Supermarket 2022 Talks & Performance programme

See the full programme for 2022 below.

TALKS & PERFORMANCE have formed a vital part of the art fair since it began with the aim to stimulate the interest of the broad public in questions, topics and trends relevant to contemporary art.

SUPERMARKET TALKS functions as an open space for talks, presentations and debates on contemporary art and its relation to society in general. The previous 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), Invisibility – who represents who? (2015), 10th anniversary of Supermarket (2016), Intimacy (2017), Legacy: who will survive and what will be left of them? (2018) and Temporary moratorium: all allowed? (2019), Fabricated (2020) and Shapeshifters (2021). The theme of SUPERMARKET 2022 is the Holy Fluff.

SUPERMARKET PERFORMANCE shows works by performance artists from around the world both on- and off-stage, and offers a range of performances from durational pieces to interactive or lecture performances. Live Action, Lokal_30, No Budget Performance, STOFF – Stockholm Fringe Fest, PAiN – Performance Art in Norrbotten, Fylkingen, PALS – Performance Art Links, Istanbul Performance Art, and many more have been important contributors to the programme.

Uncover Choreography, ‘Quööör’, Bonniers Konsthall, 2019, Daniel Tobar


Thursday 26 May

12:30   TALK (in English)
Art in Dialogue
Petra Boonstra (NL)
Dialogues in art between artists, between art and its public, artworks and their viewers are a great tool to investigate the significance of (works of) art. They are invitations to open up new ideas. At Supermarket 2022 there will be an open, playful and fluffy conversation with some wonderful Stockholm-based artists and the audience, to collectively consider what it is that makes us tick about the arts. Petra Boonstra is a part of Concordia art space, which hosts exhibitions about art-in-dialogue where the artists combine forces, share ideas and investigate new forms of collaboration.
Duration: 1.5 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

14:30   TALK (in English)
Art Shots I
A two-part series of short presentations in pecha-kucha format by Supermarket’s exhibitors and Meetings Expanded participants. Each participant presents in ten minutes and ten images their project or initiative, delivering various perspectives on the Swedish and international artist-run scene. 
Among participating galleries are: Altán Klamovka Gallery (CZ), Garage33. Gallery-Shelter (UA), AXENÉO7 (CA) and others
Introduced by Lucie Gottlieb (FR/SE), Networking Coordinator, SUPERMARKET – Stockholm Independent Art Fair
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

16:00 TALK (in English)
Let’s talk about Future Has Desires
Seçil Yaylalı & Zeynep Okyay (TR)
Collective work is very admirable, but it is not always an easy process. Seçil Yaylalı and Zeynep Okyay have researched the nature of collective action through surveys they conducted for Future Has Desires project in MENA and Europe, and they would like to share their findings and get your feedback, as well as hear about your experience with working collectively. In collaboration with İpek Altun. 
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

18:00 TALK (in English)
Lyssnersken
Beatrice Alvestad Lopez (NO/ES) and Zoey Hart (US) invited by BKN/Hybrid
‘Lyssnersken’ the film is a collaboration between New York artist Zoey Hart and Stockholm-based artist Beatrice Alvestad Lopez. They started their collaboration at Björkö residency in December 2021. Their shared passion for nature led to the exploration of moss and lichen rich in the local area through sound, film and performance. ‘Lyttersken’ is Norwegian for listening as they softly tap the drum, the pulse and breath into being. Moss becomes and is a living entity, circulating water as breath bringing us well. By exercises of embodying moss, breathing within it, drum taps and poetry they get closer to the beat of teeming life.Moderated by: Anna Hanchett (US/ES), PhD candidate, Stockholm University
Duration: 30 mins. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Thursday OFFSTAGE

18:00   PERFORMANCE
Memory & Society 
Jasmin Schaitl (AT)
Presented by Altán Klamovka 
The performance explores facets of mutuality between exhibition visitors and their own memories. It investigates how a past memory can be revived by activating the senses of touch. Remembering memory, perceiving touch, feeling and drawing memory again, reliving memory. The project examines how one’s own past or future is often perceived in a distorted way in the present moment. It is about trying to gain a realistic and clear view of the scope and potential of human existence: One can (only) change the now, not the future, not the past.
Duration: 2 h. Location: Offstage / Altán Klamovka booth

Friday 27 May

12:15   PERFORMANCE (in English)
FIXA OCH GREJA OCH GÖRA
Sebastian Rudolph Jensen and Emelié Sterner (SE)
FIXA OCH GREJA OCH GÖRA (Fix and do and make): A repetitive performance about life’s eternal doing and fixing.
Duration: 15 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

13:00   TALK (in English)
Galleri Toll  & Ta·da on Semi-public spaces
Maria Toll (SE), Anne-Louise Knudsen (DK) 
Galleri Toll has been located in the Ropsten metro station in Stockholm since 2018. Galleri Toll is run by Maria Toll. Ta·da has been located in a public laundromat in Copenhagen since 2018. Ta·da is run by Anne-Louise Knudsen. The talk will be on how it is to run a gallery all by yourself, that any space can be a gallery and how both Maria and Anne-Louise work with semi-public art spaces. How do you work with a space, where the audience is not necessarily there for the art, but sees it anyway? As part of an exchange collaboration between the galleries, Maria Toll will exhibit in Ta·da from the end of April–June and Anne-Louise Knudsen will exhibit at Galleri Toll from 28 May–end of August.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage 

15:00   TALK (in English)
Happiness in Performance Art
Pınar Derin Gençer (TR/SE)
The empirical analysis on happiness was first conducted in the field of psychology, especially mental health in the 1960’s . From the late 60s, the main topic is which measurement should be used for calculating happiness. So what is happiness in performance art? How do we bring out joy instead of pain in performative action? Is performative action happy or unhappy as opposed to being wrong or right? Considering John L. Austin’s concept of ’happy’ and ’unhappy’ performatives, we will discuss these concepts within performance art. 
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

17:00   PANEL TALK (in English)
IASPIS cooperation: How to Survive Without Public Funding
KX Gallery (BY), Ortega y Gasset Gallery (US), Lateral Art Space (RO), Al Mahatta / Visual Arts Forum (PS)
Moderated by Valerio Del Baglivo (IT/SE), guest curator at IASPIS 
The role of artists-run spaces in creating social and cultural value within the greater art ecosystem. While offering support to young and experimental practices, maintaining spaces as cultural hubs for local communities, preserving the relation between art and society and including new audiences, very often artist-run spaces struggle to maintain a sustainable life, due to a lack of (or rather competitive) public and private funding. 
How to make visible the social and cultural value produced by artist-run spaces within the wider art ecology while experimenting with forms of economy that differ from the logic of public funding schemes and applications?
Duration: 1.5 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Lerin/Hystad, ‘Electronic Flora’, 2018

19:30   PERFORMANCE / WORKSHOP
Electronic Flora
Lerin / Hystad 
Simon Torssell Lerin & Bettina Hvidevold Hystad (SE)
The Värmland duo Lerin / Hystad work in a borderland between visual art and experimental music. For the past five years they have worked with the project Electronic Flora – recordings of bio-electrical signals from plants. Sensors capture electrical voltages inside the leaves of plants. For Supermarket 2022, Lerin / Hystad will play an impromptu concert with plants, sensors, synths and electric guitar. After the concert, you are invited to listen to your own bio-electrical signals using our sensors and connect to our synths.
Duration: 20 min + 10 min workshop. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Friday OFFSTAGE

14:00   PERFORMANCE
Ashes to Ashes 
The Ministry of Environmental Grief | Julia Adzuki (SE)
From Eucalyptus regnans of the Styx forest in Tasmania, to Fraxinus excelsior in Europe, Ashes to Ashes weaves spoken word poetry and tactile sound in an interactive performance with a tree instrument. The Ministry of Environmental Grief is a non-governmental artistic body dedicated to documenting and giving voice to experiences of environmental grief. Asking; How can our grief transform our relation with earth? Does the felled forest still resonate? Can we sense the sentience of trees and forest through touch? You are invited to experience resonance in the body of a tree instrument and to register environmental grievances with the Ministry.
Performance, text and tactile sound instrument: Julia Adzuki
Performance consultant and voice coach: Katrine Faber
Technician: Patrick Dallard
Duration: 50 min. Location: Offstage / Café area

18:00   PERFORMANCE (in English)
Subastas Suicidas (Suicidal Auctions)
Le Frère and Ana Morgade (ES)
Collaboration between Le Frère and Ana Morgade, Subastas Suicidas mixes political action and the artistic formats of live creation, exhibition and performance in an art auction where the value drops as the auction proceeds.
Duration: 2 h. Location: Offstage / Fosforita booth

Saturday 28 May

12:00 TALK (in English)
Introducing Ephemeral Care
Joe Rowley (UK/SE), Giulia Busetti (IT)
Ephemeral Care is a transnational research group with a focus on ethics, practice and structures in artist-run initiatives. They will introduce the platform, some of the current projects and hear from you – the beating heart of artist-run!
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

13:30   TALK (in English)
Uncertain States Scandinavia
Charlie Fjätström (SE/NO), Deborah Eisinger (NL/DE)  
Uncertain States Scandinavia is a primarily artist-run project that publishes and distributes a free quarterly broadsheet newspaper showing lens-based art. Uncertain States also curate festivals, gallery exhibitions and artist talks.
Formed in 2016 by Tor Simen Ulstein, Dagny Hay and Charlie Fjätström in Oslo, Norway, the project evolved as an offspring from Uncertain States London, England, originally founded by Fiona Yaron-Field, David George and Spencer Rowell in 2009.
What is Uncertain States Scandinavia and why is it important to highlight lens-based art? These and more questions will be conjointly pondered upon while you can grab some good old printed papers. At Supermarket 2022 we will have a pre-release of the latest issue on the topic of self-portrait.
Duration: 15–20 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Julia Adzuki, ‘Ashes to Ashes’, tactile sound tree instrument and performance, at Earthbound, by Secret Hotel, Earthwise & Co., 2021, photo: Franseska Mortensen

14:30   TALK (in Swedish)
Utmaningarna för Konsten och Demokratin
KRO/ Tidningen Konstnären 
Moderator: Robert Stasinski (SE), Tidningen Konstnären
Demokratin och konsten står inför en rad olika hot under senare år – politiska, ekonomiska, sociala, religiösa och dessa dagar också rent militära. Hur konstens relation till demokratiska institutioner och idéer kan se ut är fokus för detta samtal. När fler och fler grupper, individer och idéer samsas under demokratins paraply, vad händer med konsten och konstnärernas roll? 
Medverkande: Giorgiana Zachia, samordnare Samtidskonstuppdraget, Statens Konstråd; David Karlsson, idéhistoriker, bokförläggare och kulturskribent; Nasim Aghili, regissör och konstnär; Max Valentin, mångsysslare inom bland annat kulturstrategi, digitalisering och demokratifrågor
Duration: 1.5 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

16:30   PERFORMANCE
Marcel DuChamp and the Black Dahlia 
Alexandra Kostrubala (SE/US)
Alexandra has connected to homicide detective Steve Hodel who had discovered connections to his father, the murderer of the Black Dahlia, who in turn proves relationships between Man Ray, the Surrealists and the homicide of Black Dahlia aka Elisabeth Short.
Has Duchamp modelled his work Étant donnés after the brutal murder of the 22-year-old Elisabeth Short? Who is Max Steiner? How did the Dadaists evolve into the Surrealists and eventually to DuChamps works? What lies behind the aesthetics of what we hold as one of the most important works of Art today?
Duration: 45 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

18:00   PERFORMANCE
SEARCHING AFTER IT
Lisa W Carlson (SE)
Presented by Galleri LOKOMOTIV
With the help of voice, sounded objects and projections the artist searches for That.
Something nameless, non-existent, the vibration of a movement,
The shadow of a human being and the sound of the place.
Duration: 20–25 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

19:30   PERFORMANCE
Slides of Life
Mirka Flander & Jari Haanperä (FI)
Slides of Life is a short story about unknown people and events in an unknown time and place. It is a mechanical live show with several slide projectors and numerous slides with live experimental electronic music. The slides come from private and public sources and artists have bought them at flea markets.
Duration: 30 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

Saturday OFFSTAGE

15:00   PERFORMANCE
Antenna Quarantine 
Jan Pfeiffer (CZ)
Presented by Altán Klamovka
Performative process drawing. During the action, the artist stays with the object and creates automatic imitative and drawn records. The drawings will be associatively communicated to the audience. A camera is placed above the footprint of the object and broadcasts the drawing online and out of the structure for passing spectators. 
The main topics are: personal knowledge development, concentration, process and character. The centre of the Antenna Quarantine project is the object: a light, easily portable, foldable tent-frame construction – a typical Neo-Gothic aesthetic reminiscent of Altán Klamovka’s building in Klamovka park in Prague.
Duration: 2.5 h. Location: Offstage / Altán Klamovka booth

Jan Pfeiffer, ‘Antai Atain’, wood, 2022, photo: Jakub Adamec

18:30   PERFORMANCE
Ashes to Ashes 
The Ministry of Environmental Grief | Julia Adzuki (SE)
From Eucalyptus regnans of the Styx forest in Tasmania, to Fraxinus excelsior in Europe, Ashes to Ashes weaves spoken word poetry and tactile sound in an interactive performance with a tree instrument. The Ministry of Environmental Grief is a non-governmental artistic body dedicated to documenting and giving voice to experiences of environmental grief. Asking; How can our grief transform our relationship with earth? Does the felled forest still resonate? Can we sense the sentience of trees and forest through touch? You are invited to experience resonance in the body of a tree instrument and to register environmental grievances with the Ministry.
Performance, text and tactile sound instrument: Julia Adzuki
Performance consultant and voice coach: Katrine Faber
Technician: Patrick Dallard
Duration: 50 min. Location: Offstage / Café area

SUNDAY 29 MAY

12:15   PERFORMANCE (in Swedish)
FIXA OCH GREJA OCH GÖRA
Sebastian Rudolph Jensen & Emelié Sterner (SE)
FIXA OCH GREJA OCH GÖRA (Fix and do and make): a repetitive performance about life’s eternal doing and fixing.
Duration: 15 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

13:00   TALK (in English)
Art Shots II
A two-part series of short presentations in pecha-kucha format by Supermarket’s exhibitors and Meetings Expanded participants. Each participant presents in ten minutes and ten images their project or initiative, delivering various angles on the Swedish and international artist-run scene. 
Among participating galleries are: Niigata Eya (JP), Ausstellungsraum EULENGASSE (DE), b a s e m e n t (AT) and others
Introduced by Lucie Gottlieb (FR/SE), Networking Coordinator, Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair
Duration: 1h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

14:30   TALK (in English)
International Artist Exchange Programmes – Pragmatic Advice and Strategies
Max Presneill (UK/US)
A round table discussion of learned strategies for successful international exchange. Starting from a pragmatic position which relates to budgetary limitations, shipping tactics, exchange structures, and making the most of an opportunity, this session will share knowledge and suggest routes that will help your exchange flourish.
Duration: 1 h. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

17:30   MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Kulturprofilerna (SE)
Malin Arnedotter Bengtsson, Moa Cedercrona, Sarali Borg, Beata Sjöstedt, Heidi Edström, Stella Dieden Richter, Lovisa Fahlgren, Lior Nønne Malue Hansen, Kat Østergaard, Lovisa Gauffin Wohlfarth
Kulturprofilerna is a performative queer punk band with ten members that started in Stockholm in autumn 2021. Among the members are artists, curators and intellectuals. Kulturprofilerna performs to liberate everyone from the oppressive entities in the world. They do this by crying over things like difficult lesbian love, annoying pets, pervert men and mum issues. No filters. Just raw feelings. Deep dark pain with glitter and flair.
Duration: 30 min. Location: Talks & Performance Stage

SUNDAY OFFSTAGE

13:00   PERFORMANCE
When Routine Becomes Ritual
Stella Dieden Richter (SE)
A performance in three acts with a body, a door and Vaseline. 
The first act, a slow rising. The second act, lubricating the door. The third and last act is what the artist leaves behind.
Duration: 45 min. Location: Offstage / Entrance Hall

DAILY PERFORMANCES

Thursday 26 May 18:00
Friday 27 May 18:00
Saturday 28 May 15:00
Sunday 29 May 15:00

71 + Detox   PERFORMANCE
PRZ / Eva Pagmar & Eloranta Maija Eloranta (SE)
71 + detox: an absurd movement towards hysterical laughter clad in black pajamas and a hat.
Duration: 15 min. Location: Offstage / The Corner (near Duo Contradiction booth)

PRZ – Eva Pagmar and Maija Eloranta, ‘Midsummer Desperados’, performance, under Tranebergsbron in Kristineberg, Stockholm, summer 2020


Presented by ArtCan
Saturday 28 May 15:00
Print your Holy Fluff: Linocut Workshop with Patricia Bidi (UK)   WORKSHOP (in English)
A hands-on creative workshop exploring linocut printing as part of ArtCan’s booth ‘Holy Fluff exhibition’ at Supermarket 2022. Make your own greeting card inspired by ArtCan’s interpretation of Holy Fluff. Patricia Bidi is a visual artist living and working in London. Her work in printmaking celebrates life’s seminal moments and new beginnings through her playful and poetic imagination, submerging the viewer within her own realm of storytelling. It explores ideas of identity, place, and memory within a shifting landscape.
Duration: 2 h. Location: Offstage / ArtCan booth

Presented by Bierumer School
Every day 15:00   PERFORMANCE
Stitch and chat
Collective Constructs
Lola Diaz Cantoni (AR) & Jorien Ketelaar (NL)
During Supermarket 2022 Collective Constructs create a daily space for visitors to connect through a joint action while having a conversation.
You are invited to take part in the collective embroidery piece, an act that is relaxing for the body and mind. Through this action, we invite you to connect to the present moment, yourself, and each other. 
Join this space to exchange ideas, thoughts, and experiences – or just take a moment for yourself.
Duration: 30 min. Or longer. Location: Offstage / near Bierumer School booth

Presented by Candyland
Wednesday–Saturday 
19:00   PERFORMANCE
Untitled Studies of Anonymous Women
Daisuke Takeya (JP)
This performance reflects Takeya’s inner struggles understanding women. As gender issues are widely discussed worldwide, Takeya will attempt to interact and create an ultimate space with random women from the audience, in hope that some sort of happenings can be provoked between the artist and the audience. 
Duration: Approximately 30 min. Location: Offstage / Candyland’s booth

Presented by Detroit Stockholm
Every day 15:00   PERFORMANCE
Supermarket
Alberte Skronski (DK)
A worker walks around a supermarket where everything is made of papier-mâché and Styrofoam. You hear subtle music in the background. The cashier is scanning and taking payments for the items, rearranging the shelves and putting things back in their place. The crowd can participate, interacting with both the groceries and the cashier, filling a basket and buying the art pieces. 
Music by Jeppe Dalsgaard Andersen
Duration: 30 min. Location: Offstage / Detroit Stockholm booth

Presented by Fosforita
Friday–Saturday 10:00–13:00
16:00–18:00   PERFORMANCE
Illustrate yourself!
Eva Zaragozá (ES)
At Illustrate Yourself! the artist sits on a chair, with a canvas and paint in front of her. She asks visitors of Supermarket 2022 to model for her. She works on each portrait for approximately 20 minutes. The audience gets to see the artist at work. If people want to have their portrait painted, they take turns and wait. The outcome is quick portraits of the audience in the exhibition.
Duration: 20 min. Location: Offstage / Fosforita booth

Presented by Galleria Huuto
Wednesday 25 May 19:00
Thursday 26 May 19:00
Friday 27 May 14:00
Saturday 28 May 14:00
Sunday 29 May 14:00   PERFORMANCE
The Artist Is A Present
Elle Cockerel (Timo Tähkänen) (FI)
The artist’s clown character Elle Cockerel will bring to the fair a half-hour-long interactive performance The Artist Is a Present, that happens in Galleria Huuto’s booth every day at a certain time. Elle Cockerel is a curious and playful character. In a typical clown-like manner Elle ponders the ways of the world and all the peculiar phenomena in art, combining play and art historical references in their whimsical performances. 
Duration: 30 min. Location: Offstage / Galleria Huuto booth

Presented by QWERTY
Every day 15:00
Except Wednesday 25 May 18:15 PERFORMANCE
Armpit Painting
Indigo Richards / QWERTY (DK)
Armpit Painting by Indigo Richards was shown for the first time at Juxtapose Art Fair 2021 in Aarhus, Denmark. At Supermarket 2022 the whole QWERTY group will be part of the show.
Under the leadership of Dr. Richards the QWERTY members will perform a celebrating ‘dance’ for the body and produce a collaborative painting using their armpits as a brush. 
This performance is also a part of the QWERTY work: STUX centre for Stupid Experiments, a relational piece, with participation from guests.
Duration: 15 min. Location: Offstage / QWERTY booth

SUPERMARKET 2022 TALKS AND PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR: Tal Gilad
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Katharina Peter
EDITING AND PROOFREADING: Alice Máselníková

All rights to the photographs belong to the artists if nothing else is specified. © Supermarket Art Fair ek. för. 2022

The programme is made possible with support from: ArtCan, PASAJ, Wedofablab, Concordia, Uncertain States Scandinavia, Ta da, Galleri Toll, Fondet for Dansk-Svensk Samarbejde, Galleri LOKOMOTIV, Swedish Arts Council, Nordisk Kulturfond, Fosforita, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists, KRO – Artists’ Association of Sweden, Tidningen Konstnären, Polish Institute in Stockholm, Torrance Art Museum, Weld, Bonniers Konsthall, Together Alone, Danscentrum Stockholm, Skogen, City of Stockholm, höjden, Site Sweden, Istanbul Performance Art, Candyland, Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria – Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKOES).