Way back in the summer of '95
the first steps to establish an independent and
artist run space in Malmö, Sweden was shaped. One year later the
born and the first exhibition saw daylight in January 1997.
This year 2005, the
idea of The Pineapple celebrates its 10 years anniversary.
The driving force in 1995 was the lack of a dynamic and pluralistic
The vision is still to explore a continuous and ever changable
open city space
free from commercial interests focusing on the social
aspects of art and its
production in relation to the society. Since
the beginning a great number of
spaces, both physical and virtual,
have been developed and explored.
The structures of The Pineapple platform is based on communication,
working and joint operations in an international and domestic context
stimulate a creative flow.
Our established method of work is based on closeness, an open-minded atti-
tude and a flexibility to the art scene and its producers and consumers
ages. Process is important to give strength to art 'on the go'
and to juxtapose,
to link and to unite contemporary art in development
within the frame of an
extended meeting place framing non-profit research
and cultural studies.
The platform is both a co-operative link between the members of The
apple as well as an environmental co-op tool to fertilize exchanges
political and social values.
In the year of 2000 Sparwasser HQ in Berlin was founded in collaboration
artist Lise Nellemann from Denmark. It was the first art space in Berlin
Scandinavian profile. It is still run by Lise Nellemann. www.sparwasserhq.de.
Since the beginning in March 2002, we are co-owners of the gallery
ID:I in Stockholm. Our first show in 2002 presented a collaboration
students from the Malmö Art Academy, a 10 point course entitled
exhibition space as a tool for artistic practice'. www.idigalleri.org.
After touring UK and Germany our mobile philosophy led naturally in
take off into the dub of spacelessness. We launched our CD-ROM
Spaceless and could simultaneously pop up inside PC's
worldwide. The content
of the first issue has an open span and attitude...
programming to art which is both familiar and complex in its
as The Pineapple itself.
In August 2004 The Pineapple was reshaped from artists Bjørn
Torbjörn Limé into a non-profit association.
The crew consists now of Magnus
Denker (photographer), Torbjörn
Limé (artist), Lena Mattsson(artist), Cecilia
and Annika Wiström (curator).
Since then The Pineapple is back on the physical track again with the
environmental project entitled Videobar. Read more under the tab Videobar!
Malplaquetstrasse, Berlin - Wedding, 22nd July 2005
Collaboration between Torbjörn
Limé and Bjørn Wangen 2005
within the framework of The
Pineapple. Tanzmachine will be
shown at Galleri ID:I in Stock-
holm, opening 27th of August.
(Tjärhovsgatan 19, Stockholm)