June 7, 2014 - Tensta Konsthall - Summer 2014
June 7, 2014

Summer 2014

Design: Metahaven.

Tensta Konsthall summer 2014

The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria)
A new film by Magnus Bärtås — a part of The New Model: An Enquiry

The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite
Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri


META and regina: Two (Magazine) Sisters in Crime

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Magnus Bärtås’s new film, The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria) is a wayward depiction of how the Virgin Mary appeared in Tensta in the summer of 2012, based on testimonies and comments on the Internet triggered by media reports of the event. With the help of Tensta residents, they have been visualized and shot in the same room in the gallery where the film will be shown. Theoria is the Greek word for talking about something witnessed, consisting of a journey, a witnessing, and of the social situation when the person shared her/his experiences. The theoria that is dealt with in the work is based on the events that took place in Tensta when people witnessed that that they had seen the Virgin Mary. The Miracle in Tensta (Theoria) is a part of the project The New Model: An Enquiry, initiated by Maria Lind and Lars Bang Larsen in 2011 to investigate the heritage of the 1968 project The Model: A model for a qualitative society by Palle Nielsen and others at Moderna Museet in a number of commissions, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions. 

The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite is an attempt by the New York-based artists Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri to situate and share various inquiries, experiences, and material traces of encounters, which have brought them to questions of common(s). For the artists, the practices of commoning and struggles for common(s) in an ever more privatized and economized existence are everywhere today. But how can these struggles and even revolutions manifest as struggles precisely for a common(s)? And what place can art and artists have within such struggles today? The Paths to the Common(s)Are Infinite will address this in various ways and the exhibition is including drawings, notes, diagrams, videos, meetings, (un)workshops, and various situations.

The archive exhibition META and regina: Two (Magazine) Sisters in Crime presents META and regina, two magazines founded independently in the early 1990s by the curator Ute Meta Bauer and the artist Regina Möller. Although distinguished by their unusual characters and strategies, META and regina share a common feminist position and subversive approach to established formats that make them “sisters in crime.”

Bauer founded META during her tenure as artistic director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in order to re-negotiate aspects of the program at this particular place. The magazine functioned as the “communication department” of the institution: through the distribution, the bi-lingual periodical META could reach a broader audience than the one who was able to visit the projects on site. regina was founded by Möller as an artwork and an ongoing “periodical,” which is produced on invitation by international art institutions. regina‘s look is an adaptation of women’s fashion magazines, while its content surprises with a character that navigates between documentation and fiction, and deals with “identities” at large from various perspectives. 

Tensta Museum continues with SFI Swedish courses in the Classroom, posters by Jakob Kolding, and original drawings by Tensta’s planning architect Igor Dergalin. There will be art camps with Filippa Arrias, Stefan Petersson, and Erik Sjödin and language café with The Silent University. Salon Tensta invites people to join discussions around specific works and projects made by local practitioners. For the online platform Space, Beirut’s Arab Image Foundation is presenting the Rifat Chadirji Collection with photographs of late modernist architecture and people in public space in Iraq during the 1950s–70s. 

As part of the Stockholm Music & Arts festival in the city center of Stockhom from August1 to 3, Tensta Konsthall has invited Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Tarek Atoui, Dave Hullfish Bailey, LTTR, and Hito Steyerl to show their work. The two networks Klister,a national network for small and medium-sized art institutions, and Cluster, a network of eight contemporary visual art organizations located in residential areas situated on the periphery of large cities, carry on. As always the café is a hub for the activities of Tensta Konsthall.

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