SUPERMARKET is proud to announce its third annual edition of the international artist-run art fair. This year SUPERMARKET will occupy the stylish Clarion Hotel Stockholm on the island of Södermalm, with an estimated 50 International exhibitors transforming the classy hotel premises into a vibrant artist-run art fair.
Every year SUPERMARKET has relocated; starting in 2007 in an art nouveau palace, moving to an industrial space the following year, and now, to a newly built designer luxury hotel.
Initiated and organised by artists, this project has rapidly evolved from a modest group of local initiatives to a full-fledged international art exposition that has made its mark and helped firmly establish Stockholm on the art world map.
SUPERMARKET 2009 builds on the tremendous success of SUPERMARKET 2008, which featured exhibitors from Canada, Germany, Poland, USA, the UK, and, of course, Sweden and the neighbouring Nordic countries, all part of a growing international trend of artist-run galleries, project spaces, artist collectives, independent curators and publications.
The goal of SUPERMARKET, the artist-run international exposition of new art, is to provide a showcase for artist initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene.
SUPERMARKET is concurrent with Market, a commercial art fair in Stockholm.
In February 2006, Minimarket, a precursor to SUPERMARKET was held at Konstnärshuset in reaction to the new commercial art fair, Market. The following year, SUPERMARKET 2007 occupied the entire building at Konstnärshuset. SUPERMARKET 2008 relocated to larger premises at the old industrial space Enskilda Galleriet