SUPERMARKET 2016 STOCKHOLM
Kunsthalle Graz at Supermarket Stockholm 2016 Independent Art Fair | 21. - 24. April 2016:
Michael Fanta, Renate Krammer, Klaus Pichler, Jani W. Schwob, Arnold Reinisch, Alfred Resch, Roswitha Weingrill, Josef Wurm
An international artist-run art fair for artist-run galleries and other artists' initiatives. The goal of SUPERMARKET, the international artist-run art fair, is to provide a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene. SUPERMARKET has been arranged since 2007 by a small group most of whom are artists themselves. Supermarket is a development of Minimarket, which was held at Konstnärshuset in February 2006 in reaction to the new commercial art fair Market. Initiated and organised by artists, this project has rapidly evolved from a modest group of local initiatives to a full-fledged international art exhibition that has made its mark and helped firmly establish Stockholm on the art world map. SUPERMARKET started in small scale as MINIMARKET in 2006 in an art nouveau palace, the following year it became SUPERMARKET, with international presence on the same site, 2008 it moved to a run-down industrial space, then to a newly built first-class designer hotel (Clarion Hotel Stockholm) and in 2010 to the very heart of Stockholm – Kulturhuset (House of Culture) where it stayed until 2014. In 2015 it took place in Svarta huset at Telefonplan. International network
SUPERMARKET has featured exhibitors from more than 50 countries, all part of a growing international trend of artist-run galleries, project spaces, artist collectives and other artists' initiatives.