A B O U T U S
Galleri Majkens is a feminist art gallery in Midsommarkransen, Stockholm. The gallery opened its doors in June 2017. It is run by the artist and gallery director Magdalena Blom.
The show room is about 35 m2 and has unique architectural features. It is assymetrical with several vaulted walls and rounded corners. There are two large windows facing the hidden backyard of the house. You reach the gallery by the main entrance going through the café area and a hallway.
M A N I F E S T O
Galleri Majkens focuses on discovering new, exciting contemporary art. By the promising 'up-and-comings' and also more established artists, from both the Nordic- and the International art scene.
We are working from a feminist perspective, making equality our main goal.
By taking this stance, we want to be part of art history being written today. Working to create an equal art world where female-, or non-binary (artists who is considered to be outside cis-normativity) can achieve the same kind of representation as their male colleagues, thus sharing the public space equally.
That is why we want to counteract the current unequal cultural climate by giving preference to female-, and non-binary artists. By doing so, the gallery wishes to discover, nurture and create new strong feminist role models for the contemporary art world of today.
G A L L E R Y & C A F É
The name "Majkens" is originally made up by the café owner Monica Eklöf. She created an acronym of her family members first names - M A J K. Thus is Galleri Majkens a nod to this strong entrepreneur and matriarch who has laid the foundation for the establishment.
With the cafe´s already established list of customers being a stepping stone for the gallery. By marketing through the café windows facing the street and via the gallery´s digital platforms – the displayed art will reach out to a new audience in this advantageous public environment.
The gallery´s opening hours:
(closed during the main holidays)
S U B M I S S I O N &
We accept submission applications at all times, by
artists, art collectives or bookings for cultural happenings in the gallery
Our gallery season is from April to December.
Each exhibition is up to 6 weeks and we will host appr. five per year.
P R E V I O U S P A R T N E R S /
C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
Therese Sandin – Swedish comedian, founder of feminist stand-up club Stand Up Yours and on tour with her solo show "TJOCKIS- en superviktig stand up show"
Kalle Norwald – Sexologist from Swedish radio and TV giving lectures all over the country about norms, gender and sexualities
Brigid Lefevré – Järna based musician, folk-sing and songwriter
Gudrun Schyman – leader of the Swedish feminist party FI (feministiskt Initiativ) and key public figure for the feminist movement in Sweden
Födelsevrålet – Swedish nation-wide organisation working to improve the Swedish obstetric care for women
Johanna Lundberg – Scientist working with the dna of mothers
Sandrina Cerda – Assistant Curator
Marie-Therese Luger – Cultural Researcher
Hanna Pauser Lindgren – Cultural Worker
GALLERI MAJKENS IS A FEMINIST ART GALLERY
Tegelbruksvägen 2, 12632 Hägersten, SWEDEN | T-bana Midsommarkransen | OPEN Thurs-Fri 11-17, Sat-Sun 10-16