De ServiceGarage will be presenting \"Marsupial\" @ SUPERMARKET Stockholm, the international artist-run art fair.
Charlott Markus, Zoro Feigl, Benjamin Roth, Frank Ammerlaan, Michiel Schuurman represent De ServiceGarage Amsterdam, NL.
The goal of SUPERMARKET, the international artist-run art fair, is to provide a showcase for artist initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene.
SUPERMARKET has been arranged since 2007 by a small group most of whom are artists themselves. Supermarket is a development of Minimarket, which was held at Konstnärshuset in February 2006 in reaction to the new commercial art fair Market.
Initiated and organised by artists, this project has rapidly evolved from a modest group of local initiatives to a full-fledged international art exposition that has made its mark and helped firmly establish Stockholm on the art world map.
Every year SUPERMARKET has relocated; starting in 2006 in small scale in an art nouveau palace, the following year with international presence in the same site, 2008 moving to an industrial space, then to a newly built designer luxury hotel (Clarion Hotel Stockholm) and now to the very heart of Stockholm - Kulturhuset (the Centre Pompidou of Stockholm).
SUPERMARKET 2010 builds on the tremendous success of SUPERMARKET 2008 and 2009, which featured exhibitors from Canada, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Rumania, Russia, USA, the UK, and, of course, Sweden and the neighbouring Nordic countries, all part of a growing international trend of artist-run galleries, project spaces, artist collectives, independent curators and publications.
Why an art fair for artist run galleries?
It is becoming increasingly common for artists to take matters into their own hands and set up galleries and project spaces. Supermarket is an arena for such artist run initiatives. The aim is for Supermarket to be a place where a wider public can partake in what is happening on the artist run scene. The art fair wants to offer the visitor unexpected meetings and experiences rather than focusing on sales.