Grafikens Hus has received three-year support from the Swedish Arts Council to research and explore print and graphic collections in Sweden and internationally through a postcolonial and intersectional perspective. Together with artists and other experts, we want to investigate and formulate a vision for how a museum, like Grafikens Hus, can build a collection, with activation and accessibility. How can a collection become a meeting place for open and honest dialogue? How can it become a place for learning and innovative conversations? We want to investigate the history of the collection/archive in different ways and investigate what it means to collect today. 

The process leader and curator of the project is Mmabatho Thobejane. Read more about her thoughts about the project here.


Monthly Report

The monthly report documents the project from the perspective of the process leader and curator and is one of the ways those who are interested in the project and its process, can follow the Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts.

Latest Monthly Report: July 2022

Archive

Expert Council

The expert council is made up of eight members who together guide Collecting Thoughts philosophically, theoretically and practically and engaging artists through Artist-in-Residence.

Afrang Nordlöf Malekian
Munish Wadhia
Michael Barrett
Berta Guerra Aredal
Brita Lindvall Leitmann
Annika Gunnarsson
Camilla Burvall Terán
Åsa Bharathi Larsson

Public Program

We collaborate with institutions such as Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm Kvinnohistoriska and Statens Konstråd to present our investigations surrounding collections and collecting to audiences. 


Project Year 1 (2021-2022)

Questioning, Investigating, Looking Back

The first year of the project is dedicated to investigating collecting as a practice. We do this in collaboration with experts, artists and institutions that have collections. Additionally, we acquire knowledge that can help us make our own collection an inclusive place, consisting of a myriad of stories. Lastly, through the film series Ett talande arkiv, we look back at Grafikens Hus’s history and past collection. 

Keep up with Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts with Monthly Report #7

Monthly Report #7

Keep up with Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts with Monthly Reportt #6.

Monthly Report #6

A Sahib’s War – Conversation with artist-in-residence Munish Wadhia Åsa Bharathi Larsson.

A Sahib’s War – A conversation with Munish Wadhia and Åsa Bharathi Larsson

Keep up with Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts with monthly report #5

Monthly Report #5

Together we read about collecting, collections and archives.

Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts Reading Circle #3

A Pile of Ash – Artist dinner with Afrang Nordlöf Malekian

A Pile of Ash – Artist dinner with Afrang Nordlöf Malekian

Keep up with Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts with monthly report #4

Monthly Report #4

We read about collecting, collections and archives together.

Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts Reading Circle #2

Film evening with Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska: How do we tell another’s history through archive material?

LENA Film Evening with Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska

We read about collections, collecting and archives together

Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts Reading Circle #1

Keep up with Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts with monthly report #3

Monthly Report #3

We introduce Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts and are in conversation with Konstfrämjandet.

Grafikens Hus at Folk och kultur

Keep up with Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts with monthly report #2

Monthly Report #2

Keep up with Samlande tankar/Collecting Thoughts with monthly report #1

Monthly Report #1