Saturday 14th of May the West Side! galleries had a joint spring opening reception day.
Galleri Box starts the day at 12 noon with the Opening Reception of the exhibition The Temporary Separatists a Swedish-British collective that seeks to explore the use of collectivism as a feminist methodology in art practice. At Box they will turn the gallery into two mini-residencies first occupied by themselves, and then occupied by a second women’s artist collective, H. arta group from Romania, thus the authorship already questioned by the very notion of an artists collective, will be further challenged by the interactions between the works of the two collectives.
Sculpturetalk V: The Expanding Field & the Collective as Strategy : Sisters of Jam in dialog with Karolina Pahlén
At 2:00 pm the 14th of may we continue the day with Sculpturetalk V: The Expanding Field & the Collective as Strategy : Sisters of Jam in dialog with Karolina Pahlén S.O.J. will also show part of their video installation from Kate Millett Farm. “It takes a million years to be a woman”, video 10 min.
Sisters of Jam was founded in 2008 by Moa and Mikaela Krestesen they have been working in interdisciplinary art projects using multiple media – photography, video, drawing, installation and text – in an ongoing investigation of community, solitude, historiography and continuity. http://sistersofjam.com/
Karolina Pahlén is curator for moving image at Borås Art Museum. With an education in visual art, film and curating at the International Center of Photography (NYC, University Collage of Arts (Sthlm) and the University of Stockholms , her curatorial practice focuses on the moving image as well as the creation of platforms for art and knowledge production. Amongst her latest curatorial projects are; the Screens & mirrors, exhibition at Borås Art Museum; Archaelogy & Exorcisms: Moving Image and the Archive, seminar and publication with Steven Cairns (ICA, London), the exhibition Syster in which Sisters of Jam participated and they are also collaborating in the project IN 21ST CENTURY ZESTERHOOD. http://systerboras.blogspot.se/2014/11/antligen-far-vi-ta-plats.html
The Temporary Separatists A woman*-identified artist collective that seeks to explore the use of collectivism as a feminist methodology in art practice. This is research through praxis: The Temporary Separatists learn by doing: making exhibitions, conferences and essays collectively to explore its lived reality. They also learn by example creating dialogue with past and present collectives, creating a platform from which to disseminate knowledge and generate discussion producing the kind of art world in which they are interested in participating. http://temporaryseparatists.org/
sculptureHUB is a networking site and blog for sculptors, created by Snowball Cultural Productions in response to the uneven gender representation within the sculpture field. Aimed at women sculptors in the Nordic countries with aspirations to reach beyond the field and geographical boundaries. http://www.snowballproductions.com
Josefina Posch is active as an artist, founder of Snowball Cultural Productions and initiator of SculptureHUB. She has exhibited extensively around the world and organised exhibitions and events such as the Guerrilla Girls Nordic Tour and nordic art/Between Miracles at Center for Contemporary Art, Tbilisi, Georgia. http://www.josefinaposch.com/
The exhibition with The Temporary Separatists and H.arta Group is supported by Göteborg Stads Kultur and the talk is part of the series of talks with sculpture focus organised by sculptureHUB / Snowball Cultural Productions during 2015/16 in collaboration with Galleri Box also supported by Göteborg Stads Kultur.