Galleri Konstepidemin is an artist-run art scene that consists of exhibition spaces with different characters. The main gallery shows contemporary art. Two other scenes offer an atmosphere that calls for experimental and site specific artworks: The Cave room, is a stone valve, the Boiler room, a cellar room and the Glasroom a small gallery space in the main gallery. AIR Konstepidemin, is the International Group of our organisation. The International Group has 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 parallell programs and collaborations. AIR and the Gallery are part of the organisation 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 a 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.