The artworks Memory for Forgetfulness and Dinner Recipe by former artists-in-residence Afrang Nordlöf Malekian & Cristian Quinteros Soto were inaugurated at Tumba library on 25 March, 2023.
The programme was part of the exhibition Matters of the heart – a journey through the art collection, which was shown in Botkyrka konsthall (11 March – 27 May, 2023) and featured artworks from the municipality’s art collection. The exhibition extended from the exhibition space in Fittja to some other everyday public places where citizens may encounter art.
Artists Afrang Nordlöf Malekian and Cristian Quinteros Soto collaborate on themes of care and the organisation of memories in the diaspora. Through archival material, films and dinner parties, they examine how political movements in exile are interwoven and organised, as well as how we in the diaspora inherit a generation’s political struggles.
During the summer of 2019, the artists had a residency period at Residence Botkyrka, and they later presented their work Memory for Forgetfulness in Botkyrka konsthall’s archive during spring 2020.
Memory for Forgetfulness
Fotografi, 220×124 cm (2022)
Riso print in four languages (Swedish, Spanish, Farsi, English) A4 (2020)