Yesterday Supermarket opened and it was a day full of activity! The doors opened at 11 for the first visitors and they kept coming all day. We got a jumpstart from the coverage by several newpapers and other media, among them DN, SvD, ABC news, Sveriges Radio, Aftonbladet and Expressen.
Some of the highlights during the day:
Konstsoffan – the panel discussion led by KRO with party leaders and culture policy spokespersons was a success! Swedish public television was there filming it and the seminar also generated a debate on Twitter, especially after the representative from Moderaterna (the ruling right-wing party) said politics does not need to focus more on art and culture.... Supermarket adressed Moderaterna and questioned them about this statement. Konstsoffan will be aired on SVT Forum on Feb 21 11:30-13:30, do not miss it!
Dror Feiler continued the political theme with an intriguing "agitation performance" at Red Spot. Video clips from Ship to Gaza and Israel/Palestine were mixed with political statements and saxophone.
An art piece by Gabriel Parniak from Canadian gallery Ed Video caused quite the stir on internet, generating over 400 comments and nearly 250 000 views on Reddit. On Friday, Huffington Post wrote an article about it: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/02/14/tim-hortons-art-gabriel-parniak_n_4788724.html
Super TV has been filming interesting artworks, people and topics - see the first five videos here: http://www.supermarketartfair.com/tv
We have also seen spontaneous performances and an ongoing live performance in a gallery on the 3rd floor where the artist Matilda Haggärde is building herself into a cocoon of clay.
There have been interesting talks and a lot of networking! Tomorrow we’ll do a summing up of today, day two at Supermarket!
More exhibitors are arriving and Kulturhuset is full of sounds: construction, collaboration and preparation.
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It is the second day of construction at Supermarket and more and more artists are arriving at Kulturhuset. The booths are filling with equipment. Artwork and installations are being unpacked and prepared for hanging. Activity is increasing with all kinds of questions coming up: where are the ladders stored? When can an extra light be installed? Do we have a stapler? Coordinating at this point is a fun challenge! Today is also the first day for the volunteers and they are already in full swing. A superstorm is coming up…
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Supermarket proudly announce that A.M.180 from Prague (CZ) has been selected for the Nordic Art Association Sweden/Supermarket residency 2014.
From mid-January they will stay and work in the guest flat/studio in Malongen, next to Nytorget in one of Stockholm’s coolest neighbourhoods.
A.M.180 is independent creative and promotional collective based on DIY principles and punk ethics. Since September 2003 A.M.180 has been running same-titled multifunctional space in Prague, the Czech Republic. Main mission: a platform for contact between independent music scene and contemporary art scene. A.M.180 arranges exhibitons, live shows and performances.
The Nordic Art Association is an organisation of visual artists in the Nordic Countries. About the residency: www.nkf.se/malongen