Tensta Konsthall (Tensta Centre of Contemporary Art)
Tensta Konsthall is a centre for contemporary art in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 1998 during Stockholm European City of Culture.
Tensta konsthall is a forum and critical context for the discussion, promotion, and production of culture across traditional disciplines that can communicate, educate and empower internationally, nationally and locally.
The art centre has shown works by leading artists including: Wolfgang Tillmans, Julian Opie, On Kawara, Shirin Neshat, Susan Hiller, Tracey Moffat, Kutlug Ataman, Mark Wallinger and Rainer Ganahl. Thre selection of artists for 2009 includes. Candice Breitz, Susan Hiller, Omer Fast, Peter Rose and Tris vonna Michell.
Tensta konsthall bears a responsibility to promote and display Swedish art, design, performance and other cultural production with recognition of the multiplicity of cultural and social origin within Sweden. The Centre has also shown many leading Swedish artists such as Elin Wikström, Ulf Rollof, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Magnus Wallin and Karl Holmqvist.
Tensta konsthall works actively in conjunction with its locality. The konsthall has a number of pedagogical and cultural programs with local schools and organisations as well as being a partner in the development of local cultural activities. The konsthall actively works with local residents and resident groups and ensures that the konsthall is accessible in the dominant languages that are spoken locally. The konsthall also works to become an employer on a local level and instigate training and support for local youth programs. The centre also produces works with artists and local hoghschool studensts such as the project 16304/ which was shown at the Venice Biennale 2007,
The Centre has an ongoing educational wing that works both with schools developing programs of education for students in all grades. The centre also maintains pedagogical programs at high school and college level.
Located in the suburb of Tensta, the centre and attracts 12,000 visitors annually.
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