The Exhibition Case – Miniature exhibitions curated by Flat Octopus


18 September 2021 19 June 2022

Glass case
Shop, Färgfabriken


The Exhibition Case is an ongoing collaboration involving Färgfabriken and Flat Octopus, where curators from the collective exhibit artists fit heir work within the dimensions of a 60x60x60 cm glass case.

The artist- and curator-run collective Flat Octopus were guests in Färgfabriken´s Open Studio in connection to the exhibition Symbiosis (autumn 2021). During the Open Studio-period they installed The Exhibition Case in the art hall´s boutique, where curators in the network present selected artists in miniature exhibitions in a glass monter.

Flat Octopus is an international artist- and curator-run collective in Stockholm, started in 2019. It consists of seven people with different professional and cultural backgrounds.Flat Octopus organises exhibitions in different apartments located in Stockholm, as well as external collaborations and projects. Flat Octopus are: Edit Fándly, Juanma González, Paulina Granat, Amr Hamid, Alice Máselníková, Franziska Sperling and Erik Wijkström.
www.flatoctopus.com


Participants

Katarina Sylvan

Two Blue Fencers
11 augusti–25 september

Two Blue Fencers is a motion study of the semifinal in épée between Shin A-lam and Britta Heidemann in the 2012 Olympics in London. Video Architecture: Video 00:01:00:17 min. Glass box, mdf, acrylic mirror, Raspberry Pi, 4″ screen. Curator: Juanma Gonzáles.

Amanda Selinder

Myceliated
30 april–19 juni 2022

Amanda Selinder’s Myceliated (2022) is a site specific installation which visualises the usually invisible endophytic fungi through an artistic work based in scientific method. In the piece, Selinder invites us to take part in the life cycle of pigment producing organisms living within the tissue of trees and asks us to open up our senses to the existence and processes of unseen life forms. Curator: Paulina Granat

Maria Nordsø Lundberg

Memory
13 mars–16 april 2022

Memory (2020) Is an unspoken remains of a past experience, a silent mark from deep inside the artist who has found a way to make her voice heard in art. Maria Nordsø Lundberg is Swedish/Danish sculptor, sound artist and singer, educated at Holbæk Kunsthøjskole, China Academy of Fine Arts i Hangzhou, China, and Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Stockholm. Curator Juanma Gonzáles

Filippa Wikner

Curling Scene
5–26 februari 2022

Filippa Wikner (born 1989, Fjärås, Sweden) graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2018. She lives and works in Stockholm and is a part of the studio collective Östermalmskontoret in Axelsberg. In her art she uses metaphors as a container of fictions, myths and propaganda. Curator Juanma Gonzáles

Jesper Thour

A little landscape of smaller things
18–28 november 2021

A Little Landscape of Smaller Things (2021) is a micro world of micro passions. A hunter, a monkey and a lion cast in a glass theatre fitting for the drama of small-mindedness. The hunter, obsessed with killing the lost monkey on the loose – in his mind a threatening character of chaos and novelty endangering his existence, eyes on the prey, finger on the trigger but unaware of more pressing dangers. The lion lurking around, the explosion in the background, the world falling apart. Curator Alice Máselníková

Gabriella Novak

Goodbye limb, hello limb!
18 september–17 oktober 2021

Gabriella Novak (b. 1982) lives and works in Stockholm. She uses different kinds of robots and machines for creating Hon använder olika typer av robotar och maskiner to create big scaled art works. The are often presented while the are creating together with the artist during performances. Novaks mainly interest in art intresse Is to expand new techniques in painting and to explore the limits of the human body. Curator Alice Máselníková


Färgfabriken’s ongoing project Open Studio was launched 2017 in collaboration with the art and design group Very Very Gold. Open studio is a way of giving exposure to creative thinking and creative processes before they adopt their final form, while also bringing creators and audiences closer together.


With support from

Stockholm stad och Glasgow School of Art