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MAKING REFUGE. Workshop at Norrköpings Konstmuseum

Date: Wednesday 4 April 2018 Time: 4.30 - 7.30 pm Place: Norrköpings Konstmuseum Address: Kristinaplatsen, Norrköping, Sweden

Sign up by 29th of March at (mark Making Refuge), free of charge NB! Limited number of participants!

Visual artists, craft practitioners and art writers are invited to participate in this 3-hour workshop facilitated by Ioana Jucan and Daniel Peltz, in conjunction with the exhibition Performing Labour at the Norrköping Art Museum. The workshop creates a space for participants to engage critically and creatively in what Peltz refers to
as ‘the practice of giving and taking refuge’.

Participants are asked to bring one object or artifact from their practice that they would like to ‘give refuge to’ or ‘take refuge in’ and a short reflective/theoretical text related to the object or artifact [texts can be in any language].

The approach to “refuge” that the workshop proposes connects to the current socio-political situation and conditions of the refugee. It also moves in different directions and registers in relation to how we might think of the notion of ‘refuge’, such as the proposition that art and craft under the present socio-economic conditions are in need of refuge. The approach engaged in the workshop refuses to think refuge as an abstraction and thinks through the refusal of certain (established) ways of constituting refuge. In this way, it enacts a kind of performance philosophy of refuge making, which insists on staying with historical complications and complexity.

QUESTIONS on the content of the workshop? Please contact

Do you live outside of Norrköping and would like to apply for a travel-grant? Please

Are you at home with your children for Easter-break? During the evening the creative workshop at the museum will offer additional open hours between 16-20.

Curator Bonnie Festin will offer a colorful refuge. The café will be open and free fika is included for workshop participants.

Ioana B. Jucan (b. 1988 in Rumania, lives and works in Rumania and Providence, USA) is an artist who has contributed to the emerging field “Performance philosophy”. Ioana B. Jucan is holds a position as Adjuct Lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University.

Daniel Peltz (b. 1975 in New York, lives and works in Rejmyre and Stockholm). Daniel Peltz is a conceptual artist currently exhibiting in Performing Labour together with Sissi Westerberg and David Larsson. Since 2009 Daniel Peltz has been working with the artist-run organisation Rejmyre Art Lab based within the Reijmyre Glass Factory in Östergötland.

The workshop is a cooperation with: Rejmyre Art Lab, Verkstad Konsthall, Institutul Cultural Român de la Stockholm and the County Art Consultant Östergötland.
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Photo: Daniel Peltz, Seeking an Any Thing from an uncertain time in the ruins of Rejmyre’s future, 2017.

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