ICIA coordinates the Swedish pavilion for Performa in New York 2019
Founded in 2004 by art historian and curator RoseLee Goldberg, Performa is dedicated to live performance by visual artists and one of the most prominent biennial of today.
Launched in 2013, Performa’s renowned Pavilions Without Walls program showcases vibrant artistic practices from Sweden and Taiwan. The Pavilions aim to reflect the social, geographical and political landscapes of each country, and to present the work of emerging and established artists to the New York arts community and public at large.
The Swedish Pavilion is a large collaboration following extensive research into the Swedish art scene and the engagement with curators, historians, artists, and educators together with the Performa team. Each artistic production is realized in collaboration with an art organization in Sweden. ICIA is co-producing Ylva Snöfrid´s new commission Nostaliga of the Vanitas Rituals, which takes place throughout Performa between November 1 – 24. The project is supported by Iaspis and Swedish Arts Council.
Other Swedish partners are Bonniers Konsthall, Hallands Art Museum and Royal Institute of Arts. ICIA coordinates the Swedish Pavilion.
The Swedish Pavilion Without Walls is made possible due to a joint declaration of intent between Iaspis/the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Swedish Arts Council, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, and the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC. Financing is provided by Iaspis/the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Swedish Arts Council.