FOLK 08 – lokal global
Mariannelund June 28 – August 31 2008: “FOLK-08 local global” invites to communication and understanding through the arts! There will be contemporary art of all kinds: exhibitions, seminaries, workshops, video art, poetic documentary film, poetry nights, outdoor cinema, youth project, music, dance performances…
The project is a Swedish follow-up of the international art project FOLK-05, arranged by Galleri Lista Fyr, Norway, in cooperation with Areopagos, TCG Nordica, China, and the ArtsNordica Network during the summer of 2005: FOLK-05
For everyone who lives in Astrid Lindgren’s native district. For tourists travelling through, visitors with a special interest in art and culture or just curious FOLK in general. For young people from Kiruna in the north to Malmö in the south, who have been involved in international culture exchange projects in Kunming, China. For especially invited Chinese young people… For invited artists and culture personages from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, China, Cambodia and England…
About life and love in different cultures and different languages. About global responsibility and influencing the environment. About consumption and identity. About how the small things we do can make a big difference! FOLK-08 local global invites to communication and understanding among people through the arts.
Youth Exchange Project
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20:00 Music Concert !
Singersong writer Ingemar Olsson, Sweden and others.
After the concert special welcome party for former Culture Course students and participators in Young Poetry!, Young Music! and Young Dance! (Rhythm of Language)
14:00 The railway station, Mariannelund:
Opening Ceremony of FOLK-08.
TCG Nordica GM Wu Yue Rong, Kunming, Stefan Torssell, Mariannelund Culture Academy, and Alfred Vaagsvold, artist/curator, Norway, introduce artists Li Ji, Luo Fei, Dou Yu, Wang Han, Sha Sha, Shi Zhijie and Chen Lingjie. A special welcome to Fan Jinhua, from the Yunnan Province Culture Department…
Dance! by Liu Minjia and Chen Jia, previous students at Yunnan Arts Institute Dance Department, Kunming, together with dancers from dance company Avensis. Musician Huang Shan, from Kunming, plays Erhu and Martin Berggren plays the piano.
15:00 Mariannelund Exhibition Tour.
Introduction to the exhibitions by Cecilia Nelson, art pedagogue and for 20 years director of the Art Exhibition Hall in Lund. Alfred Vaagsvold introduces the outdoor installation “Tsunami”. Göran Sahlberg introduces “Sustainable Love!”. Chun Lee von Gurt introduces “Xylon!”
17:00 and onwards: Sofia Restaurant in Mariannelund serves Chinese food
21:00 Concert in Herrgårdsparken (we do not count on rain!)
Music: Per-Erik Hallin. Young musicians Elin Färnstrand, Daniel Youngström, Mattias Svensson and Huang Shan. Internationally renowned Emil Svanängen, alias Loney Dear!
Dance: Avensis, Helena Jönsson, Liu Minjia och Chen Jia
Poet Ylva Eggehorn, Sweden. Music and dance: Soprano Marianne G Nielsen, Denmark, Chinese Dancers Liu Minjia and Chen Jia, Helena Jönsson, flute, Martin Berggren, piano.
Hässleby Church, Mariannelund. Fair Trade coffee is offered in the churchyard.
17:00 “T as in Tomas Tranströmer!”
Tomas Tranströmer (and other poets) attends a poetry reading in Kulturmagasinet, at the railway station. An afternoon full of surprises!
19:30 Railway station, Mariannelund.
Local global: Sustainable Fashion? Seminary, open to the public. Seminary leader: Alfred Vaagsvold, Norway. Discussions based on the installation Tsunami, which Alfred Vaagsvold will arrange in the Mariannelund Railway station area. Two tonnes of second hand clothing is to be used…
19:00 KAFE KAIM
“Freedom of speech and democracy in Cambodia”.
Discussion with Koh Tararith, Phnom Phen, invited to Sweden by Waltic (www.waltic.se), together with author Anna Mattson, Gothenburg.
Three weeks’ exchange project: Young Consumption! local global. See special program. Lasts until 10.8.
At the Tsunami Installation
Dance and Music: Chen Jia, Liu Minjia (Dance) , Huang Shan (Erhu), Gou Jin (Pipa)
Introduction to the installation: Anna Mellergård
17:00 -19:00 (5PM-7PM)
Anna Mellergård shows the exhibition Tsunami (Railwaystation) and Contemporary Art from the Nordic Countries and China (TCG Nordica Gallery Sweden).
Booking number: 0703 160240
Anna Mellergård shows the Gordic Knot and Young Art .
Booking number 0703 160240
Local Artists at “the Square” /Verdandigatan 1.
Maggis Larsson and Elisabeth Stern shows art at Ladan (see map. The Gordica knot)
New exhibition at TCG Nordica Gallery Sweden (the Yellow House)
14:00 Opening Ceremony: Ion Pana, Sweden/Rumania, Paintings.
Curator Janeric Johansson, Malmö
21:30 Outdoor Cinema: “The Curse of the Golden Flower” in Herrgårdsparken.
FOLK-08 Outdoor Cinema in Mariannelund, in cooperation with Jönköping Film Festival (www.filmfestival.nu)
19:00 MAGICAL POETRY EVENING at Kafe Kaim!
(We start after the exhibitions has closed, aproximately 19:15)
Guest: Li Li, Chinese poet. The translator of Tomas Transtromers collected Poetry. He reads his own poetry in Swedish as well as poetry by Tomas Tranströmer.
Saturday 30.8 – Sunday 31.8 _ Folk-08 GRANDE FINALE!
Saturday 30.8: 16:00 Min Granne Totoro. 18:30 Det Levande Slottet.
Sunday 31.8: 14:00 Kikis Expressbud.
…at the second oldest Cinema in Sweden, in Mariannelund!
FOLK-08 Cinema in Mariannelund, in cooperation with Jönköping Film Festival (www.filmfestival.nu)
RAILWAY STATIONS IN CHINA
A poetic documentary film by Chinese poet, Yu Jian.
Every day at Kafé Kaim (the Railway station)
Black and white photos by Chen Li, Kafé Kaim.
The program for FOLK-08 local global will be updated continually.
FOLK -08 local global Art Exhibitions
The exhibitions are open daily between 16:00-19:00.
All Galleries are located to Mariannelund: Exhibition Map
Tsunami , Installation
Alfred Vaagsvold, Norway
2. TCG Nordica Gallery Sweden (Östra Storgatan by the railway). 28.6-31.8
Chinese Contemporary Art
Artists: Lei Yan, Sun Goujuan, Liu Lifen, Guo Peng, Luo Fei, Liu Deng, Ning Zhi and Gao Xiang.
Contagious Love. Paintings
Chat Piersath, Cambodia
A Survivor of Khmer Rouge Genocide.; an accomplished artist, poet and social worker. He has worked at a Cambodian orphanage and dreams of building a school in his Cambodian hometown; his focus is on the needs of Cambodian children.
Killing fields, Installation
Morten Viskum, Norway
China Girl, Army of Unblessed souls
Maria Ängkvist Klyvare, Sverige
My Chinoiserie, Installation
Kaarina Ormio, Finland
Meggi Sandell, Sverige
Made in China, paintings
Janeric Johansson, Sweden
I Chin – Tomas Tranströmer
Christina Wassberg, Sweden
Ion Pana is a Rumanian artist who lives in Malmö.
Exhibition Opening: in TCG Nordica Gallery Sweden, at August 10, 2 PM (14:00)
Info: We will move some of the Art now shown at TCG Nordica Gallery to “the Square” at
Verdandigatan 1 (where Sustanable Love was shown in June and July).
3. The Square/Torget (Verandiggatan). 28.6 – 31.7
Sustainable Love! Arts In Process
Works by the ten Chinese and Swedish artist participants of the project Sustainable Love!
Chinese artists: Chen Lingjie, Dou Yu, Shi Zhijie, Wang Han and Sha Sha
Swedish artists: Anneli Linder, Christina Nyström-Jansson, Elisabeth Johansson, Else Månsson, and Linda Thörnblad
The exhibition is moved to Örebro Castle in the end of July, and hangs there 3.8 – 17.8.
Artists: Maria Forsling, Josefine Alm, Olivia Lindsmyr, Christina Henrysson, Carola Grahn, Samuel Ottosson, Jon Holm, Oscar Furbacken and Elisabet Thostrup
Organizer/Coordinator: Oscar Furbacken
5. The Bank House (Verandigatan)
Artists: Lennart Alves, Sweden, photo and video (www.lennartalves.se/eng.html)
Jonathan Kearney, Great Britain, video (www.jonathankearney.com)
6. Galleri Blå Timmen (Hantverksgatan)
Xylon! The art of relief printing from Sweden
Artists: Chun Lee Wang Gurt, P-O Larsson, Kristina Anshelm, Eva Forsberg-Sjögren, Maria Lagerborg, Bertil Olson, Fredrik Lindqvist, Kjell Hellström, Debra Almqvist, Allan Söderman, Hans Lindh, Bertil Almlöf, Christel Copp, Lena Blohmé, Ole Drebold, Mats Nielsen, Kristina Munklinde, Helena Mellin, Anders Karlsson, Magnus Bartas, Christel Copp, Marja Ruta, Modhir Ahmed, Ulla Wennberg, Torsten Jurell, Kersti Ergon, Göran Persson, Staffan Schönberg, Ulli Fagerquist, Hans Eliasson, Olof Sandahl.
7. Julles Verkstad (Östra Torggatan)
Artist: Cecilia Nelson
8. The Barn / Ladan (Esmarchsgatan, by the river)
The Gordian Knot
– an art installation with 400 photos, rope and an eight meter high ladder!
Artist: Janeric Johansson, Sweden
Ion Pana (Sweden/Romania)
Chun Lee Wang Gurt (Sweden/China)
Maria Ängkvist Klyvare
Chen Jia, China
Liu Minjia, China
Avensis, dance association, Sweden
Rani Nair, Sweden/India
Huang Shan, China
Gou Jin, China
Marianne G Nielsen, Denmark
Martin Berggren, Sweden
Helena Jönsson, Sweden
Ingemar Olsson, Sweden
Emil Svanängen, Sweden
Koh Tararith, Cambodia
Ylva Eggehorn, Sweden
Li Li, Sweden/China
Anna Mattsson, Sweden
Tomas Tranströmer, Sweden
Open between June 28 and September 1
Opening hours: Every day 12:00 – 19:00
Ecological sandwiches, Fair Trade coffee and tea.
Atmosphere from the Swedish 1950s with a flavour of China, in the railway station’s waiting hall…
Wireless internet, use your own laptop!
Youth Project, Mariannelund Railwaystation:
Young Consumption! local global
Through various creative expressions, young people from Sweden learn more about sustainable development, fair trade, democracy and human rights together with 10 young Chinese.
Organizer: TCG Nordica Kunming in cooperation with KAiM. Sponsor: Forum Syd’s Youth Fund.
From July 23 to August 1, 10 young Chinese and Swedes will together take part in seminaries, artistic interpretations and creative expressions in the project “Young Consumption! local global”. The purpose of the project is to raise questions and create awareness about the consumption society, which is already established in Sweden and rapidly growing in China, with its booming economy. Three main questions during these ten days are:
– How does this situation influence us, as individuals and as a collective (fashion and identity)?
– How do we influence the surrounding world by our local consumption choices (sustainable development, environment and human rights)?
– Are we, as consumers, only victims of the market forces or can we lead the development in new directions (fair trade, ethical consumption, ecological products)? If so, why would that be desirable?
Interested to join? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOLK -08 FILM FESTIVAL
22:00 Folk -08 Outdoor Cinema in Mariannelund in cooperation with Jonkoping Fim festival www.filmfestival.nu
Wednesday 27.8 – Sunday 31.8
WE show movies at Mariannelunds Cinema (one of the oldest Cinemas in Sweden) in cooparation with Jönköping filmfestival
Info about the films coming soon…
Painting exhibition “Contagious Love” by Artist Chat Piersath, Cambodia in TCG Nordica Gallery Sweden (the Yellow House). Chat Piersath is a survivor of the Khmer Rouge Genocide and an accomplished artist, poet and social worker. He has worked at a Cambodian orphanage and dreams of building a school in his Cambodian hometown; his focus is on the needs of Cambodian children. Monday 7.7
19:30 KAFE KAIM
“Freedom of speech and democracy in Cambodia”. Discussion with Koh Tararith, Phnom Phen, invited to Sweden by Waltic. He will join FOLK-08 together with author Anna Mattson, Gothenburg.
For more information , please contact
Anna Mellergård, International culture coordinator
+ 46 (0)496 10911
+ 46 (0)703 16 02 40 (cell phone)
Galleri Lista Fyr
Vest Agder Fylkeskommune, kultur.