When you think of contemporary art in Stockholm, Tensta Konsthall should definitely flash in your imagination. It is an innovative art centre in the suburbs of Stockholm. It was formed in 1998 while Stockholm was being celebrated as the European City of Culture. The fact that the gallery has a lot of variety in terms of artistic works stems from the contribution of various talented artists from Sweden and all over the world. So, as a traveller, you get to see an amazing blend of art and culture.
Exhibitions and artists
There are four to six big annual exhibitions organised at Tensta Konsthall. Some of the recent ones are “Kami, Khokha, Bert and Ernie: World Heritage” by Hinrich Sachs, “The Society without qualities”, “Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies,” “Two Archives” by Babak Afrassiabi and Nasrin Tabatabai, and “Working With…” by Zak Kyes just to name a few.
Tensta Konsthall has showcased some top artists like Susan Hiller, Wolfgang Tillmans, Shirin Neshat, Julian Opie, Tracey Moffat, Mark Wallinger, Candice Breitz, and Peter Rose. Besides, Tensta Konsthall works in partnership with Cluster, which is a network of eight European art organisations that foster art and culture in their local communities.
Although Tensta Konsthall is an active global art centre, it has managed to keep its Swedish roots intact. When you visit it, there are glimpses of Swedish culture, art and design embedded quite prominently. You can expect to see some brilliant artworks by a lot of Swedish artists as well.
Involvement in the local schools and organisations
Well, if you think that Tensta Konsthall art gallery is just about art and culture, then you might be surprised to know they are actively involved in the schools and organisations of Stockholm. They reach out to various people locally as well, which allows a lot of credibility and fresh talent to bud.
Anybody travelling in Stockholm should pay a visit to Tensta Konsthall for its passion to preserve the local culture, life, people and quintessential traits of Sweden.