With its vibrant events programme, SUPERMARKET is not just a regular art fair. Besides the main exhibition we offer Supermarket TALKS & Performances programme, Supermarket MEETINGS and our internationally distributed Supermarket Art Magazine.
Talks started in 2007 as a place for talks, presentations, performances and debates on contemporary art. Talks has over the years developed into a 3-day seminar on issues relating to visual arts in general. The themes have been ‘Art of the Future’ (2009), ‘Documentation/Non-documentation’ (2010), ‘The Absent Hub’ (2011), ‘The waiting room of Eternity’ (2012), ‘Happiness’ (2013), ‘Difference(s)’ (2014) and 'Invisibility - who represents who?' (2015).
Performance art has been a part of SUPERMARKET since beginning, with the number of performances increasing year by year. Since 2012, a special Stage is designated for the Performance programme. Live Action Göteborg, Lokal_30, Warsaw, No Budget Performance, PAiN – Performance Art in Norrbotten, PALS - Performance Art Links Stockholm and Fylkingen have been important contributors to the programme.
Since 2010 SUPERMARKET has arranged Meetings, a non-public program which allows participating artists and artists working as exhibition organisers, project managers and other professionals to meet and discuss various issues surrounding their gallery and the wider art world. Since establishing interpersonal relations between art professionals is fundamental, we hope that these meetings plant the seeds of new international collaborations.
Professional Networking Participants Programme
A new programme introduced in 2016. As an art professional you can apply for a PNP pass, giving you access to all activities during the art fair and networking events exclusively for Professional Networking Participants.
SUPERMARKET Art Magazine
Since the first SUPERMARKET in 2007, an exhibition catalogue is released at the time of the art fair. Since 2010 the catalogue is bound together with the artist-run Supermarket Art Magazine, with submissions from our network around the world, connected to the theme of the Talks programme.