After Work Art Walk

By on September 5, 2017
Michael Casado

Controversial but appreciated. So you can describe the position of street art in modern society. What not many people know is that some of the premier international names in art form are represented by large monumental works in Subtopia in Botkyrka, Sweden’s first outdoor street gallery. On September 14, for the first time, an open view of one of Stockholm’s hidden treasures will be held.

The story starts in 2011 when the world artist ROA sought a wall in Stockholm. He found it among Subtopia’s inspiring old buildings, once constructed by inventor LM Ericsson. It became a badger in a giant format. Thus the site was established and more artists searched their way to it. Amara por Dios, Alias, Sadia Hussein and Vegan Flava, which were added this summer. In total there are about 18 works in completely different style, format and expression.

– What is captivating with the street art is that it always relates to our public environment and to the architecture. The place will be something it has not been before. From an artistic point of view it sets the standard out of play. You can not buy it or take entry. Still, it is an art form, says Paulina Sokolow, art expert who shows the gallery together with Sebrin Poli.

The view is free and no pre-notification required. Check out the weather for the right attire. The display takes about 50 minutes and will provide room for questions, discussion and image analysis.

Meeting place: Subtopia, Rotemannavägen 10 (Alby station, follow signage).

Thursday September 14th at 5.30 pm

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