Exchange and cooperation with Tegen2
Curated by  Erik Berggren by Ida Rödén

Nutopia - Ny Stad

The Gallery

23 February – 17 March 2024

Muhammad Ali
Heba Y. Amin
Maria Backman
Kalle Brolin
Nils Claesson
Felice Hapetzeder
John Huntington
Jakob Krajcik
Kristina Müntzing
Cecilia Parsberg
Erik Pauser
Paula Urbano
Nina Wedberg Thulin

NUTOPIA – NEW CITY gathers artists, architects, and researchers to explore the question of constructing a new city for some of the world's many refugees. A starting point is the realization that flight and migration predate communities and cities.

The utopian, the fictionally imagined place of nowhere, is an important source of energy for political imagination but is also seen as the path towards authoritarian experiments and an overly optimistic ordering of life. Today, when the absence of hopeful, egalitarian, and radical visions is deafening, large-scale investments are still being made – with the relocation of Kiruna and emerging battery cities. Thus, the line between utopianism and pragmatic realism is drawn differently depending on whether commercial or humanitarian driving forces rule.

But suppose the utopian is the escape of thought (and art) from a dystopian reality. In that case, fleeing war and oppression can be seen as both the most necessary and utopian of actions, in the movement towards something unknown, perhaps better. Seen this way, the refugee is an essential community builder.

The exhibition is created through a process involving 12 artists who have created many new works never before showcased. In the exhibition are also booklets created by students in the Master course NUTOPIA: Rethinking Architecture and Migration is a collaboration between KTH Architecture and the Museum of Forgetting.

Press Opening: Thursday 22/2, 14-16, starting at TEGEN2.

Opening: Friday 23/2,  TEGEN2: 17-20 and Studio 44: 17-22.
Talk: Saturday 9/3, at 12-16. Studio 44:
artists and researchers reflect on the question of a new city.

 The exhibition is produced with the support of the Swedish Arts Council and The Museum of Forgetness.

Museet för Glömska
Swedish Arts Counsil