A Common Ground - postponed

Event type: 
21 Mar 2020

NKF is regretfully putting the event A Common Ground scheduled for March 21st on pause for the moment and will let you know as soon as we have a new date. We are currently also in conversation with some partners and future residents of Malongen and will contact others to discuss  how to go about the plans for the coming months. Our aim is to find solutions for all artists and partners.

Stay safe!

The NKF Board

During this Saturday afternoon NKF will host the first annual meeting for independent curators in Sweden and present an artistic programme with video works and performances reflecting Nationalism, community and estrangement. While the first part of the program welcomes anyone interested in discussing the situation for independent curators the second part is open to the general public.



1 – 2.30 pm
First annual meeting for independent curators in Sweden.

How many are we? What is our working situation? Do we share common grounds, and is there reason to create more transparency between peers? Is there any governmental future plan to make the work of an independent curator clearer and more stable? In the neighbouring countries reports have been written and initiatives to organise both independent and employed curators have had effect on funding structures. Should we follow suit? Or is it time for a Nordic initiative?

Welcome to an open discussion about the conditions and needs of independent curators in a Swedish context. The initiative comes from Abir Boukhari, Ashik Zaman and Jonatan Habib Engqvist and all are welcome to participate.


2.30 – 3.30 pm
Common lunch buffet. During the Lunch Hour the Common Ground video programme will be looped in the studio.

The Common Ground programme with videos and performances was originally created for an event at the Queens Museum in New York in July 2019. The context was the Trans-Atlantic Meeting on Nationalism that brought artists from Northern Europe together with peers from the Americas for three days. The complex issue of Nationalism in its many forms was processed through talks, lectures, readings and meetings. Among other things the group met one of the leading scholars on this issue the Sociology Professor Michael Hechter and discussed the situations for indigenous people in the two contexts. Curated by Susanne Ewerlöf

Selma Selman (BA): Do not Look into Gypsy Eyes (2013), 5 min 4 sek

Runo Lagomarsino (SE): More Delicate Than the Historians' Are the Map-Makers' Colors (2012-2013), 6 min 8 sek

Fikret Atay (TR/SE): The Flood (2018), 4 min 25 sek

Katarina Pirak Sikku (SE/Sapmi): Miessávrre (2017), 9 min 50 sek

Linda Lamignan (NO): Towards a New Consciousness (2018), 7 min


3.30 – 4.30


Paula Urbano: Collect the (un)connected and (re)connect the Uncollected (2017-2019)

Liv Strand: A Walk in the Park (2019) A work originally made for the Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which surrounds the Queens Museum, being reformulated for this location, will take place outdoors.


The event is made possible with support from the Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) is a collaboration with Curatorial Program for Research