Russian residents in Sweden invites to "kitchen conversations"

The Creative Association of Curators TOK
in collaboration with Intercut and Residence Botkyrka
invite you to participate in the kitchen conversation and dinner organized by TOK as a part of ‘Young Curators & Art Operators Network’ project  supported by the  Swedish Institute (2015-2016)

 

The Kitchen conversation May 4:th has taken place. Interesting conversations about art residences together with special invited people from Botkyrka, from Intercult and with people interested in art projects and living in Fittja.

This is how the artists themselves write about their residence and the kitchen meeting May 4:
Agenda:
INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES: WHAT DO LOCAL COMMUNITIES GAIN?
May 4, 19.00
Botkyrka Residency, Krögarvägen 26, subway station Fittja
From April 30 to May 8, 2016 curators of TOK (Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits) from St Petersburg will be residents at Botkyrka. They will conduct a research of the local context of the Fittja neighborhood focusing on the engagement with the local community and its Russian-speaking members in particular. The idea of the research is to create new social ties within the community and stimulate further collaborations with the locals. The residency is part of the two year network program between curators and art operators from Sweden and North-West of Russia. After a series of study trips in 2015, the project participants conduct several individual exchange residencies between Stockholm, St Petersburg, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk. Initiated by Intercut and TOK, the project aims to foster connections between art professionals interested in sustainable curatorial and artistic practices in public spaces as well as research-based multidisciplinary projects that bring together and connect various communities.
Since 2010 TOK have been actively working in public places, open locations and with state institutions in St Petersburg in the framework of our long-term project ‘Critical Mass’. One of its major parts is creating new works – installations, performances, objects, situations, etc. – by international artists based on their residencies in the St Petersburg and in connection with the local context. However, conducting the project for six years and constantly reformatting it, we keep asking ourselves – what international residents can bring to communities? How sustainable this practice is? How to overcome language, cultural and other barriers? What stays after artists leave? Is current residency format still valid or should we rethink it?
We would like to invite curators and artists, representatives of various art institutions working closely with communities and inviting residents to discuss these questions. We all can exchange experience of working in public spaces different contexts (post-Soviet Russian cities, migrant neighborhoods, cities with mixed ethnic identities, etc) and seek about examples of successful and challenging projects when international and local artists are engaged with local communities.
The conversation will be organized in a format of a collective cooking (Russian cuisine will dominate probably:), eating and drinking at the kitchen of the apartment where Residence Botkyrka is located.

Preliminary list of guests: Miriam Andersson-Blecher, Anneli Backman, Abir Boukhari, Stella D’Ailly, Nina Fridell, Per Hasselberg, Agneta Hansson, Maria Lind, Kristyna Muller, Raketa, Johan Norling, Joanna Sandel, Jens Strandberg and others.

/Maria Veits and Anna Bitkina

Pictures from the meeting:

maria-och-anna samtal1 samtal2 samtal3 samtal4

Hello Vika!

Vika Ryskina has been hosted by Intercult and Konsthall C this week (Oct 22-30) on curatorial residency as a part of Young Curators Network.

Hello Vika!

Vika Ryskina has been hosted by Intercult and Konsthall C this week (Oct 22-30) on curatorial residency as a part of Young Curators Network.

Hello Vika!

Vika Ryskina has been hosted by Intercult and Konsthall C this week (Oct 22-30) on curatorial residency as a part of Young Curators Network.

The Power of Culture - Kultur och externa relationer

Onsdagen den 7 september hade vi ett mycket intressant och givande halvdagsseminarium med fokus på Ryssland, på Intercults kontor på Nytorgsgatan, med efterföljande trevligt mingel. Temat var ”The Power of Culture – kultur i externa relationer”.

The Power of Culture - Kultur och externa relationer

Onsdagen den 7 september hade vi ett mycket intressant och givande halvdagsseminarium med fokus på Ryssland, på Intercults kontor på Nytorgsgatan, med efterföljande trevligt mingel. Temat var ”The Power of Culture – kultur i externa relationer”.

The Power of Culture - Kultur och externa relationer

Onsdagen den 7 september hade vi ett mycket intressant och givande halvdagsseminarium med fokus på Ryssland, på Intercults kontor på Nytorgsgatan, med efterföljande trevligt mingel. Temat var ”The Power of Culture – kultur i externa relationer”.

Interview with Ilia Kuzubov: "There should be no politics behind art"

Read the interview with Ilia Kuzubov, curator from Severodvinsk, Russia. Ilia speaks about his residency at SUPERMARKET International Art Fair, Stockholm and his work in Severodvinsk .

Interview with Ilia Kuzubov: "There should be no politics behind art"

Read the interview with Ilia Kuzubov, curator from Severodvinsk, Russia. Ilia speaks about his residency at SUPERMARKET International Art Fair, Stockholm and his work in Severodvinsk .

Interview with Ilia Kuzubov: "There should be no politics behind art"

Read the interview with Ilia Kuzubov, curator from Severodvinsk, Russia. Ilia speaks about his residency at SUPERMARKET International Art Fair, Stockholm and his work in Severodvinsk .

Rapport från TOK: Maria Veits berättar

Läs konstnären och kuratorn Maria Veits egna upplevelse av sin residens vid Botkyrka konsthall.

Rapport från TOK: Maria Veits berättar

Läs konstnären och kuratorn Maria Veits egna upplevelse av sin residens vid Botkyrka konsthall.

Rapport från TOK: Maria Veits berättar

Läs konstnären och kuratorn Maria Veits egna upplevelse av sin residens vid Botkyrka konsthall.

Russian residents in Sweden invites to "kitchen conversations"

International residences; What do the local communities gain? Kitchen conversations with Russian artists Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits took place on May 4 2016 in Fittja, Stockholm.

Russian residents in Sweden invites to "kitchen conversations"

International residences; What do the local communities gain? Kitchen conversations with Russian artists Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits took place on May 4 2016 in Fittja, Stockholm.

Russian residents in Sweden invites to "kitchen conversations"

International residences; What do the local communities gain? Kitchen conversations with Russian artists Anna Bitkina and Maria Veits took place on May 4 2016 in Fittja, Stockholm.

Mötet med Ilia Kuzubov, kurator och festivalarrangör från Ryssland

Mötet med Ilia Kuzubov, kurator och festivalarrangör från Ryssland

Mötet med Ilia Kuzubov, kurator och festivalarrangör från Ryssland

Meet Ilia Kuzubov! Russian curator and art festival organizer from Severodvinsk

In English April 25 at 5-7 pm: "Meet Ilia Kuzubov! How is it to be an art curator and art organizer in Severodvinsk in Northern Russia?"

Meet Ilia Kuzubov! Russian curator and art festival organizer from Severodvinsk

In English April 25 at 5-7 pm: "Meet Ilia Kuzubov! How is it to be an art curator and art organizer in Severodvinsk in Northern Russia?"

Meet Ilia Kuzubov! Russian curator and art festival organizer from Severodvinsk

In English April 25 at 5-7 pm: "Meet Ilia Kuzubov! How is it to be an art curator and art organizer in Severodvinsk in Northern Russia?"

Seminar at The Swedish Institute 18 May 2015, read more and see pictures

Seminar at The Swedish Institute 18 May 2015, read more and see pictures

Seminar at The Swedish Institute 18 May 2015, read more and see pictures

Seminar at The Swedish Institute 18 May 2015, read more and see pictures

Seminar at The Swedish Institute 18 May 2015, read more and see pictures

Seminar at The Swedish Institute 18 May 2015, read more and see pictures

Invitation: Meet curators from North West Russia!

Invitation: Meet curators from North West Russia!

Invitation: Meet curators from North West Russia!

Young curators & Αrt operators network - ett projekt på Intercult

Intercult är koordinatorn för projektet Young curators & Αrt operators. Målet med projektet är att starta ett nätverk av unga kuratorer från Nordvästra Ryssland och Sverige/Norden som initierar samhällsengagerade konstprojekt i det offentliga rummet.

Young curators & Αrt operators network - ett projekt på Intercult

Intercult är koordinatorn för projektet Young curators & Αrt operators. Målet med projektet är att starta ett nätverk av unga kuratorer från Nordvästra Ryssland och Sverige/Norden som initierar samhällsengagerade konstprojekt i det offentliga rummet.

Young curators & Αrt operators network - ett projekt på Intercult

Intercult är koordinatorn för projektet Young curators & Αrt operators. Målet med projektet är att starta ett nätverk av unga kuratorer från Nordvästra Ryssland och Sverige/Norden som initierar samhällsengagerade konstprojekt i det offentliga rummet.

CONTACT

Iwona Preis
Project Manager, Intercult
iwona.preis@intercult.se

Maria Veits
Co-founder, Curator
mariaveits@gmail.com

Anna Bitkina
Project Manager, TOK
annabitkina@gmail.com

PARTNERS
Intercult, Sweden and Creative Association of Curators TOK, Russia

FINANCED
Swedish Institute Creative Force

CREATIVE FORCE

INTERCULT

Nytorgsgatan 15

116 22 Stockholm Sweden

+46 8 644 10 23

info@intercult.se

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