction of implicit negative attitudes or increased control over them has any significant effect on the real assessments and decisions that employers and civil servants make concerning employment or distribution of welfare. I will present existing research in this area and discuss the form in which efforts to counteract unconscious prejudices might take.
 
Self-presentation: I am a researcher in sociology at the Institute for Future Studies. In 2012 I defended my PhD thesis, Ethnic Discrimination, Name Change and Labour Market Inequality — Mixed Approaches to Ethnic Exclusion in Sweden. I have continued to research ethnic discrimination in the labour market, and on discrimination in encounters between citizens and public institutions.
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Futures

2018 A series of seminars at Tensta konsthall in collaboration with the Institute for Future Studies, for presentation throughout 2018
 
Can we be optimistic about the future of the world and mankind? Seldom has this question been so contentious as it is now. On the one hand, infant mortality, poverty and the number of violent crimes and wars in the world have decreased radically, while longevity, literacy, access to education, health care and clean water have increased. On the other hand, we face a serious climate crisis at the same time as several bloody conflicts continue, with consequent untold numbers of people seeking refuge. We are also witnessing a rise in racist and anti-democratic attitudes and movements in many places, and national sovereignty is being challenged by, amongst other things, technological developments that have created new, difficult to decipher infrastructures and new governance structures and processes.
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Introduction to current projects

Thursdays and Saturdays 14:00 Open introduction to current exhibitions Red Love: Dora García, and Art treasures: Grains of gold from Tensta’s public schools.more →

Art Club

Thursdays 15:30–17:00 
In the Autumn of 2017, a new art club was founded at Tensta konsthall through the initiative of a ten-year-old
 art enthusiast from Tensta. The club is for children ages 9–12, and gathers once a week to try out different artistic techniques and materials, meet artists, make excursions and talk about art, always stemming from the current exhibitions. In collaboration with Kulturskolan Järva, membership registration can be made with nina@tenstakonsthall.se more →

Art treasures: Grains of gold from Tensta’s public schools

7.2–31.12 2018 An exhibition that shines light on art in the public schools of Tensta. Around thirty works by artists such as Berta Hansson, Sven X:et Erixson, Carl Larsson, and Randi Fisher will be moved from their permanent location and hung salon style at Tensta konsthall. Meanwhile, the emptied spaces will be filled with works by Bernd Krauss (Nürnberg/Rotterdam), Mats Adelman (Stockholm), Nina Svensson (Timrå/Stockholm), Peter Geschwind (Stockholm), Thomas Elovsson (Stockholm), and Ylva Westerlund (Stockholm). As a part of Tensta museum: Continues
 
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Art Camp

During school breaks Tensta konsthall arranges art camps for children and teenagers, 10–19 years old under the guidance of a professional artist. The art camp may revolve around specific mediums, themes, or the artist’s own practice.

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Nordic art network

New nordic network formed to investigate significance of art centers. What is the significance of a place of art? And can it be measured? In our polarized times the function of the small contemporary art institutions as places for critical reflection and exchange of experience is more relevant than ever. But in spite of their critical purpose, these institutions are often underfinanced and their experience ignored. Why?more →

k.ö.k (Women Desire Collectivity)

Ongoing k.ö.k (Kvinnor önskar kollektivitet – Women Desire Collectivity) experiments with ways to build a feminist institution from within the existing community of The Women’s Centre in Tensta-Hjulsta.more →

Lithograph by Marie-Louise Ekman



Marie-Louise Ekman’s lithograph Fantasifullt möte (Fantasy Meeting) (2017) is being sold to benefit the Women's Center in Tensta-Hjulsta (KITH), a cross-ethnic association with about 250 members of over 30 different native languages. KITH was founded in 1997 and, among other things, hosts language and computer courses in an association premises in Tensta. It functions as an extended living room for women of all ages—a unique and safe meeting place that is shaped on the women's own terms.more →

Citizen to Citizen

Thuesdays 12:00–14:00 Citizens to Citizen wants to create a venue for newcomers who need support and knowledge of the community in Sweden. It is an advisory activity that can include everything from government contacts and language training to mediation between people with similar backgrounds. The members of the group also meet in a common conversation about art and social issues. Under the leadership of Fahyma Alnablsi. To participate and for further info, contact fahyma@tenstakonsthall.semore →

Klister report: Inga undantag (No Exceptions)

Inga undantag (No Exceptions) is the name of a new report authored by Mikael Löfgren and developed by Klister, a nationwide network of small and medium-sized contemporary art centers in Sweden.more →

Goldin+Senneby in art-agenda

Director Maria Lind in conversation with Goldin+Senneby in art-agenda.more →

The Art Detectives

Ongoing Under the guidance of artist Pia Sandström and architect Stefan Petersson, students and teachers will become “art detectives” and set off in search of art works at their own schools—in the cafeteria, the corridors, the basement, the staff room, or the schoolyard. Have we seen these works of art before? How long have they been here? Who are the artists behind them? What is our relationship to them?more →

Headless

What do a fishy offshore company, secret artists, a ghost writer and French philosophy have in common? No connections are inconceivable in the recently published thriller Headless. The novel is published by Tensta konsthall, Triple Canopy (New York) and Sternberg Press (Berlin) and forms the final phase in a nine year-long performance on state sovereignty, surveillance and strategies for withdrawal, initiated by the artist duo Goldin+Senneby.more →

Tenstakonsthall.se

Ongoing Tensta konsthall's new website and a communication strategy is specific for the art space and its program. Design by Amsterdam-based design studio Metahaven.

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Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe

Focusing on the alarming spread of fascism in Europe, the various contributions in the book Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe indicate the power of art to imagine futures beyond the present situation and what can be perceived as irrevocable. Contributions from the cultural critic Boris Buden, the curators Jelena Vesic and Barnabas Benczik, and the artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Petra Bauer create and formulate resilient and constructive possibilities for artistic and social work. The language of politics and philosophy are examined, but also populistic tendencies, social contexts, media, science, and aesthetics.more →

The Silent University: Swedish Language Café

Thursdays and Sundays 14:00–17:00 

Every Friday and Sunday afternoon a Language Café led by Fahyma Alnablsi will be arranged. The Language Café welcomes those who wish to learn the basics of the Swedish and Arabic language, meet new friends and share experiences and ideas. Especially welcome are those students who are currently outside the Swedish education system while awaiting asylum. During the meetings we will practice grammar, socialize, read simple books and do conversational exercises. This fall we are looking for Swedish-speaking volunteers. If you are interested in participating, contact fahyma@tenstakonsthall.se.



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Homework assistance Individuell människohjälp


Every Wednesday 16:30–18:30 Since the 1990s Individuell människohjälp (IM) has arranged Homework Assistance at Tensta Library. During the autumn the activities also take place at Tensta konsthall. Volunteers provide additional support for school work, primarily for children and youth in the area. From the start, the purpose of Homework Assistance has been to promote education on an equal basis, regardless of native language. Homework assistance is aimed at young people in the neighborhood aged 11–20 years and takes place in The Classroom in the art space.more →

The Silent University

The Silent University is initiated by artist Ahmet Ögüt and started in Stockholm as part of Tensta Musuem: Reports from new Sweden fall 2013. The Silent University is an autonomous knowledge exchange platform by and for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants who have had a professional life and academic training in their home countries, but are unable to use their skills or professional training in Sweden due to a variety of reasons related to their status. The Silent University aims to address and reactivate the knowledge of the participants and attempt to make systemic failure apparent. www.thesilentuniversity.orgmore →

Parents group with Rädda Barnen

One Tuesday a month 17:30–19:30 Parents group with Rädda Barnen. One Tuesday evening every month Rädda barnen (Save the Children) organizes Parenting Forum at Tensta Konsthall. The Rädda barnen parents group meets at Tensta konsthall, providing a place for parents to meet, have discussions, and gain new experiences and knowledge. The meetings are free with complimentary refreshments. Each session focuses on different themes, such as the housing situation in Järva, local politics, or parenting and gender equality, and invited guests offer expertise in the different subjects.more →

Cluster

Ongoing Cluster is a network of eight internationally operating contemporary visual art organisations situated in residential areas on the peripheries of major European cities (plus one in Holon, an industrial zone outside of Tel Aviv). Each of these organisations are actively involved in their local contexts, fostering their embeddedness within their surroundings.

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KLISTER

Ongoing from September 2012 The network Klister is a nationwide network for small and medium-sized contemporary art institutions in Sweden. Klister seeks to highlight the role of smaller contemporary art institutions in society.

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The Sibling Art Centers

Ongoing The network of sibling art centers in Stockholm. The Sibling Art Centers form a network of smaller contemporary art centers in Stockholm and include Botkyrka konsthall, Konsthall C, Marabouparken and Tensta konsthall.  The art centers meet regularly to exchange ideas and organize events that are pertinent to cultural policies. In 2012, the Sibling Art Centers arranged a series of hearings to highlight and discuss the prevailing cultural policies as well as art institutions and artists' access to financing. Questions about gentrification and "creative industries" continue to be hot topics when the Siblings Art Centers meet.more →

COHAB

2012–2014 Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, and The Showroom, London are pleased to announce the launch of the two-year project COHAB that investigates meaningful ways in which artists and organisations can be deeply invested within their local contexts and at the same time form close dialogues in an international arena.

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The New Model

2011– Lars Bang Larsen, Magnus Bärtås, Ane Hjorth Guttu, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Hito Steyerl. Started in 2011 at Tensta konsthall, over a period of two years, The New Model will investigate the heritage from The Model: A model for a qualitative society in a number of projects, seminars, workshops and exhibitions. Participants will include Lars Bang Larsen, Magnus Bärtås, Ane Hjorth Guttu, Dave Hullfish Bailey and Hito Steyerl.

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The Fashion Project

From March 2012 In this project fashion is placed into a wider context, focused on identity and networking for women.

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Café

Ongoing Our café serves food and sweets with inspiration from all over the world. We have free wifi for guests, toys for the children, and Swedish and international art magazines to read.

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Ongoing In the spring of 2011 Konsthallsklubben (Gallery Club) was initiated by a group of 11 year-old girls from a nearby school. The club is aimed at children, 10-13 years old, who meet once a week to discuss and make art together with invited artists and staff.

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Gunilla Klingberg: Brand New View—Tensta

Ongoing Gunilla Klingberg’s work on the two front windows of Tensta Centrum, Brand New View—Tensta, is a new work in a series of installations with cut-out foil on windows. For Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies 
she has made a new version of Brand
 New View, this time relying on logos found in Tensta Centrum, for example, 
the grocery store Matvärlden and the kebab restaurant Tasty Fried Chicken.

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Tommy Støckel: Workshop with Ross Tensta Gymnasium and KTH Tensta

Ongoing The results from the workshop that the artist Tommy Støckel held in December 2011, together with students from Ross Tensta gymnasium and KTH Tensta in conjunction with Tensta konsthall are exhibited in Ross Tensta Gymnasium’s conservatory. The workshop was carried out during Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, where Tommy Støckel partook with the piece In My Mind This Goes On Forever (2012).

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Spatial Concept: Nikolaus Hirsch

Ongoing The spatial concept for the new Tensta konsthall has been developed by architect Nikolaus Hirsch. Architect Filippa Stålhane has developed the details.

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book shop

The book shop at Tensta konsthall offers a wide selection of art books and publications. In the web shop, you can find books Tensta konsthall has been involved in publishing.

To order: info@tenstakonsthall.se




Title: The Silent University: Towards a Transversal Pedagogy
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Florian Malzacher, Ahmet Öğüt, Pelin Tan
Writers: Florian Malzacher, María do Mar Castro Varela, Chantal Mouffe, Ahmet Öğüt, Rubia Salgado, Pelin Tan, and the Silent Universities in Amman, Athens, Hamburg, London, Mülheim/Ruhr, and Stockholm
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2016
Pages: 140



Title: No Exceptions
Language: Swedish
Price: 180 kr
Writer: Mikael Löfgren
Publisher: Nätverkstan Skriftseerie 008
Year: 2014
Pages: 147



Title: Standard Length of a Miracle
Language: Swedish, English, Arabic
Price: 20 kr
Writer: Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Publisher: Tensta konsthall
Year: 2016
Pages: 9



Title: Headless
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Author: K.D.
Writer: Alexander Provan
Publishers: Sternberg Press, Tensta konsthall, Triple Canoty
Year: 2015
Pages: 348



Title: Art and the F Word: Reflections on the Browning of Europe
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Maria Lind, What How & for whom/WHM
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Writers: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Petra Bauer, Sofia Wiberg, Barnabás Bencik, Boris Buden,
Maria Lind och Tensta konsthall, Jelena Vesic´, What How & for Whom/WHM
Year: 2014
Pages: 329



Title: Cluster: Dialectionary
Language: English
Price: 150 kr
Editors: Binna Choi, Maria Lind, Emily Pethick, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez
Writers: Can Altay, Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri, Ricardo Basbaum, Céline Condorelli, Mark Fisher, Nina Möntmann, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Elain W.HO, Annette Krauss, Mattin, Marion Von Osten, Andrea Phillips, Dimitriana Sevova, Simon Sheikh and Steven ten Thije
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2014
Pages: 30
 


Title: Undoing Property?
Language: English
Price: 120 kr
Editors: Laurel Ptak, Marysia Lewandowska
Writers: Agency, David Berry, Nils Bohlin, Sean Dockray, Rasmus Fleischer, Antonia Hirch,
David Horvitz, Marysia Lewandowska, Mattin, Open Music Archive, Matteo Pasqyinelli, Clair Pentecost, Laurel Ptak, Florian Schneider, Matthew Stadler, Marilyn Strathern, Kuba Szreder, Marina Vishmidt
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2013
Pages: 249



Title: No is Not an Answer: On the Work of Marie–Louise Ekman
Language: English
Price: 350 kr
Editors: Tone Hansen, Maria Lind
Writers: Silvia Eiblmayr, Maria Lind, Kalliopi Minioudaki, Katarina Wadstein Macleod
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2013
Pages: 285






Title: Contemporary Art and its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Maria Lind, Olav Velthuis
Writers: Stefano Baia Curioni, Karen van den berg/ursula pasero, Isabelle Graw,
Goldin+Senneby, Noah Horowitz, Suhail Malik/Andrea Philips, Alain Quemin, Olav Velthuis
Publisher: Tensta Konsthall, Sternberg Press
Year: 2012
Pages: 270




Title: Performing the Curatorial: Within and Beyond Art
Language: English
Price: 200 kr
Editors: Maria Lind
Writers: Johan Öberg, Doug Ashford, Beatrice von Bismarck, Boris Buden, Clémentine Deliss, Helmut Draxler, Eungie Joo and Marion von Osten
Publisher: Sternberg Press
Year: 2012
Pages: 162






cafe

Auel Coffee

Tensta konsthall’s cafe is situated in the entrance hall and, since 2016, has been managed by Auel Coffee –a local, family-owned business with three brothers in the lead. Auel is Tigrinja for the day’s first cup of coffee, and it’s this very coffee that has become Auel’s speciality. The aromatic coffee beans are roasted according to Ethiopian traditions, and the hot beverage is served in clay cups. The beans, directly imported from Ethiopia, are fair trade and organic.

The konsthall cafe serves tasty salads, soups, and East African dishes, and there are always vegetarian and vegan options. The cafe area, with free Internet service, also functions as a meeting place for individuals, groups, and organizations and as a workplace.

On the last Sunday of every month, Auel hosts the konsthall’s vegan brunch. For more info and reservations please contact Alex Berhane at  073–039 24 95 or email auelcoffee@hotmail.com

Cafe opening hours:
Tuesday 11–20
Wednesday–Friday 11–18
Saturday-Sunday 12–17




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Tensta konsthall
Taxingegränd 10
Box 4001
163 04 SPÅNGA
SWEDEN

T: +46 8 36 07 63
F: +46 8 36 25 60
E: info@tenstakonsthall.se
W: www.tenstakonsthall.se

Tensta konsthall is a private foundation organization with number: 802409-6110.


Hours
Tuesdays 11–20
Wednesday-Friday 11-18
Saturday-Sunday 12-17

Free entrance. Voluntary donation.

Tours
We do custom tours for elementary school to high school aged groups. Pre-booked tours during the day for schools are free. The tour takes about 50 minutes.

Tensta konthall offers guided tours of current exhibitions for large groups such as arts organizations, businesses or private groups. Tours are offered in Swedish and English. Cost is 2000 SEK + voluntary entrance donation. Length is about 50 minutes and maximum number of participants is 30.

In conjunction with tours our Café can offer light meals and snacks at good prices.

For reservations and more information about tours contact Nina Svensson nina@tenstakonsthall.se or 08-36 07 63.

Directions
Take the blue line metro towards Hjulsta (line 10) and get off at Tensta. The ride takes about twenty minutes from Stockholm's Central Station (T-Centralen). At the metro station in Tensta, take the rear exit called ”Spånga kyrka / Tensta Centrum / Tenstastråket”. Once you have left the station through the ticket barrier, there are two possibilities to get to Tensta konsthall: Use the lift on your right hand side down to Taxingeplan. Tensta konsthall is located about 20 metres on your right. Or leave the metro station on your left hand side, take the first left again. Go down the wooden stairs. Tensta konsthall is located directly on your right.


 

Staff



Isabella Tjäder, communicator
isabella (at) tenstakonsthall.se
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Paulina Sokolow, communicator
paulia (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Maria Lind, director
maria (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Hanna Nordell, producer
hanna (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Didem Yildirim, production coordinator
didem (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Nina Svensson, mediation
nina (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Fahyma Alnablsi, reception, economy and teaching
fahyma (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Muna Al Yaqoobi, assistance the Women's Cafe
muna (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Nawroz Zakholy, assistant
nawroz (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Makda Embaie, assistant
makda (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Fredda Berg, assistant
fredda (at) tenstakonsthall.se

Hosts
Ailin Moaf Mirlashari
Rasmus Sjöbeck

Board:
Qaisar Mahmood (head of board)
Nabil Belkacem
Anna Kettner
Sven Lorentzi
Birgitta Rydell
Katarina Sjögren

Funders
Tensta konsthall is supported by Stockholm City, Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm County Council

Privacy policy and processing of personal data

The new data protection regulation GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force 25.5 2018. With regards to the implementation of the new law we have updated our privacy policy considering the processing of personal data (for example names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, audio and video recording and images).


The handling of certain personal data is necessary for Tensta konsthall in order to reach out with newsletter or press releases to interested parties. The data we collect so that you can receive our newsletter is your email address. We do not use your personal data for anything other than our legitimate interest to inform you about the activities at Tensta konsthall, through our official communication channels such as our website, newsletter and social media. Your personal data will not be transferred to any third party. We will store your personal data in our register until you opt out.


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Philippe Parreno

Autumn 2018 Artist Philippe Parreno (Paris), works in film, sculpture, drawing and writing. Artistic practice and the exhibition as a format are important points of reference in his art. Tensta konsthall will present a new project which continues some of his earlier shows, such as "H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS," at Park Avenue Armory in New York, where he used past and current pieces to create a sensory journey with light, sound and apparitions.
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A Wall Becomes A Table With Candlestick Legs: Anne Low

2018 19.6–7.10 Anne Low’s installation is an encounter between craft traditions, which are centuries old, and methods of contemporary art. Her contribution includes hundred year-old worker’s clothes, hand-printed wall paper, and a table that has been modelled on a wall of the author Moa Martinsson’s cottage in Ösmo, creating a captivating installation entitled A Wall Becomes A Table With Candlestick Legs that links together the past, the present and the future.more →

Producer Hanna Nordell introduces Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes

2018 Wednesday 14.11 13:00 Producer Hanna Nordell gives a public introduction to Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes. Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, and has now opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019.
 
With Adam Tensta, Aktion Arkiv with Sara Brolund de Carvalho, Meike Schalk and Helena Mattsson, Ane Hjort Guttu, Brita Landoff, Claudia del Fiero, Kvinnocenter i Tensta-Hjulsta, k.ö.k., Marie-Louise Ekman, Meron Mangasha and Senay Berhe, Nina Svensson and Bernd Krauss, Sergio Montero Bravo, StreetGäris, Tensta konsthall’s Text Prize, and works by Mona Johansson and Olle Nyman from public schools in Tensta.

During the exhibition period a series public introductions will be held:
 
Wednesday   3.10 13:00
Wednesday 17.10 13:00
Wednesday 31.10 13:00
Wednesday 14.11 13:00
Wednesday 28.11 13:00
Wednesday 12.12 13:00
Sunday          9.1 13:00

Meeting place: ArkDes


 
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Seminar - What Does a Museum Do?

2018 Tuesday 13.11 18:00-19:00 What Does a Museum Do?
Design and craft theoretician Christina Zetterlund discusses the functions of museums, both real and fictional, with ArkDes director Kieran Long and Maria Lind, Director Tensta konsthall. On the occasion of Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury.

The event will be held in English.


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Book release Ane Hjort Guttu: Writings, Conversations, Scripts

2018 Tuesday 13.11 17:00–19:00 ‘All the exciting things that happened in artists’ lives – good conversations, studio visits and art production – all took place in the Little Museum, outside, but at the same time inside, the Big Museum. Which meant that the Big Museum could gradually assimilate everything that happened beyond its walls. The last thing I remember from the dream was thinking that no one must ever find out about the Little Museum.’ From: Ane Hjort Guttu, ‘A Brief Remark’ for the seminar How to Think of the Museum Today? (Dream), 2007
 
Writings, Conversations, Scripts is the first survey of text works by Ane Hjort Guttu published in an English and Norwegian edition. Written between 2003 and 2018, the texts range from public statements, poetic short prose, and film scripts to reflections on the role of the artist and essays on art for children. With a special focus on the significance of ‘image-text constellations’, this anthology, edited by 10 curator Rike Frank and designed by HIT, suggests connections between artistic writing and curatorial publishing.
This evening presents a selection of text works from the publication in the form of readings, a moderated conversation on the role of accessible language and art in Ane Hjort Guttu’s writings, as well as a guest contribution.
 
Ane Hjort Guttu: Writings, Conversations, Scripts is edited by Rike Frank, designed by HIT, and published by Torpedo Press, Sternberg Press, and Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (2018).

Tuesday 13.11 18:00-19:00 What Does a Museum Do?
Design and craft theoretician Christina Zetterlund discusses the functions of museums, both real and fictional, with ArkDes director Kieran Long and Maria Lind, Director Tensta konsthall. On the occasion of Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury. The event will be held in English.




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Unique art tour at Enbacksskolan and Gullingeskolan

2018 Thursday 8.11 14:00 As part of Tensta konsthall’s initiative Art treasures: Grains of gold from Tensta’s public schools, a number of invited artists created art pieces for four of the schools in the area. The new works appear in places where you usually find the school's own art. They are now temporarily lent to Tensta konsthall. Now we give a unique to two of the projects: Thomas Elovsson and Peter Geschwind's installation at Enbacksskolan, as well as a series of works by Mats Adelman which currently hang at Gullingeskolan.
 
The tour will begin at Tensta konsthall and continue to the nearby schools Gullingeskolan and Enbacksskolan.
Please email hanna@tenstakonsthall.se to sign up
 
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Introductory course to contemporary with Sara Brolund de Carvalho

2018 Saturday 3.11 13:00–17:00 Tensta konsthall will host an introductory course during 2018 with art as the focus. It will contain both practical and theoretical conversations. The course is based on the participants’ interests rather than formal applications and will devote itself to all art enthusiasts, but young people between the ages 18–26 are especially welcome. On Saturday, 3.11, the artist, filmmaker, architect and educator Sara Brolund de Carvalho will hold a practical workshop focusing on architecture and space. The workshop will be held at Tensta Museum’s Branch at ArkDes.
 
E-mail makda@tenstakonsthall.se to sign up.
 
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de:tune Järva

The artist and composer Tarek Atoui work with the music genre, Tarab, and other classical Arabian music. It has a very sparsely documented history which Atoui, trained in electro-acoustic music and sound art, has delved into over several years. In Tensta he creates, over a period of six months, a kind of living archive together with local musicians and people interested in music. It becomes a bank of experience, whose constant changes and elaborations take place through encounters, listening together, improvisational concerts and conversations about music. All this ends up in various pieces of music that can be heard in the gallery café and concerts at Stockholm Music & Arts and Tensta Market. The participants' various musical traditions become an expression of Järva’s diverse musical identity.more →

Reading Alexandra Kollontai

Konstfack CuratorLab and Tensta konsthall present: Reading Alexandra Kollontai. An introduction to the life and work of Russian revolutionary feminist, political activist, writer and diplomat Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952), with Michele Masucci (Konstfack). At a time when universal emancipation again is on the agenda, with intersectional approaches as powerful tools, it is an interesting moment to revisit Kollontai’s legacy.more →

Suki Seokyeong Kang Hembygdsgården Lerkrogen

2018 21.9-4.11 Contemporary art from Korea meets the cultural heritage of the Brännkyrka parish when Suki Seokyeong Kang (born 1977 in Seoul) shows sculpture and video at the homestead of Lerkrogen at Älvsjö station. There are skillfully handicraft items made of hand-painted threads and metal and wood in ancient techniques. The theme is, among other things, the meaning of the word cogwheel, chi-cha, about how something can only exist by constantly joining something else.
Sunday 23.9, 13:00-15:00, the artist participates in the traditional craft fair at Lerkrogen, a farm from the 17th century. At the same time, a new film by the artist is displayed at Rågsveds Nya Folkets Hus in Rågsved during the period 21.9-4.11.
 
Hembygdsgården Lerkrogen, address: Götalandsvägen 224, Älvsjö station.
Rågsveds New People's House, address: Rågsvedstorget 11.




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Suki Seokyeong Kang Black Mat Oriole Rågsveds Nya Folkets Hus

2018 22.9 – 4.11 The starting point for the project Black Mat Oriole by Seoul-based artist Suki Seokyeong Kang is Chunaengmu, a traditional Korean court dance. Chunaengmu partly creates a new context for her sculptures and paintings, partly opens an investigation into how people relate to the spaces we inhabit – physically speaking. Is it possible for individuals to expand the limits for the areas within which they move? Rågsved Nya Folkets Hus screen her new video work, titled Black Mat Oriole and made especially for the site in question – this is where iconic Swedish punk band Ebba Grön first came into being.
Saturday 22.9 a workshop will be conducted by the artist and members of Tensta konsthall’s Women’s Café, who meet thrice weekly to work on different types of textile crafts and to converse. Each participant will bring a mat of her own and with the traditional dance as base they will improvise movements and, doing so, create possibilities that can be included in the ongoing project of Black Mat Oriole.

Hembygdsgården Lerkrogen, address: Götalandsvägen 224, Älvsjö station.

Rågsveds New People's House, address: Rågsvedstorget 11.

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Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes, The Summer Department
Tensta konsthall
16.–23.9 2018 With Adam Tensta, Ahmet Ögüt, Emily Fahlén, Erik Stenberg, Lili Reynaud- Dewar, Magnus Bärtås, Marie-Louise Ekman, Meron Mangasha, Senay Berhe, Sergio Montero Bravo, Spånga Local Heritage Association, Stockholm City Museum with works by Carl Larsson and Veronica Nygren from the Tensta gymnasium collection, StreetGäris, Tensta konsthall’s Women’s Café, Ylva Westerlund

Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s multiyear project about history and memory in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta, seen through people living and working there as well as the location itself with its many physical layers. Tensta Museum is the art centre “playing museum”, which here has opened a branch at ArkDes, as part of the exhibition Public Luxury, which will stay open until 13.1 2019.
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Tensta museums filial på ArkDes, sommaravdelningen
Tensta konsthall
1.6–23.9 2018 Med Adam Tensta, Ahmet Ögüt och Emily Fahlén, Erik Stenberg, Lili Reynaud Dewar, Magnus Bärtås, Marie- Louise Ekman, Meron Mangasha och Senay Berhe, Sergio Montero Bravo, Spånga fornminnes- och hembygdsgille, Stockholms stadsmuseum med verk av Carl Larsson och Veronica Nygren från Tensta gymnasium, StreetGäris, Tensta konsthalls Kvinnocafé? och Ylva Westerlund.

Tensta museum är Tensta konsthalls fleråriga projekt med fokus på historia och minne i Tensta, sett genom de människor som bor och arbetar där, samt platsen i sig med sina många fysiska lager. Tensta museum är ett projekt där konsthallen ”leker museum”, här med en filial på ArkDes, som en del av utställningen Public Luxury som pågår till 13.1 2019.
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Agencies of Art
Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Nina Möntmann
23.8 2018 Rapportrelease på Tensta konsthall.
Initiativtagare till rapporten är ett nystartat nordiskt nätverk för små och medelstora konsthallar där de drivande varit Tensta konsthall och Marabouparken i Stockholm, Fotografisk Center och Nikolaj Konsthall i Köpenhamn samt Oslo Kunstforening. Rapporten bygger på enkäter och intervjuer med ett trettiotal institutioner i de tre länderna. Den är skriven av Nina Möntmann, kritiker och professor i konstteori och Jonatan Habib Engqvist, curator och skribent.
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Red Love by Dora García
Tensta konsthall
16.5–7.10 2018 Dora García’s new work Red Love is inspired by the Russian author, feminist, activist, political refugee and diplomat Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952) who propagated for radically transformed relationships between women and men. Free love and camaraderie were at the core of her thinking, as expressed in her novels and essays. As an influential figure in the Bolshevik party and commissar for social welfare in their first government, she not only set up free childcare centres and maternity houses, but also pushed through the rights for women including divorce, abortion, and full rights for children born out of wedlock. At the time these were unique measures which were soon overhauled by Stalin, who did not appreciate this attempt at ending “the universal servitude of woman” by challenging both economic and psychological conditions. more →

Röd kärlek av Dora García
Tensta konsthall
16.5–7.10 2018 Varför är kärlek så mycket på tapeten just nu? Har det att göra med att samhällsstrukturer vittrar sönder och att kärleken då blir en välbehövd stödmekanism? Eller hänger det ihop med att vi lever i en orolig värld där varma, nära relationer blir allt viktigare? Dora Garcías utställning Röd kärlek tar avstamp i den ryska författaren, aktivisten, feministen, politiska flyktingen och diplomaten Aleksandra Kollontajs (1872-1952) liv och gärning. Hennes roman Röd kärlek från 1923 handlar om kärlek under åren runt den ryska revolutionen. Hon förespråkar både fri kärlek, och kamratskap, något som hon hävdar endast kan ske bortom borgerliga kärleks- och familjerelationer och deras inbyggda föreställningar om ägande. Själv levde hon som hon lärde och hade ett flertal kärleksrelationer och blev under åren som Sovjetunionens ambassadör i Stockholm nära vän med flera av kvinnosakskvinnorna i Fogelstadgruppen.more →

En vägg blir ett bord med ljusstakeben av Anne Low
Tensta konsthall
19.6–7.10 2018 Anne Lows installation är ett möte med sekelgamla textila hantverk och samtidskonstens metoder. Arbetskläder från förra sekelskiftet, handtryckta tapeter och bord som lånat sin form från väggarna i författaren Moa Martinsons torp i Ösmo ingår i installationen. Low kombinerar alla delarna i en fängslande installation, med titeln En vägg blir ett bord med ljusstakeben, som knyter samman dåtid, samtid och framtid.more →

A Wall Becomes A Table With Candlestick Legs by Anne Low
Tensta konsthall
19.6–7.10 2018 Anne Low’s installation is an encounter between craft traditions, which are centuries old, and methods of contemporary art. Her contribution includes hundred year-old worker’s clothes, hand-printed wall paper, and a table that has been modelled on a wall of the author Moa Martinsson’s cottage in Ösmo, creating a captivating installation entitled A Wall Becomes A Table With Candlestick Legs that links together the past, the present and the future.more →

Konstskatten: Guldkorn från Tenstas kommunala skolor
Tensta konsthall
7.2–31.12 2018 En utställning som uppmärksammar den offentliga konsten i Tenstas kommunala skolor. Ett trettiotal verk av Berta Hansson, Sven X:et Erixson, Carl Larsson, Randi Fisher med flera, lånas in och visas på konsthallen i en salongshängning. Tenstas alla skolklasser bjuds under året in till visningar och workshops. Den utlånade konsten ersätts tillfälligt på skolorna med samtidskonst av Bernd Krauss (Nürnberg/Rotterdam), Mats Adelman (Stockholm), Nina Svensson (Timrå/Stockholm), Peter Geschwind (Stockholm), Thomas Elovsson (Stockholm), och Ylva Westerlund (Stockholm). Som en del av Tensta museum: Fortsättningmore →

Art Treasures: Grains of Gold from Tensta’s Public Schools
Tensta konsthall
7.2–31.12 2018 An exhibition that shines light on art in the public schools of Tensta. Around thirty works by artists such as Berta Hansson, Sven X:et Erixson, Carl Larsson, and Randi Fisher will be moved from their permanent location and hung salon style at Tensta konsthall. Meanwhile, the emptied spaces will be filled with works by Bernd Krauss (Nürnberg/Rotterdam), Mats Adelman (Stockholm), Nina Svensson (Timrå/Stockholm), Peter Geschwind (Stockholm), Thomas Elovsson (Stockholm), and Ylva Westerlund (Stockholm). As a part of Tensta museum: Continuesmore →

Snart nog: Konst och handling
Tensta konsthall
7.2–29.4 2018 Snart nog: konst och handling handlar om framtider. Den är inspirerad av vår tids mest akuta frågor, och en övertygelse om att konstnärliga praktiker kan kommunicera komplexa problem och samordna handling. Vissa konstverk i utställningen riktar sig direkt till framtiden, andra pekar på fenomen, ämnen, färdigheter eller attityder som kommer att bli viktigare i framtiden. Självorganisering, hantverk och manuell kompetens, spelar alla en roll i utställningen. Likaså gör samarbetsmetoder, forskningsbaserade metoder, landsbygden och rymden. I utställningen ingår måleri, skulptur, video, fotografi, installation, performance, föreläsningar m m.more →

Soon Enough: Art in Action
Tensta konsthall
7.2–29.4 2018 Soon enough: art in action is an exhibition about futures. It is inspired by the urgencies of our time, and a conviction that artistic practice can communicate complex problems and coordinate resistance. Some art works in the exhibition address the future directly, others point to phenomena, topics, skills or attitudes which will be more important in days to come. Self-organisation, craft and manual skills, play a certain role in the exhibition. So do collaborative methods, research-based practices, the rural, and cosmos. Media such as painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance and installation will be featured.more →

Magisk byråkrati av Måns Wrange
Tensta konsthall
11.10 2017–14.1 2018 Den Stockholmsbaserade konstnären Måns Wrange har sedan 1980-talet på ett unikt sätt korsbefruktat konstnärligt arbete med curating som social praktik. Utställningen Magisk byråkrati är en mindre curatorisk retrospektiv som lyfter fram Wranges curerade projekt under perioden 1983–1998. Den byggs upp utifrån skilda fenomen som utopisk byråkrati, magisk realism och immaterialitet och involverar projekten The Aerial Kit och The Stockholm Syndrome. Wranges initiativkraft, självorganisering och roll som introduktör av både konstnärskap och curatoriska metoder är viktiga aspekter. Utställningen är gestaltad i samarbete med arkitekten och formgivaren Igor Isaksson (Stockholm) och är curerad av Nina Möntmann (Hamburg).more →

Magic Bureaucracy by Måns Wrange?
Tensta konsthall
11.10 2017–14.1 2018 Since the 1980s, the Stockholm-based artist Måns Wrange has cross-fertilized his artistic work with curating as a social practice. The exhibition at Tensta konsthall is a smaller “curatorial retrospective” which highlights Wrange’s curated projects during the period 1983–1998. The exhibition is based on issues regarding utopian bureaucracy, magical realism, and immateriality and includes the projects The Aerial Kit and The Stockholm Syndrome. Wrange’s initiative, self-organization, and contribution to the development to both artistry and curatorial methods are important aspects of the exhibition. This presentation is designed in collaboration with the architect and designer Igor Isaksson and is curated by Nina Möntmann (Hamburg). more →

New Eelam av Christopher Kulendran Thomas
Tensta konsthall
11.10 2017–14.1 2018 New Eelam: Tensta är ett långsiktigt verk som handlar om framtidens boende och medborgarskap utformat som ett teknikföretag i fastighetsbranschen, skapat av konstnären Christopher Kulendran Thomas i samarbete med Annika Kuhlmann. Syftet med företaget är att ta fram ett flexibelt, globalt bostadsabonnemang som ska göra hemmen lika strömningsbara som musik och film. Det här post-kapitalistiska startup-företaget bygger på kollektiv tillgänglighet i stället för enskilt ägande och planerar att omformulera äganderelationer genom att låta en slags lyx-kommunalism ersätta den privata egendomen.
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New Eelam by Christopher Kulendran Thomas
Tensta konsthall
11.10 2017–14.1 2018 New Eelam: Tensta is an exploration into the future of housing and citizenship. Conceived by the artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas, in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann, the long-term artwork takes the form of a real-estate technology company that intends to develop a flexible, global housing subscription that aims to make homes as streamable as music or movies. Based on collective access rather than individual owner-ship, the post-capitalist startup plans to rewire property relations through the luxury of communalism rather than of private property. more →

The Annotated Friends of Interpretable Objects by Mariana Silva
Tensta konsthall
?1.6–3.9 2017 In Space, Tensta konsthall’s?platform online, the artist Mariana Silva (Lisbon/New York) examines the second wave of digitalization?that is sweeping through western museums. Silva filters them through both fact and fiction and poses?timely questions about digitalization in a time when we are being confronted by the destructive consequences of climate change?and war. Crucial are questions concerning how digitalization?distorts ideas about ownership in relation to the acquisition of main attractions in museum collections which are coloured by circumstances now viewed in terms of colonial encroachment. Critics mean that such objects are stolen goods and should be returned to their country of origin. more →

The New Hird by Ylva Westerlund
Tensta konsthall
1.6–24.9 2017 Borderlands, the future, and the relationship between the countryside and the suburb are the focus of artist Ylva Westerlund’s watercolors and pen-and-ink drawings in the Tensta gallery entrance. The images depict depopulated environments in and around a paper mill community in western Norrland, and a well-known suburb and surrounding green areas of the Järva Field (Järvafältet). Every day, Westerlund walks through the forest between her home in Tensta and her studio at Eggeby Farm. The landscape of her commute forms the background for some of her drawings, and others depict creatures that form a new kind of troop ready to make contact with a changed landscape. more →

Discrepancies with G.G. by Leonor Antunes
Tensta konsthall
1.6–24.9 2017 The minimalist and yet sensual installations of Leonor Antunes reveal traces of twentieth-century modernist architecture as well as how materials move across the world. Antunes’ works often allude to figures that for many different reasons have been neglected within the context of art history or architecture, while also re-creating shapes and patterns from specific sites. In her research-based installations, furniture designed by for instance Eileen Moray Gray (1878–1976) and buildings by the architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) function as points of reference for new work. The atmospheric installations are also inspired by the specific context in which they are staged, the characteristics of the space itself. Another recurring feature is how techniques and materials which travel long distances and thus become?part of global trading appear in the work, for example hemp, cork and wood. At one and the same time, the installations activate the space and act as tactile and evocative en- counters between the architectural memory and craft history of certain places, and patterns of movement. more →

Den nya hjorden av Ylva Westerlund
Tensta konsthall
1.6–24.9 2017 Gränsområden, framtid och förhållandet mellan landsbygd och förort står i fokus när konstnären Ylva Westerlunds akvareller och tuschteckningar presenteras i konsthallens entré. Bilderna skildrar avbefolkade miljöer i och omkring?ett pappersbruk i Västernorrland samt en välbekant förort med det närliggande grönområdet Järvafältet som mittpunkt. Varje dag promenerar Westerlund från Tensta genom skogen till ateljén på Eggeby gård. Det omgivande landskapet bildar fonden för en del av teckningarna, i andra finns varelser som skulle kunna vara början till en annorlunda trupp som vill etablera kontakt med en förändrad natur. more →

Discrepancies with G.G. av Leonor Antunes
Tensta konsthall
1.6–24.9 2017 Leonor Antunes minimalistiska men sinnliga installationer bär spår av modernistisk 1900-talsarkitektur och vittnar om hur material fraktas världen runt. Antunes verk refererar ofta till gestalter som av många olika skäl har försummats i konst- och arkitekturhistoriska sammanhang, samtidigt som de återskapar former och mönster från specifika platser. I hennes installationer, som grundar sig på noggrann research, fungerar exempelvis möbler designade av Eileen Moray Gray (1878–1976)? och byggnader ritade av arkitekten Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) som referenspunkter för nya verk. De stämningsmättade installationerna är även inspirerade av den särskilda kontext i vilken de iscensätts, av själva rummets egenskaper. Ytterligare ett återkommande inslag är hur material – och tekniker – som färdats lång väg och därmed kommit att ingå i den globala handeln sedan framträder i konsten, exempelvis hampa, kork och trä. Installationerna aktiverar rummet och fungerar?på samma gång som taktila och associationsväckande förbindelseled där platsernas hantverkshistoria och arkitektoniska minne möter olika rörelsemönster.
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Autonomy Cube av Trevor Paglen
Tensta konsthall
1.2–7.5 2017 Idag vet alla att varje klick, kommentar, like och delning som go?rs online ocksa? o?vervakas och registreras av vad som liknar ett allseende o?ga, i form av fo?retag, myndigheter eller na?got annat. Autonomy Cube (2014) a?r ett verk av Trevor Paglen (San Francisco/ Berlin) som a?r framtaget i sam- arbete med civilra?ttsaktivisten, datasa?kerhets-forskaren och konstna?ren Jacob Appelbaum fo?r att motverka den situationen. Tanken a?r att kuben placeras i konstinstitutioner, gallerier eller offentliga platser och da?r erbjuder beso?karna ett sa?kert wifi-na?tverk. Pa? sa? sa?tt a?r kuben en skulptur som kan la?sas ba?de estetiskt och konceptuellt och dessutom anva?ndas praktiskt.more →

Autonomy Cube by Trevor Paglen
Tensta konsthall
1.2–7.5 2017 Today, it is common knowledge that any activity online is being tracked. Every click, comment, like, share that we do is noticed by what seems to be an all-seeing gaze, be it an authority or marketer. Autonomy Cube (2014) is a work by Trevor Paglen (San Francisco/Berlin)made in collaboration with digital civil liberties activist, computer secrity researcher, and artist Jacob Appelbaum, which subverts that situation. The cube is intended to be placed in art institutions, galleries, and other public spaces, and provides a secure Wi-Fi network to visitors. In this way, it is a sculpture which can be both aesthetically and conceptually appreciated, and practically used. more →

It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything av Naeem Mohaiemen
Tensta konsthall
1.2–7.5 2017 Konstna?ren Naeem Mohaiemen (Dhaka/New York) tar sig an den globala va?nsterns fo?rha?llande till visioner och misslyckanden genom essa?er, fotografier och film. Utsta?llningen It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything kretsar kring United Red Army (2011), en film som tar sin utga?ngspunkt i 1977 a?rs kapning av Japan Airlines flygning 472, da? planet omdirigerades till Dhaka, Bangladesh. En tidsaxel och en bangladeshisk tidning fra?n tiden som bera?ttar om ha?ndelsen och ackompanjerar filmen i Tensta konsthalls stora utsta?llningsrum.Som en del av Eros-effekten: Konst, solidaritetsro?relser och kampen fo?r social ra?ttvisamore →

It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything by Naeem Mohaiemen
Tensta konsthall
1.2–7.5 2017 Naeem Mohaiemen (Dhaka and New York) takes on the global left’s relationship to visions and failures through essays, photographs, and films. The exhibition It is Not Necessary to Understand Everything centers around United Red Army (2011), a film essay which departs from the 1977 hijacking of Japan Airlines flight 472, in which the plane was forcefully redirected to Dhaka, Bangladesh. An annotated Bangla- deshi magazine that covered the event at the time, and a timeline accompany the film in Tensta konsthall’s main exhibition space. As part of The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice.more →

Guide to Standard Length of a Miracle
Goldin+Senneby
Standard Length of a Miracle was a mutating retrospective by Goldin+Senneby. Over the past ten years, the Stockholm-based artist duo has explored virtual worlds, offshore companies, withdrawal strategies, and subversive speculation. In a unique and subtle way, they combine artistic practice, financial theory, and performative methods, which are sometimes borrowed from the world of magic. The retrospective was presented as installations and performances at Tensta konsthall as well as at other places not primarily associated with contemporary art. Stockholm School of Economics, the Third Swedish National Pension Fund, the Financial Supervisory Authority, the clothing store A Day's March, Cirkus Cirkör, and the historical art museum Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde all serve as stages for reactivations of Goldin+Senneby’s oeuvre from the past ten years. Introducing the artistic field to public institutions and commercial centers enables a shift of perspective about where art takes place and who the audience is.
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Fuel to the Fire med Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Tensta konsthall
20.10 2016–15.1 2017 I Natascha Sadr Haghighians nya installation Fuel to the Fire (Bränslet på elden) lyfts aktuella ämnen som militarisering av förorten, fotografier som vittnesmål och institutionalisering av rasism och våld. Centralt i utställningsrummet är screentryckta filtar med bilder på polisvåld som alla orsakat stora protester i olika delar av världen. I installationen ingår även delar av en balkong från ett hus i ett miljonprogramsområde, ett ljudverk med läckande hörlurar och tidningsurklipp som återger både mediastereotyper och alternativa berättelser. En nyproducerad tidning innehåller historiskt material kring piketpolisens historia och om hur ögonvittnens videoinspelningar skapar en legitimitetskris för polisen.more →

Fuel to the Fire with Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Tensta konsthall
20.10 2016–15.1 2016 Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s new installation Fuel to the Fire raises topical issues like the militarization?of the police, images as testimonies, and institutionalized racism and violence. In one area, the blankets carry screen-printed images of incidents of police violence that have evoked significant protests. The installation also includes parts of a balcony from a million program housing unit, a sound piece with leaking headphones, and newspaper clippings echoing media stereotypes and alternative narratives. A newly produced newspaper contains material on the history of SWAT police and on the role of eyewitness video that creates a legitimacy crisis for the police. more →

Viet Nam Diskurs Stockholm av Marion von Osten med Peter Spillmann
Tensta konsthall
10.6–25.9 2016 Viet Nam Diskurs Stockholm. Marion von Osten i samarbete med Peter Spillmann, Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture, som en del av Eros-effekten: Konst, solidaritetsrörelser och kampen för social rättvisa. I utställningen Viet Nam Diskurs Stockholm återvänder konstnärerna och forskarna Marion von Osten och Peter Spillmann till Peter Weiss och Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss pjäs Viet Nam Diskurs (1968) och dess komplexa produktionshistoria, samt det politiska och kulturella sammanhang i vilket den tillkom. Deras pågående forskning introducerar samtida perspektiv på 1960-talets radikala politik och hur den blev en del av filmen, teatern och konsten. På Tensta konsthall antar Viet Nam Diskurs Stockholm formen av en växande samling. Vietnamdiskurs legendariska scenografi, av Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss, presenteras i form av skisser, fotografier, texter och vittnesmål.more →

Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm by Marion von Osten with Peter Spillmann
Tensta konsthall
10.6–25.9 2016 Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm by Marion von Osten with Peter Spillmann The Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture (CPKC).As part of The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice. For the project Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm, the artist and researcher Marion von Osten and Peter Spillmann have revisited Peter Weiss's and Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss's drama Viet Nam Diskurm complex production history as well as the political and cultural context in which the play was created. Their ongoing research is creating a virtual archive of the radical politics of the 1960s and how they became a part of film, theater, and art. During the summer Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm at Tensta konsthall is creating a platform for conversations, interpretations, and readings about and of the entangled histories of art practice and solidarity movements. The play’s legendary set design by Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss will be presented in the form of sketches, photographs, texts, and testimonies.more →

Andra generation & Vit, vit, vit
Mona Monasar
Förstapristagare Tensta konsthalls textpris 2016. more →

Halvmånsformade ärr
Evin Cherif
Andrapristagare Tensta konsthalls textpris 2016. more →

Nioosha Shams
En värld som färgas röd
Tredjepristagare Tensta konsthalls textpris 2016.more →

Standardlängden av ett mirakel av Goldin+Senneby
Tensta konsthall
27.1–15.5 2016 Standardlängden av ett mirakel är en muterande retrospektiv av Goldin+Senneby. Den Stockholmsbaserade konstnärsduon har under de senaste tio åren utforskat virtuella världar, offshore-företag, strategier för undandragande och subversiv spekulation. På ett ovanligt och underfundigt vis kombinerar de konstnärlig praktik, finansiell teori och performativa metoder som bl a lånats från magins värld. Retrospektiven presenteras genom installationer och performance dels på Tensta konsthall, dels på platser som inte specifikt förknippas med samtidskonst. Handelshögskolan, Tredje AP-fonden, Finansinspektionen, klädbutiken A Day’s March, Cirkus Cirkör och det konsthistoriska museet Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde fungerar som scener där verk från Goldin+Sennebys tioåriga praktik återaktiveras. Genom att låta det konstnärliga fältet möta offentliga institutioner och kommersiella aktörer förskjuts perspektiven för var konsten kan ta plats och vem som är publik. more →

Karta/Map Standardlängden av ett mirakel/Standard Length of a Miracle
Tensta konsthall

Standard Length of a Miracle by Goldin+Senneby
Tensta konsthall
27.1–15.5 2016 Standard Length of a Miracle is a mutating retrospective by Goldin+Senneby. Over the past ten years, the Stockholm-based artist duo has explored virtual worlds, offshore companies, withdrawal strategies, and subversive speculation. In a unique and subtle way, they combine artistic practice, financial theory, and performative methods, which are sometimes borrowed from the world of magic. The retrospective will be presented as installations and performances at Tensta konsthall as well as at other places not primarily associated with contemporary art. Stockholm School of Economics, the Third Swedish National Pension Fund, the Financial Supervisory Authority, the clothing store A Day's March, Cirkus Cirkör, and the historical art museum Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde all serve as stages for reactivations of Goldin+Senneby’s oeuvre from the past ten years. Introducing the artistic field to public institutions and commercial centers enables a shift of perspective about where art takes place and who the audience is.more →

Standardlängden av ett mirakel
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Författaren Jonas Hassen Khemiri svarar på Goldin+Sennebys tioåriga praktik genom en litterär meta-fiktion som läses upp på konsthallen varje dag kl 14:12. I novellen Standardlängden av ett mirakel tar berättarjaget namnet Anders Reuterswärd, med förhoppningen om att kunna få jobb på en konsthall. I ett rappt berättartempo utan punktion och möjlighet att hämta andan, slungas läsaren in i en medvetandeström där alla associationer är lika viktiga. Monologen kopplas också samman med en ek-installation på konsthallen.more →

Standard Length of a Miracle
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
The author Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s meta-fictional response to Goldin+Senneby’s ten-year practice will be read out loud at the konsthall every day at 14:12. In the short story The Standard Length of a Miracle, the narrator changes his name to Anders Reuterswärd, hoping to increase his chances of getting hired at a konsthall. At a brisk pace without punctures or breathing space, the reader gets thrown into a stream of consciousness where all associations are equally important. The short story’s monologue is connected to the installation of an oak in the gallery space. more →

Standard Length of a Miracle (Arabic)
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
The author Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s meta-fictional response to Goldin+Senneby’s ten-year practice will be read out loud at the konsthall every day at 14:12. In the short story The Standard Length of a Miracle, the narrator changes his name to Anders Reuterswärd, hoping to increase his chances of getting hired at a konsthall. At a brisk pace without punctures or breathing space, the reader gets thrown into a stream of consciousness where all associations are equally important. The short story’s monologue is connected to the installation of an oak in the gallery space. more →

New Visions med Rana Begum, Nadia Belerique, Monir Farmanfarmaian, David Maljkovic, Philippe Parreno, Adam Pendleton, Yelena Popova
Tensta konsthall
27.1–15.5 2016 Hur ser vi? Med vilken blick och från vilken horisont? I grupputställningen New Visions ingår verk där seendets mekanismer och förutsättningar står i fokus. I målningar, reliefer och fotografier av Rana Begum, Nadia Belerique, Monir Farmanfarmaian, David Maljkovic, Philippe Parreno, Adam Pendelton och Yelena Popova riktas uppmärksamheten till mötet mellan verket och den som betraktar. Som betraktare bidrar en till att formulera verket, påverka vilka mönster som framträder och vilka associationer som väcks. I New Visions uppmanas betraktaren att skärpa blicken och kroppsligt erfara såväl verken som deras plats i utställningsrummet.more →

New Visions with Rana Begum, Nadia Belerique, Monir Farmanfarmaian, David Maljkovic, Philippe Parreno, Adam Pendleton, Yelena Popova
Tensta konsthall
27.1–15.5 2016 How do we see? With what gaze and from what horizon? In the group exhibition New Visions, seven artists with interests in the mechanisms and conditions of seeing address these questions. In paintings, prints, and photographs, the attention is pointed back to the observer. Thus, the observer contributes to the formulation of the work, affecting the patterns that appear and the associations that come forth. By refocusing and refiguring the way the eye apprehends a given space, New Visions contests the habits of seeing and the methods of directing the eye.
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Transmission from the Liberated Zones by Filipa César
Tensta konsthall
18.10 2015–17.1 2016 Opening this fall is the artist and filmmaker Filipa César's new work Transmission from the Liberated Zones. The show marks the starting point of a two-year program line at Tensta konsthall that investigates contemporary art’s relation to international solidarity movements and examines the notion solidarity can imply today. Since 2008, César has worked with the post-colonial history of Portugal and the liberation movement in Guinea-Bissau. Her work renegotiates the mechanisms of history writing by combining established and subjective perspectives with the poetics inherent in moving images.more →

Transmission from the Liberated Zones av Filipa César
Tensta konsthall
18.10 2015–17.1 2016 I höst visas konstnären och filmaren Filipa Césars nya verk, Transmission from the Liberated Zones (Sändningar från befriade områden). Den utgör startpunkten för en två år lång programlinje på Tensta konsthall som undersöker samtidskonstens förhållande till internationella solidaritetsrörelser och vad begreppet solidaritet kan betyda idag. César har sedan 2008 arbetat med Portugals postkoloniala historia och befrielserörelsen i Guinea-Bissau. Hennes verk omförhandlar historieskrivandets mekanismer genom att kombinera vedertagna och subjektiva perspektiv med filmens poetiska potential. more →

Symposium Eros-effekten: Konst, solidaritetsrörelser och kampen för social rättvisa
Tensta konsthall
Symposium: Eros-effekten: Konst, solidaritetsrörelser och kampen för social rättvisa som ägde rum lördag 17.10, 10:00–18:00. Symposiet utgjorde startpunkten för Eros-effekten: Konst, solidaritetsrörelser och kampen för social rättvisa, en flerårig studie av förhållandet mellan konst och solidaritetsrörelser som manifesteras i form av utställningar, workshops, presentationer, filmvisningar m m. I en tid då fascistiska partier vinner mark i Europa och samhällsklimatet blir allt hårdare, vill vi återvända till begreppet solidaritet för att pröva dess giltighet idag. Har solidaritetsbegreppet en framtid eller måste vi hitta nya sätt för att beskriva samtidens politiska organisering och kamper? Vad innebär det att inse allvaret i en situation och hur agerar man därefter?

Bland de inbjudna deltagarna fanns Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (Metz), Filipa César (Berlin), Kodwo Eshun (London), Peo Hansen (Norrköping), Ingela Johansson (Stockholm), Stefan Jonsson (Norrköping), Kristine Khouri (Beirut), Doreen Mende (Berlin), Bojana Piškur (Ljubljana), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Berlin/Tehran), Rasha Salti (Beirut), Rojda Sekersöz (Stockholm), Gulf Labor/Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Ashok Sukumaran (Mumbai)), Dmitry Vilensky (S:t Petersburg), Marion von Osten (Berlin), Mathias Wåg (Stockholm) och Aleksandra Ålund (Norrköping).
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Liquidity Inc. av Hito Steyerl
Tensta konsthall
10.10 2015–10.1 2016 Liquidity Inc. av Hito Steyerl, som en del av Den nya modellen. ”Be water, my friend.” Så inleds Hito Steyerls videoinstallation Liquidity Inc. (2014) om det formlösa, flytande, våldsamma och samtidigt livsnödvändiga som är vatten. I Liquidity Inc. strömmar vattnet fram över tv-skärmar och iPhone- skärmsläckare. Vattnet är på samma gång en faktisk vätska och en outtömlig metafor, kapitalets flytande form, It- bubblan när den spricker.more →

Symposium The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice
Tensta konsthall
Symposium: The Eros Effect: Art, Solidarity Movements and the Struggle for Social Justice, was held Saturday 17.10, 10:00–18:00. The symposium is the starting point of a multi-year inquiry into the relationship between art and solidarity movements, performed in a series of commissions, exhibitions, workshops, presentations, and film screenings. Faced with fascist parties gaining ground in Europe and an increasingly tough social climate, we see the necessity to return to the notion of solidarity in order to try its validity today. Will solidarity still be relevant in the future, or is it a historical concept? Do we need to find new ways to describe the political movements of today and their struggles, sympathies, and commitments? What does recognizing the urgency of a situation imply, and how do we act upon it?

The invited speakers were Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc (Metz), Filipa César (Berlin), Kodwo Eshun (London), Peo Hansen (Norrköping), Ingela Johansson (Stockholm), Stefan Jonsson (Norrköping), Kristine Khouri (Beirut), Doreen Mende (Berlin), Bojana Piškur (Ljubljana), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Berlin/Tehran), Rasha Salti (Beirut), Rojda Sekersöz (Stockholm), Gulf Labor/Natascha Sadr Haghighian (Ashok Sukumaran (Mumbai)), Dmitry Vilensky (S:t Petersburg), Marion von Osten (Berlin), Mathias Wåg (Stockholm) and Aleksandra Ålund (Norrköping).
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Liquidity Inc. by Hito Steyerl
Tensta konsthall
10.10 2015–10.1 2015 Liquidity Inc. by Hito Steyerl, as part of The New Model. “Be water, my friend” reads the initial phrase in Hito Steyerl’s Liquidity ?Inc. (2014), a video installation about the formless, floating, violent, and simultaneously vital water. In Liquidity Inc., water gushes out of television screens and iPhone screen savers. It functions both as a liquid and as an inexhaustible metaphor: the liquefied form of capital, the dot-com bubble when it bursts.more →

Tensta museum: Fortsättning
Tensta konsthall
17.6–4.10 2015 Tensta museum: Fortsättning följer upp den uppmärksammade utställningen Tensta museum: Rapporter från nya Sverige, om historia och minne i Tensta. Efter höstavdelningen (26.10 2013–13.1?2 014) och våravdelningen (18.1–18.5 2014) samt filialer under samma period på Stockholms Stadsmuseum och Stockholms Medeltidsmuseum, fortsätter ortens eget museum att vara en integrerad del av konsthallens verksamhet. I konsthallens entré visas utställningen Det träden ser av Tenstabaserade konstnären Mats Adelman. I klassrummet visas videoverket Porto 1975 av konstnären Filipa César och kortfilmen Rehearsals. I det sinnrika Tenstaskåpet får vi ta del av material från de projekt och utställningar som konstnärerna Nina Svensson och Bernd Krauss gjort i samarbete med konsthallen de senaste åren. På onlineplattformen Space presenteras radioprogrammet SR Urbania där rapparen Adam Tensta befinner sig i ett framtida Tensta.
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Tensta Museum Continues
Tensta konsthall
Tensta Museum Continues follows up on the highly acclaimed exhibition Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden, about history and memory in Tensta. After Tensta Museum Fall Department (26.10 2013–13.1 2014) and Spring Department (18.1–18.5 2014) as well as branches during the same period at the Stockholm City Museum, and Museum of Medieval Stockholm, the suburbs’ own museum now continues as an integrated part of Tensta konsthall. On view in the entrance of the konsthall is the Tensta-based artist Mats Adelstam’s exhibition, What the Trees See. The classroom space features the video Porto 1975, by the artist Filipa César and the short film Rehearsals. The ingenious Tensta Cabinet features material from projects and exhibitions made in recent years by the artists Nina Svensson and Bernd Krauss in collaboration with Tensta konsthall. The online platform Space presents the radio program SR Urbania in which the rapper Adam Tensta resides in a future Tensta.more →

Here We LTTR: 2002–2008
Tensta konsthall
23.5–27.9 2015 LTTR är namnet på ett queerfeministiskt konstnärskollektiv med hjärtat i New York. I början på 2000-talet bedrev gruppen ett ambitiöst redaktörsarbete och kunskapsinsamlande som bl a resulterade i en årlig tidskrift, performancer och filmprogram. Genom samarbeten, organisering, föreläsningar och tidsskriftsskapande, kopplade LTTR samman ett vibrerande queer community. Tidskriften, som kan beskrivas som å ena sidan ett konstverk och å andra sidan en politisk händelse, antog för varje nummer en ny skepnad – så som spiralblock med guldinskription, manillakuvert och LP-omslag. LTTR skapade ständigt nya dialoger och utmanade givna former, även sina egna. Förkortningen LTTR befann sig i konstant rörelse och kom under åren att betyda allt från Lesbians To The Rescue, Listen Translate Translate Record, Lesbians Tend To Read till Lacan Teaches To Repeat. more →

Here We LTTR: 2002–2008
Tensta konsthall
23.5–27.9 2015 LTTR is a feminist, genderqueer artist collective originally based in New York. In the early 2000s, the group engaged in ambitious editorial work and knowledge gathering that resulted in an annual journal, performance events, and video programs, among other things. LTTR catalyzed a vibrant queer community in formation through collaboration, organizing, explicit discourse, journal making, and distribution. The journal, half work of art, half political event, took on a new guise for each issue, ranging from spiral notebooks with golden inscriptions to manila envelopes to LP covers. LTTR constantly created new dialogues and challenged given forms, including their own. The acronym LTTR was in constant motion and was to be read in a multitude of ways, including Lesbians To The Rescue, Listen Translate Translate Record, Lesbians Tend To Read, and Lacan Teaches To Repeat. more →

Jag är en Tensta-katt
Marianne Al-Ghorabi
Vinnande (förstapristagare) bidrag i Tensta konsthalls textpris 2015. more →

Om platsen där jag bor är världen vem är jag då?
Arezo Arif
Vinnande (tredjepristagare) bidrag i Tensta konsthalls textpris 2015. more →

Platsen där jag bor/Vår historia
Evyn Redar
Vinnande (andrapristagare) bidrag i Tensta konsthalls textpris 2015. more →

Untitled
Lema Shansab
Hederspristagare av Tensta konsthalls textpris 2015.more →

Frederick Kiesler: Visions at Work. Annotated by Céline Condorelli and Six Student Groups
Tensta konsthall
11.2–2.5 2015 In collaboration with the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation in Vienna, Tensta konsthall shows the first exhibition in Sweden of Frederick Kiesler's genuinely transdisciplinary work. Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965) was an architect, artist, scenographer, pedagogue, theorist and - not least - a groundbreaking exhibition designer.more →

Frederick Kiesler: Visioner i arbete. Med tillägg av Céline Condorelli och sex studentgrupper
Tensta konsthall
11.2–2.5 2015 Frederick Kiesler: Visioner i arbete, med tillägg av Céline Condorelli och sex studentgrupper. I samarbete med Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation i Wien, visas den första utställningen i Sverige med Frederick Kieslers genuint transdisciplinära arbeten. Frederick Kiesler (1890–1965) var arkitekt, konstnär, scenograf, pedagog, teoretiker och – inte minst – banbrytande utställningsdesigner.more →

Life as a Full-Scale Demonstration: Konsument i oändligheten:1971
Helena Mattsson
One particular aspect of the exhibition will be treated in this article, the use of "real full-scale architecture" as a curatorial practice, and how architecture, framed by the museum, becomes a tool for constructing a critical space based on corporeal experiences. The environments play with the reality and realism not only by their full scale but also by mirroring existing environments outside the museum. more →

A Canon of Exhibitions
Bruce Altshuler
Discussion of an exhibitionary canon is something new. And it is new because the serious study of exhibitions is something new, or at least relatively new. The two factors have driven recent research and publication on exhibitions: the changing landscape of art history, with its expanding interests in social and institutional histories, and, perhaps more importantly, the curatorial boom of the late 1980's and 1990s.
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A Short Organum for the Theatre
Bertold Brecht
The following sets out to define an aesthetic
drawn from a particular kind of theatrical performance
which has been worked out in practice
over the past few decades. In the theoretical statements,
excursions, technical indications occasionally
published in the form of notes to the writer’s
plays, aesthetics have only been touched on casually
and with comparative lack of interest. There
you saw a particular species of theatre extending or
contracting its social functions, perfecting or sifting
its artistic methods and establishing or maintaining
its aesthetics — if the question arose — by rejecting
or converting to its own use the dominant conventions
of morality or taste according to its tactical
needs.
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Monogamy
Tirdad Zolghadr
Monogamy is something you endure. It marks a sustained condition, rather than a rational decision or a natural impulse. In the best of cases, by highlighting the idea of commitment as an institution, monogamy denaturalizes commitment even as it consolidates it.more →

The Undercommons - Fugitive Plannings & Black Study
Stefano Harney & Fred Moten
In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique.
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Research by Drawing
Dieter Bogner
Frederick Kiesler was one of the 20th century’s most radical exhibition designers. To this day, the concepts he developed over four decades in Vienna, Paris, and New York redefine the relationships between exhibition object, spatial design, and spectator. Most importantly, Kiesler proposed that in every period of art, artists relate to specific aspects of the complex process of perception. more →

Det här är alla ställen av Ane Hjort Guttu
Tensta konsthall
22.10 2014–11.1 2015 Det här är alla ställen av Ane Hjort Guttu, del av Den nya modellen. Filmen Det här är alla ställen består främst av en dialog mellan två kvinnor i Stockholmsförorten Tensta. Den arabiska våren utgör en bakgrund för dialogen och filmen kopplar ihop de tre senaste årens globala proteströrelser med protesterna i Husby, Tensta och på andra platser i Sverige i maj 2013. Det här är alla ställen är samtidigt en förföriskt vackert filmad studie av förhållandet mellan politiska och personliga kriser. Den Oslobaserade konstnären Ane Hjort Guttu arbetar poetiskt med grundläggande existentiella och politiska förhållanden, ofta i video- och installationsform. http://www.anehjortguttu.netmore →

This Place is Every Place by Ane Hjort Guttu
Tensta konsthall
New ModelThis Place is Every Place essentially consists of a dialogue between two women in the suburb of Tensta in Stockholm. The Arab spring is a backdrop for their conversation, and the film puts forward a connection between the global protest movements of the past three years and the riots in the Swedish suburbs. This Place is Every Place is a seductive, beautifully shot study of the relationship between political and personal crises, pointing to widespread lost faith in alternative social organization. The Oslo-based artist Ane Hjort Guttu works poetically with fundamental existential and political conditions, often in the form of video and installation. http://www.anehjortguttu.netmore →

School Section av Dave Hullfish Bailey
Tensta konsthall
22.10 2014–11.1 2015 School Section av Dave Hullfish Bailey, del av Den nya modellen. Med utgångspunkt i 1960-talets utopiska idéer hittar konstnären Dave Hullfish Bailey i installationen School Section verkliga och påhittade samband mellan hur mark används i USA och det offentliga skolsystemet där. Han söker sig ut i ett landskap fyllt med sociala, politiska och ekonomiska spänningar. Drop City i Colorado, USA, var en sorts hippiekollektiv som låg i närheten av en nedlagd kommunal skola. Skolan hade byggts trettio år tidigare, som en följd av depressionen. Här valde progressiva amerikaner att satsa på den offentliga utbildningen och lokalt möta den ekologiska och ekonomiska ödeläggelsen som kom i spåren av sandstormar i regionen. Genom att utgå från skolan, ”det institutionella spöket", som ett villkor för livet i Drop City, finner Hullfish Bailey historiska - möjliga eller omöjliga - samband emellan dem båda. more →

School Section by Dave Hullfish Bailey
Tensta konsthall
22.10 2014–11.1 2015 School Section by Dave Hullfish Bailey, as part of The New Model. Bailey's practice is rooted in close observation, cross-disciplinary analysis and the experimental mapping of specific places, often sites where geographical edges coincide with cultural and economic margins. Sculptural processes and forms—including models, improvised devices, working prototypes, provisional architectures and sited interventions—play multiple roles in his projects, not only as conceptual motors and concretely experienced objects, but as means for speculative realignments of social patterns.more →

No Exceptions
Mickael Löfgren
Inga undantag (No Exceptions) is the name of a new report authored by Mikael Löfgren and developed by Klister, a nationwide network of small and medium-sized contemporary art centers in Sweden. In the report, Löfgren argues that the demand for measurability and immediate statistics that characterizes contemporary cultural discourse is not suitable for evaluating the work of the country's smaller art institutions. Such a pragmatic and economically-driven model of analysis is taken from New Public Manegement (NPM) and only works if the primary goal of a business is to generate profit. But as cultural institutions in general, and smaller art galleries in particular, work towards other objectives, evaluations must also adapt to their language and methods. more →

Rapport: Inga undantag
Mikael Löfgren
Inga undantag är namnet på en ny rapport författad av Mikael Löfgren, och framtagen av Klister, ett rikstäckande nätverk för små och medelstora samtidskonsthallar i Sverige. I rapporten argumenterar Löfgren för att de krav på mätbarhet och omedelbara siffror som kännetecknar vår tids kulturdiskurs inte lämpar sig för att utvärdera det arbete som bedrivs på landets mindre konstinstitutioner. Löfgren menar att det som framför allt kännetecknar konsthallarnas arbete är deras förmåga att etablera fungerande nätverk, både lokalt, regionalt, nationellt och globalt.more →

The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite
Tensta konsthall
11.6–28.9 2014 The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite utgår från de New York-baserade konstnärerna Ayreen Anastas och Rene Gabris frågeställningar och formuleringar kring begreppet the common(s) och utgörs av olika undersökningar, erfarenheter och materiella spår av möten. Med commons (allmänningar) har man historiskt sett avsett delat ägande och nyttjande av land och vatten, som t ex i medeltida England, men idag har begreppet vidgats avsevärt för att innefatta även kultursfären, programvara och allmännyttans grundskola, sjukvård och infrastruktur. Konstnärerna finner otaliga exempel på Commoning (att "göra det gemensamma") och en strävan efter the Common(s) i vår tid av  privatiseringar och ekonomiska nedskärningar.more →

The Paths to the Common(s) are Infinite
Tensta Konsthall
11.6-28.9 2014 The Paths to the Common(s) are Infinite is an attempt by the New York-based artists Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri to situate and share various inquiries, experiences, and material traces of encounters, which have brought them to questions of the common(s). The commons have historically referred to shared ownership and care of land and water, for example in Medieval England, but what is commonly held today is much wider encompassing the cultural sphere, software, and public goods such as public education, health care, and infrastructure. For the artists, the practices of commoning and struggles for common(s) in an ever more privatized and economized existence are everywhere today.more →

Miraklet i Tensta (Theoria)
Tensta konsthall
11.6–28.9 2014 Magnus Bärtås nya film Miraklet i Tensta (Theoria) är en egensinnig skildring av hur Jungfru Maria uppenbarade sig i Tensta sommaren 2012, baserad på vittnesmål från internet. Med hjälp av boende i Tensta har vittnesmålen gestaltats och filmats i samma rum på konsthallen där filmen kommer att visas. Del av Den nya modellen.more →

The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria)
Tensta Konsthall
11.6–28.9 2014 Magnus Bärtås' new film, The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria) is a wayward depiction of how the Virgin Mary appeared in Tensta in the summer of 2012, based on testimonies on the internet. With the help of Tensta residents, the testimonies have been visualized and shot in the same room in the gallery where the film will be shown. A part of The New Model.more →

META och regina: Två tidskrifter i systerskap
Tensta konsthall
11.6–28.9 2014 Arkivutställning. META och regina är två tidskrifter som grundades oberoende av varandra på 1990-talet av två kulturproducenter. Båda använde sitt förnamn som titel på tidningen och därmed hade de skapat sig varsitt verktyg för att nå ut till allmänheten med en institutionskritisk hållning till rådande normer i tidens konstvärld. De två tidningarna har olika karaktär och arbetar utifrån var sin strategi men utgår båda från ett feministisk perspektiv.??more →

META and regina: Two (Magazine) Sisters in Crime
Tensta Konsthall
11.6–28.9 2014 Archive exhibition. META and regina: Two (Magazine) Sisters in Crime. META and regina are both magazines founded independently in the 1990’s by two female cultural producers. Using their first names as titles of the magazines they made a public statement as a tool of institutional critique on normative concepts within the art system at the time. Although distinguished by their unusual characters and strategies, the two magazines - META and regina - share a common feminist position and subversive approach that make them 'sisters in crime'.more →

Tensta museum: Fortsättning
Tensta konsthall
11.6–28.9 Tensta museum: Rapporter från nya Sverige handlar om historia och minne i Tensta, i förhållande till platsen och till människor som bor och verkar här. Efter Tensta museums höstavdelning (26.10 2013–13.1 2014) och våravdelning (18.1–18.5 2014) samt filialer under samma period på Stockholms Stadsmuseum och Stockholms Medeltidsmuseum fortsätter nu ortens eget museum i form av Salong Tensta, ett klassrum för svenskalektioner, originalritningar av Tenstas planarkitekt Igor Dergalin, affischer av konstnären Jakob Kolding, konst- och litteraturvandringar och seminarier. På onlineplattformen Space presenterar Beiruts Arab Image Foundation Rifat Chadirji Collection med fotografier av senmodernistisk arkitektur och människor i det offentliga rummet i Irak under perioden ca 1950–75. Medborgare till medborgare, en mötesplats för nyanlända som behöver stöd och kunskap om samhället i Sverige, äger rum varje tisdag. Genom The Silent University arrangeras språkcafé.more →

Tensta Museum Continues
Tensta Konsthall
11.6–28.9 Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden is about history and memory in Tensta, both in relation to the place and to the people who live and work here. After Tensta Museum Fall Department (26.10 2013–13.1 2014) and Spring Department (18.1–18.5 2014) as well as branches in the same period at the Stockholm City Museum, and Museum of Medieval Stockholm, the suburbs own Museum is now continuing in the form of Salon Tensta, a classroom for Swedish lessons, original drawings of Tensta by architect Igor Dergalin, posters by artist Jakob Kolding, an Arts and Literature walk in Tensta and seminars. The online platform Space and Beirut’s Arab Image Foundation present Rifat Chadirji’s Collection of photographs with late modernist architecture and people in public space in Iraq from the period around 1950–75. Citizen to Citizen, a venue for newcomers who need support and knowledge of the community in Sweden takes place every Thuesday and a language café is organized through The Silent University.more →

Rifat Chadirji’s work: building modern Iraqi identity and hadara
Caecilia Pieri
Rifat Chadirji is considered to be one of the major 20th century Iraqi architects, not only through his realizations but also through the considerable bulk of his work in the fields of architectural practice, theory, teaching and photography. The text was first published in Modern Heritage Observer, Beirut (2013). more →

Doing the Dirty Work?: The Global Politics of Domestic Labour (2000)
Editor: Bridget Jane Anderson
Pages 1-27. There has been a tendency amongst feminists to see domestic work as the great leveller, a common burden imposed on all women equally by patriarchy. This unique study of migrant domestic workers in the North uncovers some uncomfortable facts about the race and class aspects of domestic oppression. Based on original research, it looks at the racialisation of paid domestic labour in the North - a phenomenon which challenges feminsim and political theory at a fundamental level.more →

At home: An Anthropology of Domestic Space (1999)
Editor: Irene Cieraadred
In a volume that brings together a wide range of disciplines - art history, sociology, architecture, cultural anthropology, and environmental psychology -, Irene Cieraad presents a collection of articles that focuses on the practices and symbolism of domestic space in Western society. These essays go beyond the discussion of conventional issues such as aesthetics and social standing. 'At home' takes an in-depth anthropological look at how different cultures use their homes as a visual model of the culture's social structure.more →

Vad gör konstförmedlingen?
Tensta konsthall
Vår 2014. En av de stora frågorna i samtidskonsten är hur konsten förmedlas, på vilket sätt publiken kan möta konsten och ta del ?av den. Förmedling innefattar alltså presentation och kommunikation om och utifrån konst i bred bemärkelse. Vad gör konstförmedlingen? är en seminarieserie på Tensta konsthall under våren 2014. I samarbete med Institutionen för bildpedagogik och Curatorlab, Konstfack.more →

What Does Art Mediation Do?
Tensta Konsthall
Spring 2014. One of the biggest issues in contemporary art is how art is mediated—in what way the audience can meet art and take part of it. How art goes public. Hence, mediation includes presentation and communication about and based on art in a wider sense. What Does Art Mediation Do? is a series of seminars at Tensta Konsthall during the spring of 2014. In collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts Education and Curatorlab, Konstfack.more →

Haunted by Shadows of the Future: ARTEFACTS
STEALTH.unlimited & Peter Lang
Haunted by Shadows of the Future: ARTEFACTS identifierar föremål från slutet av 1960-talet till slutet av 1970-talet som har ett personligt eller familjärt samband med
människorna och samhället under denna tid, och som innefattar en särskild känsla av tillhörighet, en önskan att vara en del av det moderna svenska samhälle som tog form vid den tiden. Resultatet av detta kollektiva sökande är en samling artefakter, företeelser och föremål i hemmet, sammanflätade med rika personliga berättelser och upptäckter.

Haunted by Shadows of the Future: ARTEFACTS identifies objects from the late 1960’s to late 1970’s that have personal or familial relationship with the people and the communities who lived during this era, and that embody a specific sense of belonging, a desire of being part of the modern Swedish society taking shape at that time. The result of this collective search is an assembly of artefacts, customs and domestic tropes, intertwined with rich personal stories and discoveries.
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Swedish Grand Domestic Revolution Guide
Casco – Office for Art, Design Theory
The Grand Domestic Revolution (Hemmets stora revolution) (GDR) a?r ett pa?ga?ende “levande” forskningsprojekt startat av Casco – Office for Art, Design Theory i Utrecht. Projektet startade som ett la?genhets-residency i Utrecht som pa?gick fra?n oktober 2009 till oktober 2011, och fortsatte som utsta?llning pa? flera platser under 2011-2012. Projektet fortsa?tter nu genom Cascos program, den internationella turne?n GDR Goes On (GDR fortsa?tter), som hittills har rest fra?n The Showroom i London, Center for Contemporary Arts Derry i Derry, och till City of Women Festival i Ljubljana. Dessutom har olika samarbeten startat under projektets ga?ng.more →

English Grand Domestic Revolution Guide
Casco – Office for Art, Design Theory
The Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) is an ongoing “living research” project initiated by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, the Netherlands as a multi-faceted exploration of the domestic sphere to imagine new forms of living and working in common. It was set up through an apartment residency in Utrecht from October 2009 to October 2011, and manifest in a multi-venue exhibition from 2011 through 2012. Since then it continues on through the Casco’s program and the international tour GDR GOES ON, which has so far traveled to The Showroom, London, Center for Contemporary Arts Derry, Derry, and the City of Women Festival, Ljubljana, forming new alliances with different local communities along the way.more →

Cultural Heritage: The Context of an Obsession
Boris Buden
Boris Buden about the purpose of cultural heritage from a post-colonial perspective.more →

Reverberation: A film portrait of Megafonen by Behzad Khosravi Noori and René León Rosales
Tensta Konsthall 13.6–29.9 2013
In the 30 minute long documentary Reverberation (2012), the artist Behzad Khosravi Noori (Teheran/Stockholm) and the ethnologist René León Rosales (Stockholm) follow some of the members of Megafonen on a trip to Gothenburg. Megafonen is an organization that works for social justice and the rehabilitation of the Swedish suburbs. During the trip many questions are asked regarding the processes of segregation and integration in Sweden today. more →

Genklang: ett filmporträtt av Megafonen av Behzad Khosravi Noori och Rene León Rosales
Tensta Konsthall 13.6–29.9 2013
I den trettio minuter långa dokumentären Genklang (2012) följer konstnären Behzad Khosravi Noori (Teheran/Stockholm) och etnologen Rene León Rosales (Stockholm) några av Megafonens medlemmar på en resa till Göteborg. Megafonen a?r en organisation som arbetar för social rättvisa och upprustning av Sveriges förorter. Under resan till Göteborg ställs många frågor om processer för segregation och integration i dagens Sverige. more →

Zak Kyes Working With...
Tensta Konsthall 13.6–29.9 2013
Zak Kyes Working With..., brings together a range of works by graphic designer Zak Kyes, as well as works by several of his collaborators—including architects, artists, writers, curators, editors, and other graphic designers—commissioned specifically for the exhibition. The new works all have a special - structural - role in the making of the exhibition, such as the exhibition display, object captions, exhibition poster, audio guide, workshop, lecture, archive, and publication. This way Kyes and his collaborators explore how graphic design today is a practice that both mediates and is mediated by its allied disciplines.more →

Zak Kyes Working With...
Tensta konsthall 13.6–29.9 2013
Zak Kyes Working With... fo?r samman en rad av den grafiska formgivaren Zak Kyes’ egna verk med arbeten av personer som han samarbetat med. Det handlar om arkitekter, konstna?rer, fo?rfatttare, curatorer, fo?rla?ggare och andra grafiska formgivare som har gjort nya verk specifikt fo?r utsta?llningen. De nya verken har alla haft en sa?rskild – strukturell
- funktion i arbetet info?r utsta?llningen: tex utsta?llningsarkitekturen, verkstexter, utsta?llningsaffisch, audioguide, workshop, fo?rela?sningar, arkiv och katalog. Pa? sa? vis underso?ker Kyes och hans samarbetspartners dagens grafiska formgivning som en praktik som ba?de fo?rmedlar och fo?rmedlas av besla?ktade discipliner.
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Vad hände med strejkkonsten? Ett konstprojekt av Ingela Johansson (2010-)
Tensta konsthall
14.3–26.5 2013 Utgångspunkten för konstnären Ingela Johanssons projekt är den vilda strejk som utbröt i december 1969 i malmfälten i Norrbotten. strejken spred sig från Kiruna till Svappavaara och Malmberget och efter några dagar hade ca 5000 gruvarbetare lagt ner arbetet. Genom FNL-grupperna, och andra politiska grupperingar kom många kulturarbetare att solidarisera sig med gruvarbetarna, och engagera sig i deras situation. Projektet rymmer olika undersökningar av strejken och de materialiseras på skilda sätt. En del består av visandet av Gruvarbetarnas strejkkonstsamling, en konstsamling som kom till under strejken som stöd till strejkkassan, till vilken cirka åttio konstnärer skänkte verk.more →

Göra som man vill: Marie-Louise Ekman i sällskap med Sister Corita Kent, Mladen Stilinovic och Martha Wilson
Tensta konsthall
18.10 2012–13.1 2013 Göra som man vill fokuserar på Marie-Louise Ekmans verk från sent 1960-tal till sent 1980-tal och inkluderar på samma gång arbeten från samma period av Sister Corita av Kent, Mladen Stilinovic och Martha Wilson. För första gången i Sverige presenteras nu Ekmans tidiga verk tillsammans med samtida utomsvenska konstnärer vars intressen och arbetssätt är besläktade med hennes.more →

Doing what you want: Marie-Louise Ekman accompanied by Sister Corita Kent, Mladen Stilinovic and Martha Wilson
Tensta Konsthall
18.10 2012 –13.1 2013 Doing what you want focuses on Marie-Louise Ekman’s work from the late-1960s to the late-1980s and also includes work from the same period by Sister Corita of Kent, Mladen Stilinovic and Martha Wilson. For the first time in Sweden, Tensta konsthall will present Ekman’s early work together with contemporary non-Swedish artists with kindred interests and spirits.more →

Katitzis resa genom Sverige
Tensta konsthall
25.10 2012–27.1 2013 Utställningen handlar om Katarina Taikons självbiografiska romanfigur Katitzi som är huvudpersonen i tretton böcker och åtta seriealbum publicerade 1969-1982. Den lyfter fram och diskuterar en unik flickkaraktär, vars romska bakgrund är central i berättelsen, från barn- och ungdomslitteraturens värld. Utställningen består av originalutgåvor av böcker, serietidningar och album samt illustrationer, artiklar, recensioner, TV-inspelningar, fotografi och annat arkivmaterial.more →

Katitzi: A Literary Character Rooted in Reality
Tensta konsthall
9.10–5.12 2013 The exhibition Katitzi - A Literary Character Rooted in Reality, was first shown at Tensta konsthall in 2012 and will now be on view at Gallery8, the contemporary art space of the European Roma Cultural Foundation in Budapest.??The exhibition deals with Katarina Taikon’s (1932-1995) autobiographical figure Katitzi, who is the main character of thirteen books and eight comics published from 1969 to 1982. The exhibition consists of original editions of books, comic books and albums, as well as illustrations by Björn Hedlund, articles, reviews, TV recordings, photography, and other archival materials.more →

Conceptualismo y Economía
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Lee Lozano, Seth Price, Mario García Torres & Aaron Schuster, Joe Scanlan
"El título es puntual: Conceptualismo y Economía. La publicación reúne proyectos artísticos--en forma de ensayo, propuesta, guión y manifiesto--que tratan sobre la relación del arte conceptual y la economía. Esta pequeña publicación intenta introducir un puñado de obras que hacen una reflexión crítica y creativa de estos temas." Published by Murmur, 2009.more →