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Newsletter september 2014


"Artist in Residence 2014"

Andreas R Andersson is the Swedish Västra Götaland scholarhip holder of 2014, he will work at TCG Nordica guest studio from June 1 to the end of August in 2014.
In collaboration with Västra Götaland (VG), TCG Nordica has been running an Artist in Residence program since 2002.

About the artist


"Visit 14"

25 artists from China, Sweden, Norway and England creates site specific installations in a forrest, a village from the 18th century, a railwaystation from 1874 and in a unique green house from the modernistic era. The new meets old tradition. Chinese ink painting meets photography and contemporary art. Weaving technique and ceramics from Småland meets modern design. Contemporary art resides in the middle of the tourist tracks of Astrid Lindgren's home country and the theme is our future. With focus on sustainability we face the challenge of the problems of our time that can not be solved with economic growth. 

About "Visit 14"


"Sino-Scandinavian Piano Camp 2014"

August 9th-19th a group of pianostudents and their parents will arrive in Scandinavia to take part in a piano camp. The camp will include classical music, jazz, composition, piano ensemble, interpretation, Music Mind Games, Eurhythmics, creativity within the family and lots of fun and games.

About the pianocamp


Hu Jun in Scandinavia

Hu Jun, Yunnan artist from China stayed as an artist in residence in the Nordic Water Colour Museum’s studio from 10 Feb – 30 April, 2014.

About Hu Jun


"Art is Easy"

In March 2014 TCG Nordica presented the exhibition Art is easy made by the Norwegian artists Anne Rolfsen and Hilmar Fredriksen. Art is easy consists of a variety of different objects, installations, video animation, paintings, performances, etc. that all have that in common that they deal with geometry and the fascination of mysticism.

About the artists


Oscar Furbacken as artist in residence in Kunming

Swedish Artist Oscar Furbacken will come to TCG Nordica work as residence artist from June 1 to July 9, 2013.

About Oscar Furbacken


Swedish writer Pernilla stalfelt creates together with children at TCG Nordica

The famous author of children's books, Pernilla Stalfelt, visited TCG Nordica for a workshop on creating stories together with children 

About Pernilla Stalfelt


"Too much"

Philip Carlsson Solo exhibiton

About "Too much"


"Sacred fools"

Swedish artist Josef Mellergård solo exhibition.

About "Sacred Fools"



Textile exhibition and workshop with artists Gun Johansson, britta Marakatt-Labba, Agneta Andersson, Victoria Andersson

About "Views"


"City Life" – Ollerup Dance in China 2012

16 dance students with teachers from Ollerup in Denmark visited TCG Nordica, Yunnan, in August 2012 and danced with Chinese counterparts.


”The Wind Blows” Scandinavia Summer Tour 2012

A group of young Chinese professional artists from TCG Nordica, Kunming (China) bring dance and music concert ”The Wind Blows” to Denmark, Norway and Sweden, June/July 2012.


Midsummer 2012 at Hyllie Park

Midsummer Eve, Friday June 22

15:00 Traditional Swedish dance ”runt midsommarstången”

15:30 Picnic. Bring your own picnic-basket.

16:30-18:00 Chinese music and dance performance ”the Wind Blows” + song by Tony & Cheri Huffer from Florida, USA.

After 18:00 you are welcome to stay on for BBQ and chatting.


NordicEyes 2011 from Madeleine Aleman on Vimeo.

Nordic Eyes - VRG High School Students at TCG Nordica

A śtudent group from the well-known swedish Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium (VRG High School) visited TCG Nordica during the winter holiday 2011-2012 under the leadership of artist Madelene Aleman.

The project ended with a student dance performance and art exhibition Thursday 12 January 2012.


AiR: Lou Nick in Sweden

Lou Nick (Li Feng), Beijing, works as an Artist in Residence in the Nordic Water Colour Museum’s studio from 1 Feb – 30 April, 2012.

The West Götaland Region Scholarship to invite a Chinese artist to the Nordic Water Colour Museum outside Göteborg, Sweden, has in 2012 been given to Lou Nick. He will stay in Sweden from 1 February to 30 April, 2012.


Yangshao Culture 90 Years Anniversary

November 2011. Artists and musicians from ArtsNordica network participated at the 90 Years Celebration of the Yangshao Culture discovery in Henan province, China.


Vietnamese Music Week 2011

Vietnamese ensemble Soui Tranh visited TCG Nordica in September 2011 to perform and to meet Scandinavian and Chinese counterparts.

TCG Nordica and Helena Berggren invited Vietnamese musician Nguyen Than Thuy and her ensemble Soui Tranh to come to Kunming and perform already in the spring of 2010. After much work and planning, the Vietnamese Music Week was carried through in september 2011. Concerts, workshops and music exchange between the Soui Tranh group and Chinese musicians as well as with Scandinavian musicians Helena and Martin Berggren were all important parts of the program during September 16-24.


China Today Arts Week 2011

Sep 26 – Oct 2, Malmö, Sweden. Welcome to enjoy spectacular Chinese performances of music, dance, theatre, cinema and lectures!


Tranströmer 80 year’s birthday celebration at TCG Nordica

April 16th, 2011, TCG Nordica in Kunming, China, held a Poetry Evening to celebrate Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer’s 80th birthday.

Tomas Tranströmer has been honored as leading the trend of poetry in recent history and his works have been translated into over eighty languages. 1999, when Anna Mellergård, one of the founders of TCG Nordica and a poet herself, proposed to name a soon to be established cultural center located in Kunming after him, the poet happily approved. In the spring of 2001, he visited T Café Gallery, the predecessor of TCG Nordica.
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