Supermarket is back in town for the ninth consecutive year at Kulturhuset. The annual event is a three-day independent art fair with over 80 exhibitors from 30 different countries. The 2014 edition welcomes some newcomers with art exhibitors from South America, Europe and Asia. The programme will include a performance stage, seminars, and networking meetings to compliment the beautiful art carefully chosen from around the world. Project manager Andreas Ribbung thinks it will have something for everyone. He tells us more.
What is the story behind Supermarket?
A group of artists from the artist-run galleries in Stockholm got together and created Supermarket’s predecessor Minimarket in February 2006 as a reaction to a new commercial art fair called Market. Minimarket was held at Konstnärshuset (the Artists’s House), an old art deco palace in the centre of Stockholm.
Supermarket has been running annually in its present form since 2007, and has been based at Kulturhuset since 2010. It has evolved during this time into the biggest art fair in the Nordic countries.
Apart from size, what makes Supermarket stand out from other art fairs?
Supermarket is an annual international art fair for artist-run galleries and other artists’ initiatives. The art fair itself is arranged by artists, and it strives to offer the visitor an experience, rather than focusing on sales.
What interesting things can people expect from the fair this year compared to the past Supermarket art fairs?
The newest, most vital and innovative international art will be exhibited by over 80 spaces from 30 countries worldwide in a more spacious exhibition. Georgia, Syria, Tibet and Brazil are new countries to be represented. Interesting panel discussions will alternate with performance art on the same stage.
Visit Supermarket Art Fair at Kulturhuset between Feb 14 and Feb 16.