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Clashes, Desires, Creativity – a Walk & Talk on Public Art in the City

In a series of guided tours, Public Art Agency Sweden invites you to take part a city walk that holds both art experiences and philosophical questions about history, contemporary times, democracy, and conversations around a sense of direction – where we come from and where we are going.

During the walk, we make close encounters with art in the public realm, we talk about how these works– in different ways– play a role in shaping the understanding of these places. We explore how the city itself influences what the works of art can mean to us in meeting them, and how they are part of a range of social environments and eras.

We walk and talk about ideas that are carried by the works– clashes, desires, creativity, and shared responsibility for the common. The art walks in the city center are part of the Public Art Agency’s public programme.

Times May–September 2023

The walk & talks last for about 2 hours starting at 5 p.m. We meet up at the island of Skeppsholmen, outside the entrance to Statens konstråd/Public Art Agency Sweden’s headquarters, (address Svensksundsvägen 11 A), beside the artwork Aether by Per Broman. We end at Demokrativerkstaden in Stockholm Old town, Gamla stan (address Stora Gråmunkegränd 4). The walk is made at a leisurely pace, is about 3 km long in total and offers breaks along the way.

  • Tuesday 23 May (Swedish)
  • Tuesday 13 June (Swedish)
  • Tuesday 22 August (English)
  • Tuesday 29 August (English)
  • Tuesday 12 September (Swedish)

Information and registration

The guided tours last about 2 hours on each occasion with opportunities to ask questions and to have conversations. The guides are Kristoffer Svenberg, artist and educator, and Rebecca Beyene, who work on behalf of Public Art Agency Sweden.

Free entry, please pre-register here: anmalningar@statenskonstrad.se