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Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden

At Tensta konsthall and other venues


Fall Department 26.10 201318.5 2014

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Tensta Museum: Reports from New


Sweden is about history and memory in
Tensta, both in relation to the place and to
the people who live and work there. Some
forty artists, architects, local associations, performers, sociologists, cultural
geographers, philosophers, and other
practitioners address the past in artworks,
research projects, seminars, and guided
walks. And it is through this that they
simultaneously report on the condition of
Tensta today as a concrete image of what
can be described as the New Sweden a
Sweden that must be understood very differently from how it was several decades
ago. This is a Sweden containing people
of vastly different backgrounds, where
economic and social divides are intensifying. According to a new report by the
Organisation for Economic Cooperation
and Development, of all of the 34 member states of the OECD, income gaps in
Sweden are increasing the most rapidly.
In their contributions to Tensta Museum,
some of the invited participants will also

be looking forward and proposing future


scenarios.
Tensta is an unusually multi-faceted
and complex place. Its most tangible
feature is a large, late modernist housing
area built in 196772 as part of the Million
Programme. Nearly six thousand dwellings share space with iron-age graves,
rune stones, one of the Stockholm regions
oldest churches from the 12th century,
a famous baroque chapel, and a former
military training area from the early 20th
century which is now a protected nature
reserve. Around 19,000 people live in Tensta today, and roughly 90% have a translocal background, many from the Middle
East and North Africa. This means that
the collective memory of Tensta splits at
numerous angles; it also means that tensions and conflicts erupt around questions
of whose history? and whose heritage? Tensta Museum: Reports from New
Sweden also touches upon the concept
of cultural heritage and the complicated
matter of how it is used in Sweden and
elsewhere in Europe today.
Just as the struggle for collective
memory can be liberating, it can also exclude certain people and even lead to war.
A preoccupation with the past is funda-

mentally ambivalent. And yet it is impossible to deny the close bonds between a
new respect for history both real and
imaginary and the sense of belonging,
collective consciousness, memory, and
identity promised by shared memory.
With the concept of cultural heritage
as a thematic point of departure, Tensta
Museum: Reports from New Sweden
examines what it actually means when the
public debate concerning memory and
history is replaced by a preoccupation
with memory and heritage.
This is also a question of what it means
for extreme right-wing organisations and
parties and fascists in particular to
claim rights of interpretation over the
idea of national heritage. The symposium,
Cultural Heritage: A treasure that is seeking its price, addressed this question and
took place at Tensta konsthall March the
7th, 2013, in cooperation with Stockholm
City Museum, as a part of Tensta Museum. The symposium was curated by the
philosopher, Boris Buden (Zagreb/Berlin)
and included Francoise Vergs, professor at the Center for Cultural Studies,
Goldsmiths College, who talked about
the purpose of cultural heritage from a
post-colonial perspective; Owe Ronstrm,

professor of ethnology at the University


College of Gotland, who discussed the
cultural heritage situation in Sweden; and
Eszter Babarczy, associate professor at
Moholy-Nagy University of Art, Budapest, who discussed the cultural strategies
of the right wing in Hungary.
Tensta Museum: Reports from New
Sweden offers a richly contrasting quilt
stretching across seven months in which
manifold interests and forms of expression
narrate the past, present and the future.
For this reason, Tensta Konsthall is playing at being a museum in order to produce
the authority necessary for discussing
history, but also to indicate a desire for
stability, continuity and seriousness in
such discussions. It is a self-institutionalizing gesture that should be seen in light
of a need for Tensta Konsthall, a private
foundation founded in 1998, to become
itself more stable and continuous. In fact,
Tensta Konsthall has been run more like a
project than an institution since it began.
Tensta Museum: Reports from New
Sweden contains a model of a 1969 brutalist pavilion in Newcastle which has been
remixed by Thomas Elovsson and Peter
Geschwind into something between a
spacecraft and a ruin, and moved to Ten-

Tensta Museum: Reports from New


Sweden
At Tensta konsthall and other venues
26.10 201318.5 2014

Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden

sta. Satirical drawings about the political


situation in Somalia by the exiled artist
Amin Amir are shown in parallel with
material on Tenstas architectural history
borrowed from architect Erik Stenbergs
private archive. A long-term collaboration
on the politics of listening between the
artist Petra Bauer and the Tensta-Hjulsta
Womens Centre will be presented in an
installation and a series of acts. Here
questions concerning housing and housing
conditions are central; they comprise one
of the central threads running through
several of the exhibitions projects.
The autumn will see the inauguration
of The Silent University, initiated by artist
Ahmet gt. The Silent University is an
autonomous knowledge exchange platform run by and for asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants with degrees from their
home countries but without the opportunity to apply their knowledge in Sweden.
The project aims at reactivating this blind
spot and exposing a systematic failure to
take advantage of the enormous sophistication of so many who find themselves
placed in a marginal position in their new
home. The exhibition of ten watercolours
by Josabeth Sjberg (1812-1882) from the
Stockholm City Museums collection will

be the starting point for the exhibitions


sub-theme on housing conditions. As an
unmarried woman without means, Josabeth Sjberg could never afford a home
of her own and moved between various
rented rooms on Stockholms Sdermalm,
which she depicted in detail in her remarkable watercolours. Together with the
Royal Institute of Technologys architecture department and the Association of
Stockholm Architects, a series of lectures
dealing with housing conditions and housing construction will be held.
The art collective Jrva Project will
present an aquarium and a video using
documentary film methods to investigate
the relationship between fauna and suburbs, nature and the built environment.
The work concerns a rare and protected
fish, the Stone Loach, which lives in the
overgrown stream running through the
nature reserve Jrvafltet on the edge
of Tensta. Researchers at the Swedish
Museum of Natural History have given
the Stone Loach a decisive role in city
planning, and even inputting a stop to the
exploitation of the Jrva fields during the
1990s building boom. In cooperation with
the Spnga Local Heritage Society and
the Local History Society, a selection of

photographs of Tensta from the Heritage


Societys collection will be presented. The
photos were taken prior to the start of the
so-called Million Programme.
A mini-exhibition with art that reflects
late modern housing areas confirms the
great interest artists have shown in the
subject since the 1990s. On Wednesdays,
open tours will be given of the model
apartment in Tensta, a museum situated
in the middle of an ordinary block of flats.
A visit there entails time-travelling back
to late 1960s Tensta: the apartment is a
reconstruction of the Artursson familys
dwelling as it was when they moved there
in 1969 as one of the first families to live in
the newly-built district.
Another mini-exhibition, Salon Tensta,
offers an open invitation to a salon about
Tensta in words, sounds and images,
selected by, among others, the hip-hop
artist, Adam Tensta and Maria Lantz,
photographer and rector of the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.
Branches of Tensta Museum will be inaugurated on 14 November at Stockholm
City Museum, where the artist Katarina
Lundgren presents a new work based on
Granholmstoppen in Jrva Field, and
on 2 December at the Museum of Medi-

eval Stockholm, where the artists Bernd


Krauss & Nina Svensson will present the
Tensta Horseracing Society.
Meron Mangasha and Senhay Berhes
Blue Blood, a tribute to an underground
train in words and moving images, will be
shown at www.tenstakonsthall.se/space.
Other projects will take place at Ross Tensta Upper Secondary School and in the
library in Rinkeby, where Hans Carlssons
art project Artoteket makes it possible for
people to borrow art using a library card.
While the Tensta library is renovated during winter 2013 and spring 2014, many of
its books, especially childrens books and
books on local history, will be available at
Tensta Konsthall. Tensta Museum hosts
a full programme that includes historical
walks, seminars with people who experienced early Tensta and a lecture by the
cultural geographer Irene Molina on the
increasing ethnic and socio-economic
segregation visible in Tensta and in other
Million Programme areas.

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Amin Amir
Tarek Atoui
Petra Bauer & Sofa Wiberg in collaboration with the Womens Centre in TenstaHjulsta & Filippa Sthlhane
Sabine Bitter & Helmuth Weber
Boris Buden
Hans Carlsson
Thomas Elovsson & Peter Geschwind
Hkan Forsell
Barakat Ghebrehawariat with Revolution
Poetry: Nachla Libre
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Terence Gower
Heidrunn Holzfeind
Jrva Project
Kurdish Association Spnga
Bernd Krauss & Nina Svensson
Katarina Lundgren
Meron Mangasha & Senhay Berhe
Irene Molina
Ricardo Osvaldo-Alvarado
Viktor Rosdahl
Pia Rnicke
Solmaz Shahbazi & Tirdad Zolghadr
Josabeth Sjberg (1812-1882)
Somali Parents and Home Language
Tours of Stockholm City Museums model
apartment at Glmmingegrnd, 14.00 on
Wednesdays (meet at Tensta konsthall)
Introduction to Tensta Museum, 14.00 on
Thursdays and Saturdays.
In cooperation with: ABF (Workers Educational Association), Tensta Library, Ross
Tensta Upper Secondary School, Stockholm City Museum, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, Eggeby Farm, Friends
of Helga Henschen, The Royal Institute
of Technology, Architecture in Tensta,
The Institution of Contemporary History,
Sdertorn University and the Stockholm
Association of Architects.
1. Amin Amir and Images of Somalia
Bulletin board, seminar series and workshops
The point of departure for Images of
Somalia is the political cartoons of the
Somalian satirist, Amin Amir, depicting
contemporary events in Somalia. Amir,
who has been living in Edmonton, Canada
since 2004, publishes a cartoon almost
daily on his homepage, which is followed
by readers all over the world. The images
of Somalia are shown on a bulletin board
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Association
Spnga Local Heritage Society
Erik Stenberg
Adam Tensta
Sonja Vidn
Florian Zeyfang & Lisa Schmidt-Colinet
& Alexander Schmoeger
Ahmet gt

at Tensta Konsthall, where the cartoons


are mounted regularly. This will be complemented by a number of workshops and
a series of seminars. The project highlights
questions concerning how collective memories of a war-torn country are produced
and reproduced in general, and in Tensta
in particular. Whose heritage and what
memories are classed as cultural heritage
in a place like Tensta, where many people
have a history in a different country?
Two Sundays, 3 November and 15 December, will be family Sundays featuring
images of Somalia, with Ahmed Abdirahaman, Spnga-Tensta District Authority and
Hedvig Wiezell, Tensta Konsthall, in cooperation with the Somali Parents and Home
Language Association. The programme is
part of Peace Images of Somalia, a project
that Abdirahman runs under the aegis of
Spnga-Tensta District Authority.
www.aminarts.com
Tarek Atoui
Visiting Tarab music list in Tensta Konsthalls caf, meetings, shared listening,
improvisation concerts and conversations
about music, 2013
The artist and musician, Tarket Atouis
(Beirut/Paris) contribution to Tensta MuTensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden

seum comes from his ongoing work with


the music genre, Tarab, and other classical
Arabian music. It has a very sparsely documented history which Atoui, trained in
electro-acoustic music and sound art, has
delved into over several years. In Tensta
he will create over a period of six months
a kind of living archive together with local
musicians and people interested in music. It will become a bank of experience,
whose constant changes and elaborations
take place through encounters, listening
together, improvisational concerts and
conversations about music. All this will
end up in various pieces of music that can
be heard in the gallery caf. A performance
of new music, which includes contributions
from the public and feedback in a collective
creative process, is planned in May 2014 at
Taxingeplan.
2. Petra Bauer & Sofia Wiberg in collaboration with the Womens Centre
in Tensta-Hjulsta (KITH) & Filippa
Sthlhane.
Reherasals eight acts on the politics of
listening
Installation with furnishings, which will
be used by the KITH after the exhibition at
Tensta Museum. Eight acts, 2013.
sewing courses and various kinds of everyday get-togethers. Bauer and Wiberg will
present their project Saturday, 7 December.
Opening: Dance Party, 31.10, 13.3016.30 The dance party, which is only for
women, is organized together with the
feminist performance artist, Sarah Degerhammar, dancer Tanja Tuurala and KITH.
Food and drink will be served.
Act 1: What do we hear? 18.11,
10:0013:30
The first act takes place in collaboration
with the international sound collective,
Ultra Red, who work on a border between
sound art and political activism, around
questions relating to housing, health, antiracism and migration. Through listening
they examine social conditions, struggles
and other collective processes. They underline in their work that common listening,
dialogue and reflection are political activities that can both contribute to and challenge collective relations and organizing.
Act 2: Power, the body and space,
12.10, 13:0016:00
The second act involves Carina Listerborn, professor of Urban Design at
Malm University. Listerborns research
concerns power, space and the body in
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Rehearsals is about learning to listen


and not understand, as a political act. In
the West, the voice is often emphasized
that is, the importance of having a voice
and the importance of being heard. It is
often said that a voice can create a political
subject. Rehersals aims to change that: the
radical act is more about listening and less
about being heard. Is it possible, through
listening, to create a new form of sharing?
Listening as a political method is investigated in eight acts. The general theme
for the acts involves the dwelling, a subject
that affects many people, but in different ways. Through listening, experiences
are shared with others regarding housing,
the home and living conditions. Together
with KITH, a multi-ethnic association,
with about 250 members and premises
on Glmmingegrnd, and the architect
Filippa Stlhane (Stockholm), the artist
and film-maker, Betra Bauer (Stockholm)
and political scientist and researcher, Sofia
Wiberg (Stockholm) have created a corridor for listening in the gallery. It will function as a stage for the eight acts. How this
space is formed is based on the womens
needs for a central area in a flexible space
which can be used for the various activities
they do for instance, language teaching,
able urban development. In her most recent research she has focused on housing
and residential planning, amongst other
things, how a focus on genus can create
a more attentive and self-aware planning
practice.
Acts 3-8 take place during spring,
2014.
To participate in these acts, please mail
Rehearsals8acts@gmail.com, Limited
places.
Sisters!
Film 72 min, 2011
Petra Bauers film Sisters! Is part of
the artists ongoing investigation of film
as a political act. It was produced in collaboration with the feminist organization,
Southall Black Sisters in London, and
concerns their work against the oppression of black women. The film shows us
political resistance in its most everyday
form in the womens work where political perseverance is central. The film is
part of a larger project which includes
research on British feminist film production and theory formation from the 1970s.
Sisters! reflects the possibilities provided
by the moving image for social and political negotiations. Petra Bauer is an artist
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and filmmaker, based in Stockholm. She


is interested in film as a political and collective practice, and how stories are created, presented and represented through
the moving image.
4+20. Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber
From Our House to Bauhaus Occupy
Modernity
Wallpaper 2012
The wallpaper - From Our House to
Bauhaus Occupy Modernity is a series
of images using the layout and title of
Tom Wolfes controversial book, From
Our House to Bauhaus (1981). The wallpaper organizes the page numbers of the
book into a grid and presents the original
images as white surfaces. Then the text
is transformed into image in order to
visually focus on modernitys forgotten
or abandoned possibilities to improve
peoples everyday lives. This can be seen
as a counter to the books clichd view of
the scaled-down forms of architectural
functionalism and its simple materials as
ugly and monotonous.
Wolfes simplistic critique of modernism had a great effect on the general
understanding of modernist architecture.
In Bitter & Webers Wallpaper, however,
dents about their opinions of the housing
complex. Architects, activists, government
experts and artists discuss the relationship
between the powers that formed Caracas.
One of these powers is the new constitution, undertaken by the now deceased
president, Hugo Chavez. The constitution
has had a significant effect on the lives of
Venezuelans as it has put great stress on
democratic participation. It is no longer
androcentric and written in an easily comprehensible language. In retrospect, the
mass occupation of 23 Enero can be seen
as a type of social practice which resembles what in Europe is called, participatory architecture, a method which allows
and even encourages citizens engagement
in architectural projects.
5. Thomas Elovsson &
Peter Geschwind
Time Space Shuttle (Apollo Pavillion),
model in cellophane plastic and video
projection, 2013
The science-fiction-inspired model,
Time-Space Shuttle (Apollo Pavilion) is
a reworked version of, Victor Pasmores
abstract sculpture, Apollo Pavilion, from
1969, which was originally placed in the
middle of a housing area in Peterlee.
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it is not the content of Wolfes book that


is significant but the pictures of 23 buildings, namely, the late modernist New
York University Silver Towers Housing
Complex. Bitter & Weber, artists based in
Vancouver and Vienna, have been working since 1993 with projects that deal with
specific moments where global urban
changes have occurred in different architectural areas and situations. They mainly
use photography and video. Together with
Jeff Derksen, they have been members of
the research group, Urban Subjects, since
2004.
Bitter and Weber will present their
project at 14.00, Sunday 27 October.
Living Megastructures
Video, 25 min, Spanish/English,
20032004
In Venezuelas capital, Caracas, there is
23 de Enero, an enormous modernistic
building complex consisting of 80 buildings. 23 de Enero was designed by Carlos
Raul Villaneueva during the rule of the
dictator, Perez Jimenez. In conjunction
with a revolt against the dictator in 1958,
4,000 of the 9,000 unfinished flats were
occupied by the poor and farmers. In their
film, Bitter & Weber interview the resiPeterlee is a small community, south of
Newcastle, in England, and was part of
the British investment in housing, the New
Town project, which was started in the
1950s. The New Town project was similar
in many ways to the Swedish MillionDwelling Programme (1965-74) and
entailed a huge commitment to residential
building. The original pavilion was a mix
of a pavilion, a bridge and a sculpture,
which has been vandalized and despised,
but a few years ago was nevertheless saved
by a hairs breadth from being razed
through a grass-roots campaign. It has
been restored and is now enjoyed by many
people in Peterlee.
In the Stockholm-based artists, Elovsson and Geschwinds version, the pavilion has been moved, redone and placed
in another context. It encompasses its
history but it has also acquired a new,
more speculative form that reveals what
the pavilion could have been in another
time and at another place. The whole
project reflects Elovssons interest in
recent art history. As so often is the case
with Geschwind, science fiction films and
computer games are recalled in how the
pavilion is presented with video projections on its outside. Is the pavilion a UFO,
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a space rocket or perhaps a ruin from the


future? It attests to parallel stories and undiscovered possibilities for a building that
was considered hopeless. Elovsson and
Geschwind present their project at 15.00,
Saturday 23 November.
Hkan Forsell
From city life to lifestyle housing and
urbanity over a century
Lecture, Wednesday 4 December, 18.30
That the choice of housing policy
changes life in cities is no startling statement. Nevertheless, questions concerning the effects of forms of tenure, cost,
and design on the economy, culture, and
social conditions of urban environments
are rarely asked. During the 20th century,
Swedish cities were marked by alternating
developmental blocks that have centered
on the housing sector, with concomitant
social and political reforms. How has the
home, after it has changed from being
necessary via being the good to being
an attractive dwelling, shaped the city
environment and its working life, street
life, mobility, demography and values?
Hkan Forsell is an historian of urban
life, research fellow in history at Stockholm University and researcher at the
Pigment purse penis privileges. The
only thing that denotes P for ruin is
another Big P: Politics. But post-political culture and nomenclature lack the
levels of imagination, energy and daring
that are demanded to speak outside the
same frames that they have instituted and
uphold. Sickness cannot be expelled by
sickness. Homeopathy, its been shown, is
a dead-end.
6. Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Parc Central
11 short films, 50 min, 1998-2003
Kyoto bathes in blue light as the
tracking shot makes its way down the
river. The slow, soft guitar music brings
a certain cinematic sense combined with
ones uncertainty of the time of day. Parc
Central (2006) is a compilation of eleven
short films that were filmed between 1998
and 2003. Parc Central takes the viewer
to parks, beaches, deserts and urban
landscapes from Kyoto to Rio, through
Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Brazil and
Paris. This work captures various urban,
suburban and non-urban environments
gathered in sequences of film, each of
which follows its own logic. Accompanied
by music as well as street sounds, each
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IRS/Center for Metropolitan Studies at


the Technical University in Berlin. He has
recently published the collection of essays,
Bebodda platser. Studier av vr urbana
samtidshistory (Inhabited Places: Studies of our contemporary urban history),
(Arkitektur Publishers, 2013).
Barakat Ghebrehawariat with Revolution Poetry: Nachla Libre, Yodit Girmay-Abraha and Mustafa Kibar
Welcome to Scam Society three interpretations
Three talks interpreted by three poets at
Tensta Museum openings, 26 October and
18 January, and at the closing, 18 May.
As he himself describes it, Ghebrehawariats (Stockholm) series of talks is A
dystopy written in dyslexia that happens
when letters change hands, in an upside
down world, where m becomes s and
sd is spelled svt. Together with poetry
slam network, Revolution Poetry, initiated
by Nachla Libre (Stockholm), he links
together politics, pathos and poetry. He
writes: 21st century Sweden is in a crisis.
Racism is having a renaissance and segregation has risen up to be one of our most
urgent issues. Today our living conditions
are strongly bound up with the three Ps:
segment proposes a different small drama
from paper flying in the air in Buenos
Aires to a dog caught in a downpour in
Taipei. But as with other Gonzalez-Foerster (Paris) environments, an abstraction
or mystery remains; the sense of place
derived is as much one to be completed by
the viewers own projected understanding and interpretation as it is an inherent
feature of the site. Her work is characterized by a quiet, intimate interrogation of
contemporary urban life, often featuring
modernist architecture. Her films explore
cinematic conventions, temporality and
subjective experience.
7. Terence Gower
Tlatelolcona, models in cardboard,
framed photograph, 2008
Many of Gowers pieces are about late
modernist housing projects in Mexico,
the US and Sweden, amongst other
places. Tlatelolcona comprises a prototype in cardboard of Tlatelolco, a quarter in Mexico City. As it was originally
conceived and drawn, Tlatelolco seems
attractive; its attractiveness, however, was
later lost partly because of the addition
of a buttress in 1985, partly because of its
huge scale. Tlatelolcona is an expression
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of delight in architect Mario Panis first


vision of a solution for housing in Mexico
City the modern architects dream of
creating order out of chaos. Tlatelolco
illustrates the architect Panis original
vision before it became a symbol of the
tragic student massacre in 1968, when a
large number of unarmed students and
other civilians were killed by the Mexican
army. The earthquake in 1985 killed over
10,000 people and damaged Tlatelolcona.
Terence Gower presents his project at
18.30, on Wednesday, 11 December.
20. Heidrun Holzfeind
Corviale, il serpentone (The Snake)
Video, dvd, 34 min. stereo, 2001
Corviale is a kilometer-long housing complex on the edge of Rome. The
complex was commissioned in 1972 by
IACP (The Social Housing Institute) and
a group of architects, headed by Mario
Fiorentino, were given the task of solving
the acute housing shortage for working
class families who were there then. However, the housing complex was built like a
wall which would prevent the town from
spreading out into the landscape. When
Corviale was finished in 1983 it became
the home for 9,500 people. The complex
gress and Polish socialist prosperity. Today
many see the housing district as inferior
with its small flats, an unwelcome reminder of the communist era. Most of the
25,000 inhabitants are students, pensioners or childless couples, but there is also a
growing number of Vietnamese and Jewish
people who have moved there recently.
Many post-modern blocks of flats, office buildings and hotels have been built
between the original buildings since 1989.
This has meant that not only have green
areas disappeared, but also the original
idea behind the district has been lost. The
film contains conversations with inhabitants and pictures of corridors, flats, entry
ways, shops, playgrounds and schools in
the district.
Colonnade Park,
Video, hdv, 54 min, 2011
Between 1954 and 1960, the residential buildings, Colonnade and Pavilions,
designed by Mies van der Rohe, were built
in Newark, New Jersey. Together they
form three large complexes in glass and
steel, and in the middle of them, Christopher Columbus Homes, a public housing project, was erected. These buildings
initiated the beginning of urban renewal
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was designed according to Le Corbusiers


ideas about social housing for instance
that all the necessary infrastructure in a
city should be within the housing complex
to encourage social contacts among the
residents. For political reasons, many of
the original structures were never realized, or, almost 20 years after the first
tenants moved in, not completed. In
Holzfeinds film, the tenants discuss the
lack of infrastructure and how Corviale
is often castigated as a ghetto, with high
unemployment, crime and drug abuse.
The film concerns this example of failed
modernist utopian architecture that has
been a mishap socially. Interviews with
residents are mixed with music videos
of Romani hip hop that brings up social
questions.
Za Zelazna Brama (Behind the iron gates)
Video, hdv, 55 min, 2009
This film depicts everyday life in a housing area in central Warsaw that was built
during the communist era, in 1965-1972,
on the ruins of the so-called little Jewish
ghetto. The area consists of 19 buildings,
all 16 storeys high, and built according to
rational modern principles. In the 1970s,
the area was a symbol of technical proin Newark. In the film, life in the district is
depicted through conversations with tenants, who tell of their experiences of living
in these classic modernist buildings, at the
same time as we see photos of the flats and
fantastic views from the windows.
www.heidrunholzfeind.com
810. The Jrva Project
The Local Heritage Aquarium
Aquarium with Stone Loach, 2013
Stone Loach (Barbatula Baratula) in Igelbcken, video, 15 min, 2013
Video portrait of Mila Ivanow, video, 25
min, 2013-10-21
The Jrva Project, an artistic collective
initiative consisting of the artists, Fredrik
Ehlin, Patrick Kretschek and Erik Rosshagen, show an aquarium and a video,
which using documentary film methods,
investigates the relationship between fauna
and the suburbs, nature and the surrounding built environment. The work centres
on the rare and protected fish, the Stone
Loach, who lives an anonymous life in an
overgrown stream (Igelbcken) that flows
through the nature reserve, Jrva Field.
Jrva Field is a former military training
ground which is now a recreation area
for the surrounding suburbs of Rinkeby,
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Tensta, Hjulsta, Kista, Huby and Akalla.


The Stone Loach, which lies buried in
sandy creek bottoms most of the year, was,
via researchers at the Swedish Museum
of Natural History, given a decisive role
in city planning and unexpectedly halted
the exploitation of Jrva Field during the
1990s building boom.
The Local Heritage Aquarium is an
attempt at documenting contemporary
history, using in a Gogol-like way both the
field and the unique fish, the Stone Loach,
to relate how our cities grow out of the
patchwork of political visions. The artists
are not only interested in a narrative that
relates critically and analytically to the
image of the place that is reproduced in
various media, but also to different forms
of narrative. The project began as a sitespecific production space at Tensta Konsthall, and since 2009 has resulted in a solo
exhibition at Tensta Konsthall in 2010 and
a publication. The research material generated is collected at www.jarvaprojektet.
se. The Jrva Project has been funded by
the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the
Lngmanska Cultural Fund and the Helge
Ax:son Johnsson Foundation.
The second film is a portrait of 99 yearold Mila Ivanow, who moved to Rinkeby

in 1969, but has lived in Kista for a year.


She was born in 1914 in Vasa, now Finland
but then Russia, and came to Sweden after
the Second World War. As Stockholms
first immigrant consultant she worked in
Tensta during the 1970s, trying to ensure
that children with another mother tongue
than Swedish would be able to keep their
first language. In the film she also talks
about her painting. Five of her paintings
are included in Salon Tensta.

older, in which Krauss (Nrnberg/Stockholm/Rotterdam) and Svensson (Timr/


Stockholm) artistically, pedagogically and
curatorially worked with trot racing, with,
for instance, upper secondary students in
Sundsvall, art students in Jakobstad and
trot racing camp participants in summer 2013 at Tensta Konsthall. The camp
participants visited Solvalla race course,
whose horses grazed in Tenstas surrounding countryside before the arrival of the
Million Dwelling Programme.
The basic structure of the installation is
a sort of mobile paddock for various media
and materials that show not only how the
world of trotting functions as an activity
and an industry, but also its more passive,
playing-the-horses side. Equestrian sports
reveal a living culture in Sweden and they
take place in a cultural landscape between
big cities and the countryside. As so often
in Krauss work, amateurs and contemporary artists, traditional crafts techniques
and conceptual notions converse here. This
method reflects both the potential and the
limitations of power relations, for example,
between the artist and the art institution.
In a way typical for Svenssons work, the
context, space, area and institution combine to formulate questions around every-

day yet marginalized phenomena. Krauss


and Svensson will open Tensta Museums
branch at the Museum of Medieval Stockholm with their project, Tensta Horse Racing Society, on Tuesday, 4 December.

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The only thing we/you are the worlds best
at, 2006-2013
Installation with a mobile paddock and
documentation
The only thing we/you are the worlds
best at presents eight years experience of
trotting or harness racing, an area of Swedish culture that actually achieves a utopian
worlds best. To be best in the world is a
parameter that is frequently used in Swedish politics. It was most often used during
the period of the welfare state, when good
conditions for mankind were the objective.
At the moment, the classification worlds
best is primarily used in advertising for
everything. The exhibition piece includes
parts of different projects, ongoing and

The Kurdish Association Spnga


One of Tenstas most active groups is the
Kurdish Association. About 1500 Kurds
live in Tensta and the association provides
a meeting place for many of them, as well
as for others. In cooperation with Tensta
Konsthall, the association will present
and discuss their history. Materials such
as films, photography and publications
from various projects and activities will
be shown as a part of Tensta Museums
spring department (18 January 18 May).
The history of the Kurdish Association
Spnga is not only about their own activities, but also about the history of Kurdish
migration to Sweden. This history, in turn,
reflects both Swedish post-war migration
policy and political events around the
world.
On Sunday, 17 November, an afternoon will be devoted to the history of
the Kurds in Sweden and in Tensta.

20. Minouk Lim


New Town Ghost
Video, 11 min, 2005
I have nowhere to go, I am a New Town
Ghost, screams a young woman into the
microphone of a portable loudspeaker in
the opening sequence of the video work,
New Town Ghost (2005). Lim (Seoul)
wrote a text which she asked a young
Korean slam poet to perform, backed up
by a drummer and the perplexed looks of
pedestrians on the sidewalks in Seoul. The
poet performs to the drumbeat as they
are driven around on top of a truck in the
neighbourhood of Yeongdeungpo. In 2005
this area was in the midst of a planned
redevelopment, a continuous threat from
reckless privatisation and real estate development that constantly changed the outline
of the neighbourhood. It is an example of
recent large scale housing schemes, fraught
with other problems than Swedens Million
Dwelling Programme. Lims work often
takes on a poetic vocabulary and political
criticism, principally of Korean society, and
the stark leap Korea has taken to modernise itself. For more than a century this
part of Seoul, Yeongdeungpo, had been an
important industrial area. It is now rapidly
changing, being transformed into a new

town: a symbol of a new area not only for


Lim but also for other Koreans of the same
generation.

Meron Mangasha & Senay Berhe


Blue Blood
www.tenstakonsthall.se/space, 6
min, 2013
Blue Blood is a portrayal of the Blue
Line in Stockholms underground, narrated visually, powered by words. It is
an attempt to reflect and immortalize
the time and environment we are living
in now. Blue Blood was recorded along
the route of the Blue Line on two occasions, and it shows places and environments that belong to all. In order to avoid
connecting a face or a particular group
of people to the place, the film has been
made at night, in empty places. During
the day these places are full of people
with different backgrounds and cultures,
but in the film they are now bare and
anonymous. Inspired by a quote from the
poet Arthur Lundqvist at the Nckrosen
underground station, Mangasha, who
works with poetry and the spoken word,
wrote a poem which was then interpreted
visually by Berhay, who works with film,
both as an artist and commercially. Blue
Blood is a celebration of the Blue Line
but also conveys mixed feelings about the
places along its tracks.

Irene Molina
How will it be when welfare is exchanged
for oppression? The role of politics in
segregation processes in Sweden
Lecture, 18.30, Wednesday 6 November
For more than 20 years, housing areas
from the Million Dwelling Programme
(1965-74) in Sweden have been stigmatized
and discriminated against politically.
Despite all the official rhetoric about
investing national and municipal means
to counter segregation, ethnic and socioeconomic segregation has been constantly
increasing in Sweden. Swedish cities are
reckoned amongst the most segregated
today according to international comparisons. There are a number of factors
explaining why segregation arises and is
reinforced. In stigmatized housing areas,
job opportunities, social services and
gathering places have disappeared, being
replaced by the increasingly heavy-handed presence of police and guards. Molina
will discuss the actors and mechanisms
that have created segregation in Sweden.
Together we will look at urban violence
and what segregation has to do with recent revolts.
Irene Molina is professor of Cultural

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Katarina Lundgren
Stockholms Tips and Tops. Installation
with model, photographs, etc., 2013
Inauguration of Tensta Museums
branch at Stockholm City Museum,
opening 17:00, Thursday 14 November
Lundgrens work concerns alternative
narratives, in the present case, Stockholms
tips/tops, which were the results of the
modern city planning programme in the
city centre and suburbs during the spring
19501980. Hkarngs top is one of the
three H.dals tops, which consist of demolition remains after the massive transformation of central Stockholm and the Klara
quarter. Jrva Field contains Granholmstop which was constructed from material
left over from the building of Tensta and the
Tensta Underground. Together with other
constructed tops runs an alternative and
parallel narrative on the citys growth and
what has become of what there was before.
Today these compose a borderland between
nature and culture, overgrown parks, neat
frisbee golf courses and potential skiing
facilities.

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Geography at IBF (Institution for Housing Research) at Uppsala University. Her


research has involved various aspects of
segregation in Swedish cities and in other
countries. Central to her research is the
question of power over space. How are
different spatial hierarchies created in
better, respectively worse, areas? How do
racism, sexism and class correlate in the
planning and design of cities? What roles
do politics and the market play in creating segregation? To describe the current
processes involved in urban segregation in
Sweden, Molina uses the concepts raceification, militarization and spatial
stigmatization.
Viktor Rosdahl
12. Elineberg 2020, oil on plaster, 2009
13. Song to the coming storm, 2012 , oil on
spilt glue
14. A deeper kind of slumber, oil on plastic, 2013
15. In a network of lines that intersect, oil
on artificial leather, 140x180cm, 2013
Many of Viktor Rosdahls (Malm)
richly detailed paintings are anchored in
his experiences of growing up in a violent
quarter of a Million Dwelling housing
saw the Million Dwelling Programme as a
sketch and a foundation to develop, physically and socially. Elineberg 2020 also
looks as if a catastrophe had happened
and nature is beginning to take over.
The title of the third painting, A
deeper kind of slumber is borrowed from
the group, Tiamat. It shows a tower block
on a field. In the grass in front of the
building lie two sleeping wild ones, from
Maurice Sendaks childrens book, Where
the Wild Things Are. They are strange
and wild, like vulgar images of the tenants
of a Million Dwelling area. According to
Rosdahl, this can be taken as a picture of
how the working classes in imperialistic
western countries are bribed by overabundance and therefore cannot fulfil their
potential role as wild revolutionaries.
16. Pia Rnicke
A Place Like Any Other
Two-channel video, dvd, 21 min and 16
min, 2001
A Place Like Any Other depicts the
Stockholm suburb Bredng, which was
built in the beginning of the 1960s, just
before the beginning of the Million Dwelling Programme. In the first video, people
living in Bredng talk about how they
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planning, the Million Dwelling Programme and the place have long been
a theme in Rosdahls art. His new work
continues this theme, not as the physical expression of a vanquished dream,
but as a plce where things happen. Other
references are music and The Coming
Insurrection, by The Invisible Committee,
which talks about a new feeling of community. The book comes out of the same
kind of housing area that Rosdahl depicts,
after and in conjunction with recurring
social uprisings that only occasionally
reach the news.
Different stylistic approaches and fragments from various images come together
in Rosdahls paintings, which are often
done on found objects. The painting,
Song to the coming storm is done in oil
on a spilt bit of glue, where the bottle has
dried together with its contents. It represents a design hotel in Germany that is on
fire, and references both a book by Peter
Frberg Idling and music by Refused.
Elineberg 2020 is painted on a bit of cast
putty and shows the area where Rosdahl
grew up, which was designed by the architect, Jrn Utzon. The buildings have been
added onto, which could be done if one
experience the area about their possibilities to influence its development. We hear
views and thoughts about the suburb
which are different from the often negative image conveyed from the outside.
However, the residents also express a
certain powerlessness and passivity as
regards local democracy.
The other video contains a documentation of a guided tour of Bredng, led
by an architecture historian, alternated
with pictures of the area. The guide gives
a detailed description of Bredng, talks
about its aesthetic and structural qualities, the planning principles that were applied and the building materials that were
used. Both films contain archive material
showing the growth of the area. The work
was done as part of Moderna Museet
Projekt and shown in 2001 in the library
in Bredng and the library in Kulturhuset.
20. Solmaz Shahbazi & Tirdad
Zolghadr
Tehran 1380, video, 45 min, 2002
Tehran 1380 is an attempt to produce a
documentary film that is reflexive and selfcritical while remaining mainstream TV
compatible. It compares a modernist housing project of the 1970s with a more recent
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example of mass housing in Tehran, from


the 1990s. A collaboration between the architect and artist Shahbazi (Berlin) and the
curator and writer Zolghadr (Zurich/Ramallah), the film also addresses modernist
mass housing as a global phenomenon, one
which cuts across political boundaries.
17. Mamsell Josabeth Sjberg
When Josabeth Sjberg died in 1882 she
left a treasure chest of paintings that give
unique insights into the life of a single
woman in Sdermalm in Stockholm, 150
years ago. Sjberg supported herself as a
music teacher but put her heart and soul
into more than 60 detailed watercolours,
which at present are part of the Stockholm
City Museums collection. Most of the
watercolours depict twelve of her rented
rooms and their outdoor surroundings.
The paintings were done with great feeling
and thoroughness by an entirely self-taught
hand.
The rooms in Josabeth Sjbergs watercolours attest to a simple existence, with
old furniture which she complemented
with new when she inherited a little money.
Music instruments occupy a central place,
and a few canvases, amongst others, a
self-portrait and an engraving of Uppsala
sell remained single and without private
means, she could never have her own home
but, like many others in Stockholm at
the time, condemned to constantly move
between rental accommodation.
On Saturday, 26 October, at 15.30,
Hans jmyr will talk about Sjberg and
her paintings. On Sunday, 12 December,
at 14.00, Piamaria Hallberg will talk
about the home with reference to Sjbergs paintings, after which there will
be a visit to the Stockholm City Museums model apartment in Tensta.
18. Spnga Local Heritage Society
Poster stand with photographs and maps
from Tensta prior to the Million Dwelling
Programme
The Spnga Local Heritage Society
documents the history of Spnga parish.
Tensta is also part of the parish and its
oldest mention is in 1292. The area has
a wealth of Iron Age and Viking settlements and graves, but has most likely
been occupied since the end of the ice age.
The name Tensta comes from the word
tena, a sort of fishing implement, and
sta, a sort of enclosure. Spnga has to
do with water and a passage over water.
Spnga church, which is located in the
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Cathedral, are present in all the rooms.


The plain colour wall paper in the earliest
watercolours in time is replaced by more
modern flower patterns, which are depicted
with as much detail as all the patterns in
the paintings. She is present together with
private students, her landladies and also
with her friend Ferdinand Tollin, who was
a writer and a subversive radical. In one
painting we see her with the poor doctor,
Fabian Levin, who operates on her breast;
in another, she is washing the floor. Other
paintings show her grinding coffee and
hanging up curtains. Several of the water
colours depict charitable institutions for
elderly ladies Drottninghemmet and
Borgerskapets Enkehus where the women
lived collectively in rooms with sleeping
alcoves.
When Josabeth Sjberg was born in
1812, to a bourgeois family, where her
father was a clerk for the Krigskollegium
(roughly, War College), Stockholm had
63,000 inhabitants. The population decreased while crime, drunkenness, sexually-transmitted diseases and the death rate
increased. In the middle of the century
the housing shortage was acute, largely
because housing production was based
on commercial principles. Because Mammiddle of Tensta, is one of the oldest in
the Stockholm area, parts of which date
back to the 12th century. Two rune stones
in the church yard attest to the fact that
long before E 18 and the ring road around
Stockholm, people went through Tensta
rune stones were primarily raised at
crossroads and on bridges.
Where the housing area is situated today there were three farms: Hjulsta, Lilla
Tensta and Stora Tensta, which were torn
down to make room for the new blocks
of flats. Erikslund, where the Kurdish
Association Spnga have their premises,
is an old shoemaker dwelling, one of the
few remaining older buildings. The heritage society have had premises since 1986
in Nlsta Farm, which was built in the
beginning of the 19th century. The society regularly organises an open house at
Nlsta Farm and the municipal Culture
School uses it for piano lessons. Spnga
Local Heritage Society, which was founded in 1932, also publishes books: in 1972,
Spnga fre Tensta (Spnga before Tensta) was published and more recently the
minutes of parish meetings between 1600
and 1862 were published. Life in Spnga
during the first half of the 20th century
has been documented and copies of old
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maps of Spnga have been made. On Saturday, 24.11, 14:00, Tensta before the
Million Dwelling Programme, based
on the societys photo archives, will be
presented and discussed.
Erik Stenberg
Build Tensta: A constructed archive
Maps, set of drawings, photographs,
books, models, etc.
Jrva Field, part 1-4, four documentaries
from 1965-81, produced by the Stockholm
City Museum, 150 min.
Video interview with Erik Stenberg, June
2013, 30 min.
Tensta was planned and built over a
ten year period, during the same years
as the Million Dwelling Programme
was being carried out. The general plan
for the district was adopted in 1965 and
the underground train was opened in
1975. Between these years, 5,600 flats
with accompanying social facilities were
completed. More than 20 building companies were involved in building Tensta.
In 1969, at Uppingegrnd, Ohlsson and
Skarne built a number of flats using their
pre-fabricated building system, S66. Erik
Stenberg, architect, teacher and department chairman of The Royal Institute of
On Wednesday, 30 October, at
18.30, Stenberg will talk about the Million Dwelling Programme and Tenstas
building history. On Saturday, 9 November, at 13.00 Stenberg will lead an
architectural tour of Tensta.
Adam Taal
Soundtrack to Tensta Museum: Reports
from New Sweden, 2013
A driving, drum-based rhythm goes on
for 30 minutes in the gallerys large room,
then dies away and starts up again after
30 minutes. This is a soundtrack, written
for Tensta Museum, by Adam Taal, better
known as Adam Tensta. One of the things
that stimulated hip hop artist Taals music
interests was Vr teaters break dance at
Bl huset (the Blue House), when he was
growing up in Tensta. He has lived in
the same flat at Tensta all since he was
a child. Today he has new interests and
challenges for instance, challenging
prevailing norms and creating ones own
reality.
Sonja Vidn
Million Dwelling Programme the
1960s housing dream
Lecture. Sunday 10 November, 14.00
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Technologys School of Architecture, was


born the same year. Together with Thomas Sandell, Erik Stenberg re-designed one
of these flats and in 1999 Stenberg himself
moved into it. This is when it was discovered that from the start, the flats were
designed to be re-built and adapted to a
future society. The floor plans of S66 are
flexible in that, for example, the bearing
unit is a pillar and the dividing walls, piping are grouped towards the stairwell and
the inside walls are moveable.
Since 1999, Stenberg has collected
drawings, texts and other material from
Tenstas short history as a residential area
in an attempt to understand the original ideas which have been obscured by
generalizations about the Million Dwelling Programme as a whole. He has looked
for specific details. He views the built
environment as constructed rather than
planned and has discovered qualities and
strengths to build further upon. A selection from his archive, focusing on Tensta
as an area, Ohlsson and Skarnes building
system, and future possibilities for the
flats, can now be seen for the first time at
Tensta Museum.

The Million Dwelling Programme


(1965-1974) was initiated at a time of
significantly worse housing problems than
those of today. For many moving into
these dwellings, not least for women, it
was like a dream come true to have central heating, bathrooms, well-functioning
kitchens and laundry facilities, car-free
yards and even sometimes a separate
bedroom for the children. They arrived
in dwellings and areas where not only
the designs and plans of the dwellings
but also access to schools and nurseries,
leisure facilities and services were based
on thorough research and investigations
into what was needed for good housing
environments.
Over the years, many stereotyped images of the Million Dwelling Programme
have taken hold, especially through the
media. It is now high time to replace
these conventional views. The renovations
which must take place in all buildings
over 40 years old are already underway.
In order to make use of the real qualities
that these buildings have, all variations
that exist in reality must form the basis
of these renovations. The experiences
of those living and working in Million
Dwelling Programme districts must be
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utilized when making decisions about


renovation and development.
Sonja Vidn, who has a special interest in collective housing, is an architect
(MSA) and associate professor (Emeritus)
in architecture.
Witness seminar
Tenstas childhood
Wednesday, 13 November, 18.0021.00
The seminar focuses on Tenstas initial
period namely, the planning that led to
Tenstas construction and the first years
after the residents moved in. Among
the questions under discussion are: how
did the dwellings and the infrastructure
function during the first few years; how
did people experience the district at that
time; what is Tenstas official history;
and how did the media report on Tenstas
early years?
Participants: Bo Werner, resident of
Tensta since 1969; Ricardo-Osvaldo Alvarado, who moved to Tensta in 1975 and
has lived and/or worked there sporadically ever since; Lilian Larsell, who initiated
childens activities within various associations at the end of the 1960s and has
lived in Tensta since 1975; Mats Hulth,
been particularly important, which has
been a way of generating new research.
The Sdertorn Institute has arranged
some 20 witness seminars on various
themes. The witness seminars are open to
the general public, who are encouraged to
pose questions at the end of each seminar.
It is expected that the main discussions
will take place amongst the members of
the panel (45 people). In collaboration
with the Institute of Contemporary History, Sdertrn University.
19. Ahmet gt
The Silent University
Library, homepage, publication, lectures
and workshops, 2012 ongoing
The Silent University (TSU) is an alternative knowledge exchange platform, initiated by the artist Ahmet gut (Istanbul).
TSU is directed towards asylum-seekers,
refugees and migrants who, despite
their professional backgrounds, cannot
practice their professional skills in their
present situation. TSU adopts the form
of an academic programme by arranging
courses, lectures and seminars for and by
its members and for the general public. At
the moment, a group of five lecturers are
connected to the university; their lectures
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former member of the local council and


employed by HSB (the National Association of Tenants Savings and Building
Societies) in Jrvsta during the 1970s,
and Monica Andersson, former local City
Commissioner and political scientist.
Since the early 2000s, the Institute
of Contemporary History at Sdertorn
University has implemented the scientific
strategy of organizing witness seminars
on important themes. The objective is to
create new source materials for the future
and also to shed light on important historical events. For the witness seminars, a
number of actors are invited to discuss a
specifically chosen theme under the leadership of some of the Institutes researchers. The seminars are recoded and, after
careful editing, published in the publication series, Samtidshistoriska frgor
(Contemporary Historical Questions).
The method originated in Great
Britain and is part of a tradition of oral
history, where the intention is that oral
sources complement written ones. The
point of departure generally has been the
illumination of political and historical
events where source materials are lacking or are insufficient. The seminars have
also focused on specific events that have
associate to their specific educational
backgrounds. The lectures will take place
at ABF (Workers Educational Association) in Stockholm and will be in Arabic,
Kurdish (Sorani), and Uigurish.Listeners
who do not speak these languages will be
invited to participate in other words,
knowledge will not be made accessible to
all. This approach aims at illuminating
the loss of knowledge caused by the social
structures that silence it. Seven mentors
are part of the network that TSU has built
up in Stockholm. These mentors work
in various ways within core areas of the
Silent University: asylum activism, local
organizing, migration and anti-racism.
The TSU Resource Room will be in
Tensta Konsthall and the accumulated
knowledge bank is also available on the
universitys website. To be a member it is
required that you donate time and knowledge contact the gallerys guides for
more information. By inventing an alternative currency exchangingknowledge
instead of money and unpaid voluntary
work, TSU wants to create an alternative
form of exchange.
TSU lectures will take place at ABF
on Sveavgen 41 between 28.10 and 1.11
At present TSU exists in Berlin, Paris
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and London:www.thesilentuniversity.
org
20. Florian Zeyfang & Lisa SchmidtColinet & Alexander Schmoeger
Microbrigades Variations of a Story
Video, hd, 30 min, 2013
Microbrigades portrays the two largest
housing areas in Havanna San Agustin
and Alamar. In addition to health care
and education, residential housing was
one of the most important foundations
of the Cuban revolution in the 1950s. On
account of the great housing shortage
in 1971, so-called microbrigades were
established voluntary labour, building
large blocks of flats. This has continued
up to the present day. In their film essay,
artist Florian Zeyfang (Berlin) and architects Lisa Schmidt-Colinet and Alexander
Schmoger (Vienna) present this architecture, and through selections from archives
and Cuban films, they illustrate the
conditions for modernity in revolutionary Cuba. One of Cubas most important
architecture historians, Mario Coyula,
also talks about the post-revolutionary
building, Havana del Este. The film gives
a subjective view into the creation and
development of the buildings. At the same
They can resemble cinematic staging and
archival collections. One recurring theme
in Adelmans work is nature, and especially the nature found on the edges of cities,
along motorways and in industrial areas.

time, the film shows the unpredictable and


contradictory effects the micro-brigades
have had over the last decade.
Salon Tensta
Salon Tensta is a jury-selected presentation, with Tensta as its theme. Contributions have been open to all, with the
proviso that they have direct or indirect
connections to the Tensta area. The jury
members are Maria Lantz, photographer
and rector of the University College of
Art, Crafts and Design; Adam Tensta,
hip hop artist, and Ulrika Flink, assistant
curator at Tensta Konsthall.
At 12.30 on Saturday, 14 December, the participants in Salon Tensta
will talk about their work with Ulrika
Flink.
21. Mats Adelman
Fifty six species of birds observed from
the window at Fllingebaken 21, Tensta,
25 August 2012- 25 August 2013, watercolours and drawings in a book.
Mats Adelman has been trained at
Malm Art College and presently lives in
Tensta. He works with installations built
upon water colour paintings, wooden
sculpture and furniture-like constructions.

22. Cecilia Arredondo


Love, textile roses, 2013
Arredondo studied economics for two
years but her passion was design. She
decided to follow her dreams and began
studying and experimenting with textiles.
She came to Sweden in 1988 from Chile and
participated in workshops on textiles, sewing, and painting. Though she abandoned
her dreams to become a mother, shes taken
up her passion again and now designs her
own clothes. In a walk through life I met a
woman with a beautiful soul who taught me
to make magic roses. The roses are made
with love and with positive thoughts. The
leaves gave life to my beloved roses.

people who dont live in Tensta understand fully what it means? B.C. writes:
Sometimes we say that every family has a
history, and that is entirely correct, especially those who live here. Here everyone
carries a history, it can be terrible, heavygoing, overwhelming, happy, shocking,
upsetting. Some of them are influenced by
their background, whose beginning never
begins here; instead Sweden becomes the
land of opportunity where one can leave
ones past and begin again in freedom.
Others histories begin here, but their
path is not always straight but often full of
obstacles, obstacles that are created by society and affected by cultures, prejudices,
the surroundings, xenophobia, etc. As an
immigrant or as a Swede with a foreign
background, one feels a pressure at least
I do to perform twice as well as an ethnic
Swede to receive the same response and be
seen as Swedish by society.

23. B.C
B.C. is neither a poet nor a song-writer
she only writes what comes from the
heart. She gives her picture of Tensta and
wants politicians and others to open their
eyes and realize that everything is not a
bed of roses for those who live here. Can

24. Mohamed Cadimi


Poem, written on the wall and recited at
Tensta Museums opening, 26 October
Cadimi, born in Casablanca in 1967,
works in information in the Stockholm
Railway and has an extra job at Rapid. He
has been writing poetry since he was a child.

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25. Agnes Mercedes Ek


Agnes Mercedes Ek studies composition and sound art at the University College of Music. Up to now she has mainly
been on tours with the Project Melodic
Fairytales (radio theatre, although it is
music) in most Swedish cities and towns,
with some 200 performances. Her target
group is wide: she has sold her concerts to
art galleries, contemporary music venues Nybrokajen 11, Norberg Festival,
Frgfabriken etc as well as to ordinary
venues and festivals, such as Sdra Teatern Debaser, South by Southwest (US).
26. Markku Huovila
The Murder of Palme a one-sided objective reflection
Ink drawing, 1995
Markku Huovilas cartoon series
on Tensta and the Palme murder was
prompted by the front page of Dagens
Nyheter the day after the murder: Palme
murdered.A witness saw a suspected
perpetrator running to Snickarbacken
and jumping into a Volkswagen Passat, that took off, turning left on Birger
Jarlsgatan in the direction of Tensta.
Huovila, an illustrator and satirist, who
moved to Tensta in 1976 was wakened
and looks at experiences of our inner and
outer space. In Playing in the Millions, he
weaves his childhood experiences from
Husby and its public art, together with
speculations about how one can play with
the Million Dwelling Programme and its
forms.
29. Silvana Lagos
A Sound is A Sound is A Sound, original
recording of heart beats by Silvana Lagos, composition by Daniel M. Karlsson,
Simon torsell Lerin & Bettina Hvidevold
Hystad, Tebogo Monnakgotla, Silvana
Lagos
The artist Silvana Lagos work is often
based on collaboration and involves
sound. Here she has recorded heart beats
from Tensta residents and used them to
create new sound compositions.
30. Marcello Lentini
Van Gogh in Tensta, acrylic on canvas
Love, acrylic on masonite
While Waiting for a New Day, acrylic on
canvas
Marcello Lentini is an architect whose
painting extends from the representational to the non-representational. Colour
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by the sound of the police helicopter and


read the shocking news in DN. The description of the man dark hair and long
jacket corresponded well to around half
of his male neighbours and to himself as
well.
27. Mila Ivanow
Since the 1940s painting has been
an important part of Ivanows life. As a
young woman she took private lessons
with the Finish painter Birger Carlstedt.
After retirement she could spend more
time painting. To cover the costs she was
working as a therapist at night. The days
were spent in her studio on Sdermalm.
Ivanow is depticting the world around her
with color. She was born in Vasa in 1914
and she moved to Stockholm after WWII.
In 1969 she moved to Rinkeby and since
one year she lives in Kista.
28. Wilson Kalanzi
Playing in the Millions, installation, 2012
Kalanzi is a designer who was born in
1978 in Moscow, but moved to Stockholm
when he was one year old. His childhood
in Husby is noticeable both in regard to
his style and his themes. His work is architectural, made from a childs perspective,
ing. Van Gogh in Tensta is inspired by
the 19th century Dutch painters work,
Langlois Bridge in Arles, from 1888. Love
is an allegory of the aesthetics of the
Million Dwelling Programme. When day
breaks in the painting, While Waiting for
a New Day, only the parabola antennas
witness it. Lentini studied in Florence
and came to Sweden in 1982. He has lived
in Tensta many years and has a studio at
Eggeby Farm.
31. Victor Lizana
Untitled, collage book, 2013
Victor Lizana is 29 years old and lives
in Solna. He has previously worked in
many different areas, such as distribution,
where a lot of heavy lifting is required,
and as a social worker. He likes to work
and to meet people; in addition, he is a
good employee and friend. When hes not
studying and working, he likes to paint
and make illustrations.
32. Livstycket
Stockholm by Livstycket, fabric printing,
2012
The pattern is Livstyckets unique map
of Stockholm. The participants of Livstycket, a knowledge and design center
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where women learn Swedish through


textile creation, live in Stockholm but
only feel at home in their respective
suburbs. With the project Stockholm:
my place on earth, Livstycket wanted to
change that , because Stockholm is where
the women now live no matter where they
were born. Stockholm: my place on
earth started in August 2011. The participants were divided into groups responsible for different neighborhoods. Then
they all made trips into the city to walk
around and explore the different areas.
The trips gave the participants their own
experiences and images of Stockholm,
and drawing from that, these have now
become a textile pattern Stockholm created by Livstycket.
33. Max Miliciano
The Suburbs Giants
Spray and posca pens, Placard, 2013
34. Roland Persson
Photographs, 1970-1973
Persson and his family moved to
Tensta in the spring of 1970. Construction
work was in full swing. The picture with
the baby carriage was taken at Tenstastrket, towards the E18. On the left
has been an very active figure in Tensta,
something that is reflected in the exhibition through a modest selection from his
personal archives. Here you can read,
among other things, about the bill for
skitrack on Jrvafltet, and news articles
and posts related to the conditions in
Tensta. Culture has been a major interest in Svenssons life, which resulted in
hundreds of articles and radio programs.
Through tapes, the audience can take
part in the labor movement through song
and poem, portraits of his good friend
Helga Henschen, and dive deeply into the
writer and poet Dan Anderssons works.
Svensson has been politically active since
his teens and has held many political and
union positions within Social Democracy.
Social and political issues have always
been in the center of Svenssons life, and
remain there today.
37. Tanja Tuurala
Exercises in transformation
Dance shoes and dance workshop, 20.11
Resisting, consciously, what one has
been taught is a never-ending practice.
One discovers the possibilities, the knowledge, one has had access to during ones
whole life. One discovers that one has
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side is Hyppingeplan, and to the right,


Risingeplan. The view from the familys
balcony at Hyppingeplan 19 was documented in 1973. Another photo, from the
playground behind Hyppingeplan, was
probably taken in the spring of 1974.
35. Lotta Rantil
Home, part 1, clay, conrete, textile etc,
2013
The sculpture, Home, part 1, consists
of 25 small houses, or homes, that represent the 25 dwellings Rantil has so far
lived in. Today she lives in Sundbyberg.
She is interested in what a home can
be, whether a dwelling is automatically
a home. Rantil is a trained teacher of
textiles and at present is attending Idun
Lovns art school.
36. Lennart Svensson
Radio programs, articles, etc. about Tensta from his private archives
Svensson moved into Brkingeplan in
Tensta in 1968 with his wife and daughter.
He has worked in journalism since 1949,
worked on press for the LO, Stockholm
Arbetarekommun, and was editor in
chief of the weekly magazine Vstmanlands Folkblad from 1974-1984. Svensson
only a very small part of all the accumulated knowledge that exists. It is an endless practice and one will become better
at resisting and finding new ways of being
and being together. New knowledge.
However, now and then one falls into the
system again and also in ones thoughts
and will. This fall recurs in different
phases of ones resistance. Dancer and
performance artist Tuurala investigates
whether the fall itself produces transformation. Robin Spurrier accompanies her
also with music. Tuurala is a member of
TIR.
www.tuuraladans.se
38. Ensi Ukkola
In Tensta I meet my family from near and
far. Photography, 2012
Ukkola has lived in Tensta since 1993.
After graduating from upper secondary
school in 1969, she moved to Stockholm
from northern Finland in order to study.
The photographs have been taken in
her kitchen when her husbands nephew,
Richard, came to visit them from Ghana
and met Ukkolas son and his partner.
Ukkola travels, writes and takes photos,
but her work with Swedish Radio takes
up most of her time.
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39. Taina Varpa


Meeting poem, 1990
Varpa was born in Finland, in the
region of Karelen, which now belongs to
Russia. At 1.5 years of age, she was evacuated and became an emigrant in her own
country. She came to Sweden in 1963 and
has been living in Tensta since 1979. She
enjoys the diversity and the fact that in
Tensta you can be yourself. Culture is one
of Varpas great interests, and she writes
as a hobby. When she retired in 2007, and
was exhausted by labor, culture became
an increasingly important part of her life.
Varpa is also a part of RIK = Rinkeby
Internationella Kvinnors mten (Rinkeby
International Womens meetings.)
40. YlvaWesterlund
A New World. Yes, but when?
Black and white photo document
A New World. shows a construction
site on the E18 (highway) in Tensta. We
see two people and a banderol with the
text, A new world. Yes, but when? The
situation could be seen as a documentation of a political demonstration, or the
text could be a kind of speech bubble
recording the two peoples conversation.
Westerlund works with installations, often
42. Felicia von Zweigbergk
Tensta Bitter, Krllinge Steam Lager, Tensta vs Krrtorp, Tensta ESB
Water, barley malt, hops, yeast etc, 2011
In 2009, the artist Felicia von Zweigbergk and the musician Erik Nordin
started a small kitchen brewery in their
2-bedroom flat at Krllingegrnd in
Tensta. Their hallway was full of buckets
with fermenting brewers wort an experimental workshop for tastes. Tensta beer
was successful and financed a number of
exhibitions and concerts at Lost Property,
an illegal bar in a Dutch suburb. Nordin eventually became a real brewer and
Zweigbergk went to the Royal University
College of Fine Arts. At present they run
Butchers Tears, a micro-brewery in the
centre of Amsterdam.

based on drawing, video or texts, where


various propositions and ideas are tested
and re-formulated. She has attended
Malm Art College and lives and works
as an artist in Tensta.
41. Rut Karin Zettergren
The Outlanders
Web TV-series, hd, seven episodes, 5-15
min, 2012 ongoing
The Outlanders is a web TV series
about a pair living in Rinkeby. In the
series we see them looking for beings from
outer space on the Jrva Field, sending
signals from Granholmstoppen and football fields around Rinkeby, working extra
in the local grocery and having lectures.
Their greatest wish is that extra-terrestrial
beings come down to them so that they
are not Swedens only outlanders. As a
resident of Rinkeby, Zettergren tired of
the media reports of an area, often depicting the residents as desperate, minor
criminals, fundamentalists or victims of
failed integration. She decided to create
an alternative picture:
www.rutkarinzettergren.se/outlanders.
html

Tensta Museum at other places


Spnga Church
Guided tours, meet at Tensta Konsthall
Spnga church is one of the oldest
churches in the Stockholm area, containing original remnants from the 12th
century and colourful medieval limestone paintings. The church has been
rebuilt and enlarged over the centuries;
for example, a burial chapel was added
during the late 1600s by the powerful
family Bonde. During the same period,
the reputable sculptor, Burchard Precht
finished the famous altar consisting of
a crucifix and two figures representing
the Virgin Mary and the Apostle John.
The church also contains a large collection of escutcheons. A visit to the steeple,
which presumably also once functioned
as a defense, gives a fine overview of the
landscape. Guided tours of the church:
Friday, 17 November at 14.00 and Sunday
19 December, at 14.00.
Stockholm City Museums Model
Apartment
Kmpingebacken 13, Tensta,
The City Museums model apartment
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bostders properties on Kmpingegatan 13, just north of Tensta Centre. The


apartment, consisting of three rooms
and a kitchen, is a period document from
the 1960s, illustrating what it looked
like during the time that the Artursson
family, with three children, lived there.
Assisted by the mother, Irene Artursson, the apartment has been re-created
as it was, with the old kitchen cupboards,
wallpaper and interior decoration. Even
the stairway has been reconstructed in
its original form, with period spatterpaint decoration. The Tensta apartment
is one of a series of model apartments in
Stockholm that show us how people in
Stockholm lived during different periods
of time. The apartment in Tensta was
opened in conjunction with the Housing
Fair in 2006. The apartment is typical for
the Million Dwelling Programme wellplanned and adapted to modern ways of
living. The apartment functions as both
a museum and a meeting place. Guided
tours every Wednesday at 14.00. Meet at
Tensta Konsthall
The Womens Center in Tensta-Hjulsta
The Womens Centre in Tensta-Hjulsta
(KTIH) was started in 1997 and is a
an extension library will open in the entrance of Tensta Konsthall. The extension
will mainly contain books dealing with
local history and childrens literature.
Also some of the librarys programme
will move to the gallery a book bus, and
reading activities such as Bibblan berttar, Book-chat and Storytime.
Tensta underground station &
Helga Henschen
Tensta Underground station was
opened in 1975 by the king. On the same
occasion, the period art piece, made by
Helga Henschen, was unveiled. Henschen
wanted the art in the underground station to be a celebration of the residents
of Tensta hence the theme, A rose to
immigrants. Solidarity, sisterhood. The
walls of the station are filled with navistic images and quotes. Eighteen signs
with the word Sisterhood, written in
equally many languages are placed along
the tracks. Henschen wanted there always
to be pictures done by children in the station. Therefore from 2013 to 2016 photographs taken by students at the Ross
Tensta Upper Secondary School will be
on view in the station.
Helga Henschen was born in 1917 in
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voluntary womens association. The association is multi-enthnic, with members


from some 20 countries, and contributes
towards increasing womens possibilities
for engaging themselves and influencing society. The Centre aims at breaking womens isolation and segregation,
reinforcing womens self-confidence and
identity, through, among other things,
language courses and other educational
activities. At present the Womens Centre
in Tensta-Hjulsta has c 235 members. Its
previous activities in cooperation with
Tensta Konsthall include Tea and Coffee Salons, which started in spring 2012
and is an ongoing project which enables
KTIH to present their members and their
activities in the gallery. On Saturday 7
December, 12.00-17.00 KITH will hold
their Christmas market at Tensta Konsthall. KTIH address: Glmmingegrnd
31.
Tensta Library
Tensta Library opened in 1971, in
premises across from Tensta Centrum.
When Tensta Trff was opened in 1984,
the library moved in there. In conjunction with the renovation of the library
during the winter 2013 and spring 2014,
Stockholm. She was the granddaughter
of the banker, Ernest Thiel, founder of
the Thielska Gallery in Stockholm. She
studied at the Art Academy in Stockholm
in 1940-1945, with teachers such as Isaac
Grunewald and Akke Kumlien. Henschen was active in the Cultural Workers
Social Democratic Society, the Peace
Movement and the World Brotherhood.
Today her work may be found in several
places, for example, in the collections at
Moderna Museet and the Swedish National Museum. One of her sculptures
was placed in the European Parliament in
Brussels in 2001.
All activities concerning Helga
Henschen, including a tour of Tensta
underground station with Kent Malte
Malmstrm, will take place in collaboration with Friends of Helga Henschen on
Saturday, 16 November, and during the
spring.
The Helga Henschen Room
Visit Caf Grnligen and the Helga
Henschen Room, with paintings and
other work by the artist, at Jrva Folkets
Park (Peoples Park), Eggeby Grd (Eggeby Farm). Open Monday-Friday, 11:0016:00
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Livstycket (The Bodice)


The Livstycket Association is an
education and design centre, whose aim is
to strengthen womens position in society and to break isolation. Livstyckets
pedagogical method, applied for 20 years,
has been based on the idea of combining
learning Swedish with creativity, focusing
on sewing, embroidery and textile printing. Their premises are across from Tenta
Centres underground entry, behind the
fruit market. Their shop is open 9:00
16:30, Monday-Thursday and 11:0014:00
on Fridays. Their Christmas market will
be held on Saturday, 30 November.
Schedule of Events
Sunday 13.10
13:0016:00 Tea and coffee at the Womens
Centre, Tensta Hjulsta at Nlsta Farm,
Spnga Local Heritage Society premises in
Spnga.
Saturday 26.10
14:00 Opening, with a talk by Barakat
Ghebrehawariat and poetry by Nachla
Libre, both from Revolution Poetry. The
philosopher, Boris Buden (Zagreb/Vienna)
talks about how the concept of cultural
tures: Fahyma Alnablsi, A comparison
of Sharia and the Swedish political system; Sherko Jahani, Herodotus and the
civilization of the Medes, introduced by
Ahmet gt. At ABF, Stockholm.
Wednesday 30.10
18:30 Architect Erik Stenberg presents his
archive covering the Million Dwelling Programme in Tensta and talks about Tenstas
modern building history.
Thursday 31.10
18:0020:00 The Silent University lectures:
Rebwar Fakhry, The 1951 convention on
the legal position of refugees;
Ahmad Alharahsheh, LAN and WAN,
introduced by Ahmet gt. At ABF,
Stockholm.
16:30 An evening with art and library history at Kista library.
The artist Hans Carlssons project, Artoteket, which is part of Tensta Museum
and will be at Rinkeby library during the
spring, comprises a platform for borrowing art. The work of artists Sarah Degerhammar, Ingrid furre, Torsten Jurell, Lise
Haurum, Malin Holmberg, Anna-Lena
Jaklund, Sofia Krka, Sanna Marander,
Carl-Johan Rosn and Claes Tellvid is
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heritage has come about and is used. Vignettes about 45 years in Tensta by Hatice
Alkalini and poetry reading by Salon
Tensta participant, Mohamed Cadimi.
Formal opening of Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden by Fadumo Osman, Somali Parents and Home Language
Association.
15:30 Art historian, Hans jmyr talks
about Josabeth Sjbergs water colours
(1812-1882). In cooperation with Stockholm City Museum.
Sunday 27.10
14:00 Ahmet gt presents his project,
The Silent University, which is part of
Tensta Museum.
15:00 Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber present their project in the exhibition.
Monday 28.10
18:0020:00 The Silent University Lectures: Abdullah Al Soud, Methods for
learning a new language from the ground
up; X.A. East Turkistans Educational
System, introduced by Ahmet gt. At
ABF, Stockholm.
Tuesday 29.10
18:0020:00 The Silent University Lecincluded. During the evening the project
will be presented in more detail and each
of the participating artists will present
their work.
Saturday 2.11
15:00 Tensta walks, focusing on older history, with the archeologist, Barbro rhem.
In cooperation with the Stockholm City
Museum.
Sunday 3.11
14:00 Family Sunday on the image of
Somalia, based on the political satires of
Amin Amir. With Ahmed Abdirahaman.,
Spnga Tensta district authority. In cooperation with the Somali Parent and Home
Language Association.
Wednesday 6.11
18:30 Lecture by cultural geographer,
Irene Molina on How will it be when
we exchange welfare for oppression? The
role of politics in segregation processes in
Sweden.
Saturday 9.11
13:00 Tensta walks, focusing on the outdoor areas surrounding the Million Dwelling Programme buildings. With architect,
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Erik Stenberg. In cooperation with KTH


Architecture.
Sunday 10.11
14:00 Lecture by architect and housing
researcher Sonja Vidn on The Million
Dwelling Programme 1960s housing
dream, about the ideas and research
behind the programme and the growth of
stereotypical views of it.
Wednesday 13.11
18:30 Witness seminar, Tenstas Childhood, with Tensta residents Bo Werner
and Lilian Larsell, housing researcher,
Monica Andersson and Ricardo-Osvaldo
Alvarado, former Tensta resident. In cooperation with the Institute of Contemporary
History, Sdertorn University.
Thursday 14.11
17.:00 Opening of a branch of Tensta Museum and Katarina Lundgrens project,
which starts from Granholmstoppen on
Jrva Field at Stockholm City Museum.
Saturday 16.11
15:00 The filmmaker and director, Babis
Tsokas, shows his film on the artist Helga
Henschen and talks about their meeting in

her studio in Duvbo. Afterwards a tour of


Tensta underground station (45 min) with
Kent Malte Malmstrm. In cooperation
with the Friends of Helga Henschen.
Sunday 17.11
14:00 An afternoon focusing on the history of the Kurds in Sweden and in Tensta.
In cooperation with the Kurdish Association Spnga.
Monday 18.11
10:0013:30 REHERSALS eight acts
about the politics of listening Act 1: What
do we hear? The first act is organised
together with Ultra Red, an international
group that works at the intersection of
sound art and politics. Due to the format
of the acts we can only accept a limited
number of participants, email rehersals8acts@gmail.com to participate.
Wednesday 20.11
18:30 Tanja Tuurala workshop, Salon
Tensta\
Saturday 23.11
15:00 The artists Thomas Elovsson and
Peter Geschwind talk about their installation Time-Space Shuttle (Apollo Pavilion),

which is part of Tensta Museum.


Wednesday 4.12
18:30 Lecture by urban historian Hkan
Forsell, From city life to life style housing and the urban over a century.
Saturday 7.12
12:0017:00 Christmas market at the
Womens Centre in Tensta Hjulsta textiles, jewellery and baked goods for sale.
15.00: Petra Bauer and Sofia Wiberg talk
about their project, The Politics of Listening, in cooperation with the Womens
Centre in Tensta Hjulsta, which is part of
Tensta Museum.
Sunday 8.12
14:00 The artist Fernando Garcia-Dory
talks about his project, done in collaboration with the artist Erik Sjdin, on art,
farming and the countryside, which will
be included in Tensta Museums spring
activities. Visions for the countryside,
a round table discussion will be arranged
with reference to Hsta Farms activities
on Jrva Field.

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Wednesday 11.12
18:30 Cool Million Terence Gower
talks about his work with late modern
housing areas in Mexico, the US and
Sweden. His work Tlatelolcona is part of
Tensta Museum. In cooperation with the
Stockholm Association of Architects.
Thursday 12.12
13:0016:00 REHERSALS eight acts
about the politics of listening. Act 2:
Power, body and space. with Carina
Listerborn; professor in urban planning
and design; urban and gender researcher,
Malm Hgskola. Listerborns research
addresses the relationship between power,
bodies and space in relation to social
sustainable urban development. Due to
the format of the acts we can only accept
a limited number of participants, email
rehersals8acts@gmail.com to participate.

mously in Jrva Field, but which during


the 1990s halted the exploitation of the
area. The work is part of Tensta Museum.
Sunday 15.12
14:00 Family Sunday - on images of Somalia, based on photos from Mogadishu
before the civil war. With Ahmed Abdirahman, Spnga Testa district authority,
and Hedvig Wiezell, Tensta konsthall. In
cooperation with the Somali Parents and
Home Language Association.
Saturday 21.12
15.:00 Maria Lind, director of Tensta
Konsthall, talks about the great interest of
contemporary art in late modern housing
projects.

Saturday 14.12
12:30 Talk with participants in Salon Tensta with assisting curator Ulrika Flink.
Saturday 14.12
15:00 The artists collective, Jrva Project,
talks about their work with the red-listed
fish, the Stone Loach, which lives anonyAs an extension of Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden Tensta Museum
on the Move will take place at Galerija
Nova, Teslina 7 in Zagreb, 16.12 201315.2
2014
The exhibition is realised as part of
WHWs project Beginning As Well As We
Can (How do we talk about fascism?), coorganised with Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, and Grazer Kunstverein.

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Sweden is supported by Svenska Postkodlotteriet and the Culture Programme of
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Tensta Museum, Spring


18 January18 May 2014
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, John Akomfrah,
Arab Image Foundation, Marwa
Arsanios, Tarek Atoui, Petra Bauer
& Sofia Wiberg in cooperation with
the Womens Centre in Testa Hjulsta
& Filippa Sthlhane, Sabine Bitter &
Helmuth Weber, Hans Carlsson, Thomas
Elovsson & Peter Geschwind, Fernado
Garcia Dory and Erik Sjdin, Barakat
Ghebrehawariat with Revolution Poetry
(Yodit Abraha-Girmay & Mustafa Kibar),
Heidrun Holzfeind, Jrva Project, the
Kurdish Association Spnga, Lisa Kings,
Behzad Khosravi Noori & Ren Len
Rosales, Bernd Krauss & Nina Svensson,
Katarina Lundgren, Helena Mattsson
& Meike Schalk, Irene Molina, Marion
von Osten, Solmaz Shahbazi & Tirdad
Zolghadr, Spnga Local Heritage Society,
STEALTH unlimited & Peter Lang, Elin
Strand Ruin, Adam Tensta, the Womens
Centre in Tensta-Hjulsta, Forian Zeyfang
& Lisa Schmidt-Colinet & Alexander
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Tensta konsthall staff


Fahyma Alnablsi, hostess
Emily Fahln, mediator
Ulrika Flink, assistant curator
Asrin Haidari, communication and press
Maria Lind, director
Paulina Sokolow, communication and
press
Hanna Svensson, assistant/mediator
Hedvig Wiezell, producer
Hosts
Nora Chaker
Lars Hedelin
Evelina Hedin
Bruno Hilbombo
Carl-Oskar Linn
Masha Taavoniku
Installation team
Thomas Chaffe
Joyce Ip
Sean OConnor
Pontus Strhle
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