Welcome to Samtidskonstdagarna in Boden November 14th−16th 2018

Welcome to Samtidskonstdagarna – The Contemporary Art Days Summit – in Boden/Luleå
14th16th November 2018

Day 1 14/11
10:10 Bus from Luleå Airport to Hotell Nivå and Quality Hotel Bodensia
11:10 Bus from Luleå Airport to Hotell Nivå and Quality Hotel Bodensia
13:00 Registration, networking and coffee with sandwich
14:00 Welcome
14:15 Performance: NORDTING − The Northern Assembly – Boden by Amund Sjølie Sveen with Maya Mi Samuelsen and Erik Stifjell
15:30 Introduction to day one, workshop and coffee
17:00 Network and collaboration between art organisations in the Barents Region. Conversation with: Hanna Horsberg HansenRiitta KuusikkoSvein Ingvoll Pedersen and Cornelius Stiefenhofer
17:40 Closing discussion
18:00 Bus journey to the Rödberget Fort – a part of Boden’s Fortress
18:30 Dinner at Rödberget Fort
20:00 Bus journey to Havremagasinet regional art gallery
20:30 Cocktail lounge at Havremagasinet regional art gallery. The exhibitions will be open to visit

Day 2 15/11
8:30 Breakfast with network sponsors: Nordic Culture Point (Nordisk Kulturkontakt) and The Swedish Postcode Foundation (Svenska Postkodstiftelsen)
9:15 Introduction to day two
9:30 Lecture: Grégory Castéra, On long-term inquiries and assemblies around common concerns
10:00 Lecture: Sarah Munro, On institutional solidarity
10:30 Coffee and reflection in groups
10:50 Lecture: Maria Lind, The Eros Effect and the Proximity Principle
11:20 Lecture: Ulricha Johnson, Networks in the theatre field in Sweden
11:50 Reflection in groups
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Parallel workshops
15:00 Coffee and opportunity for exchange of experiences and knowledge between existing networks
17:00 Presentation of artwork: Sandi HilalAl-Madhafah/The Living Room
17:30 Closing discussion
18:00 Artwork: The Right to Be a Host – dinner performance as part of Al-Madhafah/The Living Room

Day 3 16/11
9:30 Visit and guided tour of the Defense Museum, Boden
10:30 Bus journey to Mjölkuddsberget
11:15 Visit to The Blood of Stars by Raqs Media Collective in Mjölkuddsberget, an ex-military base (part of Luleå Biennial)
11:45 Bus journey to Luleå kulturhus
12:15 Lunch at Luleå kulturhus (Please note: not included within the conference fee)
13:15 The curatorial team present the Luleå Biennial at Luleå konsthall
14:00 Visits to Galleri Syster, Norrbottens Museum, etc., to be made independently as guests wish
Artists will be present in the locations, to talk about their work. More information on the Luleå Biennial can be found at www.luleabiennial.se

The programme is provisional and may be subject to change.
Purchase tickets to Samtidskonstdagarna 2018 here

Practical information
The main venue for Samtidskonstdagarna – The Contemporary Art Days Summit 2018 is Folkets Hus, Drottninggatan 4, Boden.

We have pre-booked rooms in two different hotels in Boden: Quality Hotel Bodensia (next to Folkets Hus) and Hotell Nivå (opposite Boden central train station). You can book rooms for a reduced price using the code Samtidskonstdagarna. This is on a first come, first served basis.

Boden can be reached by plane (to Luleå and then with bus), train and bus.
Plane: It’s possible to fly to Luleå airport an then further to Boden by bus or train. Rented buses will depart from Luleå airport to Boden. All bus journeys mentioned in the programme are included within the conference fee. Please observe that transfers to the airport for return journeys should be organised independently.
Train: Boden central train station (Boden C) is located 10 minutes walk from the conference venue.
Bus: The bus stop is located on Medborgarplatsen in central Boden, a stone’s throw from Folkets hus and Hotell Bodensia.
More information on travelling to Boden can be found here www.upplevboden.nu/en/travel-here/

Contact details for practical enquiries
If you have questions regarding hotel accommodation or local travel, please contact Anette Carlsson at Havremagasinet regional art gallery at anette@havremagasinet.se or via telephone at 070-368 31 23.
If you have questions regarding the program of the summit, please contact Elena Jarl at The Public Art Agency Swedenvia email at elena.jarl@statenskonstrad.se or via telephone at 08-40 01 26 19.