Marina Pugina (curator)

Common Ground Pop art Gallari curator Marina Pugina

Pop-up gallery: common ground

15 July–  12  August 2023

artists: Paula Elion, A.V., Oksana Yushko, E.S.

15 – 22.07.23
Paula Elion: Where do you come from?
22.07.23 – 5.08.23
A.V.: On the scrapheap of history
5 -12.08.23
Oksana Yushko: FAMILIA
29 – 12.08.23
E.S.: Acceptance
Common Ground is a metaphor for the solidarity bringing people together from all over the world, regardless of their background. During the ongoing military conflicts, we learn to stay with trouble and to rebuild our bounds in a new place with new people. This experience is challenging to convey, but we believe that the language of art could point us in a direction for better understanding each other.

Searching for a new common one, we invited four artists who had to migrate by force of circumstances. Taken from their usual context, they create art at the crossroads of different languages and cultures. We asked them to challenge today’s agenda through the personal and the political. Four projects by artists with different backstories will be shown in a window, one after the other, over a month.

The series of exhibitions takes place at the entrance to Fridhemsplan metro station (Fridhemsgatan). It’s on view 24/7 during the exhibitions. The Art Window at Fridhemsplan run by DUO Contradiction Collective is a unique space in a hybrid format between an exhibition and public art. It is a perfect place for personal artistic expression at the intersection of human flows and different contexts. 

Marina Pugina is an independent curator and researcher in exile. She used to work with contemporary art archives, various forms of artistic self-runs, modes of temporal collectivity, and co-participation. Currently based in Stockholm. Curator in Residence at Bjorko Kostnod with the support of Artist at Risk and SWAN.

On the scrapheap of history

22 - 29 July 2023


29 July - 5 August 2023


5 - 12 August 2023