Fult är fint. Live graffiti at Rosendals trädgård this weekend August 12 - 13 at 12.00 - 17.00 hrs. 120 meters of canvas will be painted by De Professionella Konstgangstrarna, Tele, Finsta, Murk, Killa, Ares, Möe-crew, Ollio, Kropp, Glue, Rabbit boy, Ians, Armsrock, CP-crew. The exhibition will continue until August 31.
The 13:th annual Grafiktriennal takes place on January 13 — February 18 2007 at Konstakademien. Artist interested in participating in the exhibition can apply from August 1 — September 1. More info here. In Swedish.
Nordic Centre For Artists' Books (NCFAB) exists to facilitate the production, commissioning and the exhibition of artists' books within the Nordic countries. NCFAB is committed to the promotion of this genre as an art form and an educational resource, to provide the general public, educational institutions and other outside agencies with services and programming involving contemporary artists' books.
New book on Scandinavian graffiti: Overground 2 published by Dokument Förlag. From the sleeve notes: ”The world’s best graffiti is created in Scandinavia. It is elegant and dynamic, humorous and serious.
In this book, we follow eight of the most important Scandinavian artists. Their pictures are bursting with life. Their lives are full of adventure.
Images from the book and more info available here. As you may have guessed from the title, it’s a follow-up to Overground published a couple of years ago.
The Caravan Project is a non-profit group that wants to bring design and art back to the people. The pink and yellow caravan will tour Sweden in July 2006 displaying artwork by various artists and designers. More info here. In English
Megan Lundbäck will arrange the event We Danced to the Wrong Song featuring young unestablished designers and artists. Saturday October 22 at Lava, Kulturhuset in Stockholm with fashion shows at 16.00 and 19.30, art exhibition and a shop.
Special guest for the evening will be Swedish fashion designer Gunilla Pontén.
”The symbolic signs of dreams are astonishingly general. A lot of people recognise their own dreams when they see my work.” Check out the sculptural artwork by Backa Carin Ivarsdotter here.
This is BIG! Pictures On Walls is an online art shop selling prints of famous street artists. Now POW have put together a group show in Stockholm showing works by (take-a-deep-breath...) Eine, D*Face, Banksy, Mode2 and Stanley Donwood (...phew!). All in one place at one time in Scandinavia — now that’s a Smorgasbord.
Date: September 20—October 23 at Allmänna Galleriet 925, Kronobergsgatan 37, Stockholm, Sweden.
Full size flyer here.
Wanted: non-Swedish Nordic artists, designers and creative people for participation in Crossings: A Nordic Culture Exchange at Big Love gallery in Gothenburg, Sweden during October of 2005 and January and May of 2006. Big Love are seeking three artists or group of artists and in addition they’re looking for speakers for the months of August–November 2005 and February–May of 2006. Speakers must have relevant work in art, design or new media. More info here.
IT-handikappad started 1999 as a semi-portfolio for webdesigner Hallisar, but later on evolved. Covering music, design and art mainly in the Gothenburg area, it's cram-full of content like band photo archive, daily links, competitions, event calendar and loads more. Open for all to participate and share information. Check it out!
The Stockholm Cultural Festival won’t be in full swing until August 2006, but a 3-day megateaser called Under Construction 05 will take place this weekend, September 2–4. Sergels Torg and the area near Stockholm’s Kulturhuset Cultural Centre will be teeming with street theatre, dance, a hallay party, circus acts, concerts, art, outdoor film, walking tours of the city, lectures and photography.
The full festival programme is available here. Only available in Swedish, click ”Språk” for summary in English.
The Swedish winners of the art competition DNA; Diesel New Art, has been announced. The works of Anna Lundh, Niklas Holm, Petra Axelsson and Helga Härenstam was elected by the jury and will be exhibited in a show that starts September 30 in Copenhagen and travels to Oslo and Stockholm. See the winning work here.
Utställningssalongen in Stockholm shows the work of former Liverpool School of Art student John Lennon August 17–28. The limited artworks consist of lithographs, serigraphs and copper etchings hand produced from Lennons original drawings. All work is signed by Yoko Ono with John's personal chop and available for sale.
More info here and here.
Rozzetta is the creation of Jenny Mörtsell, made as a Master Degree project at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. The project is ”a tribute to the fantaboulous fenomena italo-disco” and consists of the video and 12" for the song ”Fantasy.” Catch a live performance this Friday, August 19 at the club Startling at Landet.
See the Rozzetta site for further information.
The street, art & cirkus festival Subörb will take place in Stockholm suburb Alby,this weekend, August 11–14. The massive programme of artists and events are too numerous to mention here but to name a few; WC breakdance crew Project Soul (Korea), rappers Saïan Supa Crew (France), Swedish artists The Latin Kings, Laleh and legendary graffiti writers Ziggy & Disey, Ians, Erse, Puppet, Attila, Atom, Reson etc.
Full programme and info at the Subörb site. (Illustration by Sakari Paananen, as mentioned below.)
John Wallin is an artist/illustrator who has worked on computer games and feature films such as Harry Potter 3, Big Fish and Alien vs Predator. Impressive collection of work showcased in his portfolio.
For the last couple of years a strange rocket has appeared in the concrete jungles of Stockholm. Here's a site dedicated to tracking down and documenting the locations of these rocket paintings, sorted by date and location.