About
Mourning School is an artistic study program on the notion of being in grief as the stuff of our everyday, initiated by Lucie Gottlieb and Rosa Paardenkooper.

Contact
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About Mourning School
Mourning School is an artistic study program on the notion of being in grief as the stuff of our everyday, initiated by Lucie Gottlieb and Rosa Paardenkooper. In a series of exhibitions, public programming and publications, we imagine new ways of collective mourning to give name to, and make space for the feelings that come with death, dying, loss and mourning. The vulnerability of life, threatened by climate crisis, the global COVID-19 pandemic, political, social and economic violence, inequity and precarity, loneliness and isolation, makes the proximity to death and loss more tangible. Central to Mourning School lies the question: who gets to live and die, who is remembered and who is deemed ungrievable? In response, Mourning School proposes queerness, in its most expansive form, as a method and framework to subvert and unsettle Western understanding and norms of death and mourning - as an individual problem or medical diagnosis - and the stigma that surrounds them.

About us
Lucie Gottlieb (b. 1991, Paris, she/her) is an independent curator, heartfelt cultural worker and stained-glass artist. She is the co-founder of Galleri Nef in Stockholm, and works for Supermarket Art Fair. Her interests and practice explore, through radical empathy, a range of affective notions including death, cultural heritage, public feelings, and ritualism.

Rosa Paardenkooper (b. 1993, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, they/them) works as an independent curator, translator and editor. In their practice they explore public feelings through collaborative translation, digital accessibility, mental health awareness, and critical pedagogy. Rosa previously worked as curator of language & dissemination at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons.

Primary venue
Galleri Nef is a studio and exhibition space located in Bagarmossen, Stockholm (se). Initiated by Lucie Gottlieb and Tomas Sjögren in 2020, it was founded with the objective of giving shape to diverse practices and providing an accessible diffusion platform to emerging artists. Nef houses 6 studio spaces and a gallery. 

Accessibility

Galleri Nef is not wheelchair accessible. The entrance door is 80cm-wide and is followed by two 15cm-high steps.


Galleri Nef
Rusthållarvägen 95
12843 Bagarmossen

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Mourning School is made possible with financial support from Kulturrådet, The Nordic Cultural Foundation through the Globus Opstart Grant. With project support from Stockholm Stad and Stichting Stimuleringsfonds Rouw.