The audio guide includes, so far, around fifty of the artworks that the Agency has developed over eight decades, and which are located across Sweden. The stories of the artworks will now be available to everyone, wherever you are in Sweden – all you need is a smartphone and a pair of headphones. We want to celebrate that!
The digital format releases the works from their physical locations and opens to more spontaneous encounters with art. The app gives the listener a sense of being behind-the-scenes and becomes a collective mediating voice for the works, where curators, audience and artists are heard.
Work with the audio guide will continue over time so that more stories and artworks will become available.
Launch on November 21st at 17.00–19.00
Meet the art, artists and editors behind the audio guide. We are celebrating the launch of Public Art Agency Sweden’s audio guide with a performance, sound art and an artist talk at our premises at Skeppsholmen. Snacks, finger foods and refreshments are available, and there will be beer for sale in the bar during the evening.
Preliminary evening program at 17.00–19.00
• Annika Enqvist, Program Manager at Public Art Agency, who has led the editorial work, is interviewed by Eva Malm Öhrström, Head of Communications at Public Art Agency.
• Sofia Curman, journalist who runs the podcast Konstnärskapet, has been the external producer and part of the editorial staff for the audioguide. She has interviewed several of the artists for the audio guide and will talk about her meetings with artists across the country.
• Performance with the artist Anastasia Ax who performs a version of the work Memorabilia (Brottyta), 2023. The work is based on residual material from the sculpture Brottyta (white/red), 2022, which was commissioned by Public Art Agency Sweden. In the audio guide, the artist talks about the sculpture.
• The sound art De som sår (2020) by Athena Farrokhzad and Saga Gärde will be played during the evening. The work, which is also part of the audio guide, is a poetic story that begins in a farming area next door the train tracks in Södra Rosengård in Malmö.
• Artist talk with Pär Broman about his artwork Eter, which is built into the vault that visitors pass on their way to Public Art Agency Sweden. During the evening, Eter is activated and visitors can enjoy the accompanying soundtrack about the work in the audio guide. Welcome!
Launch of Public Art Agency Sweden’s audio guide
When: November 21st at 17.00–19.00
Where: Public Art Agency Sweden, Svensksundsvägen 11A