Market Talks is our engaging programme of curated conversations highlighting interesting topics, change makers and current issues on the Nordic art scene. Join us for an engaging programme at the fair over the weekend.

Besides hundreds of engaging artworks, you will be able to take part in the Market Talks programme, visit the Market Extended gallery of large scale works of art that goes beyond the booth context and meet some of the artists taking part in the fair. Below you can explore the full programme. 

The Art of Collecting

Saturday May 18
13:00–13:45
Market Art Fair

Language: Swedish

Being able to collect art is often seen as an economic privilege. Does it really have to be that way? What can art collecting look like and how does one start? Liljevalchs Director Joanna Sandell Wright engages in conversation with three art collectors about the intricacies of art collecting. The discussion is inspired by Liljevalchs' recent and current exhibitions, "Vårsalongen" and "Hjärtahjärna."

 

The conversation is hosted by Liljevalchs Konsthall.

Participants: Marika and CG Wachtmeister (Collectors and founders of Wanås Konst), Ashik Zaman (Co-founder and Editor in Chief of C-Print, Curator). Moderated by Joanna Sandell-Wright (Director Liljevalchs Konsthall).

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Marika & CG Wachtmeister

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Ashik Zaman

Moderated by

Joanna Sandell-Wright

Let textiles talk: Exploring contemporary artists working with textiles

Saturday May 18
15:00–15:45
Market Art Fair

Language: English

In recent years, a fresh wave of textile artists has emerged onto the Nordic and global art stage. In this dialogue, you will have the opportunity to meet three contemporary artists specialising in embroidery, sculptural weaving, plant dyeing, and patchwork within their artistic practice. Moderated by Patrik Söderstam, these artists will delve into their creative processes and share insights on the joys and obstacles of working with textiles.

 

Participants: Maria Zahle (Artist), Loji Höskuldsson (Artist), Arna Óttarsdóttir (Artist). Moderated by Patrik Söderstam (Designer and Artist).

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Arna Óttarsdottir

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Loji Höskuldsson

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Maria Zahle

Moderated by

Patrik Söderstam

Gallerists and artists – how do they cohere?

Sunday May 19
13:00–13:45
Market Art Fair

Language: Swedish

As an artist, being able to navigate one's creative path while simultaneously trying to make a living can be a challenging journey. This conversation highlights the relationship between galleries and artists, with voices from both the artists' and gallerists' perspectives.

What does it mean for an artist to be represented by a gallery? Can an artist collaborate with multiple galleries simultaneously? Do gallerists only sell art? What is the difference between commercial and non-profit galleries?

 

The conversation is hosted by Liljevalchs Konsthall.

Participants: Joakim Ojanen (Artist), Katrin Westman (Artist), Katarina Sjögren (Gallerist) and Pontus Hammarén (Gallerist). Moderated by Jenny Danielsson (Co-founder of Konstkompaniet)

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Joakim Ojanen

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Katrin Westman

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Katarina Sjögren

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Pontus Hammarén

Moderated by

Jenny Danielsson

Reclaiming scrap: Learning from Sustainable Creative Practices

Sunday May 19
15:00–15:45
Market Art Fair

Language: Swedish

To infuse one's creative process using inherited, found, or discarded materials. In this conversation, we meet three creators with different practices but a shared philosophy of creating new pieces of art, furniture or garments from recycled materials and the meaning and expression it creates. The conversation will be moderated by Li Pamp.

 

Participants: Maja Freiman (Creative Director and co-founder Main Nué), Jack Dalla Santa (Designer and co-founder Contem Furniture), Nadine Byrne (Artist). Moderated by Li Pamp (CEO Hantverkarna Stockholm and Hantverkarnas Riksorganisation).

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Maja Freiman

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Jack Della Santo

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Nadine Byrne

Moderated by

Li Pamp