August 26, 2008 - Iaspis - Open house, autumn 2008
August 26, 2008

Open house, autumn 2008

Iaspis Open house august 2007.

Iaspis Open house, autumn 2008
29 – 30 August 2008
Friday 3-10 pm
Saturday 12-4 pm

The Swedish Arts Grants
Committee’s International
Programme for Visual Artists

Maria Skolgata 83
118 53 Stockholm

Participants: Malin Arnell, Antippa, Kader Attia, Victoria Brännström, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Athena Farrokhzad, Boris Groys, Róza El Hassan, Emma Hedditch, Anna Livion Ingvarsson, Hristina Ivanoska, Andreas Johansson, Gülsün Karamustafa, Eli Levén, Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden), Warren Neidich, Suela Qoshja, Laercio Redondo, Emily Roysdon, Pia Wergius and Ylva Westerlund.

Iaspis presents the Open house, autumn 2008. This is one of Stockholm’s recurring open meeting-places for artists and their audience. On 29 – 30 August 2008, we will open the doors for a presentation of a total of fourteen Iaspis grant recipients as well as several invited guests that will take part in a packed programme of lectures, film screenings, performances. In addition to showing their own works, the artists participating in this year’s Open house have been provided with the opportunity to connect with other persons, within or outside the artworld, which has led to several exciting new collaborations.

For the Open house weekend, among many things Emma Hedditch will create a site-specific, dialogic performance with Malin Arnell. Emily Roysdon has engaged Eli Levén and Athena Farrokhzad for a reading based on a recent performance in Stockholm. Kader Attia will give a lecture on his artistic process with themes such as exile, globalisation and identity as his starting-points. Three films by filmmaker and theoretician Boris Groys, will be screened, presented by Ylva Westerlund. And for this occasion only, the artist Victoria Brännström will revive the anarco-feminist café Antippa, through workshops and presence of the actual café. Warren Neidich will show several works based on theories of the neurobiopolitical and the public space. Gülsün Karamustafa will screen her video, Bosporus 1954, depicting the social effects of a peculiar natural phenomenon that occurred in Istanbul in 1954 when the Bosporus froze over and people could walk across the strait from one side of the city to the other.

As a part of Iaspis program within the field of applied arts we present a lecture with Daniel van der Velden, one of the members of Metahaven, a design research collective based in Amsterdam and Brussels. The lecture is part of the ongoing lecture series In Practice.

On Friday 29th August all visitors are kindly requested to bring a vegetable of their choice, which will be part of Hristina Ivanoska’s performance Stone Soup, in collaboration with Anna Livion Ingvarsson/Konsthall C, Hökarängen. The vegetables will form the content of a soup that will be prepared and served during the evening.

For further information about the program please visit

Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists. Iaspis encompasses an international studio program in Sweden and abroad, a support structure for exhibitions and residencies abroad for Swedish based artists, as well as a program of seminars, exhibitions and publications.

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee is a government agency responsible for grants and remunerations to individual artists in the field of visual art, design, craft, architecture, music, theatre, dance and film. It also support international exchanges and keeps itself informed about artists’ financial and social situations.


Robert Stasinski
Project Manager
Iaspis/The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Tel +46 8-50 65 50 76

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