September 27, 2015 - The Swedish Exhibition Agency/Public Art Agency Sweden - Between Dissent and Discipline: Art and Public Space in Malmö
September 27, 2015

Between Dissent and Discipline: Art and Public Space in Malmö

Design: Sandra Praun.

Between Dissent and Discipline: Art and Public Space
Contemporary Art Days

October 15–16, 2015


Produced by the Swedish Exhibition Agency and the Public Art Agency Sweden, in collaboration with Inter Arts Center / Konstitutet / Lund konsthall / Malmö konsthall / Malmö Art Museum / Moderna Museet Malmö / Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art / Wanås Konst

Between Dissent and Discipline: Art and Public Space is a project about art and public space in the form of a conference, film screenings, performances and other activities.

October 15–16, Moriska Paviljongen and Inkonst
Contributors: Kerstin Bergendal, Copenhagen; Julie Crawshaw, Valand Academy, Gothenburg; Fadlabi & Lars Cuzner, Oslo; Galit Eilat, Amsterdam; Pedro Gadanho, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon; Eva González-Sancho, Oslo Pilot; Jeanne van Heeswijk, Rotterdam; James Holston, UC Berkeley; Tor Lindstrand, KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm; Magdalena Malm, Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm; Renzo Martens, Institute for Human Activities, Kinshasa/Brussels; Nina Möntmann, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; Paolo Naldini, Cittadellarte–Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; Victoria Percovich Gutierrez, Malmö Innovation Platform; Andrea Phillips, Valand Academy, Gothenburg; Farid Rakun, ruangrupa, Jakarta; Gertrud Sandqvist, Malmö Art Academy; Vladimir Us, Oberliht, Chisinau; and Bo Krister Wallström, Public Art Norway, Oslo.
Register here.

October 15–25, Inter Arts Center
Film programme
Participants: Nevin Aladag, Shu Lea Cheang, Luca Frei & Falke Pisano, Liz Magic Laser, Klara Lidén, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Bik Van der Pol, Wooloo, Héctor Zamora, etc. 

October 15–25, Dansrotundan Brändan
Video installation
In Preparation for a Psychodrama by Annika Eriksson, a new commission by Public Art Agency Sweden.

Recent decades have been characterised by an increased artistic interest in public space. Cities around the world are growing at an unprecedented pace. This poses new challenges and affects common space, but it also brings about new forms of community organisation. In search of a direct encounter and engagement with people and the pressing issues of the world we all share, more and more artists, collectives, independent initiatives as well as museums, galleries and institutions have focused on the public sphere and its ongoing mutations and redefinitions. The resulting interactions have various points of departure, sometimes in response to these mutations, sometimes provoking them, and at other times turning away from them.

Working publicly is a complex process that entails a considerable number of challenges, both general and specific. These challenges relate to fundamental questions for the practice itself, such as: What is public art? What role does the dichotomy consensus versus conflict play in how we understand and relate to public space? Who will be affected by the process of engagement—the context of the intervention or the intervening artists? What are the shifting roles between independent and institutional actors? And last but not least, what is the relationship between new forms of citizenship and decision-making authorities in the planning process of spaces and cities, and how is art entangled in it?

Between Dissent and Discipline: Art and Public Space will engage with these questions and others by inviting a number of international and local thinkers, critics, curators, artists and other actors who are involved in the processes of initiating, commissioning and producing art related to public space.

Programme group: Sofia Bertilsson, Local Project Coordinator, Wanås Konst/The Wanås Foundation; Edi Muka, Curator, Public Art Agency Sweden; Andreas Nilsson, Curator, Moderna Museet Malmö; Christian Skovbjerg Jensen, Director Inter Arts Center; and Giorgiana Zachia, Contemporary Art Manager, Swedish Exhibition Agency.

Contemporary Art Days 2015 is produced by the Swedish Exhibition Agency and the Public Art Agency Sweden in collaboration with eight art institutions and organisations in Skåne: Inter Arts Center, Malmö; Konstitutet, Malmö; Lund konsthall; Malmö konsthall; Malmö Art Museum; Moderna Museet Malmö; Skissernas Museum–Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Lund; and Wanås Konst/The Wanås Foundation, Knislinge.

Supported by Skåne Regional Council/Region Skåne and the City of Malmö.

Further questions about registration to the conference:
Anita Wernström: anita.wernstrom [​at​]

The Swedish Exhibition Agency/Public Art Agency Sweden
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