18th foxhole meeting

The 18th foxhole approaches. foxhole meetings aspire to assist independent curators and self-organized entities; the project is interested in creating and supporting its own safe zone or “foxhole” of self-sufficiency in Stockholm. The project is curated by Jacquelyn Davis.

Time: As You Wish

Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren will present three of his projects—aspiring to locate new collaborators, both artistically and curatorially, to work with in the future. (1) “No Conflict, No Irony (I Love the Whole World)”: a work which considers the common ground of sport and the language of abstraction—bringing participants together through acts of making and walking. Over the course of five days, Dahlgren collaborated with two local artists, Katie and Sophie Orton, creating a workshop with children from across Edinburgh to make and design a 100-meter banner via a series of games and making sessions. In the evening, a team of ten tailors / seamstresses worked designs stemming from each day, creating 1.5 meter banner sections. On the last night, sections were conjoined into a 100 meter long piece. On October 17, the banner was walked by collaborators, sports enthusiasts and the public—from Meadowbank Sports Centre to Salisbury Crags. The walk was live-streamed. After the walk, hot chocolate was served. (2) “Peinture Abstraite”: an ongoing project where Dahlgren views himself as a geometric painting. He invites individuals from ranging backgrounds to curate shows which incorporate his collection of over 1000 striped t-shirts. He wears these each day for the duration of an exhibition. Each day, he photographs himself wearing each shirt. After an exhibition, Dahlgren produces a poster including images, show’s title and text; posters are archival for each curation. Every day, the artist posts an image on Instagram (@jacob_dahlgren). (3) “Signs of Abstraction”: an ongoing project about daily life abstraction.

Preemptive Homage to Uma Thurman: Debut Film Screening

Everyone loves her in Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill vol. 1 & 2. She makes you question your sexuality—or make exceptions. American actress Uma Thurman will soon receive the 2014 Stockholm Film Film Festival Achievement Award. Fellow cineastes may be floating on a blissful cloud because she’s soon to be roaming the city. But have you seen her film debut? I know—obscure and torturous, right? This is a casual invitation to view Uma Thurman in her first significant acting role in Kiss Daddy Goodnight: as a baby kitty, novice, dreamer of feral dreams that at one point in her life didn’t know would come true. What a lovely idea: fiction becoming reality, hard work paying off, beauty and brains converging. Bring an endearing photograph of her, bake little Uma-inspired cupcakes, share a youtube mashup or delusional story of the two of you riding stallions into the sunset. Light a real or imaginary candle in tribute to her contribution to the film industry. Let us mutually build a temporary shrine to her onscreen glory—one shrine’s importance is just as lucrative as most others one encounters these days.

Foxhole Meeting #18
Date: Thursday, 10.23, 2014
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Minibar Artist Space
Address: Hälsingegatan 33, 113 31 Stockholm
T-bana: Odenplan / S:t Eriksplan

7 – 7:30 pm: Jacob Dahlgren’s presentation + Q&A
7:30 – 9: Kiss Daddy Goodnight screening (dir. Peter Ily Huemer)

Note: All meetings are open to the general public. Refreshments await.

October’s Invited Speaker

Jacob Dahlgren (b. 1970) lives and works in Stockholm. He studied between 1994-99 at The Royal Institute of Fine Art (Stockholm) where he received his MFA in 1999. Select exhibitions: South Dublin Art Centre (2014), KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki (2010, 2011, 2013), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2010, 2013), Collective Gallery Edinburgh (2013), Galleri Andrehn-Schiptjenko Stockholm (2009, 2013), Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (2002, 2009, 2013), Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois, Chicago (2012), Workplace Gallery UK (2011, 2012), Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2010), Schirn, Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2011), Daimler Art Collection, Berlin (2010), Bielefelder Kunstverein (2009), Momentum, Galleri F15, Moss (2009), 52nd Venice Biennale di Venezia (2007), PS1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA, New York (2006) Kunsthalle Budapest (2006), October Salon, Belgrade (2006) Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006), Malmö Konsthall (2005), Tramway, Glasgow (2002).

www.jacobdahlgren.com / instagram.com/jacob_dahlgren / peinture-abstraite.tumblr.com / signs-of-abstraction.tumblr.com

Image (left): No Conflict. Photo by Jacob Dahlgren. Image (right): Untitled. Photo credit www.cinema.de