Published: 26 August, 2016

November 26 – December 3, 2016

With works by Nour Omar Dabet, Lawrence Dabet, Rashima Kigundu, Mazyad Bakkayeh, Ahmad Tajik, Akbar Gholami, Bala Akbar and Lejla Afari led by Gisela Tingström and Bissa Abelli.

During the summer, a group of residents at Solbacka integration center outside Gnesta have met with the artist Gisela Tingström while working in textile techniques. The talks have often hovered around waiting – waiting for crossing dark waters, waiting for relatives left behind, waiting for asylum. Even the project itself has meant waiting: for the participants who never showed up, waiting for transportation.

The group has discussed expectations of the new life, but also what it takes to become a part of Swedish society. Someone is happy for a private room, a little pocket money and a job that involves concern for others. Others are waiting for their children and plan for a future with them. Yet others have waited to continue their old career.

Now we present the group’s work as part of Gnesta konstrunda in 2016.

The project is part of Art Lab Gnesta’s project Momentum Gnesta, and has been supported by the Allmänna arvsfonden.