JAN. 11 – SEPT. 11 2022

PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART TO RESPOND TO POLITICAL THREAT
#KVADRENNALEN

9 months of artist-run, nation-wide art manifestations …

…to let art speak for art’s sake in the mediatised public and political debate in the months running up to the general elections.

In 2022, KVADRENNALEN tackles populism in Sweden.

“There is no place left where people can discuss the realities which concern them, because they can never lastingly free themselves from the crushing presence of media discourse and of the various forces organised to relay it.”

Comments on the Society of the Spectacle. – Guy Debord, 1988 (Translation 1990)

FOR INSTITUTIONS, CURATORS, ART WORKERS

We need you and welcome any proposals to collaborate, to use your facilities, integrate your institution’s program as part of KVADRENNALEN, to have you curate shows, to get your work on board.
Please contact us through forenade@kvadrennalen.se or fill in the open call before July 11th!

FOR ARTISTS

Artists, regardless of discipline [visual, sound, stage, word, …], gender, age, or any other natural or nurtured categorisations. We really need your art! It’s the only true voice of KVADRENNALEN. Help us voice a free expression of art under imminent threat of politicalisation. Guy Debord’s society of the spectacle has reached a level only he imagined, and we are still listening to the trailing echo of the sound the bullet left us when it pierced his heart. 
Speak up, Sweden needs your art more than ever in 2022! 
Take a look at the open call and send KVADRENNALEN your proposals or   
contact us through forenade@kvadrennalen.se 

FOR THINKERS, DOERS, RESEARCHERS

We need your thoughts, your doings, your insights.   
Please contact us through forenade@kvadrennalen.se or fill in the open call before July 11th!

FOR ART ENTHUSIASTS, ART PATRONS

We need your enthusiasm to strengthen KVADRENNALEN. We need your support to give KVADRENNALEN the opportunity to return on the investment of art in society. We welcome any proposals and support for KVADRENNALEN. Please contact us through forenade@kvadrennalen.se or fill in the open call before July 11th!

FOR THE VOTING PUBLIC

We need your ear. KVADRENNALEN is speaking up during the most difficult time to be heard. And, we are speaking to you. Unfortunately, you are being bombarded by all the different colours seeking your undivided attention, and, at KVADRENNALEN we have no colour. Our agenda is your agenda. Plain and simple, and in the open. A careless strategy in the society of the spectacle where hidden agendas and secret directions rule. We know, but art cannot hide, it shows and asks to reveal what is hidden. We welcome your openness to listen to art itself… and discard the spectacular rhetorics about art by non-participants. We welcome your dialogue at KVADRENNALEN.  Please contact us through forenade@kvadrennalen.se

“What artistic activist aims have in common is a faith that awareness can change the world without any specific follow-through.” 

Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, founders of C4AA

FROM OUR PREDECESSORS a.k.a. Those that have gone down this path before us… what they have started is not finished, yet.