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…
Browse through the programme:
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
BUS is the Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden and the the award was created and is funded by BUS and The Swedish Magazine Publishers Association.
Project managers Andreas Ribbung, Pontus Raud and Meggi Sandell. Photo: Malou Bergman
The Jury had this to say:
“Supermarket has since 2006 not only become a major player in the Swedish art scene, but has, through an extensive network of contacts, developed into an international reference point and meeting place for artist-run galleries. It brings together a large number of galleries: in 2013 from more than 30 countries worldwide. Its central location at Kulturhuset in Stockholm allows it to reach a large audience. However Supermarket is not only a stage for international art, it also creates a forum for debate around important social issues where the arts can play a role. At Supermarket you meet contemporary and experimental art, art that is not filtered through commercial considerations. Supermarket is an important element of the multifaceted arts scene. It needs support for its continued existence.”
Listen to the recordings of the seminars and discussions that took place at Supermarket TALKS 2013.
Talks are in English.