The national AP-fonderna (’Allmänna pensionsfonderna’, public pension funds) administer over 1500 billions of the tax payers’ pension money. Several billions are being invested, in the form of shares and bonds, in the fossil fuel industry. The questions around the pension funds’ investments, their ethical framework, and our immense need for change are both complicated and hopelessly bureaucratic, and at the same time they constitute an emotional and political powder keg. How can we address these questions in an artistic way?
2020, the climate activists Anna Bokström and Johanna Norrbo invited artists to interpret/visualize the AP-fonderna’s activities and management. https://konstnarertolkarapfonderna.com/ The participating artists are: Nina Bacos, Anna Bokström, Ann Engqvist, Sara Granér, Max Gustafsson, Ilona Huss Walin, John Huntington, Lena Ignestam, Babawale Obayanju and Ella Tillema.
The interpretations of these artists have become posters. Now these works will be shown over a weekend at Galleri 54, starting Friday evening October 29th.
The same day, Friday October 29th, there is an event with the artists’ works at Fredsbron in Brunnsparken where everybody is welcome. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1008405763338194
The project is financed by the organization Both Ends and the association Fossilfria Pensioner who presently runs the campaign https://www.vianmalerapfonderna.se/
Welcome to the opening at Galleri 54, Friday 29th of October at 6pm to 9pm. Free soup will be served. At 6.30pm we will talk about the AP-fonderna.
The exhibition is showing October 29th –31th.
In the window gallery Peepshow, Karin Elmgren will be exhibiting. She is an active member of Extinction Rebellion.
Extended opening hours due to Kulturnatta:
Fri 29 okt 6pm – 9pm
Sat 30 okt 12am – 4pm and 6pm – 9pm
Sun 31 okt 12am – 4pm
Photo: Johanna Hanno