les presses du réel

Tensta MuseumReports from New Sweden

 - Tensta Museum
This publication documents and discusses Tensta konsthall's experimental multi-year project "Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden" that ran from 2013–18 in Tensta and beyond. By pretending to be a museum, the project created a richly contrasting patchwork stretching over six years, in which manifold interests and expressions together formed a narrative with tensions and conflicts erupting around questions like "what history and heritage?," "to whom do they belong?" and "what about the present?"
The Stockholm suburb of Tensta is dominated by a late modernist housing estate, built on old farmland with traces from both the Iron Age and the Viking era, where today nearly 20,000 people live, a majority with a trans-local background. More than fifty artists, architects, local associations, performers, sociologists, cultural geographers, philosophers, and other practitioners contributed artworks, research projects, seminars, guided walks, workshops and much more, reporting on the past and present of Tensta. In this way, the project produced concrete images of what can be described as the New Sweden—a place with people of vastly different backgrounds, where economic and social divides are intensifying. Tensta Museum also engaged with the concept of cultural heritage and the complicated matter of how it is used in Sweden and elsewhere.
Edité par Maria Lind.
Contributions by Ricardo-Osvaldo Alvarado, Action Archive, Spånga Local Heritage Association, the Kurdish Association, Tarek Atoui, Babi Badalov, Petra Bauer, Beatrice von Bismarck, Boris Buden, the Tensta Hjulsta Women's Center, Emily Fahlén, Mark Fisher, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Karl Larsson, Tensta Library, Meron Mangasha, Irene Molina, Emily Pethick, Erik Stenberg, Mekonen Tekeste, Adam Tensta, Ahmet Öğüt.

Graphic design: Metahaven.
published in November 2021
English edition
25 x 30 cm (softcover)
304 pages (15 b/w & 79 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-450-6
EAN : 9783956794506
in stock

 top of page