The 3rd foxhole meeting will conclude 2012 but will resume in 2013. 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.
» Foxhole Meeting #3
Date: Wednesday, 12.19, 2012
Time: 7:30-9 pm
Location: Minibar Artist Space
Address: Hälsingegatan 33, 113 31 Stockholm
T-bana: Odenplan / S:t Eriksplan
7:30 – 8 pm: introductions / networking
8 – 9 pm: Kristoffer Svenberg’s presentation + Q&A
Note: All meetings are open to the general public. Feel free to stop by and introduce yourself! Holiday treats await.
Kristoffer Svenberg lives and works in Stockholm; he holds a MA in Fine Art (Art in the Public Realm) from Konstfack (2011) and a BFA from Gothenburg University in Photography (2007). Photography, representation and inquiries into ongoing mediation in connection to socio-political subjects are present in Svenberg’s practice. In the work Secular Surface (Surfing the Nations), he addresses the problematics of cultural imperialism by joining American and Swedish Christian missionaries in Sri Lanka. Surfing the Nations is a group of missionary surfers who use this sport as a tool and way to reach the unreached in “far away” countries. “To surf, maintain and conserve already-existing structures. History. Are surfers the New Colonialists?”
Svenberg is co-founder and active in The New Beauty Council project together with Thérèse Kristiansson, Annika Enqvist and Anna Kharkina. The New Beauty Council is a collaborative initiative using conversations, re-readings, art projects and curatorial methods to analyze public space—investigating how it can be both understood and utilized. Among other exhibitions and grants, The New Beauty Council was awarded the SA-Prize (2009) for “its valuable contribution to the public discussion on architecture” by the Swedish Association of Architects (Stockholm). Currently, Svenberg leads the project Mallrats with Index and Stockholm’s teenagers. Mallrats will investigate semi-public and private spaces in the city and address them as urban spaces via workshops and performance-based activities which critically identify and experiment with semi-public status.
Image: Minibar Artist Space. Photo by Jacquelyn Davis
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