A report about the conditions and challenges of small and medium-sized contemporary art centers in Sweden
Mikael Löfgren

Inga undantag (No Exceptions) is the title of a new report by Mikael Löfgren produced by Klister, a nationwide network for small and medium-sized contemporary art centers in Sweden. In the report, Löfgren argues that the demand for measurability and immediate numbers that characterizes contemporary cultural discourse is not suitable for evaluating the work of smaller art institutions. Löfgren also argues that what primarily characterizes the work of these art centers is their ability to establish effective networks locally, regionally, nationally and globally, and that networking is not just a geographical phenomenon. The art centers connected to the network of Klister act as links between the public and cultural life, between education and research, and between the personal and the political.

Members of Klister: Alingsås konsthall, Bildmuseet i Umeå, Borås Museum of Modern Art, Botkyrka Konsthall, Gävle Konstcentrum, Göteborgs konsthall, Kalmar konstmuseum, Konsthall C in Hökarängen, Konsthallen Bohusläns museum, Konsthallen i Haninge kulturhus, Kulturens Hus in Luleå, Lunds konsthall, MAN-Museum Anna Nordlander in Skellefteå, Marabouparken konsthall in Sundbyberg, Röda sten konsthall in Göteborg, Signal in Malmö, Skövde kulturhus, Tensta konsthall and Örebro konsthall.

If you’re interested in receiving a pdf of the report (in Swedish) please contact: info@signalsignal.org