February 2 – 4, 2018

The First International Open Art Festival

Exhibitions of art, graphics, and comics, as well as the “M2F” photography project and “Unspoken”, a display of the works of Chechen authors, will be open to visitors throughout the 3 days of the festival.

February 2 (Friday)

7 p.m. – Opening ceremony of the 2018 Open Art Festival

Greetings from the Festival’s guests and partners, workshop announcements, introduction of participants and a standing reception.

We have invited a few sketch artists to create drawings of the guests, which they can then take home as a keepsake.

10 p.m. – Close of the first day of the Festival

11 p.m. – After Party for the Festival’s closest friends

February 3 (Saturday)

12 p.m. – Start of the second day of the Festival

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Discovering the world through a camera lens”, a workshop by Swedish photographer Annica Karlsson Rixon

3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. “The spaces we create”, a performance by Doc Lounge festival organisers Maddie Edlund and Fina Sundqvist

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Screening of “Oriented”, a documentary directed by Jake Witzenfeld (86 min., Israel / UK, 2015)

9 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Online Q&A with film director Jake Witzenfeld

10 p.m. – Close of the second day of the Festival

February 4 (Sunday)

12 p.m. – Start of the third day of the Festival

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Get in touch with Art”, a workshop

Meet Ana Lok, the director of the “Canteen XYZ” creative space and organizer of the DOTYK / Touch festival of queer culture

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. “Queer cinema in the closed and open country of Sweden” from Oscar Eriksson and Melissa Lindgren, founders of the Queer Cinema International Film Festival

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. “A fresh look at the world”, a special screening of public service videos

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. “How important is it to be open and seen today?”, a discussion

A dialogue between the participants of the Open Art Festival, human rights activists and artists.

10 p.m. – Close of the Festival