New Småland is an inter-regional and international contemporary art project. It was initiated and is driven by a curatorial group, four art institutions, three regions and a university.
New Småland is an attempt to formulate long-term relationships, encourage experimentation and create conditions for critical and cultural sustainability. This idea is based on the view that all art institutions and actors in the three regions, irrelevant of economic or institutional conditions are equally important resources and nodes of knowledge in a common investigation of local and regional issues. By moving horizontally between the regional actors and combining local knowledge with international contemporary art and critical thinking, New Småland hopes to investigate and re-access the political, social and aesthetic landscape of Småland.
New Småland is organised and funded by Kalmar Art Museum, Kulturparken Småland, Vandalorum and Växjö Konsthall together with The Region of Jönköping County, Region Kronoberg and Regional Council of Kalmar County and Linnæus University with support from The Swedish Arts Council.
New Smålands working group
Elna Svenle, Johanna Berg, Karl Dunér
Anneli Berglund, Bettina Pehrsson, Sara Hemmingsson
Nicolas Hansson, Petter Eriksson
Filippa de Vos, Ragnhild Lekberg
The Glass Factory
Region Jönköpings County
Artist, Project manager and Artisitic director
Jonatan Habib Engqvist
Curator, Project manager and Artisitic director
Nya Smålands steer group
Jörgen Lindvall, Region Jönköpings County
Jessica Linde, Region Kronoberg
Maria Agestam, Region Kalmar county
The project is made possible by Region Jönköping County, Region Kronoberg,
Region Kalmar County and The Swedish Arts Council.