Artists and Projects

artist

Afrang Nordlöf Malekian & Cristian Quinteros Soto

year

2019

about the artist

Artists Afrang Nordlöf Malekian and Cristian Quinteros Soto (Stockholm, Sweden).

afrangnordlofmalekian.com    cristianquinterossoto.com

about the residency

Afrang Nordlöf Malekian and Cristian Quinteros Soto had a residency to develope their ongoing collaborative research project on memory and forgetfulness connected to political movements in the Chilean and Iranian diaspora.

In the summer of 2019, we organized a series of dinners at Residence Botkyrka’s apartment on Krögarvägen 26 in Fittja. We wanted to retrieve the histories we carry – and to remember, we cooked Chilean and Iranian food that our families taught us. We shared the meals with friends from the Iranian and Chilean diaspora; together we navigated through the histories we have inherited to understand how being is composed. We have written down a recipe on how these dinners were created so that they can take place elsewhere.

documentation

presentation in the archive

Memory for forgetfulness
14 March – 29 August, 2020

Artists Afrang Nordlöf Malekian and Cristian Quinteros Soto present their ongoing research on memory and forgetfulness connected to political movements in the Chilean and Iranian diaspora. The project has partly been developed through Residence Botkyrka’s programme and is now presented in the Archive at Botkyrka konsthall.

A large group of people that came from Chile and Iran to Sweden between the seventies and the nineties, shared a background in leftist movements. The migration was partly a consequence of the coup d’état in Chile in 1973 and the revolution in Iran in 1979. These people continued to organize politically in Sweden – working together and separately. Many of these political activities are carried on by the next generation. As we are from the Chilean and Iranian diaspora, we would like to address this political heritage as an act of organization between these two groups.

During the last couple of years, we have been doing research through interviews, inviting groups and individuals for dinners as well as public conversations, and we have also visited various places that are part of this history.

Botkyrka art collection

Afrang Nordlöf Malekian & Cristian Quinteros Soto
Memory for Forgetfulness
Photograph (2022)

Dinner Recipe
Riso print in four languages (2020)

Installed at Tumba library.

collaboration and support

: Agga Stage (graphic design) and Laleh Kazemi Veisari (illustration).

Supported by The Royal Inst. of Art and Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse.

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