Stockholm Art Week at Marabouparken

Stockholm Art Week – A platform for the Stockholm art scene – was held for the first time 2013. Leading institutions, museums, fairs and other participants is arranging special events through out the week.

“2 for 1” entry all week to our exhibitions! Below you will find our special events during Stockholm Art Week.

Wednesday April 2 at 6pm–9pm

Form Magazine’s release party and mini exhibition with Bunker Hill design

6 pm–8 pm: Release party celebrating the new number of Form Magazine and mini exhibition on view in our shop.

6.30 pm: Guided tour of the exhibitions Our Inner Nature and On Invasive Grounds.

7 pm: PechaKucha Night – young creators present their work and ideas in restaurant Parkliv.

In collaboration with Bunker Hill, Svensk Form, Form Magazine for Nordic Architecture and Design and Grolsch.

Thursday 3 April at 6 pm

Book release of Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze, Winter Event – antifreeze and lecture Climate Change and Contemporary Art of the Polar Regions: Gender after Ice

Book release
In 2009, the Swedish artist Katja Aglert embarked on an artistic residency research trip to the Arctic. This became the starting point for her project Winter Event –antifreeze (2009–2014). Five years on it has, using repetition and reiteration as its main artistic methods, turned into a complex multi-branched structure, of which this book forms a part and constitutes the finale. The project proposes a different narrative of the Arctic, dissects clichés of romanticism and mysticism related to this context, and deconstructs heroism and so-called discoveries from a norm-critical perspective. The book is the result of a collaboration between Aglert and the curator Stefanie Hessler and includes documentary images by the artist, reference material from a variety of other resources, an extensive introductory essay by Stefanie Hessler, as well as specially commissioned texts by renowned theorists Lisa Bloom and Sabeth Buchmann.

Publishers are Art and Theory Publishing with support from Iaspis, Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden and Marabouparken art centre.

In connection to the release, Lisa Bloom, one of the authors in the book, will give a lecture on her upcoming publication Gender After Ice: Climate Change and Contemporary Art of the Polar Regions and on how contemporary artistic practices are re-visualizing the Arctic and Antarctic in response to the issues of global climate change.

Lisa Bloom is an author and teacher who divides her time between San Diego and New York. She is currently a visiting scholar at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women.

The lecture will be held in English 

Marabouparken art centre kicks off the spring season with two exhibitions in which conceptions of nature and naturalness in a roundabout way open the door to our fickle “inner nature”, which manifests itself in that which is accepted and that which is rejected, in history, culture, in our language and in our idea of ourselves.

Our Inner Nature
The exhibition Our Inner Nature gathers twelve prominent Nordic artists whose works span the 1880s to the present day. Via nature the works reflect and comment on our civilisation and cultural history in which the concept of nature often starts and ends in our own hands. In an act of circular reasoning we define what is natural, apply it to nature and then refer to our constructed image of nature as proof for, and argument against, the unnatural, the abnormal – that which does not belong.

Artists: Ann Böttcher, Kajsa Dahlberg, Olafur Eliasson, Carl Fredrik Hill, Joachim Koester, EvaMarie Lindahl, Sivert Lindblom, Anna Ling, Gerhard Nordström, Henrik Olesen, Nina Saunders, Lars-Andreas Tovey Kristiansen.

Katja Aglert, On Invasive Grounds
In the exhibition On Invasive Grounds, artist Katja Aglert explores some of the ideas related to the widespread notion of a lost natural, primordial state, characterised by harmony and balance, which we strive to re-establish. The exhibition traces the human hand in the proliferation of artificial light, explores the Arctic of male myths and the flora of the World Heritage site of Suomenlinna in neon-based work and video installations. Eventually a completely different idea about the earth’s original state emerges: a world that has always been, and continues to be, in perpetual flux, a world characterised by constant interaction between animals, nature and human beings, the latter of which may be regarded as the earth’s most invasive species.