May 5 – August 19, 2018  

What happens when we break the chronological interpretation of history? Can historical writing be made more inclusive?  
Shared History is an EU-funded project that brings together newly arrived and established artists in the Baltic Sea Region. The artists’ views do not necessarily need to correspond to each other, but they must be able to relate to each other when they explore critical methods of narrative and co-creation in a time of polarized discussions of history and identity. 
Shared History is a cross-disciplinary project with the goal of critically connecting and artistically interpreting the different reactions on the refugee situation that are strongly affecting, shaping and dividing the European Union, on both a political and domestic level. With a Baltic scope, the project’s creative research process will approach issues such as policy making, judicial and geographical borders, statistics, identity, public opinion and post-truth information related to migration and integration in Sweden, Poland and Latvia 

Exhibition at Färgfabriken 

The exhibition was on display in Färgfabriken’s two project rooms from May 5 – Aug 19 2018. The exhibition shows two installations processed during several months of collaboration between the artist Valeria Montti Colque and the architect Hala Alnaji, as well as the artists Vanja Sandell Billström and Reza Hazare. At Färgfabriken you could  also take part of documentation from the art produced for the exhibition in Gdansk, as well as the film produced there by Ibrahim Muhanna. 

The designers Gabriel Maher and Isabel Mager made the project’s overall design, but also a graphic deconstruction of the project application for the exhibition in Stockholm. By dissecting the bureaucratic graphical interface, the idea of measurable culture and its instrumental purpose is clarified.