26.9 – 13.1 Tensta Museum Branch at ArkDes Winter. Part II, Winter.
1982 was the year when the city authorities had decided to close down ner Norra Latins Gymnasium (high school), and the administration together with the staff and everything, had to move to the brand new Tensta gymnasium building. A few years later, a film, including interviews and reports with teachers and students, was made about how it all had turned out. This film and some other fascinating stories from the suburb Tensta, will be presented in part two.
Tensta Museum is Tensta konsthall’s ongoing project with its focus on history and memory in Tensta, seen through the eyes of those who live and work here, starting from the spot as well as all the historical layers. One could say that we ”play museum”, now with a branch at ArkDes.
–The housing area in Tensta was built 1967–72 as part of the million dwelling program and this happened on ancient agricultural land, thus the housings are located side by side with tombs from the Iron age, rune stones and here’s also where you can find one of the oldest churches in Stockholm, Spånga kyrka. Of ca 20 000 people living here, about 90 percent have a trans local background. Evidently, it’s a place with many facets.
Part II, Winter at ArkDes
The Aktion Arkiv association develop a participatory history discipline through action that join different agents and audiences around urban, cultural, historical and political issues. Present at the opening: Sara Brolund de Carvalho, Helena Mattsson, Meike Schalk & Ylva Larsson, architects.
The singer and musician Adam Tensta’s radio documentary from 2015. It’s 2030 and Tensta is no longer a part of the periphery. There are now new, more distant stations and more million dwelling programs have been built. The idea and perception of Tensta is completley different.
BSB – Bland svartskallar och blekfisar –Documentary by Brita Landoff from 1990 about the new Tensta gymnasium, the teachers and students with all their dreams and stories from Sweden and many other countries. Among others featuring the film, there are Therese from Borlänge, Esperanza from Beirut and Suad from Tigrinja. She was then the only veiled student and later she becam the first female imam in Sweden.
Kvinnocenter i Tensta-Hjulsta (The Women’s center Tensta Hjulsta) is a non profit organisation founded in 1997. The members have backgrounds from around twenty different countries and forms a meetong place for women in the area. Together with Tensta konsthall, KITH has participated in many projects, including the upcoming k.ö.k project.
k.ö.k – women desire collectivity – a feminist movement embedded in the Women’s center in Tensta Hjulsta. A manifest written together will be presented. The pattern is designed by Shambnam Faraee, the layout by Sara Kaaman.
The Tensta Trotting Society was founded in 2013 by the artists Bernd Krauss and Nina Svensson together with a group of children from the area, who, in a somewhat original way asked themselves the questions: What is typically Swedish? The artists were interested in how trotting is related to identity. In Sweden, trotting is a mainstream culture at same time as Sweden is counted as the foremost trotting country in the world. At ArkDes, an entertaining film about Tensta Trotting Society is shown, made by the gaming association ATG.
Participants and artists: Adam Tensta, Aktion Arkiv med Sara Brolund de Carvalho, Meike Schalk and Helena Mattsson, Ane Hjort Guttu, Brita Landoff, Claudia del Fierro, Kvinnocenter i Tensta-Hjulsta, k.ö.k, Marie-Louise Ekman, Nina Svensson and Bernd Krauss, StreetGäris, Tensta konsthall’s Text Prize and works by Mona Johansson and Olle Nyman from public schools in Tensta.
Public Luxury at ArkDes is an exhibition about architecture, design and the struggle for the common. Until 13.1.