Konsthallen Blå Stället
Address: Kulturhuset Blå Stället, Angereds torg 13, 424 21 Angered
Opening hours: Monday–Thursday, 12–5pm, Friday–Saturday, 12–4pm, Sunday, 1–4pm
Made in Angered #2
11 September–20 October
The salon is an arena for image makers in Angered or other suburbs. Both amateurs and professionally active artists are invited to show works that in some way have a connection to the place, the suburb, or are made by someone who lives or works in Angered. In the social fabric of Angered there are threads from many parts of the world. Among the residents in the area there is an artistic force that is not always visible outside the local circuits.
Opening: Wednesday 11 September, 6–8pm
Elin Alvemark is an artist educated at HDK in Gothenburg. She experiments with materials. With craft as a point of departure she wants to lead a discussion about existential conditions and find ways to declare causality through materiality. Clay and plaster dominate her work. The urn for the dead or the vase for the flower – this archetype shape has become a symbol for Alvemark’s work in recent years. The interest in dissolving and deconstructing techniques is related to an interest in change and a respect for the transformation of identities. In relation to crafts, she is interested in tradition, the economy of production, the high/low and function/dysfunction distinctions, collection, the history and theory of objects, knowledge of materials. She embarks on a journey about expression. Who owns the power to express oneself?
Opening: 11 September, 5pm
Förpackad – Ett undersökande konstprojekt om plast
30 October–13 December
A research art project about plastic. Twelve photographs and one sculpture. During one whole year Mattias Käll collected all the packaging plastic that his family accumulated when they went shopping. He documented how the orange red recycling bags amounted. Month after month he carried the growing pile of bags with him out into nature, to different places that are meaningful to him, and photographed them in the landscape. “Because this is where they end up, sooner or later. As micro plastics or invisible carbon dioxide molecules. I simply make sure that the ugliness shows. To carry the plastic is an endeavour that makes the abstract problem concrete. What is the legacy I leave behind?” Participants: Mattias Käll
Opening: Wednesday 30 October, 6–8pm