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Art and Shops

Group exhibition with Iaspis Studio Grant Holders Dale Harding & Sorawit Sangsataya. 1 - 6 June 2019. Opening 1 June 2-4pm.

This year, Tensta konsthall’s operations will expand into new spaces with art projects presented in collaboration between artists and shop-owners, Tensta konsthall, and the shopping mall Tensta Centrum. In the project Art and Shops, art will move onto the shelves of stores, into shop windows, counters, and inside and outside the centre’s main building. In this way, art is presented in the most ordinary situations, when one buys groceries, goes shopping for lunch or visits a hair salon, therefore providing a way for other forms of contact and exchange.

Tensta Centrum’s opening ceremony was held in 1969 on the pedestrian streetTenstagången. A couple of years later, in 1975, the subway’s blue line was opened, whose two entrances still frame the main building. During the 1980’s, the shops were framed by glass in a postmodern style and the building assumed a church-like character, featuring tall glass window with orange frames and arched corridors. If the centre, during its younger days of the “million programme”, consisted mainly of different types of social services, such as employment agencies, banks, pharmacies and post offices, the centre of 2018 is now a different place entirely, with the dominating presence of fast food restaurants, gift shops, and stores selling household goods. The shops featured in the exhibition are primarily small local businesses.

Among the invited artists you will find Annika Eriksson, Bella Rune, Carin Ellberg, Carsten Höller, Dale Harding, Marie-Louise Ekman, Meriç Algün, Nina Svensson, Olivia Plender, Pinar Öğrenci, Salad Hilowle, Sorawit Songsatsaya and Thomas Elovsson.

Participating shops: Matvärlden, Safi shop center, Tensta krog, Apoteket Prinsen, Tensta modebutik, Ockar Salong, Boutique Chinchilla, Aslan Kött Och Livs, IT forum, Tensta Sko & Nyckelservice & Väskor, Vissani, Rawabi Phone, Derman, Direkten, Tensta blommor, Medborgarkontoret, Centrumbyggnaden, Auel coffee.

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Photo: Annika Eriksson, The Community, film (2010), installation at Tensta krog.

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