November 01, 2014 - November 30, 2014


Transformer’s 4th Annual Storefront Exhibition

November 1 – November 30, 2014

Transformer is proud to present Hej!, a storefront installation featuring works by eight Swedish video artists. Utilizing our storefront for interaction with audiences, selected video works will play on a 24-hour loop throughout the month, engaging the public through sidewalk presentation and viewing. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Transformer’s 11th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party, with Diplomatic Chairs Swedish Ambassador Björn Lyrvall and Madeleine Lyrvall.  In addition to this video exhibition, six of the eight participating Swedish artists will also have video work in our Auction, held November 22 at American University’s Katzen Arts Center.

This exhibition was developed in collaboration with Swedish-based Candyland, a peer non-profit art space in Stockholm. Andreas Ribbung, an artist and Founding Member of Candyland, nominated these eight participating artists for their exceptional work in video. Ribbung is also a Founder of SUPERMARKET, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm, celebrating its eighth year this April. Ribbung works with art in the public realm, as a free-lance art advisor and project manager in Stockholm.

Hej! launches at noon on Saturday, November 1 with Åsa Ersmark’s Lunatic, and will continue with fifteen additional video works by Jessica Faiss, Henrik Ekesiöö, Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans, Petra Lindholm, Ulf Lundin, Tina Nykvist and Isabel Theselius. These video works will loop continuously through November 30.


Creative Time Summit: Stockholm Screening
Friday, November 14, 11am – 6pm
Saturday, November 15, 12 – 6pm

Transformer will participate as a satellite Screening Site for the 2014 Creative Time Summit: Stockholm. Presented in collaboration with Public Art Agency Sweden, this is the first iteration of the annual conference to take place outside of New York. This year’s Summit will focus on expanded public practice, investigating uses and potentialities of art in the public sphere, with a focus on practices with social and political implications.

EXHIBITION HOURS: This storefront installation will be on view from November 1 – November 30, 2014.

Many thanks to the Embassy of Sweden and the House of Sweden for their support. For more information about their current exhibitions, visit this link