Neshast* Art as a space for Action – on art in times of migration.

*Neshast is Farsi and means time spent together, for instance by a table over a cup of coffee, where a friendly conversation seeks to understand the answer to a question or a solution to an issue.

At this Neshast, organised by ICIA, the question is on migration and the possibility to work artistically.

Who has the possibility to make art? What aesthetics are hegemonic and what expressions are not valuable? What is an artistic practice and where does it take place?

Project manager Samira Motazedi and Frida Sandström kindly invite you to a Neshast to discuss these issues.


14.00 – 14.10: Introduction by Anna van der Vliet and Samira Motazedi
14.10 – 14.20: Meira Ahemulic, Foreign Land (video, 2014)
14.20 – 14.40: Ioana Cojocariu & Loisa Zurawski: presentation of the project “Making a Living” – an ongoing self-etnographical investigation of a city.
14.40 – 14.50: Eleftheria Gerofoka, artist presentation. Gerofoka directed the performance “Himmel över Göteborg”. Goodarzi participated as an actress (Angereds teater, 2015)
14.50 – 15.10: Panel: Ioana Cojocariu, Louise Zurawski, Elefteria Gerofoka, Samira Motazedi & Frida Sandström

15.10 – 15.20: Break

15.20 – 15.40: Panel: Soudabeh Zahraei (artist, curator) & Masoud Vatankhan (activist) on artistic migration
Panel: Soudabeh Zahraei (artist, curator) & Masoud Vatankhan (activist) on artistic migration
15.40 – 15.50: Parvaneh Hajilou & Maja Kekonius: “Normal life” (video, 2014)
15.50 – 16.35: Paula Urbano, “Flyktingen av den sorgliga skepnaden” (video, 2015)

16.35 – 16.45 Break

16.45 – 17.20: Panel: Paula Urbano, Maja Kekonius, Frida Sandström & Samira Motazedi about artistic collaborations investigating migration as a subject and a condition.
17.20 – 17.30: Reme Zakzouk reads poetry.
17.30 – 17.40: Hanna Alvage, solicitor and poet, reads poetry.
17.40 – 17.50: Break
17.50 – 18.10: Frilagets creative workshop, video presentation
18.10 – 18.20: Follow up videos, with Viana Mikkelsen, documentary film maker and educator, with the participation of students.
18.20 – 18.40: Viana Mikkelsen, Fadi Khatab, Frida Sandström & Samira Motazedi in conversation about esthetic regimes and the possibility to practice art.

18.40 – 18.50: Break

18.50 – 19.20: “Neshast” – a performance by Samira Motazedi and Frida Sandström, in collaboration with Hanna Alvage and Masoud Vatankhan
19.20 – 20.00: Collective talk and mingle
20.00: Food is served, dj: Amina Hocine. Food artist: Nedaa Ghanem