Visual Arts

27/10 - 06/01 2019

In the autumn of 2017, Sydosten returned to Kalmar konstmuseum and was very warmly received by the public. This year, Sydosten makes another appearance, dedicated to the visual arts – that is, everything from painting, graphics, drawing, sculpture and photography to installations, film and sound art. Other than that, no particular subject or theme has been set.

Over 230 people applied to this year’s exhibition. Just as before, it has been open to anyone, both professionals and amateurs, with a connection to the three counties in the southeast: Småland, Blekinge and Öland.

A total of 105 artworks have now been selected by a jury to be exhibited at Kalmar konstmuseum and many of them will be for sale during the exhibition period.

The selected artists are:
Anders Allard, Anders Lönn, Angelica Kristenson Aurelius, Ann Rydh, Ann-Britt Malmsten, Ann-Charlott Karlsson, Anna-Malin Andersson, Barbro Leden, Britt Bogårhd, Ed Whittaker, Edwin Böck, Eivor Åberg, Elin Woksepp Åleheim, Elisabet Engqvist, Elisabet Hall, Elisabet Olsson-Linnersten, Emrias Ekube, Eva Lissinger, Eva Magnusson, Eva Olsson, Eva Sundman, Felix Lönn, Fredrik Olsson, Frida Peterson, Hans Hedlund, Helena Felldin, Inga Grimm, Inga Leo, Jan Wiberg, Jeanette Wåhlstrand, Joakim Larnö, Julia Juväng, Kerstin Cedell och Anna-Karin Arvidsson, Kerstin Ronnemark, Kicken Ericson, Kjell Nyberg, Lars Palm, Lena Hassel, Lilian Lennqvist, Lisa Horn, Lisbeth Sandvall, Lore Nynell, Lovisa Eklund, Maggie Fredriksson, Magnus Petersson, Marie Eriksson, Marie-Louise Nilsson, Marlene Lindmark, Martin Andersson, Matilda Cederqvist, Monica Alskans, Paméla Karlsson, Pauline Fransson, Regina Sjögren, Robert Grundström, Ronald Miller, Rosemarie Holmström, Rudolf Overå, Siv Salomonsson, Sofia Wiberg, Susanne Olsson, Ulla Bolin, Vera Hint Kindgren, Vivianne Karlsson, Ylva Magnusson.



“In our work with the exhibition Sydosten 2018 we have tried to be humble before the fact that all three of us are outsiders. None of us have previously been active in this southeastern region. It has been Stockholm, Halland and the Öresund region which have worked as our home arenas.

The art, which after careful consideration has been selected, is of very varied form and character. And yet, a hint of sorrow seems to permeate the works, regardless of whether or not the motifs are based on dreams, family, nature or everyday consumer society. Swedes have traditionally been said to carry a certain amount of melancholy with them, and perhaps there is some truth in that. However, the southeastern part of Sweden seems to feature both the decadence of the city and fresh country life; reflection as well as humorous directness.

Finally, we also want to state that many exhibitions could have been made from all the fantastic contributions received. We chose the path that the audience will now be able to enjoy. We want to send our warmest regards to all those whose artworks were not selected on this occasion. Remember that the important parts of art history have often been written by those artists who were not chosen, those who were not seen by their contemporaries, but who were instead lauded by posterity.”

The jury for Sydosten 2018 consisted of:
BETTINA PEHRSSON, Director and Artistic Director at Marabouparken, Sundbyberg, as well as incoming Museum Director at Kalmar konstmuseum. She has previously been Deputy Director at Iaspis, the Swedish Art Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists. Bettina Pehrsson has a long and solid background as a project manager, curator and artistic director.

ANNELIE TUVEROS, exhibition curator at Hallands konstmuseum. Previously she has been responsible for the exhibition program at Mjellby konstmuseum and at Halmstads konsthall – work where both exhibitions and accompanying texts have taken their starting point in critical theory and the writing of art history with focus on the dichotomy between centre and periphery.

Annelie Tuveros grew up in Tranås and worked as an art and culture history teacher at the programme of aesthetics in Karlskrona during a ten-year period.

EMIL NILSSON, producer at Lunds konsthall since 2014. Before that he was a curator at Krognoshuset and an art educator at Malmö konsthall. His work as a producer includes exhibitions such as Omnejd and Vårt arbete at Lunds konsthall, about humanity’s place in the time of climate change as well as our relationship to an increasingly fluid labour market.

Emil Nilsson has studied art history and literature at Lund University.