12–15 April 2018 (Press viewing and Professional preview 11 April)
Slaughterhouse 5
Fållan 10, Slakthusområdet (Metro Globen)
Stockholm
12–15 April 2018 (Press viewing and Professional preview 11 April)
Slaughterhouse 5
Fållan 10, Slakthusområdet (Metro Globen)
Stockholm

Talks & Performances 2015

Supermarket Talks & Red Spot Performance Programme 2015

 

We cast this year’s theme of representation and invisibility upon the art world, with a gender and norm-critical perspective. This year the Talks seminar programme and Supermarkt magazine examine ‘Invisibility – who represents who?’. 
The theme permeates Supermarket Talks in which we investigate which artists are educated, which artists are selected and where the interpretative prerogative lies.
Talks and Performances will take place in three places, within Supermarket’s venue Svarta Huset (Exit stage) and at Konstfack (Svarta Havet and Mandelgren).

Thursday 16 April

14.00–16.00 Exit     PERFORMANCE
Red Spot Mixing Pot

Performances by Maxim Ilyukhin (RU) and other artists.

16.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Kirsty Kross 
‘Coral Trout Marathon, Stockholm’

Brought to Supermarket 2015 by the pink exhibition space PINK CUBE, Oslo, Kirsty Kross will present the performance marathon ‘Coral Trout Marathon, Stockholm’ in and around PINK CUBE’s booth and once a day at the Red Spot Exit stage, wearing fishnet stockings and high heels as part of her Coral Trout costume – this is a fish from her home country Australia. 
Duration: 5 min

18.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Josefina Posch & Minna Elif Wendin 
‘Sensations of Phrases – Glidings’

A sculptural movement piece by sculptor Josefina Posch and movement artist Minna Elif Wendin performed with dancer Jan Rådvik and a projection by film maker Kim Ekberg. The piece explores how meetings with an audience change depending on the context in which the work is shown. Glidings was developed in symbiosis through Wendin´s and Posch´s tactile non text-based research methods within their respective fields where the actual making had a central focus as a working method.
The piece presented at Supermarket 2015 is supported by the City of Stockholm and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. 

Duration: 22 min

19.00 Svarta havet    PERFORMANCE
Arvid van det Rijt & Britt Kootstra 
‘Northern Lights’

Flying birds show themselves but are barely recognisable as we arrive in the dusk. Artificial lights pop up in a dreamlike landscape of light and darkness. From the pulsating film loops, colours start to emerge out of the black and white images. The result is as hypnotising as the Northern Lights can be. As the last colours disappear, the lights fade away into the darkness again.
Northern Lights is a live cinema performance, using 5 projectors and hand-processed and handmade 16 mm film loops.
Duration: 45 min  

Friday 17 April

14.00–16.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Red Spot Mixing Pot

Performances by Maxim Ilyukhin (RU) and other artists.

16.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Kirsty Kross – ‘Coral Trout Marathon, Stockholm’

(see Thursday 16.00 Exit)
Duration: 5 min

17.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Heidi Edström [ingentinget] – ‘Cumbersome Dough’

Stay upright, stay straight and pull yourself together. Hold it tight, hold it close and hold it together in your arms while it is rising. Tremble as it clings to you, sticking to your arms and to your clothes, weighing you down towards the floor. 
It is a cumbersome dough in a slow durational performance where people pass by like time as the fermentation process proceeds, and a barely maintained facade of strength decomposes. 
Duration: 120 min 

17.00 Svarta Havet
Hur ska konstnären representeras i framtiden, genom upphovsrätt eller gratiskultur?

Ett seminarium om användning av konstverk på internet. Kommer internet endast att vara ett skyltfönster för konstnären eller är det också en inkomstkälla? Är det gratiskultur som gäller eller har upphovspersonen rätt till ersättning? Frågan är högaktuell. Licenssystemet Creative Commons, CC, som innebär att upphovspersoner i olika grader frånsäger sig sin upphovsrätt och därmed ersättningsrätt, är på stark frammarsch. Myndigheter och offentliga institutioner använder i ökad utsträckning CC-licenser och sätter villkor som innebär att upphovspersoner som anlitas som fotografer, illustratörer eller konstnärer pressas till att acceptera CC-licenser för sina bilder.
På seminariet går vi igenom vad CC-licenser är och ställer frågor kring hur de används. BUS modell för licensiering av konstverk hos kommuner, museer och andra med konstsamlingar presenteras.
Medverkande: Kristina Alexanderson från Creative Commons Sverige och Erik Forslund, jurist hos BUS. Paneldiskussion med konstnärerna Åsa Berndtsson, Tina Eriksson Fredriksson, Nilsmagnus Sköld och Peter Johansson med frågor och inlägg från publiken.
I samarbete med BUS - Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige
Tid: 90 min

18.00 Svarta havet    PERFORMANCE
MSL and Antti-Juhani Manninen & Jouni Järvenpää – ‘Rhinoceros’

MSL is Antti Jussila and Jari Kallio. The performance duo is based in Turku and works with performance, video and sound. ‘We strive to aesthetic’.
The Rhinoceros project is a series of performative live events. It is created and performed by live sound artist Antti-Juhani Manninen and choreographer Jouni Järvenpää. Lately they have been really into hamburgers.
Duration: 90 min  

 

Saturday 18 April

13.00 Svarta havet
Visions and visibility

Challenges for the artist-run scene in Tanzania
Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, present their background and current work and discuss with historian Mikela Lundahl power structures within the art world: East African and gender identity politics, western hegenomy and hierarchy, international influence and post-colonial context. Who is (not) represented and (how) is it possible to change?
Participants: Rehema Chachage, artist and Artistic Manager of Programs at Nafasi Art Space; Diana Kamara, artist and member of Nafasi Art Space, Dar es Salaam; Mikela Lundahl, PhD in History of Ideas with research in Critical Heritage Studies, Gothenburg/Copenhagen.
In collaboration with AIM Network, supported by Nordic Culture Point.

Panel discussion in English
Duration: 90 min

13.00 Mandelgren     PERFORMANCE
Opera Factory Sessions 
‘Hot’ – a Swedish Circus on Merciful Inferno

A mini-opera which includes electronic music, performance, poetry, spoken and visual elements, all based on a Swedish text. The framework for this multi-disciplinary collaboration is John Cage’s musical score ‘Circus On’. John Cage’s score consists of instructions about how to translate any piece of literature into a musical work. By the virtue of the openness of our process, the exact outcome has been left to the creative process and defined by the participants’ artistic excellence. This instance of ‘Circus On’ has its literary starting point in August Strindberg’s ‘Inferno’ together with Ikea’s instructions for the ‘Barmhärtig’ stove. These artists come from various artistic disciplines; a collaboration between members of Fylkingen, a contemporary intermedia/interart organisation and Detroit Stockholm, an artist-run gallery and studio.
Duration: 40 min

13.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Heidi Edström [ingentinget] – ‘Cumbersome Dough’

(see Friday 17.00 Exit)

14.00 Mandelgren
Cultural Exchange Rate

The value of cultural exchange in an imbalanced art world
Independent art platforms and residencies with a focus on cultural exchange aim to benefit the reciprocity between native and non-native, while trying to remain inclusive. Yet, good intentions aside, there is often still a situation of disproportionate representation, as seen throughout the international art world. This discussion is about how the balance remains skewed between the open attitude towards cultural exchange and the difficulties of living up to this openness given the existing inequalities in international participation.
Introduction: Jeroen van der Hulst, Editor-in-Chief at Pamphlet Magazine (NL). 
Participants: Abir Boukhari, founder of AllArtNow, Damascus (SY); Nia Pushkarova, founder of Watertower Arts Fest, Sofia (BG); Signe Vad, founder of Udstillingsstedet TYS, Copenhagen (DK). Moderator: Irene de Craen, writer and director of Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn (NL).
In collaboration with AIM Network, supported by Nordic Culture Point. With support from the Swedish Institute.
Duration: 90 min

15.30 Svarta havet
Bassam El Baroni
Art and Abstraction from Pre-Crisis to Post-Crisis Globalisation

Globalisation – namely what the Iranian sociologist Masoud Alamuti defines as the ‘qualitative shift in the logic of global ordering of human societies from the centrality of the struggle for political power to a competition for economic interests’ – has placed exchange and the abstraction that comes with it at the centre of current debates on art. With an emphasis on curatorial practice, the talk attempts to trace the gradual ascendance of abstraction as a persistent and crucial question that the expanded field of art must engage with intellectually and aesthetically in ever more sophisticated ways.  
Bassam El Baroni is a curator, teacher, and writer based in Alexandria, Egypt. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Curatorial/Knowledge at Goldsmiths, London, and is a theory tutor at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. He has curated and co-curated projects in Murcia (MANIFESTA 8, 2010) and Madrid (Spain), Oslo, Bergen, and Lofoten (LIAF 2013) (Norway), Limerick (EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, 2014) (Ireland), Paris (France), and Alexandria (Egypt). 

Lecture in English
Duration: 90 min

15.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Ulises Pistolo Eliza – ‘The Oracle’

The idea is to take a deck of cards and give them out to people, then get the people to write their wishes on the cards. Once this is done, people exchange cards for a while so in the end everybody is left with a card with someone else’s wishes on it. And this is what they get to take home and keep. In the end, the performance results in a shifting of ‘wishes’, a simple and amusing way to understand others’ fears and desires. With support from The Embassy of Spain in Stockholm.

Duration: 15 min

16.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Kirsty Kross – ‘Coral Trout Marathon, Stockholm’

(see Thursday 16.00 Exit) Duration: 5 min

16.00 Mandelgren    PERFORMANCE
MSL and Antti-Juhani Manninen & Jouni Järvenpää
‘Rhinoceros’ 

(see Friday 18.00 Svarta Havet) Duration: 90 min  

17.00 Svarta havet
Art in the margins
A discussion on migration and immigration 

How can artistic projects represent the unrepresented and illuminate the experiences of excluded communities? The artist-run space PASAJ works in the Tarlabaṣı neighbourhood, a historic area in the centre of Istanbul that has always been a home for minorities suffering from discrimination by Turkish authorities and the wider society. The artist-run space MIZA presents artists who discuss the experiences of Albanian immigrants in their new countries of residence.
Participants: Secil Yayali (PASAJ, Istanbul); Olson Lamaj (MIZA, Tirana); Moderator: Erik Berggren (Museum of Forgetting)
In collaboration with AIM Network, supported by Nordic Culture Point

Panel discussion in English
Duration: 90 min

17.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Maid In Sweden – ‘Ironing Maids no2’

A performance triptych by Maid In Sweden; Helena Burman, Christina Göthesson and Susanne Torstensson.
By looking back into history and beyond the future the artists Burman, Göhesson and Torstensson allow themselves to play with aphorisms around household chores. They examine from a personal point of view their own history from the maternal perspective.
Duration: 20 min 

18.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
GRAFOROTIKA

Graforotika is a printmaking duo on skates: Hannah Harkes smoothes on the ink and Mari Prekup applies the pressure, both wearing skates modified to fulfill the function of a printmaking workshop. Accompanied by musicians and cheerleaders, they live-print traditional printmaking plates whilst providing a choreographically spectacular, albeit kinetically clumsy, feast for the eyes – in matching outfits. Graforotika rolled in from GRAFODROOM, a printmaking workshop and studio collective in Tallinn.
Duration: 15 min   

19.00 Svarta havet    PERFORMANCE
Arash Moori
‘Parasitic Noise’

Parasitic Noise is a performance based on the induction of crosstalk, noise, and interference between numerous audiovisual systems. The term itself refers to undesired oscillations which occur in electronic equipment. Within a live context these artefacts are amplified and exploited in order to create a synesthetic cacophony of sound and light. Arash Moori (b.1977, Birmingham, England) is a multidisciplinary artist whose experimentation with light, sound and electricity forms the foundation of his individual and collaborative work. 
Duration: 35 min 

19.00 Mandelgren    PERFORMANCE
Theatre Companie Achimowicz
‘SISTARS’

‘SISTARS’ by Theatre Companie Achimowicz is Anna Achimowicz and Natalia Zdunska, who refer to Siamese twins and the living image of the body of the dancer. It is a performance which realises a long-standing vision of the merger of contemporary dance, fashion, architecture and anatomy. The choreographer experiments during the stage event, where reality is distorted and a newly interpreted idea of architecture and the geometry of the human body is presented through movement, sound, and costumes.
Duration: 20 min

 

Sunday 19 April

13.00 Svarta havet
Konstkritik och makt

Konstkritiken får allt mindre utrymme i media så pass att den dagliga kritiken kanske försvinner helt. Endast institutionernas utställningar syns i de stora tidningarna ofta skriven utifrån ett vitt akademiskt perspektiv. Nya plattformar bildas för att analysera och debattera kultur och här kan blicken vara klassmedveten, avkoloniserad och feministisk. Men räcker dessa ideella initiativ för en framtida publik? Hur ser verkligheten ut för de som skriver konstkritik idag? 
Medverkande: Anders Olofsson, konstkritiker och redaktör för Konstperspektiv; Arazo Arif, Alex Rodallec och Sara Abdollahi från Kultwatch; Nicholas Ringskog Ferrada-Noli, musikkritiker DN.
I samarbete med Kultwatch – en plattform för kulturanalys och kulturdebatt.
Paneldiskussion på svenska
Tid: 90 min

13.00 Mandelgren    PERFORMANCE
Arvid van det Rijt & Britt Kootstra – ‘Northern Lights’

(see Thursday 19.00 Svarta havet)
Duration: 45 min  

13.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
GRAFOROTIKA

(see Saturday 18.00 Exit)
Duration: 15 min   

15.00 Svarta havet
Hur får vi syn på det som vi inte känner till?
Ett panelsamtal om integration och representation

Kan konstnärliga projekt verka för att motverka strukturell segregering, bristande representation och snäva urvals­mekanismer? Konsten att delta är ett projekt vars syfte är att skapa möten mellan regionalt verksamma, svenskfödda konstnärer och utlandsfödda, ofta nyanlända kulturarbetare. Vem är osynlig, vem behöver representeras eller integreras och när blir strävan efter mångfald ett slags exotifiering? När riskerar representation att användas som ett politiskt alibi? Vad innebär direktiven om jämställdhet för myndigheter som Kulturrådet i praktiken? Räcker det att synliggöra exkluderande maktstrukturer för att bryta dem?
Medverkande: Saad Hajo, satirtecknare från Syrien, verksam i Norrköping; Ola Öhlin, konstnär och projektledare för “Konsten att delta”; Bongi MacDermott, handläggare på Statens Kulturråd; Ceylan Holago, program- och utställningsansvarig, Mångkulturellt centrum. Moderator: Erik Berggren, konstnärlig ledare för Museet för Glömska.
Paneldiskussion på svenska
Tid: 90 min

15.00 Mandelgren
Den öppna konsthögskolan? 

Vi är överens om att konsthögskolorna inte speglar dagens interkulturella samhälle. Går det att ringa in varför? Vilka studerar på konsthögskolorna? Speglar sammansättningen av personal samhället? I samtalet diskuterar vi bakomliggande orsaker, tittar på statistik rörande studenternas bakgrund samt funderar på kulturellt kapital och fallgropar i den breddade rekryteringen. 
Medverkande: Saadia Hussain, konstnär, konstpedagog och konstaktivist; Samir Alj Fält, formgivare och konstnärlig ledare för Design lab S; Tina Carlsson (KA), konstnär och lektor i bildpedagogik på Konstfack; Ida Lidegran, utbildningssociolog och lektor vid Uppsala Universitet. Moderator: Macarena Dusant (KA), konstvetare och textförfattare. 
I samarbete med Konstgrupp Almedalen (KA) – en konstpolitisk ideell grupp med yrkesverksamma inom konstfältet som diskuterar konstens position i kulturpolitiken och samhället. 
Paneldiskussion på svenska
Tid: 90 min

15.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Maid in Sweden– ‘Ironing Maids no2’

(see Saturday 17.00 Exit)
Duration: 20 min

16.00 Exit    PERFORMANCE
Kirsty Kross – ‘Coral Trout Marathon, Stockholm’

(see Thursday 16.00 Exit)
Duration: 5 min

17.00 Svarta havet
Art as resistance?
The role of art in times of political crisis

The question of what role art can play in times of crisis has been frequently asked during the political and economical uncertainties of recent years. Can art play a subversive role and contribute to a more inclusive society? What should and could art and artists really resist? What are the structures that limit the space for art to act and create change? What is the difference between a personal (existential) and a national (political) crisis?
Participants: Rafat Asad and Reem Masri (Al Mahatta, Ramallah); Yuriy Kruchak and Yulia Kosterieva (Open Place, Kyiv); Sofiya Kokhanskaya (PARAZIT, St Petersburg); Moderator: Erik Berggren (Museum of Forgetting, Norrköping)
With support from the Swedish Institute.

Panel discussion in English
Duration: 90 min

17.00 Exit     PERFORMANCE
Ulises Pistolo Eliza – ‘The Oracle’

(see Saturday 15.00 Exit)