Galleri Konstepidemin is an artist-run exhibition space that consists of four venues with varying character. The main gallery shows contemporary art. Our three other exhibition venues offer an atmosphere that calls for experimental and site specific artworks: The Cave room is a stone valve, the Boiler room, a cellar and the Glasroom a small transparent gallery space within the main gallery. AIR Konstepidemin, is the International Group of our organization. They have been coordinating artist-in-residence programs in Gothenburg for more than 30 years, and welcomes around 30 international artists in our five guest studios, each year. The artists-in-residences also include parallel programs and collaborations. AIR and the Gallery are part of the organization Konstepidemin which is an artist run art center in Gothenburg, one of Sweden’s largest workplaces for independent artists. Today over 130 artists of diverse art fields have their studios here. Konstepidemin is a central meeting place and platform, offering an extensive public program of visual and performing art events, exhibitions, seminars and workshops. Konstepidemin also runs an independent publishing house.
For Supermarket Galleri Konstepidemin has invited Konstepidemins artists-in-residence, to share our space. Last year the residency started the forum Crisis-Art-Populism where local and international artists have been working together. Some of the works will be presented in a curated exhibition. In the other half, the Artist Elin Wikström explores consumerism in a new work based on her intervention at Konstepidemin’s restaurant October 2014.