press release

Supermarket 2018 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair
12.04.2018 - 15.04.2018
Eröffnung am: 11.04.2018

Dirk Baumanns, Elizabeth Coleman-Link, Hermann Nitsch, Knölkolletivet, Natalja Kreitner, Christoph von Loew, Mirek Macke, Carlos Martiel, Robert Mosbach, Jerome North, Rebecka Pershagen, Eyup Carlos Tabasco, Christiaan Tonnis

What is Supermarket?
The goal of SUPERMARKET, the international artist-run art fair, is to provide a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene.

The exhibitors are generally not-for-profit exhibition spaces. In addition to the exhibition, the event includes a seminar programme, a performance art stage and a meeting programme for networking.

SUPERMARKET is an international artist-run art fair that provides a showcase of artists’ initiatives from all over the world with the aim to display their unique projects and ideas, create opportunities for new networks on the Swedish and international art scene, and share the passion and vitality that are present in this sphere of the art world.

SUPERMARKET has been arranged since 2007 by a small group of organisers most of whom are artists themselves. Supermarket is a development of Minimarket, which was held at Konstnärshuset in February 2006 in reaction to the new commercial art fair Market.


Presented by Kunstverein Familie Montez
Daily Film Documentation of Performances
Hermann Nitsch (AT), Carlos Martiel (CU), Rebecka Pershagen/Afrang Nordlöf Malekian (SE), Christiaan Tonnis (DE)
Location: Kunstverein Familie Montez, booth 34

Thursday–Sunday 11.00
Elizabeth Coleman-Link (DE)
‘Zitatenkiosk’ is a visitor participation action project – bring a favourite quote, write it on a postcard, exhibit at SUPERMARKET.
Durational. Location: Kunstverein Familie Montez, booth 34

Thursday–Saturday 15.00, Sunday 15.30
Passion of the artist
Dirk Baumanns (DE)
Duration: 1.5 h. Location: Starts and ends at Kunstverein Familie Montez, booth 34

Thursday–Saturday 18.00, Sunday 13.00
Knölkollektivet (SE)
Duration: 20 min. Location: In and around Kunstverein Familie Montez, booth 34


Friday 13. April
Rebecka Pershagen (SE)
Duration: 1.5 h. Location: Kunstverein Familie Montez, booth 34

TALKS programme started in 2007 as an open space for talks, presentations and debates on contemporary art. TALKS has over the years developed into a series of seminars on issues related to the visual arts in general. The previous themes have been ‘Art of the Future’ (2009), ‘Documentation/Non-documentation’ (2010), ‘The Absent Hub’ (2011), ‘The Waiting Room of Eternity’ (2012), ‘Happiness’ (2013), ‘Difference(s)’ (2014), ‘Invisibility – who represents who?’ (2015), 10th anniversary of Supermarket (2016), and ‘Intimacy’ (2017).
This year’s SUPERMARKET TALKS include lectures and panel discussions surrounding the concept of ‘LEGACY’.

Performance art has been part of SUPERMARKET since the beginning and the programme has been growing year by year. Live Action, Lokal_30, No Budget Performance, Stoff – Stockholm Fringe Fest, PAiN – Performance Art in Norrbotten, Fylkingen, PALS – Performance Art Links, and many more have been important contributors to the programme. Since 2012 a separate PERFORMANCE STAGE has been designated for the line-up of performance events.

The Living History Forum,
Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists,
AIM Network,
The International Association of Art (IAA)/Swedish Artists’ Association,
Konstfrämjandet, People's Movements for Art Promotion,

The performance programme will be updated daily and posted on the website and at the fair entrance.


For information regarding the programme contact Franziska at

Main funders of SUPERMARKET 2018 are Stockholms stad, Statens Kulturråd and Stockholms Läns landsting. The performance artists have received funding from Frame Contemporary Art Finland, OCA Norway, L1 Association, Ministry of Human Capacities Hungary, Svenska Kulturfonden, STEP travel grants: the European Cultural Foundation/Compagnia di San Paolo, VICCA, Master’s Degree Programme in Visual Cultures, Curating and Contemporary Art at Aalto University, Finlandsinstitutet, City of Gothenburg, Shenkar College, Pikene på broen.

Supermarket 2018, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Slaughterhouse 5
Address: Fållan 10, Slakthusområdet (Metro Globen), 12162 Johanneshov, Stockholm