Living in a Modern Society Exhibition

Kalmar Konstmuseum (Sweden) in collaboration with Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts present Living in a Modern Society exhibition.

The opening of the exhibition will be held on November 13, 2009 in the Kaliningrad State Art Gallery.

Living in a Modern Society is an presentation of young Swedish Contemporary Art.

The title of the exhibition is partly ironic and partly based on the actual socio-political conditions in Sweden.

The Swedish art scene has changed in a radical way since the early 90´s, when the processes of globalization also become an important part of the art world.

The selected artists in the exhibition have taken on a more global perspective from the start, they are travelling extensively, they are often educated outside of Sweden, and they have an international network. Today many of the most significant Swedish artists live in cities like Berlin, New York or Amsterdam.

The global approach amongst the Swedish artists will also mean that it will be harder and harder to try to give a more specific definition of «Swedish Contemporary Art». Artists are more active, wanting to be more independent, finding their own way, in the global art world, and not necessarily finding a position in Sweden.

Nevertheless, it is still possible that there are many things that link the selected artists together. 

Participants: J Tobias Andersson, Conny Blom, Alessandra Di Pisa, Åsa Elzén, Carl Johan Engberg, Klas Eriksson & John Hellberg, Oscar Guermouche, Karin Hasselberg, Jesper Nordahl, Anna Odell, Magnus Petersson, Daniel Segerberg 

Curator: Martin Schibli 

The exhibition will be exhibited till December 20, 2009. 

The project is realized with financially support by the Swedish Institute, IASPIS, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and the municipally of Kalmar (Sweden).  

10.11.2009





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