artists & participants
In an era defined by a significant interest in the past, subjects such as historiography, collective memory and the passing of time permeate contemporary artistic expression. The group exhibition Loss includes photography, installations, sculptures and video works by seventeen artists actively engaged in investigating these topics. The works on display follow three main lines of inquiry: works that constitute innovative alternatives to the Western world’s traditional concepts of monuments, works that comment on existing memorials, and works that, in a broader sense, refer to our memory processes.
Participating artists are: Lida Abdul, Christian Boltanski, Jon Brunberg, Matthew Buckingham, Ann Böttcher, Sophie Calle, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Regina José Galindo, Alejandra Lundén, Deimantas Narkevicius, Zoran Naskovski, Emily Prince, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Sissel Tolaas and Kara Walker. Jon Brunberg, Ann Böttcher, Alejandra Lundén, Emily Prince and Esther Shalev-Gerz are exhibiting new or significantly updated works. This is the first time that Regina José Galindo and Emily Prince exhibit in Sweden.
Curators: Elna Svenle and Marika Wachtmeister
The exhibition catalogue includes texts by Ph.D. Max Liljefors, Lund University, Professor Marita Sturken, New York University, Elna Svenle, Marika Wachtmeister, and the author Per Wästberg.
On September 26, 2008, the Wanås Foundation hosts a seminar on the aesthetics and interpretation of contemporary memorials. Participants: Ph.D. Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum, Max Liljefors, Marita Sturken, and James E. Young, Professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The seminar is open to the public. Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 5, 2008.
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WANÅS 2008: LOSS
Kuratoren: Elna Svenle, Marika Wachtmeister
mit Lida Abdul, Christian Boltanski, Jon Brunberg, Matthew Buckingham, Ann Böttcher, Sophie Calle, Mona Hatoum, Emily Jacir, Regina Jose Galindo, Alejandra Lunden, Deimantas Narkevicius, Zoran Naskovski, Emily Prince, Fernando Sanchez Castillo, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Sissel Tolaas, Kara Walker