November 2020

Don’t miss the final days to visit Ulrika Sparre’s exhibition at Index.

Ear To The Ground presents films, sculptural works and also hides some stones within its structure. Not everything can be seen, it’s also a question of attention. In Sparre’s main film in the exhibition, we can observe a landscape and some of its details; we can appreciate the abstract and physical aspect of this specific landscape. Through the film, we hear the sound of the stones while Ulrika Sparre is listening them. Sound surrounds our bodies and it is through sound that another form of communication is established.

Creating a connection between two temporal situations, drawing together artistic practices of the 70s and today through two figures who share a similar way of seeing, the exhibition Ear To The Ground presents a new film, production and installation by Ulrika Sparre together with historical material from Fina Miralles (Spain, 1950).

 On 18 November, curator and writer Helen Molesworth gives an online talk on Black Mountain College. Her major exhibitions include: One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art; Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957; Dance/Draw; This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s; Part Object Part Sculpture, and Work Ethic. The lecture is arranged by Sophie Tottie, artist and professor at Kungl. Konsthögskolan (the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm), in collaboration with and supported by Iaspis, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists, with Department of Art History, School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University and Index foundation in Stockholm.

Important: Due to the current recommendations related to Covid-19 this event will only be open for online participation. RSVP required via email

 Tracking Distribution is an experimental exhibition that presents a proposal to think together around the invisible structures organizing the world. Tracking Distribution selects and reflects on the distributional strands that have continued to arise throughout this year at Index through the summer course, international festival and that continue to structure and feed into the institution’s future programming. Mapping our references, acknowledging the lineage of Index’ conceptual and artistic history and narrative.

Now, Tracking Distribution gathers together these intertwined and disparate threads, unknotting and rebraiding them to create multiple entry points: with artworks, theory, archives, performativity, publishing, mapping and tracing a lineage of referents.

 Index is now offering an internship situation for current art and curatorial students who want to broaden their education and professional experience. This position will be the fifth in a series of internships working specifically with the Index archive and questions concerning distribution of archival material.

The internship is a platform for participants to propose their own ideas and research focuses and to develop their projects during the time at Index with support from our team. Please note that Index only accepts applicants who are part of an education program that requires they undertake an internship period as part of their curriculum, a labor market policy, or a special program which provides a framework of support.

Apply now! Applications are now welcome for an internship starting from late November onwards. For info on how to apply see our website.

 November 2018. Index space was full of blue and pink colors, textiles hung with manifestos and an intense video program. It was the exhibition And Tomorrow And, a project and a platform for many voices regarding ecology, possible futures and the urgency to act. During that summer forests were burning in Sweden.

Within the frame of And Tomorrow And, Index organized a two day seminar around critical pedagogy to think-with –as Donna Haraway says– collectively. As part of the seminar, curator Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris talked with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, key figures within the combination of art, ecology, sexuality and love, about ecology, relationships, politics and ways of doing. Two years later –now in the middle of a pandemic and just after the elections in the US– we present this conversation of shared thoughts and ideas as a podcast.

Index team are currently working in the space and are very happy to open our door to visitors who want to visit the exhibition during these times:

Thu / Fri 12:00–18:00
Sat / Sun 12:00–16:00

Index prioritizes the safety of everybody in our space, with increased cleaning routines in place. We will continue to observe and respond to the situation and take care, using our discretion to limit visitor numbers as necessary and ensure it is possible to keep distance.

Index team commit to staying at home if feeling unwell and ask all our visitors to do the same. If you would like to arrange a private visit outside of these hours you can contact us