A B O U T U S
Galleri Majkens is a feminist art gallery collectively directed by a handpicked group of artists, art historians, curators and cultural researchers. Since October 2018 we have an official feminist board, consisting of:
• Magdalena Blom • Marie-Therese Luger
• Becko Ellnemar • Mojgan Hassani • Benedetta Crippa
• Rossana Mercado • Sandrina Cerda
• Hanna Pauser Lindgren
The gallery was first initiated by the artist Magdalena Blom and opened in June 2017. It was situated at Tegelbruksvägen 2 in Midsommarkransen, Stockholm until August 2018.
The show room in Midsommarkransen we started with was about 35 m2 and had unique architectural features we based our gallery-logo on.
We are currently looking for new spaces to show our upcoming exhibitions and events in. Any suggestions are greatly welcome, don't hesitate to share your ideas concerning interesting
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.
We often get the question: who is Majken?
The name originates from the place we started at. The owner of that café in Midsommarkransen created an acronym of her family member´s first names, which resulted in M A J K (E N). So we chose to stick with that soft-sounding female name to lay the foundation for this feminist gallery. In our fight for equality in the art world, we need to even out the gallery scene with more female representation.
In gallery names, in the process of decisionmaking; as gallery directors, curators, and artists there are so many Majkens out there who need to be heard, need to be visible and need to pocess power to keep counteract this ongoing patriarchy.
So the "s" after "Majken" could be seen as (eventhough it lacks the aphostrophe) as a possessive one symbolising the struggle to gain and withhold that power as a woman artist.
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 wanting to collaborate with us, sharing feminism as a common ground.
P A R T N E R S /
C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
ABF Stockholm - Workers’ Educational Association in Stockholm
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