About Working With and Around Tensta Konsthall
27 March 2013, 6–8pm
Johnson Foundation Auditorium
LJMU Art and Design Academy
Maria Lind discussed the implications and results of working with contemporary art at an art centre in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta. Located in a late modernist residential area with approximately 20,000 inhabitants – most of whom have a trans-local background –Tensta Konsthall has challenged its staff to consider issues of inhabitation, embeddedness and autonomy anew.
Maria Lind is an internationally regarded curator and critic based in Stockholm, where she currently directs Tensta Konsthall. She was formerly the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010), Iaspis, Stockholm (2005-2007) and Kunstverein München (2002–2004). She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. Among her recent co-edited publications are Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios and Performing the Curatorial: With and Beyond Art, both published by Sternberg Press. The Selected Maria Lind Writing was also published by Sternberg Press in 2010.