Lava Gallery Opening 22.5, 17:00
Tensta konsthall fashion projects at
This salon, focuses on bread
Tea and Coffee Salon with the Women's Center Tensta-Hjulsta and the Lebanese Family Association
Today at tenstakonsthall.se:
Andrew Norman Wilson: Movement Materials and What We Can Do
The Society Without Qualities
14.2-26.5 Søren Andreasen, Archizoom, Thomas Bayrle, Samuel R. Delany, Ane Hjort Guttu, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Jakob Jakobsen och Anders Remmer, Charlotte och Sture Johannesson, Jakob Kolding, Learning Site, Sharon Lockhart, Joanna Lombard, Palle Nielsen, Xabier Salaberria. Curated by Lars Bang Larsen. This exhibition revisits some concerns of the 1960s, such as education, militancy, experimental urban planning, the child as an active historical subject, and the critical use of the art institution. Asking what it would mean to proceed without a model or an image of the society to come; what it would mean to not project any figurative qualities onto the future?
14.3-2.6 In 2011 Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi began a series of works which depart from two archives/collections of the 20th century—the collection of Western modern art from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the archive of British Petroleum (BP) related to the company's origin in Iran from 1901 to 1951, when it found the first oil in the Middle East. In returning to these two archives, the artists seek to retroactively reenact an open-ended and indecisive historiography of modernity.
What happened with the art of the strike? An art project by Ingela Johansson (2010-)
14.3-26.5 The point of departure for this project is the wild strike which broke out in December, 1969 in the iron ore fields in Norrbotten, Sweden. The strike spread and after a few days involved some 5000 miners. Through local political groups, many people working in culture expressed solidarity with the miners and engaged themselves in the situation. Johansson’s project encompasses an exhibition of art that was collected during the strike in support of the strike fund, archival material, a series of photographs and dramatizations based on strike documents.
Tensta konsthall fashion projects at Lava Gallery
22.5–26.5 Opening: 22.5, 17:00
Through staged photographs, idol portraits, and textile prints, young girls from Tensta are showing their images of fashion and style.
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.
Movement Materials and What We Can Do
25.3–30.6 2013 This site-specific performance for tenstakonsthall.se by artist Andrew Norman Wilson looks at emergent forms and flows of labor, capital, and information by investigating the marginalized class of "ScanOps" workers at Google's international corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley.
Tensta konsthall nominated for the cultural award of the trade union Kommunal 2013.
25.4 Tensta konsthall nominated for the cultural award of the trade union Kommunal 2013. According to the jury for the award Tensta konsthall has contributed significantly to contemporary culture and society.
Trans-Cultural Heritage: Protection and Transformation of the Contemporary City
13.2–8.5 Four workshops will explore the notion of "cultural heritage" in an increasingly diversified world, where a variety of cultures act upon urban spaces. With Meike Schalk, Helena Mattsson and Lisa Kings. The discussions are part of Tensta Museum, a larger project and research network investigating cultural heritage organized by Tensta konsthall.
What Does Art Theory Do?
24.4–5.6 A Series Of Lectures, Seminars And Workshops At Stockholm University And Tensta konsthall with Boris Groys, Irit Rogoff and Suzanne Hudson. How are practical experiences converted from the art world to meta-reflections and theory? And how are art theories that place art itself at the center, developed; as grounded in the practical experience of curating, art criticism and education? What does texts on art do—criticism, theory and exhibition texts—in contemporary art, and how is theory used by critics, curators, artists and others?
Perspectives from the periphery
6.5 16:00 – 17:00 Through an invitation by Dramaten, Revolution Poetry and Tensta Konsthall co-arrange a performance titled Perspektiv från periferin: Från arbetarklass till klass utan arbete? (Perspectives from the periphery: From working class to a class without work?)
Tea and Coffee Salon
25.5, 14:00–16:00 Tea and Coffee Salon: Bread salon. The Tea and Coffee Salons began in spring 2012 and are an ongoing collaboration with Women's Center Tensta Hjulsta and the Lebanese Family Association. The associations present themselves and their members at Tensta konsthall through the different themes of the salons.
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. Easter break 2–5.4 Lava Dance, ages 14–19 years.
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.
The New Model
2011-2013 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.
The Fashion Project
From March 2012 In this project fashion is placed into a wider context, focused on identity and networking for women.
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.
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.
Wade Guyton: Untitled
Ongoing The floor in Tensta konsthall's exhibition space is a work by New York based artist Wade Guyton. The very means of artistic production—particularly painting—are the focus
of many of his works. Untitled (2010) is a remake of the floor in Guyton’s former studio space.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 T can offer light meals and snacks at good prices.
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Take the blue line metro towards Hjulsta and get off at Tensta. The ride takes about twenty minutes from Stockholm's Central Station (T-Centralen). Tensta konsthall is located directly under the Tensta Centrum shopping mall and there is a flight of stairs from Tensta Allé leading down to Taxingeplan, the square just in front of the konsthall.
The café is the entrance to Tensta konsthall. The café offers coffee and light meals, and its opening times are the same as the gallery’s. Tensta konsthall and its café, with free Internet service, also functions as a meeting place for individuals, groups and organizations, and as a workplace. The menu varies from day to day, and can include substantial salads, soups and grilled sandwiches. The café also offers espresso, a large selection of teas, which can be accompanied by, for example, baklava, carrot cake, cinnamon rolls.
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Calle Nathansson (head of board)
Tensta konsthall is supported by Stockholm City, Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm County Council
Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies is supported by Danish Arts Council, FastPartner, Foundation for Arts Initiative, Malmö konsthall, Mondrian Foundation, The Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Austrian Embassy; Parts of Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies are realized in collaboration with ABF, Center for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University, Konsthall C, The Royal Institute of Art, Ross Tensta Gymnasium, Sternberg Press, Tensta Library; Special thanks to Iaspis; Part of the project was realized as a consultancy commission at Bukowskis
Art Camps are realized in collaboration with Gerlesborgsskolan, Göteborgs konstskola, Konstfack, Lava Kulturhuset, The Royal Institute of Art, Nyckelviksskolan, Unga Dramaten
Bidoun Library is realized in collaboration with Bagdad Café
Cluster is realized with support by European Cultural Foundation, Swedish Arts Council
Curatorial Summer Workshop is realized in collaboration with Kungl. Konsthögskolan, initiated by Maria Lind and Nina Möntmann
Doing what you want: Marie-Louise Ekman accompanied by Sister Corita Kent, Mladen Stilinovic and Martha Wilson is realized in collaboration with Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo. The seminar series Dream and Reality is realized in collaboration with the Institution for Culture and Communication at Södertörn University and ABF
Gallery club is realized in collaboration with TioTretton Kulturhuset, Cinema Africa, Blå Huset
Hinrich Sachs Kami, Khoka, Bert and Ernie (World Heritage) is realized with support from Baselland, Basel-Stadt, Pro Helvetia, Royal Institute of Art; The Embassy of Switzerland in Stockholm, Parts of Hinrich Sachs Kami, Khoka, Bert and Ernie (World Heritage) are realized in collaboration with Askebyskolan Rinkeby, Livstycket
Katitzi: A Literary Character Rooted in Reality is realized in collaboration with Angelica Ström. The seminar series is realized in collaboration with ABF and the publishers, Natur och Kultur
Publishing In Process: Ownership In Question is realized with support by Iaspis, Konstfack. It is realised in the framework of COHAB, a two-year project initiated by The Showroom, Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, realized with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
T.451 by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers is realized in collaboration with Stockholm konst, who produced the project, and with support by Stockholm Library and Tensta Library; Thanks to Greater Stockholm Fire Department, The Organization Röda Hanen, The Kurdish Association Spånga, Stockholm City Museum
Tensta Museum: Or What is Cultural Heritage? is part of Beginning as Well as We Can: How Much Fascism Can We Take, a collaboration between WHW, Zagreb, and Grazer Kunstverein, Graz. With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. With support from the European Commission
The Cut is realized with support by Kulturbryggan
The Fashion Project is realized in collaboration with the Center for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University
The New Model is realized with support by European Cultural Foundation, Goethe Institut, Kulturkontakt Nord; Parts of the New Model are realized in collaboration with The School of Architecture at The Royal Institute of Technology. It is realised in the framework of COHAB, a two-year project initiated by The Showroom, Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, realized with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
The Society Without Qualities is realized as part of The New Model which is realized with support by European Cultural Foundation, Goethe Institut, Kulturkontakt Nord and is realised in the framework of COHAB, a two-year project initiated by The Showroom, Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht and Tensta Konsthall, realized with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Thanks to Gallery Nicolai Wallner and Kulturkontakt Nord. Sharon Lockhart would like to thank neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. Learning Site would like to thank The Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Danish Art Agency.
What does an art institution do? is realized in collaboration with Konstfack’s Master program Art in the Public Realm and Curatorlab; The project is supported by Iaspis
What Does Social Practice Do? is realized in collaboration with the KTH School of Architecture, KTH in Tensta and the Stockholm City Planning Office. In Collaboration with CuratorLab, Konstfack. Supported by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia); IASPIS; Instituto Camões Stockholm; TAP airlines; Portuguese Embassy in Stockholm
Who Will Fund Contemporary Art? is realized in collaboration with Botkyrka konsthall, Konsthall C, Marabouparken and Mossutställningar
It is Tensta konsthall’s ambition to be an institution with a given place in the local community. At the same time Tensta konsthall aims to offer a program of the highest international quality, to be an ongoing and self-evident destination for people interested in art. Central to the konsthall is its particular focus on both various kinds of collaborations and on the intensive mediation of new ideas.
Art mediation, generally and even internationally, has lagged behind other aspects of art and therefore it is important to provide equal possibilities for its development. Essential to Tensta konsthall’s work with art mediation is a grounding in contemporary art and a development that retains the integrity of and respect for both the art itself as well as the public. This means, amongst other things, that each aspect of mediation must be tailor-made in relation to the art in question and to the individuals and groups involved in the interchange, demanding a great deal of time and energy.
In addition to investigative exhibitions and commissioned art projects, Tensta konsthall will include a program focusing on archives, collections and libraries. Three main thematic lines will be followed and developed within the program: questions concerning artistic formulation, interpretation and organization; art and economy; and artists’ conditions of work and production.
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