ABF-huset, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm
During the evening, Bar Cirkeln will be open upstairs serving food, music and refreshments! DJ: Mai Nestor
Mint is hosted by Varbergs konsthall with the exhibition in front at below, with a vernissage on 12 February. The gallery invites you to mingling with bubbles, snacks and conversations with the artists Iris Smeds, Jörgen Gassilewski and Ksenia Pedan. Curator Emily Fahlén is also on site. Warm welcome!
Mint, ABF Stockholm
Mint, ABF Stockholm
Mint, ABF Stockholm
Mint welcomes you to the long-awaited opening of A Careful Strike*. The exhibition opens at 17.00, and the programme begins at 18:00. Everyone is welcome. No pre-registration is required. Please respect current recommendations to minimize the spread of infection according to the public health authority.
Opening programme, Thursday, October 7, 17:00–21:00
17:00 The exhibition opens.
18:00 The military signal Ceasefire is performed on the trumpet by Kaspar Druml. As part of the work Eldupphör by Henrik Andersson.
Katarina Pirak Sikku presents the newly produced work Julevädno, basádismánno.
Bella Rune and Margareta Ståhl talk about the aesthetics of the worker’s movement through the banner as a textile craft and political symbol.
The Ruben Nilson Society performs Rubens Nilson’s songs.
19:00 Iris Smeds performs La Lega Creserà.
20:00 Hanni Kamaly performs the performance-lecture Scrounge of the State.
Mint, ABF-huset, Stockholm
Mint, ABF Stockholm
An artist tour with Nadia Hebson in the exhibition Scène d’Amour at Mint.
NOTE! The tour will be held for a very limited number of participants. Registration is mandatory; please write to email@example.com to reserve a spot. Mint follows the guidelines from the Swedish authorities and takes measures to create a safe visit. We ask all visitors kindly to wear masks, which will be available for free at the exhibition. The tour will be held in English.
This event is a workshop on zoom, with limited space. To book a place or for any questions please email Jenny: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will begin by looking at the current state of affairs with the right to strike in Sweden and beyond and by sharing some histories of powerful forms of struggle such as strike-ins, reverse strikes, alternative production strategies, plant takeovers, maintenance boycotts and self-reductions. What these different forms of strike action share is how they responded to their specific conditions of possibility by re-organizing labour otherwise. In doing so, they revealed the artificial nature of capital’s logic of scarcity, opening up instead a horizon of militant abundance.
In the second part of the workshop, we will facilitate some structured conversations to allow participants to actively engage with the question of strike organizing and explore together different political imaginaries applicable in their own locales.
The workshop is aimed primarily (but not exclusively) to those who are currently engaged in care work or precarious employment or thinking about ways to collectively address current working conditions, or for those putting pressure on employers within or outside unions.
Valeria Graziano is a theorist and educator currently based at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University, UK. Her research focuses on cultural practices that foster the refusal of work and the politicization of pleasure. Over the years, she has been involved in several initiatives of militant research across the cultural sector and social movements. She is one of the convenors of Pirate Care (https://pirate.care), a research process focusing on collective learning and disobedient responses to the current care crisis.
Giulia Palladini is a researcher and critical theorist currently based at the University of Roehampton, London. Her work explores the politics and erotics of artistic production, social and cultural history. In her writing, critical and educational practice she has engaged temporality and affect, historiography and the archive, relation between labor and pleasure, work and free time. Her texts appeared in several international journals, and she collaborated as theorist in a number of critical and artistic projects. She is the author of The Scene of Foreplay: Theater, Labor and Leisure in 1960s New York (Northwestern University Press, 2017) and of Lexicon for an Affective Archive (Bristol: Intellect, 2017, co-edited with Marco Pustianaz).
The workshop forms part of the ongoing Bodies of Care study sessions organised by Jenny Richards in collaboration with Mint that explores practices that reflect and resist the current expansion of commercialized, individualized and outsourced care.
Accessibility: The workshop will take place in English. There is unfortunately no BSL interpretation.
Join Johanna Hedva for a presentation and discussion on their new book, Minerva: The Miscarriage of the Brain. The event is organised as part of the exhibition A Careful Strike* at Mint. (Due to the current pandemic the exhibition has been postponed until fall 2021).
Minerva the Miscarriage of the Brain collects a decade of work from artist, musician, and author of On Hell, Johanna Hedva. In plays, performances, an encyclopaedia, essays, autohagiography, hypnagogic, and hypnopompic poems – in texts whose bodies drift and delight in form – Minerva tunnels into mysticism, madness, motherhood, and magic. Minerva gets dirty with the mess of gender and genius. She does the labour of sleep and dreams. She odysseys through Los Angeles, shapeshifting in stygian night and waking up to wail in the light.
Please join us for a public walk with banners produced by Bella Rune and students from Konstfack University of Arts Craft and Design. We will walk from Konstfack to ABF Stockholm Sveavägen 41. During the walk scholar and researcher Margareta Ståhl will join us for a conversation about the project and the history and aesthetics for the workers movement.
Please respect social distancing measures, do not join the walk if you are sick or have any symptoms and walk with a two-meter distance.
Online event! Stream live on facebook or our website
Join artists Emma Dominguez, Macarena Dusant, Sonia Sagan and Sarasvati Shrestha for a discussion around their collective approach to addressing the lived detrimental effects of work and the inequality of access to care within the Swedish welfare system framed around their mother’s experience. The study session reflects on their current exhibition Mami: Ama: Mödrar at Botkryka Konsthall and artistic strategies that draw on resources within the art field to build infrastructures that seek to not only critique but work to transform the violent structures of work and the gendered and racialised work injuries they produce. We will consider how these methods also seek to refuse the unhealthy (re)production of culture to resonate beyond the confines of the art institution and its public.
The event will take place in English.
The event forms part of the Bodies of Care study sessions that explores practices that reflect and resist the current expansion of commercialized, individualized and outsourced care and is in collaboration with Botkyrka Konsthall.
This is the fifth in a series of conversations that precedes the exhibition A Careful Strike* at Mint opening on the 3rd of December.
*Precarias a la deriva, 2005
Follow the conversation at www.m-i-n-t.se/en-omsorgsfull-strejk/
During the past years, the Naples port has been affected by harsh labour conflicts. Employees have been fired on unclear grounds and the port businesses are unwilling to negotiate with the union. In Genova, dockworkers have gone on strikes to block ships with weapons cargo destined for Jemen. When the Black Lives Matter movement grew in the USA hundreds of dockworkers went on strike in Portland. In Sweden, the Swedish Dockworkers Union struggle has become significant in the rapid restructuring of the power relations on the Swedish labour market. What does the conjunction between political strikes and labour related strikes entail today?
This evening departs from a series of reports from different contemporary struggles that reflect the conditions to document and establish one’s public narrative. Based on this aspect, which historical continuities with earlier movements can we see in today’s struggles?
Papis Ndiaye, S.I. Cobas Italy
Martin Berg, chairman of the Swedish Dockworkers Union
Alessandra Mincone, journalist at Napoli Monitor
Mathias Wåg, activist and writer
Moderated by Julia Lindblom, journalist at Arbetaren and Benj Gerdes, artist and filmmaker.
Mint, ABF Stockholm
The struggle over history is the struggle for life, recognition and reparation. The conditions for an independent historical narrative are a recurring issue within the history of different movements. Which narratives are given a voice, which are suppressed? How is the ongoing struggle over history expressed today in different contexts? Participants: Judith Kiros, Stefano Harney och Fred Moten.
Follow the conversation online via Mint’s facebook page
Mint, ABF Stockholm
Welcome to a conversation about the condition for artistic production, solidarity and strike in the moment of the uprisings in Belarus with Problem Collective (Minsk) as part of the exhibition A Careful Strike*.
The discussion will happen online: link and on-site at Mint, ABF Stockholm.
Olia Sosnovskaya (artist and researcher, member of the Problem Collective)
Anna Bredava (LGBTQ+ activist, organiser of DOTYK Queer festival)
Andrei Karpeka (activist, co-founder of Minsk Urban Platform)
Nicolai Spesivtsev (artist and computer scientist, member of eeefff group and Work Hard Play Hard working group)
Mint, ABF Stockholm
A public conversation on the possibility of struggle and resistance within health and care work. The corona pandemic has made the vulnerability of society even more evident as a consequence of decades of neoliberal reforms. How can care rather than economic principles become the primary organizing principle for societies? In collaboration with Feministiskt Forum. Participants: Roya Hakimnia, Pamela Otarola, Yolanda Aurora Bohm Ramirez and Mani Shutzberg.
Mint, ABF Stockholm
The artistic project: The factory girls – The wilful textile worker organize an exhibition and conference at Mint Art Gallery in the ABF building in Stockholm. The conference wants to highlight and discuss the conditions, knowledge and resistance of women in the textile and home industry; their willingness and self-will, which is expressed in organization, professional pride and strategies. During the week, parts of the play Fabriksflickorna – makten och härligheten [The Factory Girls – The Power and Glory] are reactivated, in an exhibition by Åsa Norman (Sweden) textile artist, and Frida Hållander (Sweden) PhD, craft artist. The play premiered in Skellefteå under the direction of Suzanne Osten and Margareta Garpe in 1980.
In the exhibition, Norman and Hållander show parts of the multi-year artistic project The Factory girls – The Willful Textile Worker through material and crafts investigations – as well as archive material and sound. Artists and researchers are invited to the conference. They will hold workshops and presentations to create a Nordic context for an in-depth discussion on textile production and the home industry.
The project is carried out with support from the Nordic Culture Fund, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Helge Ax:son Johnssons stiftelse and Byggnads kulturstipendium. The exhibition och conference is part of Stockholm Craft Week 2020.
Conference Week Program:
The conference is taking place in the ABF-house at Sveavägen 41 in Stockholm. The lectures is in different lecture-halls (see schedule). The lectures will be available to follow online via Zoom and we take a limited number of people in the audience. Pre-registration for all presentations are via email to Åsa Norman:
Wednesday September 30
The exhibition opens! Opening hours: 16.00-20.00.
Thursday October 1 Conference day 1, all lectures are in Katasalen at the first floor in ABF huset
The exhibition is open 12:00-18:00
10:00-11:30 Introductory presentation and lecture by Åsa Norman (Sweden) textile artist and Frida Hållander (Sweden) PhD, craft artist, presents the ongoing artistic project Factory girls – The Willful Textile Workers. Tjia Torpe (Sweden) educator and producer will tell about the play Fabriksflickorna – makten och härligheten [The Factory Girls – The Power and Glory]. Language: Swedish.
13:00-14:30 Leena Enbom (Finland) doctoral researcher in Social and Economic History in the University of Helsinki. The lecture will shed light on the variations of home industries that appeared as part of the secondary labour market in the urbanizing Finland from the late 19th century until the 1960s. Additionally, the lecture will discuss the disciplinary functions of the workhouse and relief work institutions based on the obligation to perform crafts and sewing tasks. Language: English.
15.00-16:30 Lecture with Malin Nilsson (Sweden) PhD Economic History, researcher at the Department of Economic History at Lund University. She will present her dissertation Taking work home: Labor dynamics of women industrial homeworkers in Sweden during the second industrial revolution (2015). Nilsson’s talk will also focus on how women’s commercial home based textile production became a highly politicized topic in Europe in the late 19th century. Language: Swedish.
Friday October 2 Conference day 2, all lectures are in Katasalen at the first floor in ABF-huset The exhibition is open 12:00-18:00
10:00-11:30 Sushmita Preetha (Bangladesh) journalist, writer and researcher, together with Karin Elfving (Sweden) journalist and ethnologist. The lecture will be based on testimonies from textile workers in Bangladesh were it is describe how their rights are constantly violated, also how Covid-19 has pushed these workers into further difficulties. Preetha and Elfving will also include the response from some of the Swedish brands. Language: English.
13:00-14:30 Lecture with Franz Petter Schmidt (Norway) Associate Professor of Textile Art at KhiO – Oslo School of Fine Arts, textile artist and artistic researcher. Schmidt will present his artistic dissertation project Reflection, Weaving Fabrics for Suits (2018), which touches on the textile factory Sjølingstad Woolen Mill in Norway, and textile industry production through feeling, longing, belonging, memory, pride and being queer. He will also present an ongoing project on a diary written from 1925 to 1942 by the weaver Malli Berge. Language: Norwegian.
15:00-16:30 Emelie Röndahl (Sweden) PhD student at HDK – Gothenburg University in the Arts, presents her ongoing artistic dissertation project “Crying Pixels: a practitioner’s narrative through woven rya – aspects of time in hand made practice”. Language: Swedish.
Saturday October 3 Conference day 3, all lectures are in Hjärtat at the entrance level at ABF huset
The exhibition is open 12:00-18:00
11:00-12:30 Munish Wadhia (Sweden) artist, will present his ongoing work on the match industry Jönköping’s Match Factory AB. Wadhia will also present his work “Signs taken for wonders” in which he returns to the images and objects that surrounded him during his childhood, but with a decolonial gaze that questions their given meanings, here he refers to the experience from different textile factories. Language: English.
13:00-14:00 Marie Hållander (Sweden) freelance poet and lecturer at Södertörn University. Hållander will present the literary project “Among the girls and machines of the textile dust” where she starts from textile stories and archives from Sjuhärad in Västergötland. Language: Swedish.
14:00-14:30 Nino Mick (Sweden) poet and writer, they will read an adapted version of a novel in progress that delas about Berta Bäckman (b. 1860) and other factory worker that works in a match factory in Tidaholm. The historical novel moves on two times, 1875 – the time of the great fire in the factory where 50 girls perished, 1909 – the Swedish general strike. Language: Swedish.
15:00-17:00 Go-slow action, along Sveavägen, start outside the ABF-house, public performance led by Frida Hållander & Åsa Norman.
Sunday October 4
The exhibition is open 12:00-16:00
With generous support from Konstnärsnämnden, Nordisk kulturfond, Helge Ax:son Johnssons stiftelse and Byggnads kulturstipendium in collaboration with Iaspis.
Illustration: Hanna Stenman
Mint, ABF Stockholm
Welcome to an evening of lectures and presentations arranged by the independent research group Agentur, on Thursday, September 17, 2020, 5 pm. Please note that the number of seats is very limited! RSVP vital!
History Is Not Over (February 12, 1934)
A report by Agentur, within the framework of the research project The Aesthetics of the Popular Fronts.
On February 12, 1934, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Paris, to protest against the advances of fascism. A few days earlier, extreme right and royalist organisations had held a large manifestation in the city, which had deteriorated into deadly riots and an improvised coup attempt. The threat was real: European fascism was gathering its forces. At the same time, the opposition was hopelessly fragmented. Liberals, social democrats, and communists were set violently against each other. Would their separate demonstrations collide in new street fights, in evidence of the paralysis of the opposition?
In March of the same year, the author Marc Bernard published his account of the events of those days, The Workers’ Days of February 9 and 12. In this short book – the mythical and mythologizing foundational text of Popular Front literature – Bernard documents what happened then, in careful detail. The demonstrations did not collide, they were united into one. The opposition set their differences aside in favor of a united front against a common enemy. The French Popular Front was created, and its model soon spread to other countries and continents. A chapter was opened in the history of anti-fascist organization.
History Is Not Over (February 12, 1934) takes its cue from Bernard’s text, which is now for the first time published in Swedish translation. It is a text that poses questions to the present: Is it still possible to think unity in resistance as a political and aesthetic principle? Is there still a progressive tradition that we can draw upon, and that stretches back to the moment of the popular fronts? If so, what continuities can we invoke? What discontinuities must we assert? With readings, presentations, artistic contributions, and critical commentaries by Emily Fahlén, Jörgen Gassilewski, Martin Högström, Ingela Johansson, Emma Kihl, Samuel Richter, Kim West, and Ellen Wettmark, we invite to common reflection regarding a central event in the cultural history of anti-fascism.
History Is Not Over (February 12, 1934) initiates a series of reports produced by the independent research group Agentur, within the framework of the research project The Aesthetics of the Popular Fronts. The reports take the form of public events, arranged at different places and institutions in Sweden and abroad during the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021; videos based on documentation of the events, directed by Agentur, and published on digital platforms; and printed publications, produced in collaboration with a number of Swedish and international publishing houses, platforms, and magazines.
The event History Is Not Over (February 12, 1934) – an evening with readings, presentations, critical commentaries, and discussions – takes place on Thursday September 17, 2020, 5–8 pm, at the art center Mint, located at the Workers’ Education Association (ABF), Sveavägen 41, Stockholm, Sweden. There is a very limited number of open seats for this event. RSVP to email@example.com (first come first served). Please note that the event will be documented on video. Language: Swedish. Welcome!
The video History Is Not Over (February 12, 1934), based on documentation of the event, as well as on specifically commissioned short films and presentations, will be published on October 15 at m-i-n-t.se and agentur.ooo. Tune in!
The publication History Is Not Over (February 12, 1934) will be published in the fall. The volume will contain Marc Bernard’s book in Swedish translation, together with essays and artworks based on the contributions to the event and the video. A joyful foray into the intellectual landscape of deep anachronism!
Thanks to Fabrique éditions, Stella Magliani-Belkacem, Michele Masucci, Benjamin Thorel, and our collaborating partners.
Must Be Written Later: Titanic October 15 / online November 8 / Chateaux in November.
Culture House Culture House Culture House: Cyklopen October 30 / online November 22 / Stockholmstidningen in December.
To Philosophize With Labor: Biskops Arnö week 47 / Tydningen in January.
For more information, see here.
Agentur is an independent research group for critical cultural production, based in Stockholm. Committed to an ideal of social equality, it seeks to invent new forms, methods, models, and functions for progressive cultural work in a new, postdigital public sphere and an increasingly precarious labor market. Agentur operates as a multidisciplinary critique bureau. It conducts longterm research projects on issues of public interest in a polarized and fragmented present. Among Agentur’s participants there are poets, artists, critics, researchers, designers, and public servants. In 2020–21, Agentur conducts the research project The Aesthetics of the Popular Fronts.
About The Aesthetics of the Popular Fronts
“Popular Fronts” was the common name of the coalitions of liberal, social democrat, and communist parties that were formed in several countries during the 1930s, in order to establish united fronts against the rise of fascism. Artists and authors, filmmakers and journalists, cultural workers and politicians mobilized for the purpose. The research project The Aesthetics of the Popular Fronts is based on detailed studies of artworks they created, texts they wrote, projects they realized. The aim is to draw up a provisional map of a historical, cultural, and social situation, in order then to ask if that history can still be our history. Is there a tradition of anti-fascist unity politics that stretches back to the moment of the Popular Fronts, with which we may still be able to identify? The immediate background to the project is the rise of the new far right in Sweden, Europe, and globally today. It poses the question of how, at what levels, and with what means we can in the most effective way counteract that rise culturally and politically.
The project is supported by Kulturbryggan.
Filmform, Svarvargatan 2, Stockholm
Combined digital & physical screening on September 2th, 7PM CEST
Mint is opening this years FILMFORM RE:VIEW, and has selected works from the Filmform collection that, from different perspectives, reveal the shadow as position and strategy. FILMFORM RE:VIEW is the format where external professionals and institutions from spheres of culture or research are invited to botanize in the collection. Starting off from their specific areas of interest and questions a film programme is curated and thereafter presented as an open screening at Filmform.
This programme is shown in a limited screening format at Filmform in Svarvargatan and simultaneously streamed live at the Filmform website: https://www.filmform.com/calendar/filmform-review-mint/
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current pandemic special restrictions apply for those who wish to attend the physical screening. Admission is reduced to a maximum of 12 people. The ticket price is 40 kr. You book a ticket by RSVPing to firstname.lastname@example.org after which you will receive information about the different payment options and confirmation. First come, first served. We urge those who experience even the slightest symptoms to stay at home and enjoy the live streamed version of the screening.
The screening is arranged with support from Stockholms Stad. Filmform is supported by the Ministry of Culture through the Arts Grants Committee and the Swedish Arts Council.
Welcome to an evening with performances, poetry and bar at Konsthall C! During the evening participating artist Armin Lorenz Gerold (Berlin) will perform under his alias wirefoxterrier, and writer Eli Levén (Stockholm) will read from his upcoming book, to be published by Norstedts in August. This event marks the final weekend of this exhibition.
The performance starts 7:30
wirefoxterrier started as an online screen name created by Berlin based artist Armin Lorenz Gerold releasing sentimental song sketches and mixtapes into the tumblr/soundcloud pop ecosystem. His 2018 release ’Sex (play and being played), initially part of his self-released ‚fan-fiction‘ series ‚Radio Prishtina‘ became an almost coincidental feature on the viral TV show SKAM. Examining how virality shapes current writing, sounds and production methods, wirefoxterrier will perform a few songs of his upcoming first extended play Looking (tbr spring 2020) at Konsthall C.
Eli Levén is a novelist and screenwriter. His debut “Du är rötterna som sover vid mina fötter och håller jorden på plats” was adapted for film by Eli as “Something Must Break” and directed by Ester Martin Bergsmark. The duo also made the hybrid documentary “She Male Snails” together. In August 2020 Eli’s new novel will be published by Norstedts. An adaptation by the novel, to be directed by Eli, is currently under development.
‘The physical world was still there’
The physical world was still there but this exhibition turns its back on it. From a close perspective sound, video, painting and objects share the joy and fear of temporal ecstasy, rush, heat and mental confusion. When someone puts their hands on your body and your blood vessels seem to merge, when the last drink of the sun blurs your mind, when time seems so thick you lose any concept of that which was and will be, when the night is in motion.
Curated by Emily Fahlén and Asrin Haidari (Mint).
In collaboration with ABF.
Welcome to the release of a new issue of Found Review!
The soon-to-be released 7 # Lost Spring 2019 Issue – A Threefold Critique of Tax Deductions Rut and Rot contains a series of reviews devoted to Rut- och Rot-avdragen: the tax deductions that subsidize domestic services (mainly cleaning and reconstruction) for the middle and upper classes of Swedish society. The issue highlights three problematic aspects of the deductions: an increased division of labor, a continuous commodification of everyday life, and a regressive distribution of wealth.
The issue also includes reviews of works by Cady Noland, Cia Rinne, and Bella Batistini (already up for view!)
Tuesday 18 February 18.00-20.00
Mint, Sveavägen 41
18.30 The Maids by Jean Genet: reading of excerpt
18.45 Found Review editor Karl Lydén in conversation
with Lina Rydén Reynols
(Reading and conversation in Swedish)
Found Review 7 # Lost Spring 2019 Issue includes contributions by Nina Canell and Robin Watkins, Johanna Gustafsson-Fürst, Anna Hallberg, Runo Lagomarsino, and Filip Lindberg.
Found Review is a publication for art criticism that uses only found material.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mint, Sveavägen 41
A meeting between vagabond artist Hans Tombrock and playwright Bertolt Brecht while exiled in Sweden with Ingela Johansson, Margareta Ståhl / Arbetskonstgruppen
Mint, Sveavägen 41
A film screening and discussion curated by Sarah Browne and Jenny Richards
Mint, Sveavägen 41
with Benj Gerdes, a representative from Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet and Michele Masucci