artists & participants
Bonniers Konsthall continues to check out the Swedish contemporary art scene. Every year we present a group exhibition that provides an insight into what preoccupies the young artists of today. In 2010 the focus is on Swedish artists that live and work abroad. The selection method raises questions about where Swedish artists choose to study and work. Is the artistic expression influenced by the local context? Is the geographic dislocation significant, or has the boundary between the Swedish and the international art scenes been dissolved once and for all?
In the exhibition Runaway Train, curator Camilla Larsson continues to explore current trends in contemporary art. This time she has enlisted the assistance of Tone Hansen, Josefine Wikström, Ana-Maria Hadji-Culea and Krist Gruijthuijsen – all young curators working in Europe.
Eleven young artist based in different countries participate in Runaway Train. The common link between the artists in the exhibition is a belief in the mutability of identity. In their works they conjure up unexpected notions, and longings for other ways of being.
Participating artists: Emanuel Almborg, Nina Canell, Karin Hasselberg, Carl Johan Högberg, Malin Lennström-Örtwall, Jenny Lindblom, Magnus Monfeldt, Jonas Ohlsson, Emily Sundblad, Niklas Tafra and Charlotte Wandt.
The exhibition is part of Bonniers Konsthall’s commitment to young Swedish contemporary art, which springs from the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation’s tradition of supporting young visual artists and artistic work. The Foundation, which is the basis of Bonniers Konsthall, has awarded grants to young Swedish artists every year since 1985. Since the year 2007 we present a group exhibition, which provides an insight into what preoccupies the young artists of today. The first year Bonniers Konsthall scanned the Swedish art academies and discovered the return of romanticism. In 2008, Bonniers Konsthall invited its friends to present their favourites on the young Swedish art scene as a way of exploring contemporary networking. And in 2009, the connection between emerging contemporary artists and the Swedish artworld of the early 1980s was revealed in the Rummaging exhibition.
eleven young Swedish artists
Kurator: Camilla Larsson
Künstler: Emanuel Almborg, Nina Canell, Karin Hasselberg, Carl Johan Högberg, Malin Lennström-Örtwall, Jenny Lindblom, Magnus Monfeldt, Jonas Ohlsson, Emily Sundblad, Niklas Tafra, Charlotte Wandt