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Iaspis Open House autumn 2017

Date: Friday 22 September 2017
Time: 1.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Place: Konstnärsnämnden
Address: Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm, Sweden

Art Direction: BASTION Lab: Brita Lindvall Leitmann.

Friday 22 September 1 pm–9 pm
Maria skolgata 83, Stockholm

Studio grant holders in Stockholm
Mari Bastashevski (DEN/SUI/RUS), Malin Franzén (SWE), Ivana Králíková (SWE/CZE), Youngjae Lih (SWE/KOR), Ana Mendes (DEU/GRB/POR), Laura Poitras (USA), Amanda Selinder (SWE), Rania Stephan (LBA/FRA) and Ana Torfs (BEL).

Conversation partners
Peter Hagdahl, Visual Artist and Curator Public Art Agency Sweden; Ingela Lind, Art Critic and Author; Katarina Nitsch, Visual Artist and Senior Lecturer Royal Institute of Art; Magnus af Petersens, Director Bonniers Konsthall; Jenny Richards, Curator Marabouparken; Joanna Sandell, Director Kalmar Konstmuseum, and Christine Ödlund, Visual Artist.

Reiko Sudo (JAP), Design Director and Co-founder of Nuno Corporation of Tokyo.

Panel discussions + Q & A
Panel discussion 1: Can you be an artist without being political?
Mari Bastashevski (DEN/SUI/RUS), Visual Artist; Laura Poitras (USA), Filmmaker, and Rania Stephan (LBA/FRA), Visual Artist. Moderator: Johan Pousette, Director, the Iaspis programme.

Panel discussion 2: Working under the Radar
Ritu Sarin (IND), Film Director; Tenzing Sonam (IND), Film Director, and Robel Temesgen (ETH), Visual Artist. Moderator: Jenny Richards, Curator Marabouparken
In collaboration with Marabouparken.

Malin Franzén (SWE): Probably notes from the Greek journey 1937
Performance, 25 min (Swedish)

Ana Mendes (DEU/GRB/POR): Self-portrait
Performance 15 min
Self-portrait is a play about my identity. Over the years, I collected my personal records (medical examinations, radiographies, vaccines etc.) and considered the role that heritage plays in our lives. It could be interrogative, an inquiry, or even a manifesto against all the questionnaires that we have to answer during our lives. But it is not these things. It is just a self-portrait, perhaps an automatic self-portrait.

Amanda Selinder (SWE): Songs by Amanda
Perfomance 15 min

The International Dance Programme’s choreographer grant holder Joseph Sturdy (GRB/SWE), work in progress with dancers Clyde Archer (USA/ESP), and Mathilde van de Wiele (BE).
Performance, 20 min         

Talks and Performances (20 min)
1.00 pm Welcome address by Anna Söderbäck, Director the Swedish Arts Grants Committee (foyer)
1.10 pm Youngjae Lih with Peter Hagdahl (studio 8/foyer)
1.30 pm Malin Franzén: Performance (studio 9)
2.00 pm Amanda Selinder with Christine Ödlund (studio 7/foyer)
2.30 pm Ivana Králíková with Joanna Sandell (studio 2)
3.00 pm Ana Mendes with Ingela Lind (studio 6/foyer)
3.30 pm Rania Stephan with Katarina Nitsch (studio 1)
3.30–4.30 pm Reiko Sudo: " Do you Nuno? " Lecture (project room)
4.00 pm Laura Poitras with Jenny Richards (studio 4)
4.30 pm Joseph Sturdy: Performance (dance studio)
4.30 pm Mari Bastashevski with Magnus af Petersens (studio 3)
5.00 pm Welcome address by Johan Pousette, Director the Iaspis programme (foyer)
5.15 pm Introduction Bastion Lab: Brita Lindvall Leitmann
5.30–7.00 pm Panel discussion 1 and 2 + Q & A (project room)
6.00 pm Bar opens
7.30 pm Ana Mendes: Performance (foyer)
8.00 pm Amanda Selinder: Performance (foyer)
8.30 pm Ivana Králíková: Performance (foyer) TBC

Iaspis Open House Publication
Art Direction: BASTION Lab: Brita Lindvall Leitmann.

More names TBC, reservations for changes.

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


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