Engaging and Challenging – Public Art Today

Welcome to a full-day conference where we will explore expanded contexts and methods for contemporary public art. Get inspired by art co-created by civil society and professional artists.

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Welcome to a full-day conference where we will explore expanded contexts and methods for contemporary public art. Get inspired by art co-created by civil society and professional artists. Experience projects in which the artistic methods have expanded our understanding of the nature of participatory work and how they have contributed to new ideas on the various roles of audiences and public realms. A day of inspiring presentations and interactive workshops.

Conferencier: Roxy Farhat, artist and director.

PROGRAMME
09.00 Registration and coffee
Screening of the video art work HUR by artist Roxy Farhat in collaboration with the association HUR Samhällsentreprenören in Holma, Malmö, developed as part of the project Art is Happening (Konst händer 2016–2018).

09.30 Welcome address
Lena From, Head of the Art department, Public Art Agency Sweden and Lars-Erik Wahlberg, Head of the Art department, Sörmlands Museum
ConferencierRoxy Farhat, artist.

09.45 Artistically Developed Method for Urban Space Planning – Case: Folkets Park (DK). Kenneth A Balfelt, konstnär.
Kenneth A Balfelt, artist
Presentation in English

10.15 Urban Subversion and the Creative City
Oli Mould, researcher in Human Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
Presentation in English

10.40 Coffee break

10.55 Fyra exempel från Konst händer – en satsning på konst i miljonprogrammet 2016–2018.
(Four examples from the public art project Art is Happening 2016–2018)
Lena From, Head of the Art Department and Special Projects, Public Art Agency Sweden
Conferencier Roxy Farhat is introducing the programme.

11.05 Från textilkonst till stadsutveckling
Konst händer: Tjärna ängar (Borlänge)
Lina Sofia Lundin, artist and Katarina Nilsson, landscape architect, Borlänge Municipality

11.25 En boll i rullning (To set a ball rolling)
Konst händer: Råby (Västerås)
Peter Hagdahl, curator Public Art Agency Sweden and Diana Kambugu, local project coordinator, Konstfrämjandet/People’s Movements for Art Promotion

11.45 Värdet av att vara värd (The Right to Host)
Konst händer: Prästholmen (Boden)
Yasmeen Mahmoud, host, project manager, and Ingela Ögren Weinmar, curator, Havremagasinet, Boden

12.05 Periferi som centrum (Periphery as the Center)
Konst händer: Gamlegården (Kristianstad)
Anna Högberg och Johan Tirén, artist duo, and Jamal Abdulle, local resident and participant

12.25 Lunch

13.30 Delaktighet, lyhördhet och vetandets gränser (Participation, Responsiveness and the limits of Knowing)
Sofia Wiberg, PhD and researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Urban and Regional Studies, author of a research report for Konst händer.

13.55 osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019–2024: The biennial that never closes
Eva González-Sancho Bodero, curator and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, artist and curator, Oslo Pilots
Presentation in English

14.35 Beehives (Themed Conversation Groups led by invited moderators) in combination with coffee and refreshements
Parallel discussions where you choose your theme.
Moderators: Kenneth A BalfeltLina Sofia LundinOli MouldHelena Selder and Sofia Wiberg, et al.
Two of the beehives will be held in English.

15.15 Screening of the video work In Purple by artist Johanna Billing from the project Konst händer: Råslätt

15.30 Så arbetar konstinstitutioner med offentlig konst (How art institutions in Sweden work with contemporary public art today)
Helena Selder, report writer commissioned by Public Art Agency Sweden, curator and artistic director Baltic Art Center (BAC).

15.55 Att konstnärligt tänka och handla tillsammans i offentliga rum
Signe Johannessen, artist and artistic director of Art Lab Gnesta

16.20 Closing remarks
Åsa Mårtensson, project manager of Knowledge Hub Public Art, Public Art Agency Sweden

Food and drinks
The conference fee includes coffee, snacks, vegetarian lunch and refreshments prepared by Sörmland Museum’s restaurant adjacent to the exhibitions, artworks and craft workshops.

Participants
Lina Sofia Lundin, artist and Katarina Nilsson, landscape architect, Borlänge Municipality (SE);
Anna Högberg and Johan Tirén, artist duo and Jamal Abdulle, local resident and participant (SE);
Peter Hagdahl, curator, Public Art Agency Sweden, and Diana Kambugu, local coordinator, Konstfrämjandet, People’s Movements for Art Promotion (SE);
Yasmeen Mahmoud, project manager/conversation partner, and Ingela Ögren Weinmar, curator, Havremagasinet, Boden (SE).
Kenneth A Balfelt, artist (DK);
Signe Johannessen, artist and artistic director of Art Lab Gnesta (SE);
Eva González-Sancho Bodero and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, curators, Oslo Pilots (NO);
Oli Mould, geographer, Royal Holloway University of London (GB);
Helena Selder, report writer, How Swedish art institutions work with public art, director, BAC (SE);
Sofia Wiberg, PhD, researcher, KTH, Roayl Institute of Technology, Urban and Regional Studies, and researcher, “Konst händer” (SE).

Engaging and Challenging: Public Art Today is a full day of inspiring lectures where we explore expanded contexts and methods of public art today. The programme includes lectures, talks and presentations of artworks. We will for example listen to artists and participants from “Konst händer” (Art is Happening 2016–2018), Public Art Agency Sweden’s initiative focusing on public art in Million Programme housing areas.

Organizers: Public Art Agency Sweden in collaboration with Sörmland Museum, part of Region Sörmland.

Fee and registration

Participation fee: 300 SEK, including lunch and coffee.
(Artists and Students, reduced fee: 150 SEK)

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