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press release

Birth and death, blooming and withering, attraction and repulsion play against one another in Saara Ekström's provocative aesthetics. She combines contrasting phenomena in unexpected, unsettling ways and questions culturally bound notions of what objects and materials symbolise.

Saara Ekström primarily works with photography and video, but also with sculpture and drawing in her complex, suggestive installations. This exhibition presents some of the artist's latest works. The title, Alchemy, refers to a process in which symbolic values are refined and modified.

Saara Ekström (b. 1965, Finland) has exhibited in Finland, the USA, Japan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. Alchemy is her first solo exhibition in Sweden. The exhibition is curated in collaboration with Laura Köönikkä, Finnish Art Agency.