has an annual meeting today. Thanks Hélene Burmeister and Nanna Leth.
"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm" / Winston Churchill
Unga brobyggare failed to be financed the first time around.
Meeting with Stockholms leisure developer today to discuss an exhibition in January 2020. Fingers crossed.
Kulturförvaltningen in Stockholm has aproved to finance the first part of Fakulteten
, run by Professor Apa
Planning the summer events in Nacka for Fakulteten
, together with Hélene Burmeister.
I was invited today to participate at the EU project Clap hands
seminar in Barcelona this summer.
Professor Apa has an updated webpage HERE
After many long months – the project "Unga brobyggare" is finally formulated and an application has been sent.
Thank you Malin, Stefan, Berit and Gerd. Lets cross fingers for three intensive years in Jämtland!
Meeting with Hélene Burmeister today, planning the winter- and spring activities for Professor Apa
has finally released the condensed Kännbart web page
AND sent out the amazing Kännbart catalogue, made by BankerWessel
Six months later - the application from Professor Apa is finally in. Fingers crossed.
Intense days in Lit, working on our new massive project. Prepare for winter 2018!
Things are either falling apart – or building momentum – in Lit, Jämtland. A few days of cracked roofs and great project ideas.
Writing the letters of participation for the "förstärkare" in project Kännbart
Great meetings with Medis 5
today, regarding the future project Fakulteten (part of Professor Apa
). We are getting there :-)
The catalogue about Kännbart
is here!! Thank you BankerWessel
! Soon to be distributed – watch your postboxes in April. more
The responsible for art in three Stockholm regions met today, to plan for Fakulteten (part of Professor Apa
Nanna Leth from Nacka, Hélene Burmeister from Sollentuna and Miriam Andersson-Blecher from Botkyrka also took part of the practice at Medis 5
Working on the Kännbart
report and stumbled upon these quotes from the participants with sight- and/or hearing disabilities (aka "förstärkare
"):”Kännbart handlar inte bara om att kvotera in oss, att ge oss en gräddfil in i konstvärlden. Det handlar inte heller bara om syn- och hörselnedsättningar. Det handlar om att vi har unika erfarenheter och unika perspektiv.”
”Det här att jag har fått vara med i Kännbart, det har gett mig så himla mycket. Det har stort att jag har vågat en massa på grund av det - jag har sökt jobb, jag har sökt kurser. Det hade jag inte vågat innan.”
”Jag har arbetat med tillgänglighet för landstinget och det är skittråkigt, för det händer ingenting. Det här projektet har åstadkommit mycket mer, på mycket kortare tid.”
”Jag har gått igenom många processer i mitt liv, men det här året med Kännbart har varit en av de viktigaste. Jag har fått tillbaka modet, självförtroendet. Projekt Kännbart har gett mig en grund.”
”Jag är stolt för att jag förändrade mitt liv!”
Today I met with Malin Nord and Malin Navarro to discuss a new project in Lit, Jämtland.
Maybe this time?
had its very last meeting today, and we celebrated three yeas with a dinner. Bon voyage everybody.
Finally some unresponsibel time with Kännbart
Two days with talks and lectures for "förstärkare
" in project Kännbart
. See program HERE
has the great idea for Kännbarts
final book. It'll be great!
Thanks all the 350 visitors during the last opening of Kännbart
Together with Annika Ottander, I've made three interviews with people that are deaf- and/or blind.
1. Graciela Gonzalo-Sundström grew up deaf in Argentina, and then lost her sight in Sweden. Watch HERE
2. Dennis Lindell and Fredrik Lundgren discuss dating and work. Watch HERE
3. Jane Eriksen is deaf and blind. Her hobbies: Literature and riding. Watch HERE
The book for Kännbart
is taking shape. Thanks once again BankerWessel
(who also worked with the TA PLATS!-book
is working on her public piece for Scenkonstmuseet
this fall, with assistance from Linda Bäckström
The project Kännbart
arranged an introduction day at Scenkonstmuseet
today. Program HERE
has a "scholarship program" for people with sight- and/or hearing disabilities. Next exhibitions in Borås
Starting to work on the next big project…
Installing ceramics by, and interview with, Graciela
, at the MTM
international conference Tactile Reading
A week with Nacka, Kännbart and WIP. (Image: Tankar tar form by Fredrika Linder)
: Seminar, workshop and preparations at Borås art museum.
Traveling between Stockholm, Gothenburg and Borås. Planning Kännbart
at Borås art museum
and visiting Världskulturmuseet
arranges an introduction day in Sandviken, while at the same time I attend the Funktek
end seminar in Gothenburg.
will work with school, Sinnesriket and the art hall in Sandviken. Meetings today.
exhibits at Borås art museum
this summer, with many of our newly produced art
Seminar, workshop and reparations at Ystad art museum.
Meetings with Bert Brännström, who is deaf-and-blind and work with sign language poetry, and with artist Birgitta Dahlström who is loosing her sight and has been an active part of Gothenburgs art scene for 40 years.
Seminar, workshop and reparations at Gothenburg city museum
. Read MORE
interviewing two former chairmans for DBU
- Dennis and Fredrik.
Asha is developing her art in a great tipi within the project Kännbart
Last interview with Jane Eriksen for Kännbart
. The film will be edited by Åsa Elieson
, premiere in December.
Two lectures in todays education day in Gothenburg. Program>>
is installed and presented to the press at Rättvik art hall
Riding the train home from Örebro after work with Kännbart
. Many new ideas and energy.
is traveling to Rättvik
, we enroll some new "förstärkare
"; I build a new piece with Mari Kretz
for Satsuma Kustantamo
, two public art projects in Botkyrka – with Linda Shamma
and Linda Bäckström
– are on its way to realization, Roland Perssons
public piece in Nacka is soon inaugurated, the art competition for Nackasalen, between Lisa Jeannin + Rolf Schuurmans
and Fredrika Linder
is soon decided, a new project in Nacka starts, I start a project with Linda Shamma
, KC Öst
is starting up, WIP:sthlm
has new projects, and great meetings at SU
and with Osynlig utställning
. To mention but a few :-)
Layout for Kännbarts
program during Almedalsveckan
and business cards with braille. MORE>>
Interviews with Jane Eriksen. Situation: Deaf and blind. Hobbies: Reading and riding.
A full introduction day before Kännbart
reaches Kalmar art museum
and Virserum arthall
New media on Kännbart:
Video about our guide concept (by Riksutställningar) HERE>>
Radio interview with Tobbe (by P4) HERE>>
Radio interview about our exhibition (by P1) HERE>>
& our presence at Almedalsveckan is public HERE>>
We have begun the 2016 mentor program "Förstärkare" in Kännbart. With pride: Frida, Graciela and Cecilia. Reed more HERE
It is now done: Kännbart
travels to Scenkonstmuseet
in Stockholm in September 2017.
As responsible for project Kännbarts webpage, I just gave it a whole new look.
Do check it out: www.kannbart.nu
Full day in Umeå today, working on Kännbart
Full day in Umeå, together with Västerbottens museum
, ABF, kyrkan mm. Kännbart
opens January 30.
Thanks Länsmuseet in Örebro for these months. New stop: Umeå.
From left to right: Matti Kallioinen, Annika Ottander (curator in Kännbart), Nadja Eriksson, Maria Luostarinen and
Eva Lundqvist (Riksutställningar)
The program for Kännbart
is rolling with workshops, conferences, education days, guided tours and much more.
result in a new opening record at Örebro Läns museum
People with sigh- and/or hearing disabilities test all art before the opening. Lena Kung, Ewa Rydmark och Milla
Högberg, with interpreters with La Luna by Mari Kretz.
Lovely company in my studio - Nadja Ekman
working on her piece "Sök" for Kännbart
A lot of Kännbart
programmes these weeks. Today a conference at Örebro länsmuseum.(Images: Me; Sindri Runudde; Alexandra Royal. Photo: Anna Öjebrandt)
The art pieces for Kännbart
evolves. Here (work in progress) "La Luna" by Mari Kretz
, and "Resonant bodies" by Julia Adzuki
All artists in project Kännbart
has the possibility to work with Riksutställningar
You can read about Riksutställningars point of view HERE>>
Collaboration with FSDB Sthlm
. There together with the project and Nadja
The upcoming project Kännbart
will produce two conferences this fall, the first one in October.
I will moderate this exciting day, hosted by Örebro läns museum
A new part of Kännbart
is released: We create artistic opportunities for people with sight and/or hearing disabilities.
Interview with Graciela Sundström-Gonzales, about life, art and the lack of hearing and sight. Watch here>>
. (Interpreter: Johanna Sandholm and Susanna Roos)
The team running Kännbart
. We start this fall in Örebro.
Artist Julia Adzuki
demonstrate her work for the exhibition Kännbart
With Hugo, Sindri (with whom she collaborate) and Annika
(also curator in Kännbart).
Planing with Mia at Örebro läns museum
. This will be the first exhibition of Kännbart
, in November, with massiv programs, educations and collaborations.
Visiting Västerbottens museum
to discuss the Kännbart
exhibition in December.
Thanks Moa, Helena and Anja! (And thanks Robert at Umeå konsthögskola
After some lectures on contemporary art, we plan several things, amongst others our participation at Almedalsveckan
Two years already planned for the Kännbart
tour in Sweden!
See for yourselves: Link>>
Artists Mari Kretz, Matti Kallioinen, Nadja Ekman. (Photo: Anna Öjebrandt)
All the artists in Kännbart
(together with Riksutställningar and Allmänna arvsfonden) had an education day today at WIP Sthlm
Here: three of them moving without sight or hearing.
The sixth and final artist for Kännbart
has accepted and we now have a full house. Welcome Maria Luostarinen
Made the first folders for Kännbart
Fredrik Andersson delivers the logo for Kännbart. Thanks!
I've been working on a web page for the project Kännbart, for which I am a curator.
It was downgraded by ABF after the project ended: LINK
First meeting today in Haninge, regarding Berättelser i en väska, then at Annikas home regarding Kännbart
chose to support our project Kännbart
God damn, this will be three exciting years!
Full day in i Örebro, talking about our upcoming project Kännbart
. Thanks Annika, Janne and Mikael. Fingers crossed for fundings.
Order it here: Konstfrämjandet
, Niklas Östholm: 073-510 32 69 / email@example.com
Or download it here>>
eh, but please don't. The book looks great, order the real deal! Its free!
The release day for the book about TA PLATS!
is official. Welcome!
As usual fun to open Konstfrämjandets annual report - as my / Kfr Sthlm's projects represent almost 50% of the images ;-)
First a looong excursion to learn more about artificial grass. Then well earned sleep in the studio.
Meeting with Linda Bäckström
and Hugo today. Discussing the possibilities for "Berättelser i en väska" at Moderna
Different kinds of work these last days before weekend:
- Monika Larsen Dennis
accepts a commission in Nacka.
are really engaged in the upcoming project Kännbart.
- All involved executives at Skansen
are now welcoming the upcoming project MIX.
- Preparing for the next chapter for the KC Öst
- All suggested artists for two commissions in Botkyrka has accepted, decision 8/4.
hands in a suggestion for the book about TA PLATS!
- Unna design
gives us response for the Kännbart project.
Now - let the weekend begin with a feverish son.
Studio time has been more fun...
together with Riksutställningar
(and Max) today. Research for 3D-printer and -scanner for the upcoming project Kännbart. This could bee so cool.
Workday at Skansen today, regarding our possible future project. (With my usual parter in crime, Max.)
First meeting for Futurado at Candyland
. Great energy!
A mind map of the programs on Kulturhuset in Stockholm 2010.
I have been invited to work with an upcoming project for the deaf and blind. Got some really exciting input and concept ideas today after some good conversations.
The general outlines of the TA PLATS!
seminar seem to be fixed:21/2 2014: PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
Magnus Bärtås, professor contemporary art: The possible effects of art in society today.
Po Hagström, curator TA PLATS!: Introduction and the concept of TA PLATS!
Katti Hofflin, director of Dunkers kulturhus: About unnecessary problems.
Carina Ostenfeldt, curator: Possibilities with availability
Finn Petrén, design för alla: An analysis of availability from a global perspective
Lisa Torell, artist: Reflections after participating in TA PLATS!, art and society
Working with the soon-to-be book about TA PLATS!
Thank God for all the professionals involved, I hardly remember what way is up...
First today: Great meeting with Musik- och Teatermuseet
, regarding the future project at Skansen
Then made a video interview with Åsa Elieson
, for the opening at Älta kulturknut
Two good meetings today and one bad:
- very cool ladies and very cool project!
+ KC Öst
- a great board, glad to be a part of it.
- My son Max had to be carried crying from pre school after puking.
All left some marks.
Aww, just found out that my lecture for Riksutställningar
2010 (?) is on the web… Help… Remember being irritated. With Carina Ostenfeldt.
January / February 2014: Seminar and book about TA PLATS!
Rolling up my sleeves AND dusting of my brain… (This work basically started 2007 with the project Konst med alla sinnen
Sims Art + Sound
takes TA PLATS!
apart after its last show, in Örebro. Bye bye. (Photo: Jim Sims)
An interesting Skype-meeting with Furuboda
about our different ideas for availability / art -projects.
Today we began the planning of the last part of TA PLATS!
Books, evaluations and a seminar (as it seems).
, Julia Adzkui
and so on – I meet with all of them now to get the project at Skansen
going. Kerstin from Botkyrka art hall
Monday, and so on.
For the last time, TA PLATS!
is installed during the touring exhibition. Sims Art and Sound does their thing. (Photo: Johanna Sims)
We continue to work out the concept for TA PLATS! in Örebro. Thank you Johanna and Anna.
Today it was decided that the tenth - and last - touchdown of TA PLATS!
as a touring exhibition will be Örebro.
We open in September and brace ourselves for yet another experience.
Seminar about availability and culture.
First out: Me, about Konst med alla sinnen
, Konsthall SE
and TA PLATS!
Then: Ylva Rosvall, head of Habiliteringen Gotland, speak about future problems for availability.
Last: Teater Blanca
talk about their theater and read poetry.
Installed three photographs by Mats Melin, Ola Elmquist and Jesper Tottie, all connected to FUB, for todays seminar.
Great performance by Niclas Morén when Teater Blanca
improvised in the public space at Almedalsveckan.
Philosopher Tulsa Jansson
, representing Svenska Sällskapet för Filosofisk Praxis
, organized a philosophical café that followed up on the discussions from the seminar about death.
The first – and most complicated – seminar in Almedalen this year: A public talk about death in families. We thought that nobody would show up but it was a full house. And for 90 minutes, people shared their experiences without holding back. It was without a doubt the finest seminar I have ever organized.
From Left to right: Me, moderator; Astrid Andersson Wretmark, priest; Margaretha Blomgren, medical doctor; Ann Lagerström, journalist and writer. (Photo: Tulsa Jansson)
The piece "The Visitors" by Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans was installed at Gocart Gallery today.
Petter Wrigstad, artist at Medis5
, had his exhibition "Städer" installed at Almedalsbilioteket
Kerstin from Botkyrka konsthall
, Anneli from Inuti
, Mats and Lene from Medis5
comes to Skansen
to meet Charlotte and me. Great weather and great company when we talked about my ideas for a new project. Thank you guys.
My course at Kulturlyftet
and my project TA PLATS!
moves together in this information print about culture and availability.
Bloody hell! Is there anything about Almedalsveckan that can't go wrong?!
This is torture...
A great meeting with Inuti
regarding how their artists could work as mentors in my upcoming project.
Decided today that I ail not be involved with the touring of ÄGD, "only" with the curation of the exhibition.
A full day in Kungsbacka
where I discussed availability and art during the full day.
Thank you Charlotta for an exciting day.
Meting with JAG
and Medis 5
regarding this summers activities at Almedalsveckan
I organized a seminar at Studio 44 tonight as a part of ÄGD
18:00 - introduction by me as a moderator
18:05 - Christina Göthesson
who initiated ÄGD talked about the project.
18:15 - Annika Enqvist from The New Beauty Council
talks about how a city is formulated.
18:30 - Rebecka Lettevall
from Södertörns högskola on the term ”Hembygd”.
18:45 - Dennis Dahlqvist
talks about crafts and local identity
19:00 - Open discussion.
19:45 - Kristoffer Svenberg
from The New Beauty Council present the project Mallrats Stockholm
A full week of building ÄGD at Studio 44 begins today.
Kulturrådet has decided to (partially) support our idea for ÄGD 2013-2014!
Interesting meeting regarding a future art project for the deaf and blind.
What kind of an idiot travels by train in Sweden in the winter, if (s)he has an appointment?
I did. And naturally missed my own lecture at Jamtli
regarding TA PLATS!
Thank you Geska at Performing Pictures
, who did my part plus your own, together with Jacob Dahlgren
At Pizzeria Stora vikingen, Mariatorget, Stockholm
Event with The New Beauty Council and R a k e t a as part of Power Landscapes.
The first release of the Power Landscape
catalogue in Stockholm.
Layout: Fredrik Andersson (Pangea); collaboration Stockholm university and Botkyrka konsthall; Artists Katja Aglert
, Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans
, The New Beauty Council
, Antonio Scarponi
, Julia Adzuki
. Financed by Stockholm stad.
A great meeting with Ateljé Konstnära
in Uppsala today. It would be perfect if they run the last TA PLATS!
project in November 2013!
As a part of ”Power Landscapes / Planet Blue”, Linda Soneryd arranged the open semiar at ABF in Stockholm tonight.
Adrienne Sörbom from Södertörn, Samuel Jarrick from Klimataktion and Per Gahrton from Cogito participated. (Photo:Po Hagström)
As a part of ÄGD
I delivered my idea of culture and local history today at Länsmuseet
. Länsmuseet will work with this theme 2016 and it sounds really exciting.
In December the Planet Blue project
will result in a public event in Stockholm, together with Raketa
and The New Beauty Council
Tonights meeting made a few things clearer, and opened up a lot of possibilities.
Looking forward to this.
is installed at Jamtli
, Östersund, starting today.
Planet Blue is being dismantled at Botkyrka konsthall
today, in order to travel as a project into Stockholm again.
Discussion: The responsibility and the basis of the individual, regarding consumer power
Samtal i samband med utställningen Den blå planeten- en grön utställning i Botkyrka konsthall. På olika sätt förväntas vi som enskilda individer och konsumenter ta ansvar för komplexa miljöfrågor som klimatförändring.
Magnus Boström, sociolog, Södertörns högskola, har bland annat forskat om grön konsumtion och miljömärkning samt Ylva Uggla, sociolog, Örebro universitet, som forskat om miljövänliga livsstilar, diskuterar dessa frågor med konstnären Julia Adzuki som genom SymbioLab väcker frågor kring miljö och livsstil. Samtalsledare: Linda Soneryd.
A very good meeting today regarding the upcoming TA PLATS!
-exhibition at Jamtli
Opening today, Fittja open, part of Planet Blue / Power Landscapes. (Photo:Symbiolab)
As part of Planet Blue, The New Beauty Council and Tillväxt had a workshop today, on how to organize a forest garden. (Photo:Thérèse Kristiansson)
The work of Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans at Planet Blue expands. In addition to their ”Insiktstorn” (Insight Tower), there is now a 14 min video. Amazing work, and it is partly based on research from the NESS conference 2011.
The program for Fittja Open – part of Planet Blue – takes shape. I will primarily work with events connected to Planet Blue, such as the development of the exhibition, lectures, the catalogue etc.
The second meeting at Dunkers regarding the installation of TA PLATS! 2013. (Photo:Po Hagström)
Johanna and Jim Sims, from Sims Art+Sounds install the TA PLATS! exhibition at Kulturens hus in Luleå. (Photo:Johanna Byström Sims)
I have been offered a producing part in the project ÄGD
. Looking forward to this (im?)possible revitalization of Swedish national historical movement.
A very good meeting regarding a collaboration between Konstfrämjandet Stockholms län
and Stockholms Länsmuseum
, regarding a larger project about public art.
Planet Blue, based on the project Power Landscapes, enters its final phase before opening at Botkyrka art hall May 12. Top image: Julia Adzuki plans one of his pieces. Bottom: parts of Antonio Scarponi pieces.
TA PLATS! opens in Sandviken. Here TV is interviewing Gahar Alijan who participates in her home town. Beside her stands Johanna Björkqvist from Sinnesriket who has initiaded the project in Sandviken together with Eva Persson.
Today we begin the building of ”Planet Blue” at Botkyrka art hall
. inauguration May 12.
TA PLATS! is installed in Sandviken. Here is Jacob Dahgrens piece ”The Wonderful World of Abstraction”. (Photo: Johanna Byström Sims)
Julia Adzuki will be part of the project ”formerly known as Power Landscapes” in Botkyrka art hall. She will be involved in several parts of the project but primarily with her piece ”The Two Graces”. (Photo: Julia Adzuki)
When the Power Landscapes
project began, combined with the NESS conference, at the Stockholm University
a year ago, the New Beauty Council
made a proposal: Lets install a forest garden at the campus, which allows students to meet and eat together.
This is now a reality!
As far as I know, Stockholm University will have Stockholms first real forest garden!
The not so smart - that is me - have meetings at Supermarket at the opening. But we still managed to have a good discussion, Annelie Wallin, Malin Lobell and I. (Photo: Po Hagström)
I had a good first meeting with Annelie Kurttila at Stockholms länsmuseum. Discussions about possible collaborations and seminar programs.
I will curate Fittja Open together with Joanna Sandell and Katrin Behdjou. I have allways loved the art program in Botkyrka, and it is exciting to combine this with the exhibition Planet Blue. Opening September 2012.
It is now clear that Power Landscapes
opens at Botkyrka art hall
this spring, one of the most exciting art contexts in Sweden. It opens in the middle of May and run during this summer.
has prolonged its financial support for TA PLATS!
, which will now be possible to fulfill until 2013.
The New Beauty Council
continues their project on how to arrange a forest garden at Stockholm campus.
Lisa Jeannins and Rolf Schuurmans public exhibition in Konstfrämjandets window in Stockholm is prolonged to last 12 months.
Great meetings today with TA PLATS!
-partners from Sandviken and Luleå at Länsmuseet in Nacka, regarding their upcoming shows.
first education day regarding accessibility in exhibitions. It was planned together with Riksutställningar
and run at Länsmuseet
together with Konstfrämjandet
and it was a full house - 40 participants. Read Louise Anderssons twitter: lucyoffcourse #taplats
Program:Från 08:30 Fika ankomst
09:15 START Peter Bratt, Sthlm länsmuseum, Stefan Johansson, Riksutställningar, Per Hasselberg, Konstfrämjandet
Po Hagström inleder om TA PLATS
Grp 1 Kollar utställningen TA PLATS med Po
Grp 2 Om multitouchteknik med Telac AB,
11:00- 11:30 Lunch och paus
12:00- 12:30 Jeanette Ragner, Nationalmuseum
12:30- 13:00 Susanne Berg- Independent Living
13:00- 13:30 Staffan Gerlöw- On spot story
13:30- 14:00 Magnus Johansson- Iris Intermedia
14:00- 14:30 Fika
14:30- 15:30 Stefan Johansson, Oscar Engberg - Utställningsteknik, Mobilguider via WiFi, RFID teknik, belysning, exempel från utställningar
15:30- 16:00 Sammanfattning, samtal, Kursutvärdering, Avslut
I have updated and reorganized the TA PLATS! web page, which is now ready to run during the upcoming exhibition tour.
The 2011 NESS conference with 225 internationall social scientists gather at the Stockholm University to discuss environmental and climate changes. The art project Power Landscapes begins at the same time. ”Malthus” by Antonio Scarponi and ”From The Top Of A Steep Hill” by Katja Aglert are installed on the entrance floor. (Photo: Ulf Lundin)
The New Beauty Council has infiltrated the NESS conference with information, texts and a floor sketch of a forest garden at the Aula Magna gallery.
(Photo: Janna Holmstedt)
The city of Stockholm has decided to partly finance Power Landscapes.