2019

09 Jan 18:00
On being history: Taking matters into our own hands
Mint, ABF-huset

In this discussion the premises for resistance are investigated through an exploration of current and past movements. In a time where the social gaps are widening and segregation is destroying the city, critical reflections are needed on how current challenges are connected to historical processes, if we are to embark on a democratised future. With Nazem Tahvilzadeh, researcher of urban and regional studies at KTH, Hedvig Wiezell, operations manager at Folkets Husby and design historian Christina Zetterlund.

12 Dec 18:00
Hands at work: Scuola Senza Fine
Mint, ABF-huset

Hands at work: Scuola Senza Fine, part of the film screening programme at Mint that looks at the body’s place in comporary work. During the evening the film Scuola Senza Fine will be discussed. With Sarah Browne and Jenny Richards. As part of Jenny Richards’ ongoing Phd research project Outsourcing the Body.

04 Dec 18:30
Bodies of Care with artist Fathia Mohidin
Mint, ABF-huset

The first in a series of study sessions that explore practices that reflect and resist the current expansion of commercialized, individualized and outsourced care.

As part of Jenny Richard’s ongoing Phd research project ‘Outsourcing the Body.’

The session shares some of Fathia Mohidin’s research into the strong body in capitalist society and its relation to the aesthetics, politics and labour of the gym. Centred around collective reading and discussion the session draws out the tensions between today’s responsibilising of care on the individual, and the resistance and strength that can be built through training with the help or hindrance of gym machines.

Fathia Mohidin works in various ways with installation, where she often takes sport and fitness as a point of departure to reflect on the body in relation to societal ideas and categorisations. She is currently exploring the strong body in capitalist society, with a focus on the gym and labour. Most recently her work has been shown in the solo exhibition New Geometries at Galleri Nuda (2018) as a part of the project Shaping Resistance, and in the group exhibitions Ndksdwu7jejjf, Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City (2018); Laboratory Aperto, Asilo Sant’Elia/Fondazione Ratti, Como (2018) and I’m fine, on my way home now, Mossutställningar (2017). Mohidin is pursuing her MFA in Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

23 Nov 13:00
Mobilizing Culture Criticism
ABF-huset

A conversation about the conditions and strategies of cultural workers and the left in times of increasing political restrictions of artistic autonomy, during this year’s Socialist forum at ABF Stockholm.

Participants:
Athena Farrokhzad, poet, critic and translator
Farnaz Arbabi, director and playwright
Kim West, critic and translator

The conversation will be moderated by Frida Sandström, critic and writer.

03 Oct 18:00
Many Hands at Work pt 3: Discussion with artist Nadia Hebson
Palmesalen, floor 1, ABF-huset

A discussion informed by Nadia Hebson’s work into the Italian feminist, activist, historian and art critic Carla Lonzi’s notion of Resonance. At the time of her death in 1982 Carla Lonzi was working on a book in which she was in conversation with a group of fifteenth-century bluestockings. In this text Lonzi foregrounds her notion of Resonance which she described as as a relationship that can be established between two or more women, who do not necessarily live in the same place or period of time, as a way of seeing ones own experience reflected in the experience of someone else. A form of mutual recognition. Lonzi’s thinking offers a starting point for discussion around new forms of engagement which may draw on paying close attention, polyphony, biography, translation, fiction and auto-fiction, and their collective potential to make visible and audible previously obscured thought and experience.

The evening will see how we might think through resonance in relation to some of the voices, positions and concerns brought up through the film screening series so far, and how it might inform our methods for collective discussion.

Nadia Hebson is an artist and Senior Lecturer at Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She works across painting, objects, large scale prints, apparel and text through subjective biography most recently exploring the expanded legacies of American painter Christina Ramberg and British painter Winifred Knights, who she conceives as fictional mentors. Her recent exhibitions and commissions include Gravidity & Parity &, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; one on one: on skills, The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia, EKKM, Tallin; I See You Man, Gallery Celine, Glasgow; Alpha Adieu, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, M HKA and Choreography, Arcade, London. In 2014 with AND Public she published MODA WK: work in response to the paintings, drawings, correspondence, clothing and interior design of Winifred Knights (an expanded legacy). In 2017 with Hana Leaper she co-convened the conference, Making Womens Art Matter, at the Paul Mellon Centre, London. She is currently working on a new publication which explores the work of Christina Ramberg and her creative female circle.

Many Hands at Work is part of an ongoing series of film screenings and discussions that looks for the body’s place in contemporary labour relations from intersectional feminist positions, organised by Sarah Browne and Jenny Richards

*Please note the event will be held in English but we will try to support other languages in the room.

25 Sep 17:00
Vernissage: Exhibition with Inger Ekdahl (1922–2014, Ystad), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (Madrid) and David Väyrynen (Gällivare)
Mint, Sveavägen 41

Reading and music: 18.30
Vernissage bar at Café Cirkeln: 19-21

Exhibition period: 25 September–3 November 2019

Thanks to Ystad konstmuseum and Galerie Nordenhake

18 Jun 18:00
Hands at Work (part 2)
Mint, Sveavägen 41

Sarah Browne and Jenny Richards continue their series of screenings at MINT, exploring the body’s place in contemporary work. This time they will show: Rehana Zaman; Tell me the story Of all these things, Tina Keane; In Our Hands, Greenham and Ralph Lundsten & Rolf Nilson; Främmande Planet.

09 May 18:00
Painting and Poetry at People’s House
Mint, Sveavägen 41

A meeting between vagabond artist Hans Tombrock and playwright Bertolt Brecht while exiled in Sweden with Ingela Johansson, Margareta Ståhl / Arbetskonstgruppen

05 May 14:00
Hands at Work
Mint, Sveavägen 41

A film screening and discussion curated by Sarah Browne and Jenny Richards

24 Apr 18:00
Learning through struggle: Swedish dockworkers union and the right to strike
Mint, Sveavägen 41

with Benj Gerdes, a representative from Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet and Michele Masucci