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"Organising Freedom - Nordic Art of the 90 s"
2000-02-14 until 2000-04-09
The exhibition shows work by a generation of artists emerging during
the 1990s, who have received greater recognition outside
Scandinavia than inside. They have even been described as the
Thought I could organise freedom
How Scandinavian of me
Björk: The Hunter
Something has been happening in the North: artists have become a
driving force behind a vital network of collectors, gallery owners,
exhibition halls, museums, biennials and international art shows.
How has this happenedNULL
A stable society and full employment can no longer be taken for
granted and a much closer eye is now being kept on the rest of
Europe and the world. One crucial question arising in contemporary
consciousness is to what extent individual freedom can be organised
without compromising its natureNULL The artists have understood that
art must be open to all sorts of influences if it is to survive. Above
all, art must be free.
The exhibition contains work by more than 20 artists from Denmark,
Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and has been structured
around ideas about how contemporary art expresses social,
existential and spiritual freedoms.
Participating artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Miriam Bäckström, Olafur
Eliasson, Annika Eriksson, Maria Friberg, Mads Gamdrup, Jens
Haaning, Maria Hedlund, Henrik Håkansson, Annica Karlsson Rixon,
Joachim Koester, Jakob Kolding, Peter Land, Monika Larsen Dennis,
Jouko Lehtola, Matts Leiderstam, Bjarne Melgaard, Esko Männikkö,
Fanni Niemi-Junkola, Ola Pehrson, Tal R, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Vibeke
Tandberg, Gitte Villesen, Elin Wikström, Carl Michael von Hausswolff
and Knut Åsdam.
Organising Freedom comprises an exhibition, a symposium, film and
music programmes and an exhibition catalogue.
Curator: David Elliott, Director of the Moderna Museet