Candyland is a non-profit exhibition space in Stockholm, founded in 2004. United by their common interest in promoting a wide variety of contemporary art, they have produced more than 180 exhibitions since they opened. Candyland serves as a local art platform with heterogeneous audiences and is active in international networks with a focus on developing the artist-run sector.
Candyland is a non-profit art space run by ten people who take turns in producing exhibitions. So far, Candyland has arranged about 100 exhibitions accompanied by gigs, performances, workshops, screenings etc over a period of six years. This has resulted in a wide variety of different projects, often experimental and informal in their presentation, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Alongside making exhibitions with invited artists Candyland has developed into an artist group.
The first project was CandyTour, an investigation of the use of a chartered bus for an art experience. During four hours groups of 50 people where taken around the Stockholm area on a contemporary surrealist excursion with performance, installation and mind-blowing absurdities.
Candyland has made several appearences at art fairs with exhibitions/performances questioning the commercial aspects of the art world, always with a touch of humour. Candyland has been invited to make a comment on the Max Ernst exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, exhibited a collective work at ArtVilnius'09 and at “kim?” – Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, built an Earth Mobile for Earth Hour and had a Clown Bar at Stockholm Comedy Festival.