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Date: Friday 24 March
Time: 1.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Place: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Address: Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm

Welcome to Iaspis Open House in Stockholm. Open studios, artist talks, performance, film screenings and meetings.

Studio grant holders in Stockholm

Tobias Alm (SWE), Ellie Ga (USA), Sofia Hultin (SWE), Matt Lambert (CAN/USA), Lundahl & Seitl (SWE), María Renée Morales Lam (GUA/POR/FRA), Katja Pettersson (SWE), Mykola Ridnyi (UKR) and Robel Temesgen (ETH).
Also in the presence of Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi (ZAF), Iaspis studio grant holder in Malmö.

Invited conversation partners

Nasim Aghili, Director and Playwright, Markus Degerman, Visual Artist, Professor at the Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing, UIT - The Arctic University of Norway, Richard Julin, Artistic Director at Accelerator, Stockholm University and Affiliated Professor of Art History, Ellen Klintenberg Gedda, Assistant Curator at Magasin III, Matylda Krzykowski, Designer, Curator, Founding Member & Artistic Director of Depot Basel, Curator at Chamber Gallery New York, Catrin Lundqvist, Curator at Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sarat Maharaj, Professor of Visual Art & Knowledge Systems at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University and ex-Professor of Art History /Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, Theodor Ringborg, Curator at Bonniers Konsthall and PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London, Jacek Smolicki, Cross-media Artist, Designer and PhD student at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University.

Talks and Performances (20 minutes approx.)

1.00 pm Tobias Alm with Ellen Klintenberg Gedda (studio 2)
1.30 pm Matt Lambert with Catrin Lundqvist (foyer)
2.00 pm María Renée Morales Lam with Jacek Smolicki (studio 1)
2.30 pm Mykola Ridnyi with Theodor Ringborg (foyer)
3.00 pm Lundahl & Seitl with Richard Julin (foyer)
3.30 pm Ellie Ga: Bird Flight, Stone Flight, A Thousand Described Routes* (studio 4)
4.00 pm Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi with Sarat Maharaj (grant holders kitchen)
4.30 pm Robel Temesgen with Markus Degerman (foyer)
5.00 pm Welcome address by Johan Pousette, Director, the Iaspis programme (foyer)
5.15 pm Lecture Sarat Maharaj: The World Turned Upside Down** (foyer)
6.00 pm Bar opens
6.00 pm Katja Pettersson with Matylda Krzykowski (foyer)
6.30 pm Sofia Hultin: Before we existed, performance (foyer)
7.00 pm Sofia Hultin with Nasim Aghili (foyer)
8.00 pm Ellie Ga: Bird Flight, Stone Flight, A Thousand Described Routes* (studio 4)

*Ellie Ga: Bird Flight, Stone Flight, A Thousand Described Routes.
The artist will present an excerpt from a recent essay that follows the trajectory of a message in a bottle transformed into a call-to-act.
**Lecture Sarat Maharaj: The World Turned Upside Down: How Malmö Art Academy is mapping the Sweden/South Africa - North/South - global contemporary through a reconstruction of the Apartheid era Art History Room, Durban.
Lundahl & Seitl: Symphony of a Missing Room -  An Imagined Museum, 2016. 15 min. adaptation of the artwork commissioned by Centre Pompidou, Metz. Book a time slot on arrival. (foyer).

More names TBC, reservations for changes.

For further information, please contact Iaspis project coordinator, Visual art: Lena Malm at

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