Representations of home and family life in art

Representations of home and family life in art
Sunday March 29 at 2pm

(earlier Wednesday 18 March 6pm)

Lecture by art critic Katarina Wadstein MacLeod and artist talk with author Kristina Sandberg. Admission 50 SEK.

Art critic and associate professor Katarina Wadstein MacLeod gives a lecture with August prize winner Kristina Sandberg on the domestic from a 1960s and 1970s perspective.

The lecture will be in Swedish.

Film and events programme
Beginning with a survey of Mierle Laderman Ukeles and her significant examination of Maintenance Art Work between 1969–1980 the exhibitions and events programme delve into expanded artistic examinations of the home, domestic (maintenance) work and the gendered division of labour; asking how these radical practices can prove relevant today. The accompanying film programme will be shown at Marabouparken konsthall and offers weekly reflections on feminist struggles battled in the everyday. Two showreels of artists film and video work punctuate the programme which include a number of work from the Cinenova collection, dedicated to distributing films and videos made by women.

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Kristina Sandberg is a writer and psychologist. Her first novel called I vattnet flyter man was published in 1997. Between 2010 and 2014 she published the novel trilogy Att föda ett barn, Sörja för de sina and Liv till varje pris about the life of the housewife Maj living in Örnsköldsvik in Sweden. In 2014, Kristina Sandberg received SvD’s Literature Prize, the August Prize and the Moa Martinson scholarship. Photo: Maria Annas


Katarina Wadstein MacLeod is associate professor at Södertörn University and Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. She is also working as an art critic for the Swedish newspaper  Svenska Dagbladet. Photo: Södertörn University