Gallery Rostrum is situated in the center of Malmö, Sweden and was founded 1985. As an Artist-run non profit Gallery we present a yearly program of a large and broad variety of contemporary art through exhibitions, art-projects and culture events. All the members of Rostrum are active artists mostly living and working in South Sweden. We have a diversity within the group of being different ages, backgrounds and nationalities resulting in very different individual artistic practises, both in terms of media and how we work. Our differences generates discussions and ideas that is part of Rostum’s strengths. There is an exhibition group that work with the exhibition program through actively searching for interesting artists and an on-going application process that are sent to the Gallery. The exhibition group as well as the board and other groups are changed roughly every two years, which gives the gallery its vitality. In a city like Malmö, with on-going structural and cultural changes and collective energy it is an exiting place for visiting artists from all over the world. Rostrum has a given place in the growing culture landscape of the city. We also collaborate with other galleries and culture projects in Sweden and internationally. Our aim is to widen the art scene and to build new paths for Art.
– breaking boundaries
In every artistic movement, in every step of the artistic process, the risk is present. Present in order for us to move. We yet don't know were we are going, solely, because without the risk it is impossible to move, At all.
A risk - is a possibility of loss, but also a chance of meeting the unknown and the unpredictable solutions and outcomes. A risk-taking - can be used as a research process to make new thoughts possible and opens the possibility for mistakes. It is a process where "loss and gain" is present at the same time.
In this project, the participating artists will work with the theme of ‘taking a risk’ in their own individual and different artistic practises. This means that it could relate to content, expressions, visualites, sounds, colours or be used as a political activism. Where also small elements of risk-taking are equally important as big once. The common tread is, that we are all breaking a boundary in order to achieve something unpredictable. Let the serendipity begin . . .
“Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience. “
Paulo Coelho de Souza
”Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.”
”Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.”
”A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
For Supermarket 2017, Gallery Rostrum would like to exhibit works that relate to the theme of RISK – breaking boundaries. The artwork will come together and will be presented through different projections combined with a collection of physical objects/art works.
We will also make postcards that are related to the same theme, where we invite, visitors and participators at Supermarket 2017, to have a dialog around risk taking within the artistic and creative processes.