"Vi, de levande" for Älta

"Vi, de levande" ("We, the Living") is a video walk piece by Åsa Elieson. It will be augured 8 Jan 2014 as a new public art piece made specifically för Älta kulturknut. It is partly based upon Åsas performance work in Älta this fall. (I am the art consultant.) Today we met to do the walk for the very first time. Thank you Åsa!

Meeting with Ylva

Ylva Landoff Lindberg got a project for public art in Botkyrka. We met today for a first meeting and we think her piece will be installed autumn 2014. Looking forward to that! (Image: Ylva Landoff Lindberg: Detail from "After Your Heart Stopped Beating")

Two good meetings today and...

Two good meetings today and one bad:
+ Kulturfyren - 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.

Artist chosen in Botkyrka

This is where it is decided: What artist gets the public project in Botkyrka, and who doesn't? Today: Ylva Landoff Lindberg for the project Dynamiten. Congratulations!

Blast from the past

Aww, just found out that my lecture for Riksutställningar 2010 (?) is on the web… Help… Remember being irritated. With Carina Ostenfeldt.

Botkyrka all day long

1. Meeting with Miriam regarding the overall work and structure with public art in Botkyrka.
2. Meeting regarding Violen, a new pre school in Botkyrka.
3. Meeting regarding the pre school Vreten in Botkyrka.

"Survival of te Fittest" ends

Exhibition at Studio 44 ends. "The Evolution of the Self-Made Man" and "Inauguration-kit" packed down.

TA PLATS! - book and seminar

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...)

Inauguration: Julia Adzuki

The public art project that I initiated as an art consultant in Haninge, at the swimming house in Torvalla, is to be inaugurated.
Congratulations Julia Adzuki, you are great!
Opening: 20 Nov 18:00-20:00

Two meatings in Nacka

Two meetings in Nacka today: First, where to place art of Simka; Second, strategies for Kvarnholmen.

Sunday walk - talk

On the belly: a son + In the ears: Lil Wayne + From the iPhone: How to organize the public art by Henkan = Sunday walk

Project at Järla skola starts

Met the student council at Järla skola today. They showed me around, told me about their school and we talked about art. We hope to install a new piece within a year.
Two of their suggestions: A Ben and Jerry-pool that keeps filling up with ice cream; Bricks on the ground that you can walk on, and if you step on the wrong one, you'll fall into a pit of snakes.

Two new projects in Botkyrka

Today two new projects in Botkyrka started: Violen pre school and Vreten pre school.

Åsa Elieson #2 in Älta

The other part of Åsa Eliesons performance art as public art starts today in Älta, as herr Barkman enters.

ÄGD opening in Sala

ÄGD opens in Sala today. Participating with my piece Fritt fall

Opening "Survival of the Fittest"

Opening at Studio 44 for the exhibition "Survival of the Fittest" tonight.

Final touch at Studio 44


Inspection Anna Svenssons piece

Visiting Anna Svenssons piece "Kurragömma" at Isis pre school today. Together with Mats and Max it was decided that the piece met with all possible requirements. Thank you once again Anna, and congratulations Isis!

Installation at Studio 44

A good thing about building group exhibition, is meeting a lot of friends and colleagues. Today, among others, Emma-Lina Ericson, Åsa Elieson, Lotte Välimaa Nilsson, Kenneth Pils, Jannike Brantås, Andrea Hvistendahl and so many more.

ÄGD and Studio 44

First out: Leaving the piece "Fritt fall" to the next ÄGD exhibition.
Then: The start of installing our Trial & Error-pieces for the next Studio 44 exhibition.

Photography for 44

Fredrik Andersson is being photographed for the Trial and Error piece at Studio 44 (opening next week). Janna handles the camera, Max and his crocodile inspects.

Press for Åsa Elison in Älta

The local press writes about Åsa Eliesons public art project in Älta. More>>

Anna Svensons piece installed

Anna Svensson installed her piece for Isis pre school today. Great work Anna, really!

Raketas work will be inaugurated

I initiated this project when I worked as an art consultant in Haninge 2011-2012.
I'm so happy that Raketa has managed to run this project over the finish line. Good work!

TA PLATS! ends here

Sims Art + Sound takes TA PLATS! apart after its last show, in Örebro. Bye bye. (Photo: Jim Sims)

"Inauguration-Kit" to 44

The "Inauguration-Kit" piece by Trial and Error (Po Hagström and Janna Holmstedt) will be part of the upcoming exhibition "Survival of the Fittest" at Studio 44, together with a new work that is in the making: "Are You Where You Want to Be (The Evolution of the Self-Made man")

Public art for Älta kulturknut

Åsa Eliesons second performance act, as public art, is being announced.

More time at WIP

I haven't used my studio at WIP for quite some time, but now I'm back - today with a sick son.

Start up for Dynamiten

My first assignment as an art consultant in Botkyrka start to roll. First meeting today about what kind of art we want, were.

Skype with Furuboda

An interesting Skype-meeting with Furuboda about our different ideas for availability / art -projects.

Anna Svensson with her art

Anna Svensson works with the public piece for Isis preschool. (Photo: Anna Svensson)

TA PLATS! - the ending

Today we began the planning of the last part of TA PLATS!
Books, evaluations and a seminar (as it seems).

The project for Skansen grows

Medis 5, FUB, Inuti, Julia Adzkui and so on – I meet with all of them now to get the project at Skansen going. Kerstin from Botkyrka art hall Friday, Händelseriket Monday, and so on.

Åsa Eliesons project is public


TA PLATS! opens in Örebro

TA PLATS! open at Örebro today. (Image: Performing Pictures)

Dark Ecology

Julia Adzukis initiative Dark Ecology takes off with workshops this weekend. Thanks to all involved.

TA PLATS! is installed again

For the last time, TA PLATS! is installed during the touring exhibition. Sims Art and Sound does their thing. (Photo: Johanna Sims)

La Biennale Venezia

A week at La Biennale Venezia with, what, thousands of pieces from 88 nations, all rotating round Il Palazzo Enciclopedico.
Now - back to work. (Images: Berlinde De Bruyckere / Norbert Ghisoland / Meiro Koizumi / Tino Sehgal)

Åsa Elieson to Älta

Åsa Eliesons suggestion for a public art event at Älta kulturknut was accepted by all parties today. An exciting autumn awaits us.

TA PLATS! evolves

We continue to work out the concept for TA PLATS! in Örebro. Thank you Johanna and Anna.

Art trip to Skåne

A few days in Skåne to see friends and art. Both Lund and Malmö turned out to have exciting exhibitions this summer, thank you. Next stop: Venice. (Image: Max watching modernist architecture and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen)

Anna Svenssons at Isis

Anna Svenssons proposal for public art at Isis pre school is approved today. Inauguration in December.

A day at the office

Working with an art piece for Studio 44's exhibition "Survival of the fittest" in October. Janna and I are invited as Trial and Error, because of our work within the gallery 2005.


A lot of work with Nacka these days. Artists Anna Svensson and Åsa Elieson both prepare for next week when they present suggestions for two very different pieces of public art, at Isis förskola and Älta kulturknut. I also work with adjusting my analysis Kvarnholmen and I prepare for the project at Järla skola.

TA PLATS! to Örebro

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.

Art in Gothenburg

After a week in Gothenburg there's been a lot of new art experiences, in the middle of summer-Stockholm. Bruce Nauman, "Love Explosion", Marjetica Potrc at Röda sten etc. Thanks.

Seminar: Availability and culture

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.

Art from FUB to Gocart Gallery

Installed three photographs by Mats Melin, Ola Elmquist and Jesper Tottie, all connected to FUB, for todays seminar.

Teater Blanca improvises

Great performance by Niclas Morén when Teater Blanca improvised in the public space at Almedalsveckan.

Philosophical café

Philosopher Tulsa Jansson, representing Svenska Sällskapet för Filosofisk Praxis, organized a philosophical café that followed up on the discussions from the seminar about death.

Public talk 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)

Visitors open at Gocart Gallery

The piece "The Visitors" by Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans was installed at Gocart Gallery today.

Petters exhibition installed

Petter Wrigstad, artist at Medis5, had his exhibition "Städer" installed at Almedalsbilioteket today.

- and finnished...


Print for Almedalsveckan


"Fritt fall" in ÄGD in November

ÄGD will continue in Sala, November 2013, and my piece "Fritt fall" will be part of it.

First meeting at Järla skola

There is a reasonable budget for art at Järla skola. We had a first meeting today and will start the work in September, choosing an artist before christmas and have an inauguration summer 2014. Good fun.

Art at Kulingen moves

The solution to move the art by Kerstin Schild at preschool Kulingen has been accepted and the process began today. Thanks everybody.

Kfr Sthlm - lives?

Meeting with Eva Månsson regarding the possible continuation for Konstfrämjandet Stockholm. Should we stay or should we go now? Or maybe just fall asleep...

Älta kulturknut meet the artist

The board for Älta kulturknut met me, Nanna Leth (responsible for public art in Nacka) and artist Åsa Elieson today. Many questions about performance art and good discussions about the possibilities that art has. This will be an exciting autumn.

Dinner befor the summer

Dinner with Nanna and Helene (responsible for public art in Nacka) and Ola (also art consultant) before we take a break this summer.

Almedalsveckan - Almost there

The project plan for TA PLATS! at Almedalsveckan is almost done:

En utställning av Petter Wrigstad

”Bilderna skildra platser som jag har besökt. Några från en resa till Kroatien och Bosnien, en annan från Tyskland och några från Sverige. Vissa bilder är även inspirerade av England under Shakespears tid och av min fantasi.”
Plats: Almedalsbiblioteket
Datum: 1/7 – 7/7

En utställning av Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans
The Visitors bestyår av de två filmerna “A tortoise and a traveler” (2009) och “Enlightened Encounter” (2010) är gjorda i stop-motion animation med super-8 och dv och visas efter varandra i en loop. Vi möter en sköldpadda, en resenär och 3 kedjerökande upplysta varelser som sedan reinkarneras till ett flertal mindre varelser. Filmerna utspelar sig på en trädgren, på en frusen sjö, på ett hav av lera och vid en lägereld men kanske i själva verket beskriver inre tillstånd av att vara på resande fot genom livet.
Plats: Galleri Gocart
Datum: 4/7

Ett samtal om erfarenheter, strategier och möjligheter
Alla lever vi med närhet till döden, men vad händer när det blir påtagligt, när döden är här? Om det gäller en anhörig? Oss själva? Våra barn? Hur lever vi med det beskedet, själva och tillsammans med andra?
Margaretha Blomgren, överläkare Enheten för barn- och ungdomsmedicin, Visby
Astrid Andersson Wretmark, sjukhuspräst, Visby församling
Ann Lagerström, journalist och författare
(Moderator: Po Hagström, konstnär och curator)
Plats: Galleri Gocart
Datum: 4/7 - 13:00 – 14:30

Ett filosofi-café som fångar upp ämnen från samtalet ”Att leva med närhet till döden” genom att lotsa oss genom frågor om människan, liv och död. Därefter följer en gemensam reflektion för publiken/café-besökarna med filosof Tulsa Jansson som samtalsledare.
Tulsa Jansson, filosof och författare från Philosophy at Work
Plats: Galleri Gocart
Datum: 4/7 - 15:00 – 16:00

Varför kan inte alla människor i Sverige ta del av och påverka vårt samhälle? Varför accepterar vi den begränsningen när det gäller människor med funktionsnedsättningar? Är inte det odemokratiskt?
Under detta samtal diskuteras de utmaningar som tillgängligheten står för de kommande åren, och vilka möjligheter som finns med konst och kultur.

Ylva Rosvall, enhetschef Habiliteringen i Visby
Teater Blanca från Uppsala: Magnus Dahlerus och Nilkas Morén berättar och ger smakprov på uppläsningar och teater.
Po Hagström, konstnär och curator för TA PLATS! berättar om konstprojekt och tillgänglighet.
Plats: Galleri Gocart
Datum: 5/7 - 14:00 – 15:00

Foton av Mats Melin, Ola Elmquist och Jesper Tottie
Enligt en gammal buddistisk myt sänder gudarna tre apor till jorden för att speja och vara speciella observatörer. Aporna valde att inte se, inte öra och inte tala, för att gudarna skulle vara förlåtande mot jordens varelser. I väst har man oftast tolkat myten som underlåtenhet att berätta om orättvisor eller missförhållanden.
Vi väljer att inte göra som aporna utan sätter ett litet frågetecken efter ”Inte se, inte höra, inte säga”. Iaktta eller inkludera? Hur gör du?

Plats: Galleri Gocart
Datum: 5/7

Kulturlyftet - The end

Signing the participants certificates. The very last part of Kulturlyftet.

Final meeting before summer

KC Öst meet one last time before closing down for the summer. In Bo's beautiful garden.

Visiting Wanås sculpure park

Visiting Wanås sculpture park, a lot better than I thought!

Meeting at Skansen

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.

Print is here

My course at Kulturlyftet and my project TA PLATS! moves together in this information print about culture and availability.


Almedalsveckan moves down

Bloody hell! Is there anything about Almedalsveckan that can't go wrong?!
This is torture...

Performance as public art

Älta kulturknut chose an artist to work with their young visitors this fall, in a public art project. They chose performance artist Åsa Elieson and we met this evening to go through documents and formalia. At Mood, of course ;-)

Lasse & Heikki's flexible art

Lasse och Heikki have started Danderyd art hall and are now developing a new system for flexible art. We had a meeting with them (as representatives for KC Öst) and they explained to us how their system would work.

Nacka this week #3

Today it was decided upon that Åsa Elieson will get the commission for public art at Älta kulturknut. It was a really tough competition with other great artists on the table, but we are all really excited about the opportunity to work with performance art on the public art scene.

Nacka this week #2

Isis pre school and artist Anna Svensson met today and they agreed that Anna shall create the art for their outdoor space.

Nacka this week #1

A lot of Nacka this week. Today:
- Meeting with Nanna Leth, responsible for public art.
- Planning the future for three tigers by Issef.
- First contact regarding the new art project at Järla school.
- Preparations for artist meeting at Isis preschool tomorrow.
- A great meeting with Helene Burmeister and Bastian Vreede regarding Kvarnholmen.

This place need some art!

The work group at Isis preschool met with me today to choose an artist to work with this place.

Meeting with Inuti and Medis5

A great meeting with Inuti and Medis5 regarding how their artists could work as mentors in my upcoming project.

Public art 2012 in Nacka

This morning started with a selected presentation of public art in Nacka 2012. Hans Peterson (on stage), Hanna Stahle and I (presenting Lina Perssons project at Sickla skola) took turns at Nacka kommunhus.

- and back from Paris

  • After a week in Paris, what kind of art experiences do I have?
  • Mike Kelley at Le Centre Pompidou was really good. Then of course some really great street art, some old sculptures in catacombes and so on. And we met up with Julia Adzuki and Patrick Dallard with their project Symbiolab at Wanderlust.


  • Off to Paris for a full week of good food and art.

Studio 44 turns 10 years old

  • Studio 44 turns 10 years old 2013. They are now gathering previous projects for their anniversary and contacted me and Janna because of our effort to formalize the gallery in 2006. Lets see if Trial and Error can find a way to participate at Studio 44 again?

Cia to Valand

  • Cia got a well deserved place at Valand art academy.
  • Ok, I was not involved in her applications, I was only a mentor through Innovativ kultur, but that doesn't make me any less happy! :-)

Almedalsveckan takes shape

  • Working all day with Almedalsveckan. Amazing how many things can both work out - and not...

Different projects in Nacka this week

These last days we have discussed several projects in Nacka:
  • What kind of art do we need at Isis pre school? Reasoning led us to a certain focus and we will probably choose an artist May 17, to work with their outdoor environment.
  • Älta kulturknut has limited time now to include their children (80% of all visitors) in an art project. Perhaps we will choose an artist May 23?
  • Budget for the prestigious art project at Kvarnholmen. Sketch is done, lets evaluate it!
  • Kulingen pre school need to reorganize their spaces. What about the art they've got?

Finishing layout for Kulturlyftet-print

This is a collaboration between Kulturlyftet and TA PLATS!, with information on culture and availability.
Layout by me and Emma-Lina Ericson, cover image by Geska Helena Brecevic from Performing Pictures.
Soon to be printed.

Two meetings in Nacka

One meeting on how to remove an art piece in a pre school that has outgrown its former use,
One meeting on how to install an art piece in a pre school that has just opened up.
See how these things work...

The continuation of ÄGD

Decided today that I ail not be involved with the touring of ÄGD, "only" with the curation of the exhibition.
Feels good.

ÄGD on the radio


Visiting Kungsbacka konsthall

A full day in Kungsbacka where I discussed availability and art during the full day.
Thank you Charlotta for an exciting day.

Texts for Nacka

Preparing a print regarding public art in Nacka 2012, and my texts about Lina Persson and Amalia Årfelt are approved by all involved.

Discussions regarding Almedalsveckan

Meting with JAG and Medis 5 regarding this summers activities at Almedalsveckan.

First project as art consultant in Botkyrka

I begin planning the art for "Dynamiten" - The Dynamite - as my first job as an art consultant in Botkyrka.

Artist talk at Ägd

Artist talk the last day at ÄGD, led by Rikard Fårheaus. I present my piece Fritt fall.

The art project at Älta kulturhus--- lives

New meeting with new person-in-charge.


TA PLATS at Kungsbacka konsthall:

KC Öst annual meeting

Annual meeting at KC Öst (where I am a member of the board). This picture captures how we thank the former CO Astrid Bäckström. Tonight we also welcomed the new CO Lotte Sederholm.

Opening TA PLATS!

TA PLATS! opens today at Kungsbacka art hall.

A new project at Isis

We are starting a new project in Nacka, for walls in Isis pre school. We had our first meeting today.

Seminar ÄGD #1

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.

The press at Kungsbacka

TA PLATS! at Kungsbacka konsthall is exposed to the press.

Meeting KC Öst

KC Öst meeting where we prepare the annual meeting next week.
We celebrate that we have a member responsible for the economy and we find a new CO.
Need I say that we found both thanks to me :-)


TA PLATS! formulates this years Almedalsveckan today, with Konstfrämjandet, Medis5 and FUB.

Meeting Skansen

After more than a year, my project idea is developing at Skansen.
Charlotte Ahnlund Berg introduces me to the head of Skansen John Brattmyhr

TA PLATS! installation

Sims begin the installation of TA PLATS! at Kungsbacka konsthall.

Seminar #1 for ÄGD is set


Opening ÄGD at Studio 44


ÄGD opens at Studio 44. I am co curator and participate with the piece Fritt fall.

Installing my piece at ÄGD

My image and text -piece Fritt fall for ÄGD was installed today.

Meeting with Medis5 and FUB

A program for Almedalsveckan within TA PLATS! is taking shape, with FUB and Medis 5.

We start building ÄGD at Studio 44


A full week of building ÄGD at Studio 44 begins today.

Meeting ÄGD at Studio 44

The final meeting with all the participants in ÄGD before the installation.

Johan Thurfjell to Haninge

My last gig as an art consultant in Haninge: Introducing Johan Thurfjell to a public commission.

Signed contract as art consultant in Botkyrka

Dinner for those participating at Golden You

Such a great evening with those who participated at the Golden You project with Åsa Elieson. Thank you!

Golden You Recruitment Agency

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Opening day Supermarket: Working with Åsa Elieson for KC Öst with the Golden You project. Here with amazing Grant Calder.

Installing "I ravinen" at Supermarket

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Building at Supermarket with Åsa Elieson

Åsa Elieson and I start building the physical part of KC Öst’s part of 2013 Supermarket.

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Golden You folder delivered


Emma-Lina Ericson at Candyland

Emma-Lina Ericson opened at Candyland today with a great piece. Thank you for good art, friend.
Somewhere, I am mentioned as ”guest curator”

TA PLATS! at Kungsbacka planned

Extensive talk today with the Kungsbacka art hall who will exhibit TA PLATS! in March. Super exciting as they will combine TA PLATS! with a queer festival!

ÄGD 2013 partly finansced

Kulturrådet has decided to (partially) support our idea for ÄGD 2013-2014!

Last (official) meeting as a mentor

Today Cia and I had our last ”official” meeting in the mentors program. Her project Ghettogether is so good and it has been a luxury to be involved.

Interview in Botkyrka

Applied for the job as an art consultant in Botkyrka. Interview today. Result next week.

Art trip to London

Oh, how deserve this – just art and food for a week!

ÄGD at Studio 44

A meeting at Studio 44 where we discussed the contextual concept of the exhibition.

A project for the deaf and blind?

Interesting meeting regarding a future art project for the deaf and blind.

TA PLATS! opens at Dunkers

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Opening of TA PLATS! at Dunkers kulturhus today!

Planning for Supermarket

KC Öst will be part of Supermarket in February 2013. Åsa Elieson and I plan the event. Watch out!

ÄGD continues

We start planning the ÄGD exhibition at Studio 44 March 2013.

TA PLATS! and Inuti at Almedalsveckan?

A good meeting at Inuti. Hopefully we can work together at Almedalsveckan this summer.

Article in DN forget who is who

Todays article in DN refers to the project ÄGD.

Moderator at WIP

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