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Exhibitions

Matrix co-founding member Anne Thorne carries a pram up the steps of a subway in Aldgate, East London from ‘Urban Obstacle Courses’ in Making Space: Women and the Man-Made Environment (Pluto Press, 1984). Photo: Liz Millen.
Chronos: health, access and intimacy

On until 1.9 2024
Whose body standards have shaped the society in which we live? And what can we learn from the disability rights struggles that demand access to the city and the built environment?

The exhibition takes its point of departure in the architectural practice of Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative—a British group of architects—who in the 1980s and 90s attempted to lay bare the assumptions built into the environments we inhabit.

On until 1.9 2024 →
Ett politiskt klassrum av Apolonija Šušteršič
Ett politiskt klassrum av Apolonija Šušteršič
A Political Classroom

On until 31.12 2024
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 2024 →
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Mining Life

6.10 2023—18.2 2024

Activities

Ongoing
Welcome to Art Fridays at Tensta konsthall every Friday this summer!

Between June 28 and August 9, everyone from the age of 6 can come to Tensta konsthall and try painting, collage and sculpture. Every Friday we try something new with our art educator Marita Al-Ghorabi who lead workshops in different techniques. Welcome to hang out with us on our pleasant veranda and create together with us!

It's free to participate and drop-in, so just come by the art gallery!

Age: From 6 years and older
Time: Every Friday at 13.00—16.00

PROGRAMME FOR ART FRIDAYS


June 28 — Shadow drawing
We investigate light and shadow play outdoors and paint with liquid ink.

July 5 — City models
We build cities and houses from mixed materials that we find in Tensta konsthall.

July 12 — Watercolor painting in the city
What color is the parking garage, the subway or the square? We do field studies and paint things outside the art gallery and learn about watercolor painting.

19 July — Plant prints
We make graphic prints of and with plants and flowers from Tensta konsthalls allotment and with the help of water jets and gel plates.

26 July — Clay
Roll, print, roll and paint fine clay paintings of things that we find in nature and the art gallery. August 2 — CyanotypeWe work with non-digital magical photography that is developed by the sun.

August 9 — Art Fridays Final
We take out all the materials from the cupboard and test different methods and expressions and make a joint All-Art work and end the Art Fridays with a small exhibition!

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Pre-registration for leisure and larger groups alghorabi.marita@gmail.com

Art Fridays are carried out with the support of Familjebostäder, Svenska Bostäder and Stockholmshem.

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Another summer with The Art Porch at Tensta konsthall!

Our yearly summer tradition togehter with Hemslöjden is back! The Art Porch is a drop-in activity and free of charge and replaces the Women’s café during the summer weeks. The program runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 13.00—16.00 from June 25 to August 22.

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Textil workshop Konstverandan: Tyglappar, remake och textila lagningar med Sandra Lundberg!

Som del av Konstverandan, drop-in-aktivitet, som ersätter Tensta konsthalls Kvinnocafé under sommaren, bjuder vi in till en workshop under ledning av textilkonstnären Sandra Lundberg från kollektivet P.A.N.G.

Vi gör egna tygmärken för uttrycksfulla eller mer diskreta lagningar. Ta med ett plagg med hål i eller fläckar som du vill dölja. Vi syr för hand och med enkla stygn och några få utvalda broderistygn.

Workshopen är gratis och inga förkunskaper krävs!

Konstverandan pågår tisdagar, onsdagar och torsdagar kl.13.00—16.00 från den 25 juni till 22 augusti på Tensta konsthall.

Sandra Lundberg är utbildad i textilkonst på HDK Steneby och har en master från Konstfack. I sin praktik utforskar hon abstrakta, organiska kroppar i relation till naturen och arbetar ofta med skulpturala former och återbruk.

Om P.A.N.G: https://www.pangneedlework.se/

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Textil workshop Konstverandan: Broderade landskap med Karin Holmberg!

Som del av Konstverandan, drop-in-aktivitet som ersätter Tensta konsthalls Kvinnocafé under sommaren, bjuder vi in till en workshop under ledning av textilkonstnären Karin Holmberg från kollektivet P.A.N.G.

Vi skapar inre eller yttre landskap i textila material genom broderi, applikation och måleri. Under workshopen kommer vi att arbeta med fritt broderi i ett mindre format.

Workshopen är gratis och inga förkunskaper krävs, en viss broderivana är ett plus!

Material kommer att finnas på plats men ta gärna med broderinålar, sybåge, stuvbitar eller annat material som du vill ha med i ditt landskap. Konstverandan pågår tisdagar, onsdagar och torsdagar kl. 13.00—16.00 från den 25 juni till 22 augusti på Tensta konsthall.

Karin Holmberg är brodös och utbildad i konstsömnad vid Handarbetets Vänner där hon också undervisar, arbetar också som frilansande författare, illustratör och designer. I sitt eget skapande experimenterar hon med måleri, broderi och växtfärgning kopplat till kropp, psyke, minne, historia och vetenskap.

Om P.A.N.G: https://www.pangneedlework.se/

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Tensta konsthall offers free guided tours and workshops for schools in the Järva area, art schools and SFI. Every school holiday, the konsthall organizes creative courses for youth in collaboration with various art schools, writers, artists and others.

University preparation courses and adult courses, YH and art and culture courses are always welcome to book guided tours and workshops.

In mid-March, the exhibition Chronos opens, where about ten artists address questions about health, who the city and the built environment are for. Using moving images, objects, painting, textiles, and text, the functionality, norms, and accessibility are discussed.

This is what Tensta konsthall offers:

School programme for Chronos: health, access and intimacy
Available for booking during the period 14.3—1.9 2024

Guided tours (30 min)
During the guided tours, we give a general introduction to the konsthall and/or a viewing of our current exhibition. It's also possible to book a more thematic or in-depth tour.

Workshops (60—90 min)


For elementary and middle school
Body Hand Hope – We explore and take inspiration from the exhibition Chronos and create a physical non-digital series of movement, photo, text and drawings.

For middle and high school and upper secondary school
Posters and Monoprint – We create our own posters with inspiration from the exhibition Chronos, Matrix- Feminist Design Co-operative and Tensta as location and experiment with graphic prints of and in the city.

For junior high school and upper secondary school
Urban sounds, obstacles, and photography – Inspired by the exhibition Chronos and Tensta as a location, participants translate sounds into paintings and work with urban photography.

Cost
Guided tour of current exhibition, maximum of 30 people per tour (40 min) – 700 SEK
Guided tour and workshop, maximum of 20 people per session (60—90 min) – 900 SEK

Guided tours are offered within the konsthall's opening hours, Tuesday—Friday 11.00—17.00
Free for schools in the Järva area, art schools and SFI.

For questions about pedagogy and school program: anna-stina@tenstakonsthall.se
Book a guirded tour: info@tenstakonstall.se

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As part of the Chronos exhibition, Helsinki-based artist Jessie Bullivant will deliver a 26-part programme on multiple dates between 14.3—1.9 2024.

All you need to take part is an email address. The programme is delivered over a series of instalments, unfolding through the framework of Tensta konsthall’s public activities. 

Site Specific Illness is an evolving artwork that performs questions about authority, autonomy, and the roles we play within institutions (including the family).

This work is available for remote audiences, and accessible via screen readers.

This programme is free.


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Jessie Bullivant is an artist, occasional writer, and emerging doula. They moved from so-called Australia to Helsinki in 2018 to undertake their Masters studies at the Academy of Fine Art, and have been based there since. Their living and artistic practice is currently funded by the Kone Foundation.

Image: Tensta konsthall's archive
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

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Vaginal Davis is coming to Stockholm, and at the Vaginal Davis Universität for the Damaged and Gifted, the award-winning artist, punk performer, acclaimed author, and international blacktress will do what she does best: lead the way.

Vaginal Davis makes scenes for a living. She was a founding mother of the queer punk underground of her native Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s, before moving to Berlin in 2005 to play a leading role in the queer cultural life of the German capital ever since. In her pioneering and incredibly diverse oeuvre punk meets glamour, queer activism meets racial justice, and resistance meets joy. Ms. Davis also has a long career as an educator, working as a guest professor at various art academies and universities, including in Sweden at the Art Academy Malmö. Her former students are everywhere, extending legacies into contemporary practice.

Taking inspiration from Vaginal Davis’s mentorship, the Universität for the Damaged and Gifted stages performances, lecturinas, workshops, readings, screenings, meals, and more than a few surprises over the course of a weekend at Tensta konsthall. Participants will be inducted into the wondrous world of Ms. Davis and receive a certificate at the end of this intensive weekend “course”.

The full program will be announced in the summer 2024.

The Vaginal Davis Universität for the Damaged and Gifted is co-organized by Cecilia Widenheim (Director, Tensta konsthall) and Hendrik Folkerts (Curator of International Contemporary Art and Head of Exhibitions, Moderna Museet). This project is part of the exhibition Magnificent Product, which is initiated by Moderna Museet and extends across several locations in Stockholm: Moderna Museet, Nationalmuseum, Accelerator, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Tensta konsthall and MDT (Moderna Dansteatern). Each institution highlights a different aspect of Vaginal Davis’s expansive practice.

The exhibition is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Always on
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 muna@tenstakonsthall.se.
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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.

Are you interested in joining in?
Contact Fahyma Alnablsi: fahyma@tenstakonsthall.se

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 (www.thesilentuniversity.org)

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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 fahyma@tenstakonsthall.se
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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); Tranzit.ro (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: anna-stina@tenstakonsthall.se
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