Torsten Jurell on China: the art scene and varied projects

Tuesday 6 September, 19:00 hrs. Free admission. This invitation is for you and one guest.

Torsten Jurell has rented an art studio in Beijing for five years. Recently he returned to Stockholm after four months in Caochangdi – one of several villages in Beijing where artists from all over the world congregate. Artist Ai Weiwei has his studio in Caochangdi, where he also designed the big art galleries located at a walking distance from the 798 Art District. During these five years, Torsten Jurell has worked on an “underground project.” Several times along the way he has held exhibitions with parts of the work in Beijing, in 798, at the Museum of East Asia in Stockholm in 2010, and now he finishes the whole project with a big exhibition, “Beyond the Underground,” at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg this fall. (See also the presentation in Paletten No. 3-4, 2010.)

Torsten Jurell will talk about what makes him travel to China. He will show pictures of works by himself as well as by Chinese colleagues, and tell us about his impressions and experiences from the Chinese art scene.

A bar serving light food will be open all evening, from 18:30 to 23:00. Address: Konstnärsklubben, 2nd floor, Smålandsgatan 7, Stockholm. Ring door bell marked “Konstnärsklubben”.

Arranged by the Tuesday Club – the meeting place for artists in Konstnärshuset (the Artists’ House) on the first Tuesday of every month, in collaboration with the Swedish Art Critics Association.

The talk will be held in Swedish.