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Ett politiskt klassrum av Apolonija Šušteršič
Ett politiskt klassrum av Apolonija Šušteršič
A Political Classroom

On until 31.12 2023
The subject is political, a concept that various thinkers understand and describe in very different ways. The political aspect of this classroom is negotiated, and seeks to bring awareness of our responsibility for the society we are continually forming together. Why not question the hegemonic system that’s in place, and think of alternatives that could serve us better? The Political Classroom can be a space for experimentation and trials of ideas, an arena for free thought and creativity that can engage everybody. 

On until 31.12 2023 →
Portrait of a Movement

18.3—27.8 2023
Mining Life

Opens October 6 2023


Mining Life, Oscar Lara
Opening Friday 6.10 2023, 5-8PM

Welcome to Oscar Lara’s most comprehensive exhibition in Sweden to date, a rich and visual mix of scenography built on personal memories echoing stories from within the jungle, as well as winding sheet from pre-historic tombs that blow in as ghosts from the past.

Doors open. Yalla Rinkeby will serve food and sweets during the evening in the café.
Cecilia Widenheim, director welcomes the guestsThe artist Oscar Lara and the curator Lisa Rosendahl give an introduction to the exhibition.

A theatrical cityscape, a group of street comedians and a number of culturally explosive textiles are at center stage in Mining Life by the artist Oscar Lara (Stockholm/Lima). Through four extensive project which the artist has worked with for a long time, memories and stories connected to migration and mining emerge: from illegal trade with valuable cultural heritage that happened in the 1930s between Peru and and Sweden, to individual destinies from the micro-societies that have developed around the illegal gold mining industry in the Amazon in the last fifteen years.

Oscar Lara (Peru, 1977) is an artist based in Stockholm and Lima. He holds a Master of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong, Australia and is currently a PhD candidate at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. His work researches social practices for substantial structural change and recontextualization of ethnographic material for the activation of decolonial power. Lara has exhibited at MALI – Museo de Arte de Lima (2017), Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Madrid, 2012), Tetem Kunstruimte (Enschede, Netherlands, 2011), Museum of World Culture (Gothenburg, 2008), GIBCA, Gthenburg (2021). He was also one of the participating artists at the Autostrada biennale in Kosovo in 2023.

Image: Still from Searching for Power on the Collective Laugh, 2017–23

The projects presented in Mining Life would not have been possible to achieve without the superb teams and contributors that Oscar Lara has collaborated with, an enormous support from the Embassy of Peru, the Swedish Arts Council and the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, and an invaluable collaboration with our colleagues at Ställbergs Gruva / The Non Existent Centre. Many thanks!

The exhibition runs until 28.1 2024

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Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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 amplified up and reinforced by teachers from Hemslöjden and by the other participants. Participants also meet visiting artists and make monthly excursions to Stockholm’s various craft sites, museums, and organizations. Women’s Café is a intimate venue free of constraints, costs, and commercial interests. To participate contact
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Fridays and Sundays we welcome participants to our Language Café, open for those who want to practice their basics in Swedish and Arabic, as well as get to make new friends and share experiences and thoughts. The Language Café particularily welcomes those who, for some reason, stand outside the Swedish educational system. During the meetings, we practice grammar, socialize, read simple books and excersise conversation. We are continuously looking for new volunteers.

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During the warm months, the Language Café moves out to our allotment, our outdoor classroom. The Language Café is a part of The Silent University, an autonomous educational platform for asylum seekers, refugees and paperless people initiated by the artist Ahmet Ögüt (

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Our Art porch is open three days a week; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Come, and you will get the chance to try out multiple textile techniques and make new friends. You don’t need any previous crafting experience. The Art porch is led by pedagogues from Hemslöjden i Stockholms Län (The Stockholm County Crafting) in collaboration with the Women’s Café. We learn from each other. Every summer we chose a special technique or material. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 13—16.
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Citizen to citizen aims to create a meeting place for new arrivals who need support and knowledge about living in Sweden. An advisory activity that can deal with everything from authority contacts and language training, to mediating contact between people with a similar background. Based on the art gallery’s program, the group also meets in joint conversations about art and social issues. Under the direction of Fahyma Alnablsi. For registration and information contact
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FEINART - The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art The EU-funded project FEINART 2020-2024 includes an extensive collaboration between degree-awarding research centres in political philosophy, art theory and cultural management, and the independent European art sector. It provides the first interdisciplinary and holistic investigation of the democratic role and function of socially engaged art in Europe. 11 researchers are provided with relevant academic and non-academic skills to engage with the challenges of this new artistic and cultural landscape. The responsible universities are Wolverhampton University (UK), Zeppelin University (DE), Edinburgh University (UK) and Iceland University (IS). FEINART - The Future of Independant Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art is part of the European Union;s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant. Participating art organisations are Tensta konsthall (SE), The BAK (NL); State of Concept (GR); Vessel (IT); (RO)and Biennale Warsaw (PL).
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Are you a teacher? Welcome with your class to guided tours of our current exhibitions. We offer introductions according to age, as well as workshops. Contact Anna-Stina:
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