August 24. September 21. 2002
Johanna Karlin (Stockholm/Berlin),
Katrin von Maltzahn (Berlin), Ebba Matz (Stockholm),
Mija Renström (Göteborg), Elisabeth Westerlund (Stockholm)
Press photo: Collage of the
participating artists, August 2002
HIGH RESOLUTION PRESS PHOTO
"structures" develops from a network of working relationships between artists from Berlin, Gothenburg, and Stockholm. The exhibition focuses on junctions in this network, and on the emergence of new networks through the interactive process. Each artist deals in a unique manner with organic, communicative, and social structures.
Johanna Karlin is preoccupied with the sensual recognition of architectural structures and their social implications. Katrin von Maltzahn works with information and communication constructions. Ebba Matz deals with psychological systems for deconstructing feminine/masculine gender roles.
Mija Renström conveys the cultural subconscious, creating scribbled objects using a crochet needle instead of a pen.
Elisabeth Westerlund builds installations, in which the relationship between detail and larger whole is turned upside down, implying a potentially endless network of growing organic structures.
In this exhibition, structures are subject to dynamic processes, both uncontrollable and constructive. Individual artworks interfere with one another. On the one hand, formal and physical overlap blurs the distinctiveness of each individual piece. On the other hand, although the viewer becomes conscious of the differences between the works, this diversity reveals new meanings and, paradoxically, forms new chains of association between the artworks.
The exhibition is supported by IASPIS, International Artists' Studio Program, Sweden