D.A.F.T. Related events & participants: THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL in Trollhättan

Fred Lindberg started THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL as a society and network of contemporary artists in London 2005. The thought behind these art events was to put people and ideas together rather than single pieces of art. To create a foundation for collaborations. In 1937 Hitler exhibited “Entartete Kunst”, 1962 came Fluxus events like “The Festival of Misfits” and today our Art is striving to exist in-between being singled out as a degenerate, or choosing to be a misfit.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

DAFT 09 Submissions

URGENT & IMPORTANT! In order to get on the APPLICANTS 2009 mailing list/news letter, mail your name with the subject line: Im planning to apply 2009! to: deviantartfestival@gmail.com PLEASE do this immediately if you are planning to apply. Then: SEND FULL D.A.F.T 2009 APPLICATION BEFORE APRIL 10th! The artists allowed to apply for the 2009 edition of The (deviant) Art Festival will be restricted to former participants or artists recommended by people involved in The (deviant) Art Festival. THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL in Trollhättan 2009 will be an art marathon divided in to 13 different shows/events/gigs/openings/screenings/workshops/performances/exhibitions executed on 13 different days. In each "event" there must be one person listed as curator/organizer of that day. D.A.F.T 09 Submission: Explanatory edition, answer the following questions in your application: 1. Are you the curator/organizer of "your event"? 2. Are you the only participant in your event (artwork/performance/show etc.)? If NO, list your participants: If YES, is your "work" suitable to be a part of other "works" during one of the events/days? 3. What dates/days can you be in Sweden, Trollhättan to execute your work/event? (Between 26 of June and the 20th July/ 2009.) 4. Send us a draft of your "project/exhibition/event" idea. (Be practical, at this point we are more interested in the physicality of your piece/project. Line drawings/ sketches/ photos etc. are a good help to understand your vision.) 5. What is the artistic idea (statement) behind your project, be brief, pref. use just a few lines. (Specify if your show/event/project has an "official" name to use in programs/adds/posters etc.) IMPORTANT!!! Please specify if your requested date is the only date possible for you, or if you could also do other dates. There will be clashes. If you have not previously participated in any (deviant) Art Festival related events you should also include: 1. Cv 2. Statement 3. Examples of previous works. 4. Contact information, web-pages etc. -The 2009 event/exhibition will be a 13 different shows art marathon. -The show will start at the 26 of June and end at the 20th July/ 2009. -Each of the 13 shows will only last one day. (Could be one minute or 24 hours.) -There are 4 different venues already available to use for your art project. -Any number of artists could participate in each show. But each show will have one organizer/curator or "project manager" if you will. (I.e. You either apply with your own one-day-exhibition/performance/screening/project/happening/gig/reading etc. or you might have a suitable art project where you collaborate with others.) FEAL FREE TO USE THIS GROUP TO GET OTHER PARTICIPANTS INVOLVED. IF YOU HAVE OTHER ART PROJECTS NOT SUITABLE FOR ONE DAY MARATHON but you still think would work within the realm of The (deviant) Art Festival 2009, contact Fred Lindberg for consultation. Mail: deviantartfestival@gmail.com Official D.A.F.T blog: http://deviantartfestival.blogspot.com/ D.A.F.T Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=922FF719B936F45E D.A.F.T group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5189963090 D.A.F.T on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/deviantartfestival D.A.F.T applicants group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=71896406360

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fred's ThePeace, Now No1 on the Reverbnation Alternative Chart.


Friday, March 13, 2009

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Minou Norouzi in Group Show.

Minou Norouzi: Imago, in Affluenza - a group show which refers to ‘the disease of affluence’ as detailed in Oliver James’ book.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Frog Morris presents...


A retrospective of works by artist Daniel Lehan to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. Each of Lehan’s works will be performed by another artists in their own inimitable style.

Apart from Daniel Lehan, (deviant) artists Charlotte Young and Frog Morris will be among the many artists performing on this event The Montague Arms, 289 Queens Road, SE15 2PA Public Transport : New Cross Gate / New Cross Bus Station / Queens Road Peckham.

The evening takes places in The Montague Arms, which has been described by the London Paper as ‘The best pub in the country’ and was voted number one pub by The Rough Pub Guide : A Celebration of the Great British Boozer. Artist Frog Morris curates an eccentric mix of art, music and comedy on the second Thursday of each month in the pub.

More information :

www.frogmorris.net www.daniel-lehan.com


Thursday, February 26, 2009

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Minou Norouzi in PHOTOCINEMA

Minou Norouzi is showing work together with Zhang Xiao, David Lynch, Cindy Sherman and many more. PHOTOCINEMA 6 March - 5 April, 2009 Quad Derby, UK Visit: www.formatfestival.com for more information.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Bill Aitchison does Apocryphal Theatre

We want to let you know about a show Bill Aitchison is a part of that opens this Wednesday and runs till 01 March. It is the latest creation of Apocryphal Theatre and I can guarantee it is quite unlike anything else going on in London right now. Special and well worth seeing. The e-flyer says it all. (Klick on Flyer to view larger)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

(deviant) Artist Charlotte Young in comedy group: The Brazner

"The Brazner are a troupe of "young, talented and very, very funny" (so say the British Theatre Review) who perform sketch comedy ("their sketches are truly original"), performance art, music, poetry and other such wonderfulness. You can see them every so often at ’The Jam’, a night at the Miller pub in London Bridge, ’Frog Morris Presents...’, a night down in New Cross. We do both Camden and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals during the summer. We do full length shows in London through out the year. We also have a spangly website on the way To find out more, please join our Facebook group or visit us on Myspace. "See them now and say you were there at the beginning" -We couldn’t agree more The Brazner brings you a night of comedy involving beards, bastards, and extremely mild satire." The Brazner - February dates‏: February 10th The Jam "South London's best new writing night joins 2009" 7:30-10:30pm The Miller of Mansfield, 96 Snowsfields Road, Borough February 12th Frog Morris presents... Art-Music-Comedy-Ale 8:30pm-late The Montague Arms, 289 Queens Road, New Cross

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

(deviant) Artist Lee Maelzer in exhibition: Borderland

Borderland Investigating the different approaches to landscape: from the urban and artificial to the natural and wild Borderland opens Wed 11th 6-8pm 4 Bedford Row WC1‏ More info: www.collyerbristow.com www.dayandgluckman.co.uk

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

(deviant) Artist Frog Morris: New homepage!

Please take a look... http://www.frogmorris.net As well as information about forthcoming shows, there is also a new GALLERY with artworks and documentation from previous shows and projects. It is a good chance to relive some highlights from past shows (or to catch up on the things you missed).

Monday, January 12, 2009

(deviant) Artist's other projects: John & Per-Arne takes their KANSLIBYRÅN to Gallery Pictura

The "Kanslibyrån"s show on Galleri Pictura in Lund, Sweden opens this saturday 17 januari, at 16-20 "Galleri Picturas nya utställning visar delar av Kanslibyråns irrationella, trotsiga och ibland märkliga verksamhet, Kanslibyrån är en aktivistgrupp och mini-institution som består av konstnärerna Per-Arne Sträng och John Huntington.

Kanslibyrån är ett konstnärligt samarbete med en agenda. Det vi ser är en kamp i vardagen där rationalitet, lydnad och effektivitet ifrågasätts på ett både publikt och personligt plan.

I utställningen på Galleri Pictura i Lund ser vi dokumentation av tidigare genomförda aktioner och en stor installation av papper. "Aktion nr. 175: Vika för många pappersflygplan", fungerar som rumslig gestaltning av Kanslibyråns ideal."

open 17 jan– 7 feb

Svartbrödersgatan 3, Lund, Sweden

Tue-Sat 14-17, Thurs 16-19

More Info about KANSLIBYRÅN

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Art Music Video by Fred and his ThePeace, enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Stina Rosenberg & Erik Östensson, runs Galley/Exhibits

Invitation keep the faith Jenny Gaulitz Tamara Lorenz Erik Östensson Photography / Video / Installation Opening: 28 November 19.00 – 22.oo Artist presentation: 28 November at 20.00 The exhibition continues until 12 December 2008 Verkligheten present zweinollfyra.org´s first exhibition! Maybe it is zweinollfyra.org´s stripped poetic strive to shield their self from a constant present temptation of alienation that caught Verkligheten´s attention. Between unease and excitement lies a focused activity not to jilt the state of existing in reality. There is a common tune in how Jenny Gaulitz, Tamara Lorenz and Erik Östensson addresses you with the question; how to find and stay one self? Verkligheten is curious and together with you like to go look for some possible answers. Most Welcome! Emma-Lina Ericson

VERKLIGHETEN Pilgatan 16 S-903 31 Umeå Telephone: +46 (0) 90 10 99 00 Contact, Emma-Lina Ericson: +46 (0) 70 826 87 97 E-mail: maila_verkligheten@yahoo.com More Gallery Info: www.verkligheten.net The gallery is open Tue - Thur 9 - 13, Fri - Sat 12 - 16 VERKLIGHETEN is run by the 9 artists Gerd Aurell, Stina Rosenberg, Ludwig Franzén, Anneli Furmark, Moa Krestesen, Mattias Olofsson, Knutte Wester, Helena Wikstrom and Emma-Lina Ericson. Statens Kulturråd, Umeå Kommun and Västerbotten Läns Landsting support VERKLIGHETEN.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Sayshun Jay, Beth Collar & Tim Pratt in ENDERS 5: GAG A GAG

20th November - 30th November Both Locations Opening Thursday 20th November 6-9pm Rachel Carey - Steve McLaughlin Beth Collar - Priscila Fernandes - Tim Pratt Sayhun Jay + Joe Watling In association with Club Attent, a brand new Art Project Space in the South of Rotterdam. Click on flyer to view more info. ENDERS 5: GAG A GAG Building J, Britannia Works Dace road London E3 2NG info@enders.org.uk www.enders.org.uk

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hackney Transients: Art Project supported by The (deviant) Art Festival.

Klick on Images to read/view larger and learn how to apply.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

(deviant) Artists in: SCENE IN THE MAKING

(deviant) participants Daniel Lehan, Robert Luzar, Frog Morris and Charlotte Young are among the artists of:

Scene in the Making

(More Info)

Curated by Lee Campbell and Frog Morris

as part of CONCRETE AND GLASS festival OCTOBER 2ND 6-9PM and OCTOBER 3RD 12-8PM Nicholls and Clarke, Shoreditch High Street London

Thursday, September 25, 2008

THE deviant ART FESTIVAL in TROLLHÄTTAN (D.A.F.T) participants at Independents Biennial Liverpool 08.

THE deviant ART FESTIVAL in TROLLHÄTTAN (D.A.F.T) participants at "The Salon", a part of Independents Biennial Liverpool 08: Matt Blackler, Bill Howard, Sayshun Jay, Fred Lindberg and Charlotte Young. The Salon (More Info) Liverpool: Wolstenholme Projects Space, 11-13 Wolstenholme Square, Liverpool L1 4JJ 6 October - 20 October 2008. Private view: 5 October 2008 Exhibition: A selection of contemporary painting, drawing and video art Selected by The Projection Gallery and Mission Studios, in association with The Art Organisation and Liverpool Biennial Independents 2008. The Salon London preview: Thursday 25 September @ The Mission, 91 Eastway E8 7pm +

A performance by (deviant) participants: (H)Appy Logies, Thursday 9 October , Lisbon, Portugal‏

THE deviant ART FESTIVAL in TROLLHÄTTAN participants performs in Lisbon: (H)Appy Logies presents "Series of routines" an improvised and durational performance on dance routines, mental patterns, and human obsessions at Bacalhoeiro, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros Lisboa Portugal Thursday 9 October 11pm After a series of performances last May in Paris (la Miroiterie) and London (Shunt Vaults), (H)Appy Logies are performing "Series of routines" in Lisbon @Bacalhoeiro on October the 9th. "Series of Routines" is a highly visual, atmospheric and intense performance entirely improvised around a few objects (flour, mirror, "fragile" tape, chairs) and a dancer who comes back to dance after a 16 year break. It explores the violent, the sublime, the absurd and the humorous in human patterns and in our link to every day objects. (H)Appy Logies have worked since 2006 around the visceral in the every day, the human in the routine, the sublime in the domestic,and the political in the personal by forming partly improvised, mainly non narrative performances and through the shaping of tense and intense atmospheres. More info: happylogies.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

FRESH AIR MACHINE curated by (deviant) participant Iavor Lubomirov among others.

Other (deviant) Artists also participating is Lee Maelzer, Minou Norouzi and Charlie Tweed.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Saturday, 20th September.. BINGO games devised by Lorna Giezot and Daniel Lehan

BINGO inspired events by artists, musicians and performers including (deviant) participants such as: Daniel Lehan, Frog Morris and Charlotte Young. (7:30pm-Midnight) BINGO, Nunhead Arts Week, Upstairs at The Old Nun's Head, 15 Nunhead, Nunhead, London, SE16 http://www.fancyapint.com/pubs/pub3620.html

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lee Maelzer, (deviant) particapant shows work in Shoreditch Town Hall Basement

An exhibition of works by 20 artists and designers in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall
Private view 18 September 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Shoreditch Town Hall Basement, Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
Exhibition dates: 19 - 21 September 11:00 - 18:00, 22 September 12:00 - 21:00

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Beth Collar, (deviant) participant at newcontemporaries 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

(deviant) Artist's other projects: Lee Maelzer at Gallery Primo Alonso



5th- 28th September, 2008

Private View: Thursday 4th September 6pm - 9pm

395-397 Hackney Road, London, London E2 8PP

Open Thursday-Sunday 11am - 6pm or by appointment

David Ben White
Alex Gough
David Holland
Lisa Ivory
Lee Maelzer
Bethany Murray
Hyo Myoung Kim
Taryn Takahashi
Gabriela Talavera
For further information please contact

Angelica, Paul or Richard by email: info@primoalonso.com or phone +44 (0)20 7033 3678 or visit www.primoalonso.com

Thursday, July 24, 2008

plusminus, new blog containing three (deviant) Artists.

Angus Braithwaite, Cai Nyahoe and Matthew Giraudeau presents Statement of Intent for the Plusminus Group. (Image: Angus piece "Birds Of Paradise") Visit: http://plusminusarts.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 21, 2008

The end of (deviant) Art: Oliver Evelyn-Rahr for Cancer Research UK

The last but not least action to be taken at the 2008 edition of The (deviant) Art Festival was Oliver Evelyn-Rahr´s "Sweden to London cycle ride for Cancer Research UK"

Follow his progress and jorney back to UK at: swedenlondon.blogspot.com
Support his quest and donate money directly to Cancer Research at: www.justgiving.com/oliverdude

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Art Project by (deviant) participant Elizabeth McTernan

CIVIL DUSK - LET'S TRY AGAIN TOMORROW LOOK WEST, BE THERE Saturday, July 19th, 2008 Let's all watch the sunset together as the sun sets on America. I will be observing and documenting the time between sunset and civil dusk in Cape Alava, Washington, USA, on the evening of July 19th, 2008. That's where I will be at that time, on my way to Japan. Please join me from wherever you are for that 40 minutes - whether it's light out or pitch black - and take a photo of your western horizon at the moment of our Civil Dusk (see below for your time). All you have to do is look west, be there. "Civil dusk" is the official name for the moment when the sun sinks lower than 6 degrees below the horizon, finally leaving the land in true darkness. This term is not only one of scientific functionality, but also one that is poetically and politically loaded, ambiguously optimistic or fatalistic. I chose Cape Alava because it's the westernmost point in the contiguous U.S., and I quite like the idea of acknowledging the country's very last experience of sunlight for the day. Look west, be there. Let's watch the sunset together as the sun sets on America. Let's try again tomorrow. Political cynicism holds hands with a romantic gesture of hope. Both apocalyptic and like a first date. Please note your respective times: Cape Alava, WA (westernmost point in the contiguous US): - sunset 09:12pm civil dusk 09:51pm US Western Summer Time: - our sunset 09:12pm our civil dusk 09:51pm US Mountain Summer Time: - our sunset 10:12pm our civil dusk 10:51pm US Central Summer Time: - our sunset 11:12pm our civil dusk 11:51pm US Eastern Summer Time: - our sunset 12:12pm our civil dusk 12:51pm British Summer Time: - our sunset 5:12am our civil dusk 5:51am Central European Summer Time: - our sunset 6:12am our civil dusk 6:51am Japan Standard Time: - our sunset 1:12pm our civil dusk 1:51pm +1 day South Korea Standard Time: - our sunset 1:12pm our civil dusk 1:51pm +1 day The time just after sunset is a transitional one that redefines our perceptions, be them legal (burglary is considered night burglary 30 minutes after sunset, upon which time the penalty is increased) or physical (there is an official time each day after sunset when objects are definitively indiscernible to the naked eye). Focusing on civil dusk addresses the question of "objectiveness" in representation - in terms of the limitations of the eye, the limitations of journalistic images, the limitations of our own faith in these instruments of "truth." Also, I think there is something to be said for observing civil dusk on an arbitrary day. While every new day brings a brand new civil twilight, we are free to begin again, and fail again. IT WOULD MAKE ME SO HAPPY IF YOU WOULD JOIN ME - DON'T BE LATE, AND DON'T FORGET TO EMAIL ME YOUR PHOTO AFTERWARDS! -- Elizabeth McTernan Somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, en route to Japan 443.570.4636

Dear (deviant) Moments: 19th July Performance by Maria-Lena Hedberg & Steffan Atherton

Friday, July 18, 2008

New (deviant) Participants 2008: Noomi Österling

During the last two years, Noomi Österling has been working with sensor controlled Installations, the human voice and computer processed everyday sounds. She is interested in questions related to how we construct and imagine our reality, communication and change.

Monday, July 14, 2008

(deviant) 2008 NEWS: Showing this week at MOCAP: SHIT TV goes NYC

From Today onwards we will be showing SHIT TV with Charlotte Young & Fred Lindberg. This new 30minute special episode "SHIT TV goes NYC" was made specially for a show at the New Gallery Catalog, New York. It has since then been shown on different Galleries and occasions in London , New york & Sweden. Within the SHIT TV concept, Charlotte and Fred are working as art performers, TV hosts, journalists and film makers.
You can catch their latest episode featuring recent movie star Russel Brand here:

(deviant) 2008 NEWS: Minou Norouzi films showing this week in KONSTHALLEN.

MINOU NOROUZI FILMS IN KONSTHALLEN The (deviant) Art Festival is pleased to present the following films by Minou Norouzi: U NEVER ASKED TO BE MY MOUNTAIN IMAGO SITTING IS BELIEVING LIMB FROM LIMB

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Channel 4 News report on The (deviant) Art Festival 2008.

Monday, July 07, 2008

(deviant) 2008 NEWS: Beth Collar Films at MOCAP

This week we are showing two films by Beth Collar at MOCAP, Museum Of Contemporary Art Periferi. MOCAP is located at Kungsgatan 33 in the center of Trollhättan. The two films "The Great Irish Elk" & "24th of July 2007" were both filmed by Beth in Trollhättan at previous (deviant) Art Festivals. The film "24th of July 2007" was also shortlisted and finally selected for "New Contemporaries 2008"!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL 2008


Initiativtagare och arrangörer till denna uppmärksammade konsthändelse är som vanligt Fred(rik) Lindberg och Joanna Ageborn, två erfarna konstnärer skolade huvudsakligen i London, Amsterdam och Göteborg. Det som tidigare var något så ovanligt som en konstfestival i Trollhättan med uteslutande brittisk konst, har nu utvecklats till ett internationellt nätverk med unga konstnärer från hela världen. Utställningens tyngdpunkt detta tredje år ligger dock istället på Nordisk samtidskonst.

Som konsthappening är The (deviant) Art Festival unik i sitt slag och lämnar sällan publiken oberörd, uppmärksamheten sträcker sig ofta utanför den vanliga konstkretsen. Festivalen och dess deltagare har redan säkrat en plats i konstlivet med diverse utmärkelser och engagemang i utställningar så som Independents Biennal i Liverpool och YoungContemporaries i London samt även events i Göteborg och Örebro.
The (deviant) Art Festival levererar ett rikt program av film, musik och poesi i samarbete med Konsthallen i Trollhättan. Förutom de tre huvudarenorna Konsthallen, Galleri Pumphuset och MOCAP utlovas även udda upplevelser i det offentliga rummet för den som har sinnena på skaft.
Initiativtagarna har även i år byggt vidare på sina idéer kring atmosfär och mänsklig interaktion för att skapa något större än varje enskilt konstverk och detta verkar vara kärnan till det som så ofta gör The (deviant) Art Festival till en udda och spännande konstupplevelse där konstnärer med olika bakgrund möts i en blandning av fasta utställningar och lekfulla konstaktioner. Festivalen kommer som tidigare att ha en stark betoning på installationer, performance och platsspecifika verk.
Välkommen och upplev, deltag och reagera!
Kungsgatan 25 (i Folkets Hus/Kulturhuset)
Tel. 0520 - 49 64 53, 49 64 54
Öppet: Tis-Lör 12-16
PUMPHUSET Öppet: Tis-Lör 12-16
Pumphuset ligger mellan Folkets Park och Hjulkvarns Camping

Bilder och information om deltagare och tidigare festivaler:
Mail: deviantartfestival@gmail.com
Tel. 0520 - 49 64 53

(Brådskande ärenden ring: 0704 32 33 40)

Upcoming Artists, (deviant) 2008: Angus Braithwaite

“Art Knowledge Performance Conducting Head Piece”


Sunday, June 29, 2008

The (deviant) Art Festival 2008: NEW (& OLD) BATCH OF ARTISTS

(Angus Braithwaite), Anton Shindelar, (Beth Collar), BRUS, (Corinne Mynatt), (Charlie Tweed), (Charlotte Young), Diana Storåsen, Eliana Ivarsdotter Haddad, Erik Östensson, (Fred rik Lindberg), Frida Franker, Helena Sundström, (Joanna Ageborn), John Huntington, (Johan Lindblom), (Jon Klein), Kristina Bength, Kristin Vestrin, Linn Hansén, Mattias Karlsson, (Minou Norouzi), Maria-Lena Hedberg, (Miranda Peake), Nina Lassila, Nina Sinkkonen, Noomi Österling, (Oliver Evelyn-Rahr), Otto Mogren, Per-Arne Sträng, (SHIT TV), Stina Rosenberg, Steffan Atherton, Tim Pratt, Åsa Millholm

D.A.F.T. Info about Kanslibyrån's whereabouts at the festival, in Swedish.

New (deviant) Participants 2008: Erik Östensson

Erik Östensson is showing two pictures at the deviantartfestival this year. One at Trollhättans Konsthall and one in the "Pumphuset". The two pictures are photographs (90cm/120cm) and they are a part of a work he calls "Låt det bli så" (Let it become). This work is going to be shown at the "Galleri Verkligheten" at the end of 2008. To view more pictures of this work and other works visit: www.zweinollfyra.org

New (deviant) Participants 2008: Stina Rosenberg

THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL 2008 at OPEN ART ÖREBRO with David Stamp

In collaboration with The (deviant) Art Festival Artist David Stamp this artwork has been put up in Örebro at the OPEN ART exhibition.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The (deviant) Opening in Konsthallen 2008.

Friday, June 27, 2008

New (deviant) Participants 2008: Diana Storåsen

Thursday, June 26, 2008

THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL 2008: TTELA.se


Opretentiös konst för alla

Konst som berör och integrerar publiken. Det är målet med konstfestivalen The (deviant) Art som nu arrangeras i Trollhättan för tredje året i rad. - Vi vill få bort prettostämpeln, säger konstnärerna och arrangörerna Fredrik Lindberg och Joanna Ageborn.

Med start på lördag invaderas stan av svenska och brittiska konstnärer som ska visa upp både fasta utställningar och göra konstaktioner under den tre veckor långa konstfestivalen.
Arrangörerna utlovar konstnärliga uttryck och händelser för alla smaker. Som tidigare år kommer festivalen att ha en stark betoning på installationer, performance och platsspecifika verk. - De fasta platserna blir Konsthallen och Pumphuset. Däremellan och runt omkring kommer vi också att sprida ut oss på gator och torg, berättar Fredrik Lindberg, före detta Trollhättebo som numera är bosatt och verksam som konstnär i London.
I årets upplaga av The (deviant) Art Festival deltar ett 60-tal utländska och 16 svenska konstnärer med verk. I Konsthallen, där förberedelserna nu pågår för fullt, kommer publiken att kunna ta del av bland annat fotografier, teckningar, videokonst och skulpturer. Och Joanna Ageborn planerar att hänga upp tomma ramar och sedan på plats skapa egna verk i form av teckningar och målningar som kan fylla dem.
- Vi vill visa att konst inte behöver vara något krångligt och oåtkomligt, anpassat för en klick intellektuella. Och att det kan vara mer än att bara titta på en tavla. Därför integrerar vi publiken i skapandet, om de vill, säger Joanna. Flertalet av de medverkande konstnärerna kommer också att närvara under festivaldagarna. Något som är viktigt enligt arrangörerna. - Publiken ska ha möjlighet att ställa frågor och diskutera konsten direkt med konstnärerna på ett avspänt sätt. Mötet är det centrala. Konstfestivalen pågår 28 juni till 20 juli.
Monica Sahlback
0520 - 42 26 07
View this article on the web: http://www.ttela.se/artikelmall.asp?version=194737

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

THE (deviant) ART FESTIVAL 2008 at OPEN ART ÖREBRO with The Projection Gallery

OPEN ART ÖREBRO/ THE PROJECTION GALLERY The Projection Gallery and The (deviant) Art Festival has made a selection of Artists who are showing films at the OPEN ART exhibition in Örebro. OPEN ART ÖREBRO

New (deviant) Participants 2008: Per-Arne Sträng och John Huntington

www.kanslibyran.se (swedish)

A collaboration between Per-Arne Sträng och John Huntington.
Kanslibyrån is against the present order. Kanslibyrån is against everything that's considered to be normal. Kanslibyrån is against all conventions. Kanslibyrån stands above the law. The actions of Kanslibyrån shall be planned. The actions of Kanslibyrån shall be documented. Kanslibyrån advocates being irrational and to disobey. Kanslibyrån is not practical, profitable or efficient. The platform of Kanslibyrån is the everyday life.

125. Crawl into a hole in the ground

Monday, June 23, 2008

New (deviant) Participants 2008: Åsa Millholm