SUPERMARKET 2013, Independent Art Fair, Stockholm
Kulturhuset, 14. - 17. Februar 2013
SUPERMARKET Independent Art Fair, 2012, Stockholm



February, 18th, 2013

SUPERMARKET – Stockholm Independent Art Fair took place from the 15th of February to the 17th of February at the culturual heart of Stockholm, Kulturhuset (House of Culture). With 88 participating artist's initiatives from more than 30 different countries world-wide, Supermarket has become Nordic region's largest art fair. Berlin was represented with Grimmuseum, Galerie Toolbox, Microwesten, The Museum and Or Gallery.

For those who have been lucky enough to be able to visit Supermarket 2013 here's a tiny summarize of your visit. For those who happen to live somewhere else, find out here what you have missed at SUPERMARKET 2013.


The platform Stockholm Art Week is launched for the first time this year and is the fruit of a sequence of art events always concentrated in specific period in February, spanning across the last 8 years. In 2006, MARKET Art Fair opened its doors for the first time as an initiative from several of the commercial galleries looking to create a fair of international standard in central Stockholm that would focus on Swedish and Nordic galleries. It has grown to arguably one of the more important fairs for the Nordic countries. The fair doesn't grow extensively in size due to the limited space at Konstakademin (The Art Academy), but instead it grows in concepts. These are more or less directly borrowed from Basel Art Fair and are named MARKET at Large, MARKET XL, and MARKET Emerging.

SUPERMARKET is the fair for artist-driven galleries and spaces, roughly said. It started off as a humble reaction to MARKET in the form of MINIMARKET in 2006. The fair has grown into its present form and consists this year of 87 galleries from thirty or so countries. It takes up two floors at Kulturhuset (The Cultural House) in Central Stockholm. There are many strong aspects to this fair and its international flair is one of them. The weaker parts of it boil down to an ambiguous selection process. SUPERMARKET grows according to the rate of eligible applicants, which is anything that is artist-driven. The atmosphere is homey and fun, despite the size of the fair.

SUPERMARKET starts already outside of the building at Sergels Torg with a large inflated, black arm, Oscillating absence by Paola Urbano.

Inside the space we are met by a multitude of expressions from galleries, artist spaces, magazines, and organizations. Some galleries use the space for a solo show, Kings ARI (AU) with Johanna Nordin, and Superclub Gallery (UK) with Arvid Wretman.
Other spaces use social experiments Totaldobze (LV), a show on perception of art, Kultivator (SE) an environmental analysis, M()seum (DE) show lost human history, The Museum of Forgetting (SE), a nomadic project about critical reflection.
Magazines have booths next to galleries: Cora (SE), Hjärnstorm (SE), Mondo Tromsö (NO).

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Aussteller/ Exhibitors

1646 (NL)

2B Gallery (Budapest/ Hungary)

A.M. 180 collective (Praha/ Czech Republic)

ALISN, Alpineum Produzentengalerie (Lucerne/ Switzerland)

Ars Auttoinen (Auttoinen/ Finland)

Ars-Häme ry (Hämeelinna/ Finland)

Art Lab Gnesta (Gnesta/ Sweden)

Art On Armitage (Chicago/ United States)

Artellewa Art Space (Cairo/ Egypt)

Artists`Association of Lapland (Rovaniemi/ Finland)

Ateljén Hea (Sunne/ Sweden)

blank projects (Cape town/ South Africa)

Blue Oyster (Dunedin/ New Zealand)

Candyland (Stockholm/ Sweden)

CFF - Centrum för fotografie (Stockholm/ Sweden)

CirkulationsCentralen (Malmö/ Sweden)

Dienstgebäude Zurich (Zurich/ Switzerland)

Duplex100m2 (Sarajevo/ Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Ed Video Media Art Centre (Guelph Canada)

Espacio Tangente (Burgos/ Spain)

Evil Son (Capetown/ South Africa)

Formverk art zone (Banatska Dubica/ Serbia)

fragment S (London/ UK)

Galeria Szara (Cieszyn/ Poland)

Gallery Box (Göteborg/ Sweden)

Galleri Konstpidemin (Göteborg/ Sweden)

Galleri Verkligheten (Umea/ Sweden)

Galleria Huuto (Helsinki/ Finland)

Galleria Sculptor (Helsinki/ Finland)

Gocart Gallery (Visby/ Sweden)

GRAD (Belgrade/ Serbia)

Grafiska Sällskapet/ The Swedish Printmakers`Association (Stockholm/ Sweden)

Green Is Gold (Kobenhavn/ Denmark)

Grimmuseum (Belrin/ Germany)

Gudrun Association for Art and Development (Alexandria/ Egypt)

Heavy Merry Finland (Rotterdam/ Netherlands)

HMK - Hotel Maria Kapel (Hoorn/ Netherlands)

ID:I Galleri (Stockholm/ Sweden)

IS - projects (Leien/ Netherlands)

JCA DE KOK (The Hague/ Netherlands)

Kallio Kunsthalle (Helsinki/ Finland)

Kilen Art Group (Lulea/ Sweden)

Kings ARI (Melbourne/ Australia)

Konstnärshuset (Stockholm/ Sweden)

Kultivator (Dyestad Öland/ Sweden)

Le Cube - independent art room (Rabat/ Morocco)

Lo and Behold (Athens/ Greece)

Margaris Foundation/ les yper yper (Thessaloniki/ Greece)

microwesten (Berlin/ Germany)

Milkshake Agency (Geneva/ Swizterland)

MUU galleria (Helsinki/ Finland)

Nationalgalleriet (Stockholm/ Sweden)

Nest (The Hague/ Netherlands)

Office dÀrt Contemporain (Turku/ Belgium)

OR Gallery (Vancouver/ Canada)

pietmondrian (Rotterdam/ Netherlands)

rainbowartsproject (Singapore)

Sant Marc (Sineu/ Spain)

Studio 44 (Stockholm/ Sweden)

Superclub Gallery and Studios (Edinburgh/ UK)

T-Gallery (Bratislava/ Slovakia)

t.act presented by KUNSTtransit (Multiple countries)

Tegen2 (Stockholm/ Sweden)

The M()esum (Berlin/ Germany)

The Museum of Forgetting (Norrköping/ Sweden)

Toolbox (Berlin/ Germany)

Totaldobze (Riga/ Latvia)

TPTP, Transient Projects To People (Paris/ France)

Tupajumi foundation (Rotterdam/ Netherlands)

ZeroStation (Ho Chi Minh City/ Vietnam)

Zeta Galeri (Tirana/ Albania)

Zona Sztuki Aktualnej (Szczecin/ Poland)

y gallery (Minsk/ Belarus)