sankta maria : stockholm : sweden

SanktaMariaStockholm has moved to Hornstull. Come and visit us there! (Pictures will come shortly. But it IS lovely! Trust me on that.)

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Sankta Maria aims to be a meeting point, but a somewhat different meeting point between art and people through thoughts, ideas and their realization. Here artists and other guests investigate the many aspects and possibilities of what it is that makes a house a home. How and when this happens. In a workshop, by making things and food together, in a talk, a discussion… And by living together, sharing the space and dealing with the everyday together.

Professional artists contribute to this ongoing investigation either by making an intervention, holding a workshop or hosting live-in guests with a curiousity for art. The live-in guests will contribute their presence and interest but also be welcome to donate their time and join in in that which makesthe things happen. There will also be events of other kinds; literary, musical, culinary…

All ment to enhance the spirit of sharing, of listening to and learning from eachother.

Our first event was a HomeParty with Gudrun Schyman which took place on april 26th. She came back on may 20th for a larger version, on the terrace. These events helped put F! in the European Parliament. Something we are incredibly proud of!!!

We aim to do more good-fun stuff soon. It will be posted here as soon as our plans are more concrete. But do mail us if you get impatient!

The first intervention and starting point/back drop for the investigation is the red colour of the living room. It is inspired by Swedish author August Strindberg’s novel The Red Room (Röda Rummet, 1879) and its main character who strives for freedom and truth, putting all else, inclusive monetary gain on a far lower level of importance. In this spirit this room is currently getting an installation/wall-painting where Modesty Blaise meets Barbie…läshörnaThe intention is that this contemporary, decidedly feminist Red Room of today will act as an inspiration and passionate meetingpoint for change and exchange; in and between people, art and society. With a strong focus on ethics and sustainability combined with good -vegetarian and vegan- food and lots of fun and laughter.

The apartment is ‘funkis’, the house was built ’39 and the interior is still very close to the original state. The apartment is in total 72 m2; it consists of 3 rooms, 1 bathroom, a separate toilet and a kitchen. All with lots of original detailing and large windows, all executed in high-quality natural materials; sandstone/oak parquet/ floors solid wooden doors, sandstone windowsills…balkong_sa maria_kvadrat_nära

A semi-round balcony and an open fireplace (plugged unfortunately) are other features.
The house also holds 2 communal terasses, one of which is on the rooftop and has an amazing view overlooking the whole city.

Since Sankta Maria wants to be sustainable and welcoming all furniture, cutlery and crockery is either second hand or self-made.

Welcome to St:a Maria!!!floorplan_St_Paul

To stay:

first and foremost; – you are always welcome!

How we accommodate you will however depend on the circumstances, who´s at home, if there is an artist in residence, if the full apARTment is available…
You can let me know how many you are and when you would like to visit. Or  you could tell me which arrangement you prefer and I will let you know when that is possible.

Do not hesitate to ask -if it can be done it will be done!

Looking forward to hear from you!

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