“The national AP-fonderna (’Allmänna pensionsfonderna’, public pension funds) administer over 1500 billion kronor of the tax payers’ pension money. Several billion kronor are being invested, in the form of shares and bonds, in the fossil fuel industry. The questions around the pension funds’ investments, their ethical framework, and our immense need for change are both complicated and hopelessly bureaucratic, and at the same time they constitute an emotional and political powder keg. How can we address these questions in an artistic way?”
In 2020, the climate activists Anna Bokström and Johanna Norrbo invited artists to interpret/visualize the activities and management of the swedish public pension funds. The participating artists are: Nina Bacos, Anna Bokström, Ann Engqvist, Sara Granér, Max Gustafsson, Ilona Huss Walin, John Huntington, Lena Ignestam, Babawale Obayanju and Ella Tillema.
The project is financed by the organization Both Ends and the association Fossilfria Pensioner who presently runs the campaign.
Welcome to the opening at Galleri 54, Friday 29th of October at 6pm to 9pm. Free soup will be served. At 6.30pm we will talk about the the public pension funds.
Foto: Johanna Hanno
Read more about the exhibition at Galleri 54