Open Studio

– Exploring creativity in flux

 OpenStudio

Färgfabriken’s Open Studio helps to give exposure to creative thinking at a time when it’s still in flux, by inviting various fascinating creators to take over a project space for a short period of time.

As a centre for the arts, we have an interminable interest in the creative process - what does it offer us? How does it come about? How do we capture it? How do we shape it? What should we reject? We want these cursory processes to encounter an audience - their audience.

In the autumn of 2017, we began exploring different ways of giving exposure to creative thinking and creative processes before they adopt their final form, while also bringing creators and audiences closer together. In collaboration with the art and design group Very Very Gold, Färgfabriken’s first Open Studio was launched. Our visitors could familiarise themselves with Very Very Gold’s arsenal of ideas, which were then shaped and reshaped, located, and dislocated in order to gradually shift into new and evolving ideas.

In 2020, invites to the Open Studio are somehow related to or relevant for our project Symbiosis.

We provide regular updates on the participants and their programmes.

Click on the name of each participant below to expand or collapse information.

Flat Octopus, Sep 18 - Oct 17, 2021

Flat Octopus, Sep 18 - Oct 17, 2021

Flat Octopus, Sep 18 - Oct 17, 2021

Flat Octopus is an international artist and curator-run collective founded in 2019 and based in Stockholm. It consists of seven people with different professional and cultural backgrounds. The collective organises exhibitions, workshops and external projects and collaborations locally and internationally.

The aim of Flat Octopus is to represent a diverse art scene and offer exhibition possibilities to a broad range of artists in a multitude of venues. Alongside collaborations with galleries and studios, Flat Octopus works with the concept of apartment exhibitions where artists are invited to take over an apartment to stay for a period of time and produce an exhibition. A key part of the programme comprises studio visits, life drawing sessions, talks and performances.

Flat Octopus also runs a satellite mini-gallery, the Exhibition Case, a glass display case in an office space at Grindsgatan 27 in Stockholm with artists selected based on an ongoing open call. The Exhibition Case is realised in collaboration with Crash Boom Bang, a multi-disciplinary art studio.

Marvels & Catastrophes, May 24 - June 6, 2021

Marvels & Catastrophes, May 24 - June 6, 2021

Marvels & Catastrophes, May 24 - June 6, 2021

Listen! Marvels & catastrophes in the Open Studio in the project rooms. 25/5 - 6/6 2021 Opeing hours: Tuesdays - Fridays 11-16, Saturdays - Sundays 11-17. Drop in (no need to pre-book your visit). Admission is free.

Marvels & Catastrophes is an interdisciplinary group of artists who explore the ingenuity of humans in connection with natural disasters, unforeseen climate events and man-made disasters. They were formed in 2018 as an act of resistance, in hope to create a set of alternative creative strategies to deal with the growing catastrophic effects of climate change.

During two weeks, they will take over Färgfabriken's project rooms to play with ideas, patterns and concepts through their varied artistic practices, which can provide inspiration for new strategies, perspectives and approaches to the disasters we are just now in the midst of - the climate crisis and the pandemic.

Participants: Peter Lang, Ana Barata Martins, Cristina Ferreira, Sofia Larsson, Åsa Agerstam, Vesna Salamon, Jérôme Malpel / Iris Lacoudre / Grégoire Deberdt / Antoine Plouzen Morvan, Andres Villarreal, Alexander Paulsson, Gerda Persson, Bo Pilo, Florence Taché, Gustav Karlsson.

Marvels & Catastrophes has been invited through the project Listen, which explores climate in the borderland between knowledge and emotions through art, research and collaborations across generational and knowledge boundaries. The project is supported by the Swedish Postcode Foundation and is carried out in collaboration with Virserum's Konsthall and Skellefteå Konsthall.

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Symbiosis, spring 2020

Symbiosis, spring 2020

Symbiosis, spring 2020

Färgfabriken's project Symbiosis takes over one of the project rooms in order to give space for ideas, sketching and meetings.

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Åsa Cederqvist, Feb 13 - March 15, 2020

Åsa Cederqvist, Feb 13 - March 15, 2020

Åsa Cederqvist, Feb 13 - March 15, 2020

The artist Åsa Cederqvist's work is based on an interest in the ever-changing boundary between object and subject, as well as around the state of reformulation and transformation - in both the material and mental spaces.

While in the studio at Färgfabriken, Studio Åsa Cederqvist work will take it's vantage point in the cycle of materials and experiences that exist within the building and its surrounding areas, through displacements and alterations, and at the same time develop an interface of transformer processors, disintegration and structure.

BLOD(y), Annika Boholm & Kersti Grunditz Brennan, 21-24, 2019

BLOD(y), Annika Boholm & Kersti Grunditz Brennan, 21-24, 2019

BLOD(y), Annika Boholm & Kersti Grunditz Brennan, 21-24, 2019

BLOD (y) exponerar arbetsprocesserna med BLOD – ett forskningsprojekt kring gränsöverskridande innehåll, estetik och samarbetsformer i filmberättande.

Projektet utforskar samskapande över yrkesgränser, mellan vänskap och professionell relation samt bortom akademiska tillhörigheter – ett växelverkande skrivande, filmande, klippande – en flytande och oskarp linje mellan liv och konst. Vi sträcker ut armen och arbetar med vad vi får fatt i. Ett arbetssätt som väcker och utvecklar idéer som förgrenar sig icke-hierarkiskt ur olika aspekter av konstnärligt skapande.

Vår premiss är att på blodigt allvar transformera skuggorna av förluster till konstnärliga uttryck. Våra nyckelfrågor är hur söka efter breda tilltal utan att hamna i enkla svar på svåra frågor? hur vara tillgänglig samtidigt som vi utforskar snåriga frågeställningar?

I ett kompromisslöst tillsammans driver vi handgripligen alla konstnärliga processer, ifrågasätter maktstrukturer och konstnärsmyter på samma gång som vi utmanar filmmediets traditionella naturalism och berättarlogik i bildspråk och andra gestaltningar.

Filmen berättar om kroppsliga erfarenheter som gör en varse att våra kroppar tillhör moder natur. Som gör hur fan hon vill. Djuriska händelser där en själv är berättelsen. Med sina privata, intima äckligheter. BLOD gestaltar kvinnligt blödande från vagga till grav, men handlar inte bara om vätskor. BLOD undersöker även svallvågorna som väller upp mellan människor när kroppar sviker. Filmprojektet vill aktivt skapa en feminin blick, spränga buren som patriarkala maktrelationer hållit vårt kreativa vilddjur instängt i och släppa lös ett filmskapande på egna villkor.

Händelserna där arbetssätt, nyckelfrågor och konstnärlig ambition förkroppsligas, är egna och andras erfarenheter kring vara människa med hjärna, hjärta och livmoder.

Annika Boholm & Kersti Grunditz Brennan

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LABLAB, April 22 - May 5, 2019

LABLAB, April 22 - May 5, 2019

LABLAB, April 22 - May 5, 2019

LABLAB will investigate the historic and contemporary relationship that exist between the image and landscape throughout the landscape of Dalarna, Sweden.

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Gülbeden Kulbay, June 3-16, 2019

The Royal Institute of Art R-Lab RIA, May 23rd-June 2nd 2019

The Royal Institute of Art R-Lab RIA, May 23rd-June 2nd 2019

The Royal Institute of Art R-Lab RIA, May 23rd-June 2nd 2019

R-lab’s Marvels and Catastrophes: Renewal and Metamorphosis, to be held at Färgfabriken 23- May - 2 June.

Renewal and Metamorphosis is the final in a series of 4 movements (see below) proposed by R-Lab concerning the major transformations affecting today’s natural and living environments. The two weeks at Färgfabriken will present a sequence of student led workshops, installations, performances, videos, and temporary exhibits outlining the world in its state of “new normal.” Open to the public.

This is the concluding series of workshops and performative public engagements to be featured in Färgfabriken's Open Studio. Renewal and Metamorphosis is developed and run by the participants enrolled in this year's R-Lab Marvels and Catastrophes course held at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. All events are open to the public, children and adults alike, please come, and please share! ----

HAPPENINGS/ WORKSHOPS

25 May

11-13 Premonition bureau - Confession parlor - Action booth Jérôme Malpel & Sofia Larsson

11-17 For the first time our world Anna Risell You are invited to a moment that allows you to reach inwards, into the depths of your memories and associations. https://www.facebook.com/events/435939797218496/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1557867158495917

11-17 Välkommen att fira rödfärgensdag! Veronica Skeppe

14-18 A Lovely Suburban Hike Anna Asplind, Gustav Karlsson & Jérôme Malpel Welcome to a hike in a cozy suburban environment and a dinner session. https://www.facebook.com/events/1404970899646219/

26 May

11-17 Premonition bureau - Confession parlor - Action booth Jérôme Malpel & Sofia Larsson

11-17 For the first time our world Anna Risell You are invited to a moment that allows you to reach inwards, into the depths of your memories and associations. https://www.facebook.com/events/435939797218496/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1557867158495917

14-16 In Search of the Miraculous through Catasthrophe Anna Asplind “Any old map will do” was the conclusion when a small Hungarian military unit found their way through a snowstorm in the Alps with the help from a map over the Pyrenees. Can we do the same? https://www.facebook.com/events/338077586899432/

30 May

13-17 Woman, Native, Other: Making Friends with Trinh-T Minh-ha Carlota Mir and Enrico Floriddia Collective reading workshop - arpentage 12 spots - book yours at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://www.facebook.com/events/2132880783447314/

1 June

12-13.30 The Evoking of the Realm of Real Fantasy Gustav Karlsson The tension between "real" and imagined conceptions about the state of the [human] world and it´s urban planning responses - is the same tension that also evokes a space that doesn´t need to prove it has the right to exist - The Realm of Real Fantasy. https://www.facebook.com/events/316464792356463/?ti=as

14-16.30 Building a new landscape Elena Mazzi The workshop structure intends to start from a reflection on the crisis situations / necessities related to the daily use of water, encouraging participants (children and teenagers are welcome) to become aware of the hidden path that water makes in our daily lives, in the architecture we live every day, among these, the one we are working in, Färgfabriken.

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EXHIBITIONS

Ongoing 23 May - 2 June

Lövholmen Gerda Persson

Lövholmen is a small part of the world that will soon be gone forever and we will all forget what it was like. Get your own free souvenir! To remember it I am making concrete models in scale 1:400 of the building Spredfabriken. The model is 9x9x5 cm. If you would like to have one please contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Pick up your souvenir between May 29th and June 2nd at Färgfabriken.

The sun rises every morning at the same place and sets every evening at the opposite side Ana Barata Martins

The sun rises every morning at the same place and sets every evening at the opposite side, is an artwork composed by several elements: a site-specific textile piece by the closest water of Fargfabriken, a second textile piece at the Open studio space, and photo documentation of the current development of Årstafältet. The fabric pieces are dyed with found materials and natural pigments from Årstafältet and a text by Maria Lamas is imprinted in them. The artwork intends to be critical towards exploitation processes natural areas goes through as most of accessible nature is man made or developed for commercial and industry purposes

A Cartography of the Anthropocene In the current moment we see an increase in so-called climate angst as well as climate crisis awareness, yet people feel a lack of any fruitful means of combating it. Can capital be seen? How do you map the unmappable? What are the individual components that comprise the issue of climate change? You are invitied to come and view an attempt at mapping the so called anthropocene, as well as to perhaps add your own take on it. Andres Villarreal

21th century icon: How do we build up an image of our contemporary mythology? Jérôme Malpel

A mere heap Bo Pilo Transactive memory exercises and tool making workshops with the objective to revive and exercise agency, interruption, and recall as operative abilities in a new landscape without buildings.

In search of the miraculous through catastrophe Anna Asplind

“Any old map will do” was the conclusion when a small Hungarian military unit found their way through a snowstorm in the Alps with the help from a map over the Pyrenees. Can we use the map from one place or a situation to gain new insights about here and now? This time with a map of the utterly symbol of catastrophe - Pompeji, layered with the utterly aim to avoid catastrophe - the evacuation plan of Operation Stockholm 1961. https://www.facebook.com/events/338077586899432/

Healing Tree Åsa Agerstam

The belief that the forest is a healing force goes back to Nordic folk-medicine where disfigured, odd trees could function as a receiver for human pain. By transmitting the disease materially and symbolically, the tree became the new carrier of the pain. The person cutting it down took a risk of catching whatever disease the tree was carrying. The physical surrounding of such a tree could also be used as a place of sacrifice where one could make a wish. With a trial and error perspective of a designer, a transformative replica of The Tree with it ́s original purpose will be made. Your intention is what makes it real.

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Marvels and Catastrophes in 4 Movements.

1. The Art of Disaster Interruptive: the Earth School, Istanbul Design Biennial, September
2. Lexicon of Marvels and Disasters, Färgfabriken
3. Nordic Hazardlands, UMA, Umeå
4. Marvels and Catastrophes: Renewal and Metamorphosis, Färgfabriken

The first movement, The Art of Disaster Interruptive, premiered in September of 2018 at the 4th Design Biennial in Istanbul. Located in the Earth School, the weeklong workshop dealt with remedial environmental practices inspired by the Şişhane crafts district in the heart of Istanbul. The second workshop, the Lexicon of Marvels and Disasters, held in January of 2019, was a one-day experimental Open Studio event developed to interact with the public, and called for submissions of ideas on what we will need to have with us to confront this ever changing present. The third movement, Nordic Hazardlands, took place in the northern Swedish city of Umeå at the UMA school of architecture at the end of March. The program included a seminar with the director of IBA in Thüringen Germany, and concluded with an initial draft for an Almanac for 2020.

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KTH ABE Urbanism Studies / AT - HH, May 13-19, 2019

KTH ABE Urbanism Studies / AT - HH, May 13-19, 2019

KTH ABE Urbanism Studies / AT - HH, May 13-19, 2019

Malin Heyman and James Hamilton, together with the students of the KTH ABE Graduate Program in Urbanism will occupy the Open Studio during the production, copy editing, review and printing of a book that will represent the students research from the Studio's Mexico City workshop and subsequent project "CO-OP City: Future Collective Domestic".

"CO-OP City : Future Collective Domestic" was a 10 week design studio in the Graduate Profram in Urbanism at KTH ABE. Students have worked in groups to produce proposals for collective domestic places and programs to engage public space in Mexico City. The work takes as it's departure point Hannes Meyer's 1928 manifesto Bauen and the contemporary research of Anna Puigjaner presented in her work Kitchenless City.

With students: Ambre Elsa Alfredo, Leonardo Baron Zenari, Maia Cavendish, Zehra Chughtai, Sued Ferreira da Silva, Simon Fique, Shayan Khilji, Svenja Marie Krings, Sven Lindemann, Michael Mallinder-MacLeod, Sandra Yael Mekler Bensadon, Divya Ramasamy Venkatesamoorthy, Mayra Milena Campanha Reis, Lizaveta Shylichava, Irena Toljan, Eleni Konstantina Vlachaki Stamatopoulou, Johan Wide, Benjamin Schaefer, Jon Nilsson

Collaborators and contributors to the studio have been:

+ APRDELESP

+ ARCHIVO

+ DANSBANA!

+ MACOLEN

+ OKK+ friends

+ Alejandra Navarrete

+ Andrea González

+ Daniel Urey

+ David Huber

+ Fernando Ocaña

+ Hélène Frichot

+ Isabelle Löfgren

+ Karolina Keyzer

Texas University Architecture Department, April 8-14, 2019

Texas University Architecture Department, April 8-14, 2019

Texas University Architecture Department, April 8-14, 2019

With Frances Hsu and students.

Food is a basic need and a luxury, both an art and a science crossing boundaries of time and place, a part of daily life and long term human survival. It is one of the largest and most innovative industries in the world economy and among the most urgent problems facing our world. Limited food access along with decreasing biodiversity and increasing dependence on fewer and fewer varieties and species of crops fostered by corporate monopolies loom as we rely on increasingly fragile large industrial-scale monocultures that alter ecological balance. Within the context of climate catastrophe, we must enter into debates on the role of the productive landscape through issues related to food.

Alimentarium is a first-year Master of Architecture foundations studio in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University that considers how agricultural production, processing, distribution and consumption of food intersects with architecture, urbanism, industry, economy, technology, culture, and politics. The course identifies and critically analyses how food has shaped the built environent in order to inform the production of architectural content, program and project for Alimentarium--a public knowledge center in the city of Bryan, Texas dedicated to the exhibtion, experimentation, and experience of food that might not only counteract or be resistant to existing capitalist logics but also create more beautiful, joyful, adventurous and equitable cities.

I WAS HERE - Osynliga Teatern, April 28 mars-6, 2019

I WAS HERE - Osynliga Teatern, April 28 mars-6, 2019

I WAS HERE - Osynliga Teatern, April 28 mars-6, 2019

I WAS HERE is a performance installation by artist duo Osynliga Teatern which combines an intimate experience for one person per occasion with a live-stream that can be experienced online or in one of the exhibition spaces at Färgfabriken. The work combines a relational situation with an all-encompassing environment where questions of trust and empathy is tested in relation to our private sphere. The exhibition is founded on public telephone conversations and is divided into two parts. As a visitor, you can choose to participate in the installation either as The Narrator or as The Observer, or as both.

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Very Very Gold, maj - nov 2017

Very Very Gold, maj - nov 2017

Very Very Gold, maj - nov 2017

During 2017 Färgfabriken will be enriched by a creative residency cooperation with art/design trio Very Very Gold. The group occupies one of our project rooms, where they will work on their own projects and exhibitions, but also contribute to Färgfabriken’s ongoing work.

The creative residence will be ongoing in the project room at Färgfabriken until November 26th 2017. You're welcome to step into the studio/exhibition even if meetings, art production or installations are going on.

During autumn 2017 the trio Very Very Gold will intensify their personal projects and one by one take turns to take over the space with both experiments and finnished artworksh.

Michel Bussien: 12 - 22 October. Nandi Nobell: 26 oktober - 5 November. Farvash Razavi: 9 -19 November.

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Last updated on May 3rd, 2021


 

 

Time & Place

Next period: May 25 - June 6, 2021
Open Tuesdays - Fridays from 11-16, Saturdayd - Sundays form 11-17.
Marvels & Catastrophes for the project Listen

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Åsa Cederqvist
BLOD
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