Fält is a magazine that concerns the interactions between contemporary urban culture and rural areas. Based on the artistic production and presentations carried out at Art Lab Gnesta, we want to create a springboard for discussions about art and society, often with a certain focus on environmental issues. The magazine follows our activities and often describes a collaboration or a specific topic. Fält is published by Art Lab Gnesta once or twice a year.

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Fält #9, september 2018

The nith issue of Fält dives into the swamp, explore future ecologiesIt dives into the swamp, explore future ecologies, contains texts exploring the changing cultural political landscapes in and beyond Sweden, solar powered socialist cinemas as well as how to revitalize old traditions in order to solve complex societal challenges. We include a poster, produced by Sara Granér and Sunshine Socialist Cinema. Graphic design: Nathalie Ruejas Jonson.

Previous issues of Fält

Fält #8Fält #8, june 2017, contain texts ranging from plant cultivation and plant dyeing to queer abstraction, artists on the move and the excluding structures present in the field of art. For the very first time we have included a poster, produced by the artist Bernadette Wolbring. The issue contain contributions from and interviews with Abir Boukhari, Macarena Dusant, Éva Mag, Omar Sadek & Bernadette Wolbring.

Fält No. 7, June 2016, describes our work in the Swamp Storytelling project. It was published during “Träskbiennalen 2016”, and contains contributions from the Hägersten Botanical Gardens, Ingela Ihrman, Mikael Lindahl, and others

Fält No. 6, September 2015, was published in association with the “Den politiska biodlarens bibliotek” exhibition by Erik Sjödin. In addition to texts about the “Utlöparna” project, it contains an interview with Sebastian Spendrup, who is running the new brewery operations here, and director Anuja Ghosalkar, guest under the residency program.

Fält No. 5, November 2014, was produced in collaboration with Scenkonst Sörmland, and choreographers Helena Franzén and Ori Flomin, who were visiting Art Lab Gnesta at the time. It contained also interviews with artists Lina Freigni Nagler, Linda Persson, Paula Urbano and Cajsa von Zeipel.

Fält No. 4, May 2014, arose in a collaboration with author Åsa Anderberg Strollo and the young people in the Gnesta Young Artists’ Association.

Fält no. 3, November 2013, was produced in collaboration with Eskilstuna Art Museum and dealt with the theme of the museum’s artistic tricentenary: Nordic Art Station – merry melancholy. Guest editor Sally Müller investigated the concept of melancholia in interviews with, among others, an artist and a scientist.

Fält No. 2, June 2013, presented projects that had been produced and presented at Art Lab Gnesta during 2013, by artists who included Ingela Ihrman, John Skoog, Jan Matsson and Elena Mazzi. The issue was released as part of a collaboration with Microclima, a place for contemporary art housed in a 19th century Venetian greenhouse.

Fält No. 1, June 2012, we reviewed artistic projects that had been exhibited at Art Lab Gnesta in 2012, gave brief glimpses of local initiatives, and invited artists, writers and photographers to interpret questions around art, vegetation and the natural world.