Tuesday, July 08, 2008


"Hitchhiking General" Ahmet Ögüt 2008 ©


The exhibition includes the following artists:
Slater Bradley, Nina Canell, Leif Holmstrand, Sture Johannesson, John Kørner, Runo Lagomarsino, Ariane Müller, Mia Joo Rosasco, Franz West, Frida Yngström, Ahmet Ögüt, Stina Östberg

The word Auto-Stop is Spanish and refers to the transportation form that is gained by standing by the roadside and asking people for a ride to travel a short or long distance. Also known as hitchhiking.

Auto-Stop is a project organised by Malmö Konsthall, but the main exhibition will take place in the public space outside of Malmö Konsthall.
During June 2008, members of Malmö Konsthall staff will hitchhike with artist works, perform artist instructions, hand out texts or simply hitchhike with the artists themselves in the southern part of Sweden.
The project is an attempt to look at how art is made, looked at and works, information and stories distributed. The staff of Malmö Konsthall will work hands-on with each artist project and mediate the works, meaning and its (possible) travel.

Each work will be hitchhiked with for two days. What route does the works/hitchhikers take? That depends on possible artists instructions for distinations or simply where the driver, that picks up the hitchhiking personnel, takes us.

All works in the projects, instructions and works are made for Auto-Stop. Due to the condition of the project, weather, transportation and hitchhiking in general, we can not say where the works can be seen whilst on the road – only the following starting points in the outskirts of Malmö:
Ystadvägen (at the bus stop after Östra Hindbyvägen)
Right before the motorway (E22) to Lund

However, after the projects and travels the results will be presented at Malmö Konsthall – with an opening Wednesday July 9th 2008, 5-9 pm.