Stockholm, Sweden

Gotlandsgatan 76
SE-11637 Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Candyland's dynamic programme is the result of each of the founding members being free to invite any artist without the consent of the group. United by their common interest in promoting a wide variety of contemporary art they have produced more than 150 exhibitions since 2004.

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.

Laurent Faulon: “Heavy Riders”, motorcycles, industrial grease, former Bank of Hiroshima, “Hiroshima Art Document 2010”
Laurent Faulon: “Heavy Riders”, motorcycles, industrial grease, former Bank of Hiroshima, “Hiroshima Art Document 2010”
“Megaphones”: megaphones placed on extension cords, Galerie Lange + Pult, Zürich, 2010
Delphine Reist: “Cent fleurs épanouies”, twelve office chairs slowly rotating on the axis, Galerie Lange + Pult, Zürich
Laurent Faulon: “Chapelle ardente”, Refrigerateurs, minuteurs, 2006, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO) Genève, photo: Mamco
Delphine Reist: “Parade”, 2007, photo: Jean Ploteau
Laurent Faulon: “Mechoui”, 2007, photo: Alvaro Campo
Delphine Reist: “Bureau, 1% Manoeuvres 2/3”, Chaises de bureau, moteurs, système électronique, 2009. Transmissions, Chantier du collège Sismondi, Genève. photo: M. Palocsay