Food & Art
Food has become a central part of Botkyrka Konsthall’s programme and in the specially adapted art containers, The Fittja Kitchen. A temporary place in the public space where neighbours and artists meet in projects bringing together food and art.The group treated the food and the meal as artistic material and concept.They created self-portraits made of food and framed the meal in their designed tableware that reflected their different relationships to food.
During the annual art festival Fittja Food & Art on September 16, 2017, the tableware was displayed as a collective project on a dinner table that brought new encounters between visitors, food and art.
The group also conducted workshops for children who wanted to make their own portraits with vegetables or make a work of art out of a plate.
Junior Residence is a three-week residency for young creatives based in Botkyrka, who get the opportunity to explore, experiment and create their own collective art project.
Youths aged 15-18 can apply for a paid summer job through the municipality’s recruitment agency, and through a process of interviews, a group of 6 individuals are selected for the residency. Artistic leaders and pedagogues are: Saadia Hussain and Kerstin Gezelius.
Junior Residence is a collaboration between the Multicultural Centre and Botkyrka Konsthall.