September Sessions—A Contemporary Art Festival in Stockholm

September Sessions—A Contemporary Art Festival in Stockholm


Graphic design: Aron Kullander–Östling.

July 5, 2023
September Sessions—A Contemporary Art Festival in Stockholm
September 21–24, 2023

Collaborating art organizations: Accelerator, coyote, Filmform, IASPIS, Index, Konsthall C, Mint, Liljevalchs, MDT, Tensta konsthall

An initiative by Mint and Index including a performance and music program curated by Cathrin Mayer.

September Sessions—A Contemporary Art Festival in Stockholm is launching its first edition this autumn with a four-day programme spread over various art organizations in the city as well as public spaces in Stockholm. It hosts exhibitions, performances, concerts, film screenings, IASPIS Open Studios, readings, and social gatherings. We want to consciously celebrate the diversity of the Stockholm art scene to highlight local artistic productions in an international discourse. 

The inaugural edition of September Sessions will present Echoes, curated by Cathrin Mayer—an ephemeral performance and music programme inspired by the unique landscape of Stockholm, bringing together a number of new commissions and existing pieces, exploring the intersection of artistic practices in music, performance and writing.

Artists include, among others: Adam Christensen, Reece Cox, Constance Debré, Armin Lorenz Gerold, Suze Ijó, Hampus Lindwall & Ellen Arkbro, Hanne Lippard, Nat Marcus, The Neighbourhood Character, XTC in the XIV.

Echoes aims to utilize its scenic environment of water and islands, connected and disconnected areas within the city geography to create unrepeatable experiences: A church, a boat and a listening room among others will become vessels to celebrate the fleeting and fragile nature of time-based media:

Sometimes we try to separate ourselves from the world through physical isolation, architectures, substances, or daydreams. We seek a place of denial of the knowledge that our presence is losing its volume. We aim to separate ourselves from the last echoes, the ultimate reflections of the final sound wave. But instead of leaving this ship, we will pleasurably gather inside of it. Instead of boycotting the church, we will occupy and celebrate it with the highest tones. Instead of becoming islands, we will unite with our voices.

A series of exhibitions and events will be organized by Accelerator, coyote, Filmform, Index, Konsthall C, Liljevalchs, MDT, Mint and Tensta konsthall with Catti Brandelius, Armin Lorenz Gerold, Oscar Lara, Morgan Quaintance and Lisa Tan among others. IASPIS international residency programme in Stockholm opens its doors with the seasonal Open Studios including the artists coyote, Obaro Ejimiwe, Sara Elggren, Heike-Karin Föll, Jonna Kina, Luzie Meyer, Nicole Neidert, Iris Smeds, Lotta Törnroth and Luke Ching Chin Wai.

Graphic design: Aron Kullander-Östling

IASPIS is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s international Programme for Visual and Applied Arts. IASPIS’ programme include residency programmes in Sweden and abroad, public programmes in Sweden and internationally, publications, expert visits programmes, regional and international collaboration programmes, and an archive.

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