NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

In a densely populated world, the concept of isolation has suddenly become central. In Sweden we are encouraged to keep social distance, in other countries it is not allowed to gather in groups larger than two people. Without any habit of living in isolation, we must change our mind to keep ourselves within our own walls as much as possible and try to make life work anyway. Isolation | Communication is an exhibition,initiated by the curator group Muskot in collaboration with Färgfabriken, focusing on the prevailing covid-19 epidemic. For the exhibition we are looking for artists through an Open Call. The work you submit for assessment should represent your artistic / literary practice at the moment, under the current extreme circumstances.

See concept text below….

Instructions for artists:Active artists (including art students at BA and MA level) apply with a clear and representative image of a work they want to include in the exhibition. The piece you are looking for can measure a maximum of 50 cm in height. Two-dimensional works (paintings, drawings, prints, photos, etc.) will be placed on the floor. Your work can be a maximum of 200 x 200 cm width and length, preferably smaller. The works should not be electronic (video, audio or lighting etc) and not require complicated installation. Your work can not take the form of performance or anything that requires the presence of the artist. The submitted picture must follow the applicant’s name and information about the title, dimensions and materials of the work. The exhibition will take place in the main hall at Färgfabriken, with existing and natural light from the windows.

Instructions for poets:Poets apply with a text of a maximum of one A4. The texts are placed by the respective poets on the two white walls existing in the main hall. The walls are large, but not all text will be able to hang at eye level. Think graphically! Also see the text as a visual object, preferably use color printers, hand illustrations, etc. The texts should not be placed within glass and frame but directly on the wall with double-sided adhesive tape or equivalent. The author’s name must be clearly stated.

Application and admission:Artworks and texts for Isolation | Communication will be selected by the curator group on the basis of the works’ relevance to and function within the whole of the exhibition and the exhibition concept, see the concept text below.Admitted artists and poets may come and leave or place their works in a way that follows the restrictions for Covid-19 according to the Swedish Public Health Authority, during the last two weekends in May, May 23-24 and May 30-31. More information will be sent out. Anyone who cannot come by themselves may send a personal representative.

Your application must be submitted before May 15, by email to

The exhibitions will be shown in a way that follows the directives of the Public Health Authority.


Gallery name: Färgfabriken

Address: Lövholmsbrinken 1, Stockholm

Opening hours: Thu 11:00 - 19:00, Fri 11:00 - 16:00, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Open: 01.06.2020 - 14.06.2020