40th Anniversary Benefit Auction

20 May 2015

In 2015, Index celebrates its 40th anniversary!

To celebrate 40 succesful years as one of the most forward-looking and progressive arts organisations in Sweden, Index organises an art auction with works by artists who have exhibited here in the past and friends of the organisation. Index invites you to bid on works of art by outstanding Swedish and international artists working in a wide range of media, both from established and up and coming generations. Spanning more than 30 years, the list includes among others Lina Selander, Runo Lagomarsino, Meriç Algün Ringborg and Lili Reynaud-Dewar who participate in this year’s Venice Biennial.

The auction is an important signal for the future of Index at a crucial step of the development of the organisation. In changing conditions for the arts, this event aims to highlight the importance of institutions such as Index within the wider cultural ecology. Located in the city centre, Index is a space for contemporary art, open and free for everyone, inviting to experience and discuss creative thinking. With an expansive programme of pedagogical events, such as a new programme with “Schools in Residence”, Index offers engaging experiences with art.

All sales during the auction will support Index future programme and development.

Auction: Wed 20 May 2015, 17:30–22:00
Café Opera, Karl XII:s Torg, Stockholm

Auctioneers: Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist with Hans Dyhlén
Speeches: Karina Ericsson Wärn, Daniel Birnbaum
DJ Lap-See Lam

Preview: 18-20 May, 12:00–18:00
Belenius/Nordenhake, Jakobs torg 3, Stockholm
Reception: Mon 18 May, 17:30–19:30

The catalogue of works is available for download as a PDF here.

Participating artists:
Mamma Andersson, Lotta Antonsson, Fia Backström, Zoe Barcza, Duda Bebek, Bigert och Bergström, Johanna Billing, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Lara Almarcegui, Nina Beier, Nadine Byrne, Magnus Bärtås, Ann Böttcher, Elin Elfström, Leif Elggren, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen/Dragset, Jana Euler, Öyvind Fahlström, Claire Fontaine, Olivier Foulon, Goldin/Senneby, Susan Hiller, Karl Holmqvist, Judith Hopf, Sture Johannesson, Anders Johansson, Ronald Jones/Erika Tanos, Ilja Karilampi, Gunilla Klingberg, Oskar Korsar, Jiri Kovanda, Runo Lagomarsino, Karl Larsson, Barbro Schultz Lundestam/Billy Klüver, Goshka Macuga, Tobias Madison, JO Mallander, Jonathan Monk, Deimantas Narkevicius, Kate Newby, Jesper Nordahl, Karl Norin, Anders Petersen, Jack Pierson, Elizabeth Price, Roger von Reybekiel, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Emanuel Rohss, Max Ronnersjö, Yorgos Sapountzis, Katerina Seda, Lina Selander, Sean Snyder, Mårten Spångberg, Lisa Torell, Jim Thorell, Anna Uddenberg, Uglycute, UNITED BROTHERS (Ei Arakawa and Tomoo Arakawa), Annika von Hausswolff, Emily Wardill, Peter Wächtler, Klaus Weber, Ulla West, Anna Ådahl.

Honorary auction committee: Mamma Andersson, Niklas Belenius, Daniel Birnbaum, Claes Britton, Ben Loveless, David Neuman, Erik Nordenhake.

The auction is also held online in collaboration with the auction site Paddle8: http://paddle8.com/auction/index

Kindly supported by Café Opera, Belenius/Nordenhake, Champagne Laurent-Perrier, Peroni, Taverna Brillo. With special thanks to all participating artists and galleries!

Auction Afterparty: Wed 20 May 2015, 22:00, Taverna Brillo, Sturegatan 6/Humlegårdsgatan 19, Stockholm
Drinks: Absolut Svea med Svea, DJ: Filip Esaiasson and Crinan

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