Artist talk: Sofiane Zouggar & Walid Aidood

Välkommen till ett samtal mellan konstnären Sofiane Zouggar, curatorn Walid Aidood (BOX 24) och Abir Boukhari (AllArtNow).

Samtalet är en del av utställningen Waypoint (Algeriet) curerat av Abir Boukhari och Walid Aidood, som visas i AllArtNow Lab på Älvkarleövägen 6 i Stockholm:

Vi bjuder på något lätt att äta kl 17.30 och samtalet börjar kl 18.

Image: Sofiane Zouggar, ”Untitled” , digital print, from the series The Memory of Violence. Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger. 2014.



Welcome to a talk between artist Sofiane Zouggar, curator Walid Aidood (BOX 24) and Abir Boukhari (AllArtNow). There will be some light snacks from 5.30, and the talk starts at 6 PM.

The talk is part of the exhibition project Waypoint (Algeria) curated by Abir Boukhari and Walid Aidood, that will be presented at AllArtNow Lab, Älvkarleövägen 6 in Stockholm:

Current socio-political and economic conditions have created a growing wave of people experiencing a nomadic way of life, constantly having to move, and unable to settle and establish roots. Culture is being expressed, acknowledged and retained in various forms by those in this nomadic condition. Meanwhile, it can be more challenging to pinpoint the still-rooted culture makers of the home region, the intellectuals, and artists who have the vision to shape the future of their locale.

In the project Waypoint, we are connecting with artists, thinkers, and creatives who are still engaged in their local setting and communities, who are working in continuity with their historical narrative. Dedicated to both preserve, and also to further the cultural heritage of their time, in their home region. Waypoint is an ongoing project that will introduce glimpses into various art scenes in collaboration with artists and curators, still active in their countries.

The first Waypoint project is from Algeria. We are collaborating with the art space, BOX 24 which has been established in Algeria since 2008, by artist/curator Walid Aidood.
Box24 has grown into a platform for young Algerian artists, facilitating art projects, creating new opportunities and collaborations with an international art scene.

In this project, we invite Box24 to co-curate an exhibition that shows a number of emerging and established Algerian artists, as well as give a talk about the art scene in Algeria.

The project will be the first meeting to connect this particular part of the art world to the audience in Sweden, bringing a wide range of artists together in the future.

This project has been supported by Stockholm Stad – Residence Botkyrka/Botkyrka Konsthall.