After twelve years of fun, KRETS now hands over the keys to Whose Museum permanently. Many thanks to all artists, musicians, collaboration partners and visitors throughout the years! It has been great, but now it is time to say so long, since we cannot continue with the current conditions. Keep supporting independent and nonprofit spaces around though, and see you at one of the most radical of them all: Whose Museum (+ make sure to follow)!
Image by Chris Johanson (one of the many radical artists who have inspired us over the years)
Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 5–8 PM
GHOST COLLECTION is the fifth and final chapter of Whose Museum’s year-long exhibition at KRETS, and for this occasion we have invited Vancouver-based artist Patrick Cruz for a residency in Malmö. Our exhibition has evolved thanks to numerous guest artists, collaborations and new contributions to the collection from the public – and now Cruz, a long-time member of Whose Museum, has come to wrap things up. While being here, he has worked with the museum as a medium to make a series of new and site-specific works.
Read more under exhibitions.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 2 PM
On the last day of Whose Museum x KRETS, Chapter 4, we invite you to a celebration of the book release for Very Normal People by artist Anna M. Szaflarski.
This event will be Szaflarski’s first performance reading of her most recent publication Very Normal People, a collection of stories and illustrations on the subject of violence, in particular as it is experienced through the female body. The story begins as a story of domestic violence, but moves on to larger ideas of inter-human violence as well as violence that occurs between humans and non-humans. Szaflarski considers the rage and potential violence that she knowingly carries around inside of her. She questions the physical location of the woman’s corporeal boundary; expecting it to be the sturdy walls that define her unquestioned bodily property, instead to find that she doubts that they can actually protect her, even legally. And lastly, she leads the reader to ask, who owns these stories? Although personal stories of violence are so commonplace, why are so many discredited and minimized, while others are celebrated with praise and financial rewards?
For each performance, the artist will begin to incorporate new writing that introduces some of the responses that she has received to her stories and work. This performance will include the “reaction of the disgust”, as illustrated here in a panel from Szaflarski’s drawing series Normal Reactions. Instead of criticizing these reactions, the author wants to express how she has embodied them herself at some point and therefore can identify with them fully – only coming to realize the extent of their absurdity when on the receiving end.
This is the first of a series of such performances. Very Normal People will be available at Whose Museum x KRETS. Read more about it here.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 6 PM–12 AM (closed during the day)
It’s Gallery Night in Malmö soon and we’re getting excited to present a full program for you at Whose Museum. The evening will feature ieke Trinks performing the Value Products Shop (6 PM–12 AM), bread servings by Louise Waite, and a multi-sensory taste experience with food cultural historian Sasha Gora (6–9 PM). Plus a special guest performance by musician Jon Collin (9 PM).
Come feel, taste, and digest the Whose Museum collection with the work of Louise Waite who extols the format of the museum café. Alongside the serving of charcoal buns that draw shadows of the collection, the casts and molds used to make the baked goods are shown as well. Visitors can read about the history of the objects while they select replicas to chew on.
By serving soups and sounds, Sasha Gora invites gallery goers to further consider how our senses – beyond taste – inform a food’s flavour. Does it matter how a food sounds? How much does the mouth know without the nose? And can colour trick the tongue
Meanwhile, ieke Trinks joins us to open and activate her Value Products Shop, performing as salesperson for discarded and repurposed found objects. Interacting with the artist as salesperson leads to conversations about the objects’ origins, the raw materials of which they are made, and the labor that goes into these various processes. Will Trinks’ sales pitch itself become your museum souvenir?
At 9 PM experimental guitarist Jon Collin will perform live improvisations using a system of body, mind, breath, strings and electricity.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 12–5 PM
One of the benefits of running an artists’ museum is that we can challenge museological conventions and try out new ideas for what museums can be. Our focus has been on proposing new methods of collecting, conserving and exhibiting, but after more than a decade we have even become curious about museum shops and cafés. How would artists transform these common parts of the museum? In Chapter 4 of Whose Museum x KRETS, we have invited artists ieke Trinks and Louise Waite to present alternatives from their individual practices. They will perform the sharing of goods within the exhibition setting, emphasizing the social experience of exchange rather than the commercial. The artists contribute new additions to the year-long exhibition, which features traces from previous chapters by Max Ockborn (Chapter 1), Alanna Lynch and Maria Wæhrens (Chapter 2), Transnational Queer Underground and Tom or Judy Moore (Chapter 3), alongside a new display of works on paper from the Whose Museum collection.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
EVERYTHING WILL HAPPENED
Q U E E R P A R T Y
THIS SATURDAY EVERYTHING WILL HAPPEN.
17:30 WE WILL EAT STRAWBERRIES
18:00 KESIENA BOOM WILL READ POEMS
18:30 RORSCHACH BRUISES WILL MAKE NOISE-POEMS
19:00 A FASHION STORM WILL OCCUR
20:00 DJ RAQUETTA BOMBINA (CPH)
22:00 DJ VV (MALMÖ)
00:00 THE LIGHTS WILL FLASH
QUEER STAGES: QUEER PHASES: QUEER NOISE: DISTANCES: CONNECTIONS/DISCONNECTIONS: RECLAMATION: THE PERSONAL: WE CAN’T PROVIDE EVERYONE’S UTOPIA IN ONE SPACE: BUT WE CAN PROVIDE THE STAGE TO CREATE YOUR OWN UTOPIA: IT WON’T BE SMOOTH BECAUSE THERE’S NOISE IN HERE, THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN NOISE IN HERE!
DISCLAIMER: IF YOU COME HERE YOU WILL AGREE TO: NO RACISM, NO HOMOPHOBIA, NO TRANSPHOBIA, NO ABELISM, NO AGEISM, NO SEXISM, NO ANIMAL CRUELTY, NO MORE TIME, NO MORE DAYS, NO MORE NIGHTS.
EVERYTHING WILL HAPPENED.
KESIENA BOOM IS A WRITER AND SOCIOLOGIST WORKING WITH THEMES OF SEXUALITY, POWER, EMOTION AND THE BLURRING OF THE OFFLINE/ONLINE DIVIDE.
RORSCHACH BRUISES ARE TOM OR JUDY MOORE AND JANE FLETT. THEY MAKE NOISES WITH NINTENDO, CELLO, TAROT, MAGIC BOXES, GRUBBY QUEER POEMS, AND GENERAL HOWLING AT THE MOON.
THE FASHION STORM IS MADE BY TOM OR JUDY MOORE TOGETHER WITH C. GRACE CHANG AND M DABBADIE (PROJECTIONS MAY CONTAIN FLASHING IMAGES).
DJ RAQUETTA BOMBINA, EVERYTHING SMOOTH AND CATHARTIC FROM THE OCEAN. DANCE YOUR HEART THE FUCK OUT.
DJ VV WILL BLESS US WITH HER SOUL PLEASING SOUNDS THAT RANGE FROM AFRO-HOUSE TO BAILE FUNK, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STAND STILL.
VENUE HAS A FEW STEPS AT THE ENTRANCE AND IS SADLY NOT FULLY ACCESSIBLE.
ORGANISED BY TOM OR JUDY MOORE, TAWANDA APPIAH, AND VI-X HATFIELD.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 7 PM
Free admission, but donations welcome
Space limited so please come early
Goodiepal & Pals, Denmark’s only political orchestra, has teamed up with the flexible therapy band, Lynskak, so that together they can heal you, each other and political injustice. Skoodiepal & Plys is the latest development of GP & PLS, Lynskak and Majkongen.
Hello to your new friend
No to sexism
Yes to party without alcohol
No to cheese brutality/police brutality
Yes to comfort through musical healing
No to inhuman treatment of refugees
YES TO 100 % NEXT LOVE
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 12–5 PM (with a talk by TQU founder Verena Spilker at 2 PM)
For Chapter 3 of Whose Museum x KRETS, the art collective has invited members of the Transnational Queer Underground (TQU) to program a series of activities. TQU is a young non-profit association that fosters queer art and activism both on- and offline. The TQU network of transnational queer artists and activists has been active since 2009, organising lectures, exhibitions, concerts, workshops and more. Their aim is to establish links beyond borders where people everywhere can have their voices heard, and to fight for the right for everyone to live the life they desire without facing discrimination. To open the chapter, TQU founder Verena Spilker will give a talk on the intersections of art, culture, and activism within queer communities. Read more under exhibitions.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8 PM
On Saturday we welcome artist and musician Marja Ahti to perform at Whose Museum. We are looking forward to hearing her sound performance fill up the room and communicate with the works currently on exhibition. Space is very limited so please come early.
Marja Ahti is a Swedish-Finnish artist working with field recordings and other acoustic sound material combined with synthesizers and electronic feedback. Investigating the border where sounds start to mimic each other or communicate, she creates precise musical narratives with slowly mutating textures of detailed acoustic sound and intuitively tuned sustained tones with gentle microtonal beatings. She works with field recordings neither in the sense of the diaristic or documentaristic, nor the purely acousmatic, but rather starting out from in between these approaches – hovering between abstraction and the deeply familiar, moving into a realm of poetic metaphor where sounds are set in relation to each other, fleetingly mirroring and shadow-dancing.
Ahti has been a part of the Finnish experimental music scene for more than ten years in different constellations and is currently active in the duo Ahti & Ahti with her partner, and as member of the Himera collective. Her debut LP under her own name, Vegetal Negatives, was just released by Hallow Ground.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 5–8 PM
For Chapter 2 of Whose Museum’s year-long exhibition at KRETS, the art collective has invited Alanna Lynch and Maria Wæhrens, two artists working from different traditions but who have in common the method of gathering and combining materials into sprawling installations that implicate the feminist notion of taking up space. Here, together with the Whose Museum collection and work by Max Ockborn (from Chapter 1), our exhibition continues to grow as visitors also donate new items to the collection.
Read more under exhibitions.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 2–4 PM
This Sunday, it is the closing of Whose Museum x KRETS Chapter 1: Max Ockborn, and to celebrate the chapter we have planned a BRUNCHISSAGE! Featuring Pizza by Sculptures assisted by chef Martin Bofeldt and artist duo LealVeileby. Welcome!
Image: Portrait of an Infant (WM2008.039) – donated to Whose Museum at a concert in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 5–8 PM
Consider for a moment that a museum is a living organism, their collections forming a body whose relationships compel them to move and to act. Who will they become?
In 2019, KRETS will be run by the art collective Whose Museum, who will present a year-long exhibition project. The gallery will become a shared setting: functioning as a diner-themed curiosity cabinet in which to meet the collection and reconsider the role of the museum as a safe and open meeting place for anyone wishing to be involved. Throughout the year, visitors will be invited to draw, taste, touch, smell, question, and donate to the collection.
The year will be divided into five chapters and each will build on the last. The cross-disciplinary program will consist of shifting exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks, and other forms of collaboration. The following artists will present new works in response to this setting: Patrick Cruz (CA/PH), Laura Hatfield (CA/SE), Alanna Lynch (CA/DE), Transnational Queer Underground and Tom Moore (UK/DE), Max Ockborn (SE), ieke Trinks (NL), Louise Waite (SE), Maria Wæhrens (DK), plus special guests. Whose Museum will also develop a podcast with musician John B McKenna, who will investigate the collection, researching and interviewing current and past collaborators. Launching the exhibition project, the first chapter will feature a transformed gallery and installation by Malmö-based artist Max Ockborn, produced in collaboration with Johannes Raoust and Laura Hatfield.
Read more under exhibitions.