THE ART WORKS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DISTANCIO SHOWROOM  FROM OCTOBER 2020, IN ADDITION TO LISTINGS BELOW 

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MELISSA VANDENBERG
VÄRNAMO

Title: Good Bread
Media: bread, yarn, performances, video and photography, the artworks engages with communeties and individuals in Värnamo, Sweden
Venues: public and private spaces in Värnamo performances and exhibition at Gummifabriken in October 2020. Then exhibition is part of Värnamo centennial celebration produced by Jönköpings läns museum och Värnamo kommun. The artist is based in Richmond, KY, USA


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MARK RAUTENBACH
TRANÅS

Titel: u[ntelling] s[tories], (us)
Media: yarn, fabric, performances, video och photography, the artworks engages with communeties and individuals in Tranås, Sweden
Venues: private spaces in Tranås,  performances, June to September

public library, exhibition, performance and artist talk,  October
public spaces, tour of Yarn Monument, November-December

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MARTINKA BOBRIKOVA

& OSCAR DE CARMEN
MULLSJÖ

Title: The Museum of Happiness
Media: dialogue, photography, text, statistic graphics, workshops, the artworks engages with communeties and individuals in Mullsjö
Venues: public and private spaces in Mullsjö, and internet based museum, themuseumofhappiness.org
The artists are based in Oslo, Norway


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RUI MOURÃO

GNOSJÖ

Titel: The Spirit of Gnosjö
Media: 2 ch video, the artworks engages with communities and individuals in Gnosjö.
Venue: public and private spaces in Gnosjö (collective video clip collection directed by the artist), premieres as a 2 ch video work during the event Gjutarenatta i november 2020, Gnosjö, Sweden.  Selection of material will also be in the collection at  Jönköpings läns museum in Jönköping.
The artist is based in Lisbon, Portugal.


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Four new multi-faceted works are in production during the summer and autumn 2020 Good bread/ Värnamo - u [ntelling] s [tories], (us) / Tranås - The Happiness. Museum / Mullsjö - The Spirit of Gnosjö / Gnosjö. The body of work stretches from interventions to screenings, performances and exhibitions.

All projects are made in the Jönköping County Region in a multi-year project initiated in 2015 exporing art as a community agent outside conventional art institutions. The art works bring forward immersive situations and community-reflective processes and, by this evoke exchange between individuals and communities and explore the essence of belonging.

DISTANCIO is site, situation and dialogue dependent while addressing layers in society that goes far beyond the four Swedish towns
. By this it takes a stance in a socio-political art context. The artist embark upon the crossroads of social art and critical cultural heritage studies and its potential to interact with contingencies and structures.   The perifial is in focus embracing theory contexts such as subaltern, counter-publics, social equality, cultural diversity, and participatory governance and by such practice entangeling the ways we act and think in every day life.






The project was initiated in 2018 and evolved due to the pandemic wave striking the world in the spring of 2020.

THANK YOU to: Claes Sjökvist, Cecilia Gustavsson, Åsa Eklund, Kristina Gernes, Lennart Alves and Märit Lundsten.

With support from: Region Jönköpings län  together with Mullsjö, Gnosjö, Tranås and Värnamo municipalities   

FB:  DISTANCIO ART FB: Kultur, Region Jönköpingslän

curator @ distancio.se

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