Supermarket is over for this time, but what was going on behind the scenes? How were we meant to interact with the different artworks? installations? performances?
Our brilliant Backstage Bloggers Antoine&Amanda enlightened us, and they even created the facebook page 'Backstage at SUPER Market' we highly recommend you check out! For inspiration or maybe even medicin to treat early onset nostalgia..
Thank you Antoine&Amanda for another year and another great collaboration!
Picture originally posted on exhibitor CODE ROOD's facebook page featuring artworks by Ralph De Jongh.
Every year presents a set of challenges from minor to major when it comes to putting together a major art fair such as Supermarket. This edition had a prticularly unfortunate start as Iranian artists Ashkan Zahraei och Alireza Fatehieboroujenie from Electric Room were denied visas to enter Sweden just a few days prior to the opening – based on questionable arguments from the Swedish Embassy in Iran. What came to be more fortunate however is how the fair turned out, with an array of artist-run spaces, performances, seminars, curious visitors, casual meetings, new friends and state of the art, Art!
With one last glimpse in the rearview mirror we would like to say thank you to visitors, artists, volunteers and all who contributed to making Supermarket 2018 happen. See you next year!
Moscow, Perm and Murmansk!
The Russians are present and they are exhibiting some pretty amazing art. All the way from Perm near the Ural mountains travelled the artist-run gallery Dom Gruzchika, and would it not be nice to combine the art experience with an eyebrow massage? Or how about a journey to the borderlands between rural Russia and Kazakhstan with Moscow based Elektrozavod? Maybe even pay a visit to Gallery Ч9? Something as unique as a contemporary art space from Murmansk in the Northwestern part of Russia.
For this edition of Supermarket we are happy to once again collaborate with Backstage Bloggers Antoine&Amanda!
The French/Swedish couple are both highly active in the field of arts and culture, working on an international basis as communication directors, content creators, writers and more! And did we mention they are currently dividing their time between Africa and Europe? With great anticipation we are looking forward to seeing glimpses of the machinery behind Supermarket from another perspective – perhaps there are things we are yet to discover about our own art fair.
You will definitely get to see Diana Agunbiade-kolawole and Andreas Nur at Supermarket 2018, as we are happy to say that they are our two new splendid additions to the documentation team as photographer and videographer. They will be taking some sharp photos and filming the new Supermarket promo video so beware and prepare your most refined artistic poses and witty interview answers!