March 30, 2019 - Nya Småland - Program 2019-20
March 30, 2019

Nya Småland

Markus Vallien from Residency in Nature in conjunction to Nya Småland´s event Mariannelund Syndrome 2017. Photo: Emma Wood.

Program 2019-20

Nya Småland
Multiple venues
SE- Småland

Participants: Curatingpublicspace, Anna Ekman & Cecilia Järdemar, Ane Graff, Ane Hjort Guttu, Éric van Hove, Åsa Jungnelius, Behzad Khosravi Noori & René León Rosales, Runo Lagomarsino, Caroline Mårtensson, Katrīna Neiburga, Filippa Nilsson Kallhed, Kultivator, Lela Pierce, Petri Saarikko, Axel Straschnoy, Anders Sunna, SUPERFLEX, Freddie Tsimba

Venues: Astrid Lindgrens Näs, Döderhultarmuseet, The Glass Factory, Grenna Museum Polar Centre, Italienska Palatset, Jönköpings Läns Museum, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Konsthall Betel, Kultivera, Kulturparken Småland, Nässjö Konsthall, Österängens Konsthall, Svarta Silon, Vandalorum, Växjö Konsthall, Virserums Konsthall

Residencies: Bodycake, Kultivera/The Soap Factory, Linnæus University, Polar Center, Rävemåla

Artistic directors and project managers: Jonatan Habib Engqvist & Mike Bode

Contact: info [​at​]

Nya Småland investigates questions of entrepreneurship and local production, notions of emigration and immigration and the relationship between the urban and the rural. These themes describe a contemporary as well as a historical understanding of Småland: a region in the south of Sweden mostly known for its literary heritage as well as its furniture, glass production and that little red house in the forest by a lake. By approaching them from different angles—creating a dialogue between international contemporary art and local knowledge—we aim to reassess and reevalutate the idea of Småland. The program is the culmination of a three-year collaboration initiated by four art institutions (Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kulturparken Småland, Vandalorum and Växjö Konsthall), the three Småland counties (Jönköping, Kalmar, Kronoberg) and Linnæus University. We have organised conferences, seminars, residencies, workshops and international collaborations on these themes. This model supports and encourages long-term relationships while also allowing for experimentation, and many of the artists exhibiting this year have been engaged in the process since the beginning.

Working outside of the dominant urban centres implies working with communities rather than attracting large audiences. Nya Småland 2019-20 is therefore spread out in time and space, since beyond a visiting public, we aspire to make all events accessible to those who live and work in the region. Throughout the year you can discover or re-visit the many participating venues—small and large, known and unknown—spread all over Småland. We also collaborate with external partners such as CCA Estonia, CrossSections, Iaspis, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, FRAME Finland, The Nordic Art Association, and Jan van Eyck Academie.

This will be the first edition of an exhibition-series in Småland every three years: a locally rooted collaborative triennial spread over time and space that focuses on and develops the processes leading up to the exhibitions as much as the events themselves.

Nya Småland 2019-20: (exhibitions marked*)
Caroline Mårtensson, Efterklang*, Kulturparken Småland, Växjö, March 27-October 3, 2019
Petri Saarikko, Brödtext*, Döderhultarmuseet, Oskarshamn, April 10-May 5, 2019
Petri Saarikko, Lullabies*, Astrid Lindgrens Näs, Vimmerby, April 18-May 5, 2019
Åsa Jungnelius & Filippa Nilsson Kallhed, artist talk and dinner, Kultivera, Tranås, May 16, 2019
Åsa Jungnelius, Artefakter*, Vandalorum, Värnamo, May 25-September 29, 2019
Curatingpublicspace, Välkommen till trollskogen*, Växjö Konsthall, June 6– August 25, 2019
SUPERFLEX, Kwassa Kwassa*, Österängens Konsthall, Jönköping, June 15–July 14, 2019
Lela Pierce, Lupins*, Kalmar Konstmuseum, June 15–September 8, 2019
Anna Ekman & Cecilia Järdemar, Freddie Tsimba, Les Archives Suédoises, The Opening*, Kalmar Konstmuseum, June 15–October 6, 2019
360° Summer Summit, conference/seminar/workshop, Svarta Silon, Öland, July 13–14, 2019
Ane Graff, Why Matter Matters, Artist-in-residence talk, The Glass Factory, Boda, August 24, 2019
Anders Sunna, Glimpse of Democracy*, Nässjö Konsthall, August 24-September 28, 2018; artist talk, August 28, 2019, inauguration of mural August 30, 2019.
Ane Hjort Guttu, Pratiquer la Poésie*, Virserums Konsthall, September 8–October 6, 2019
Ane Hjort Guttu, Möbler är inte bara möbler*, TBA
Runo Lagomarsino*, Utvandrarnas Hus/Kulturparken Småland, Växjö, September 21–December 1, 2019
Katrīna Neiburga, Pickled Long Cucumbers*, Italienska Palatset, Växjö, October 5–26, 2019
Axel Straschnoy, Float*, Grenna Museum Polar Centre, Gränna, October 12-December 31, 2019
Anna Ekman & Cecilia Järdemar, Freddie Tsimba, Les Archives Suédoises, The Opening*, Jönköpings Läns Museum, October 19–December 15, 2019
Behzad Khosravi Noori & René León Rosales, Accessing Utopia*, Konsthall Betel, Mariannelund, October 20–November 11, 2019
Éric van Hove, Mahjouba think-tank, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, November 28–29, 2019
Éric van Hove, Fenduq*, Vandalorum, 1.2–14.6.2020; Mahjouba think-tank, Vandalorum, spring 2020
Book release, Värnamo, Jönköping, Kalmar and Växjö, spring/summer 2020

Please observe that the program may be subject to change.

The project is made possible by Region Jönköping County, Region Kronoberg, Region Kalmar County and The Swedish Arts Council.

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