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Marabouparken follows the Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations regarding the Corona virus and follows the situation closely. The exhibition hall and the restaurant are open, but we limit the opening hours to 12 – 5pm, Wednesday to Sundays. The entrance is free.
In line with the recommendations regarding smaller public events we are cancelling our introductions to the current exhibition on Wednesdays and Thursdays as well as The Monster Club for the time being. Follow the info on our website and on Facebook for the latest updates.
5 March – 17 May 2020
What kind of labour is it, to work communally with the bodies, movements, expressions and affects of others, to dedicate one’s lifework to the othering that issues from these relations? Is a life – especially a life spent making, learning, giving and transforming oneself with others – a kind of infrastructure? How might we better understand and value the social and artistic force of such practices?
These questions are at the core in Adrian Heathfield and Hugo Glendinning’s Spirit Labour. The film follows the artist Janine Antoni as she encounters some exemplary artistic figures of the late 20th and early 21st century: choreographer and dancer Anna Halprin, and writer and philosopher Hélène Cixous. Spirit Labour traces a genealogy for artistic practices prone to engaging with the elements and non-human forces. Articulating the artists’ work as a form of what Heathfield calls ‘spirit labour’, the film acts as a powerful counter to notions of art as subservient to the spirit of capital.
Opens 6 June
This summer, Marabouparken presents a large retrospective containing the collected works of Wanja Djanaieff – one of Sweden’s most influential textile designers to date. In the course of a career spanning almost 60 years, Djanaieff has taught at numerous schools and universities, collaborated with artists and fashion creators, led the design teams at companies such as NK Design and Strömma Sweden, among many other things. Her work became widely known and appreciated when she designed the outfits for the Swedish athletes in the 1972 Summer Olympics.
The exhibition at Marabouparken will feature sketches, clothes, and the iconic patterns that have come to represent an entire era. Apart from designing and printmaking, Djanaieff has been a central figure in promoting social and environmental sustainability within the textile industry, especially with regards to linen and its potential as a material. An important part of her legacy has been to elevate the position of crafts, collective practices, and to inspire women to organise around handicrafts and textile artistry. As a part of the exhibition, the linen-farming organisation Fransåker will conduct workshops on how to cultivate and process linen.
In the exhibition, the creative output of one designer illustrates some of the major changes that took place on the Swedish fashion scene during the 1960s and in the early 1970s. The rapid economic growth, how retail and commerce became central to the design process, and how designers were encouraged to become entrepreneurs, to name but a few. The rebirth of crafts and the impact of cultural historical influences on contemporary fashion is another topic explored in the show. Extensive programming activities will accompany the exhibition with workshops and tours arranged in collaboration with National Association of Swedish Handicraft Societies and others.
The Monster Club is a weekly activity where children and young adults are welcome to join in workshops of all kinds, led by experienced art educators and artists. Open Sundays between 1 pm and 4 pm during exhibition periods and school holidays. 6 years and up. Follow the Monster Club page on Facebook!
Price: 50 SEK per workshop.
Seasonal membership card 150 SEK
Restaurant and café Dolks Kök serves tasty lunches as well as home baked buns and biscuits. The restaurant can also be booked for larger events and celebrations such as weddings or birthdays, and we can then offer catering for a large party of people. During the spring Dolks Kök will open its outdoor seating area with a beautiful view over the park. The restaurant is fully licensed and can welcome up to 100 people at one time.
Phone: 076-000 72 70
The gallery is currently open Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm.
The Monster Club is open Sundays 1 – 4pm, see programme for holiday activities. The Monster Club is cancelled for the time being due to the Corona virus.
Entrance: Free entrance until 17 May. This summer’s exhibition with Wanja Djanaieff: entrance 100 SEK / Seniors 80 SEK / Youth free.
Löfströms allé 7–9
172 66 Sundbyberg
Restaurant Dolks Kök is now open:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11–17
Saturday and Sunday 12–17
Parken är öppen: maj–oktober mellan kl. 8–21. Under november–april finns tillgång till parken under konsthallens och restaurangens öppettider. Parken underhålls inte under vintern.
Marabou park facilities are excellent to use for conferences, meetings and corporate events. The premises offer a unique environment close to art and nature that enables an exciting meeting. We welcome all kinds of events, large and small. In connection to our facilities you find Dolks Kök restaurant that offers food and refreshments, from light snacks to full dinner parties. Take the opportunity to combine the event with an art experience in the form of guided tours or a workshop. We are happy to customize your event. Contact us for more information.
Contact us for more information.
Phone 08-29 45 90
Since 2010, Marabouparken art gallery is located in Arthur von Schmalensee’s former cocoa laboratory in Marabou Park. The park was developed in the 1940s and 1950s on the Bällsta River in Sundbyberg as a visionary landscaped recreational facility for the employees of the Marabou factory.
Marabouparken art gallery is run by a foundation with the aim of presenting a selection of the most interesting contemporary Swedish and international artists. We wish to provide our visitors with an opportunity to view exhibitions that explore and reflect society today and that introduce concepts and approaches in contemporary art.