Inauguration of the public commission Growing futures for Tallbacken’s school in Gävle.
The work came about through a collaboration between My Lindh and fourth and fifth graders in Tallbacken’s school. The work consists of annual rings in bronze that spread out over the school’s entrance floor. The annual rings contain sentences with the children’s thoughts about time and the future. In the middle of the floor is a bronze plate, made after the largest pine that grew on the site before the new school was built. When My counted the annual rings, she concluded that the tree must have been growing on the site since around 1830. When the children now enter their new school building, they are literally stepping into their history, their present and their future.
Curator: Björn Norberg. Commissionner: Gävle municipality/Gävle konstcentrum.
An exhibition with site specific works in the bird watching area of Hammarskog
Six works made in relation to the site and to the concept of watching through binoculars. Participating artists: Anna Einarsson, Anna-Karin Brus, Jessica Faiss, Leo Correia de Verdier, My Lindh and Sofie Proos. Curators: Anna Einarsson and Jessica Faiss
My Lindh has received a public commission by Vallentuna municipality and Konstnärscentrum öst.
Lindh will work with the site specific piece How far does a pine tree reach? in the forest of Kristineberg. The work consists in two parts that will both be sandblasted into stone and concrete. The work has been preceded by a one-year investigative and performative process, in collaboration with residents in Vallentuna. Inauguration 2027-28.
My Lindh is invited to make proposal for a public commission in Södra Gunsta, Uppsala. Commissioners are Uppsala municipality and Art Platform will work as art consultants in the project.
An exhibition about My Lindh’s ongoing investigation of Kristinebergsskogen in Vallentuna.
One of the older pines that grows in the forest plays a central role in My’s work. Among other things, My, together with children from class 5b in Hagaskolan, approached the pine by testing the extent of their own bodies in relation to the pine. What happens in the meeting between the forest and the human, how much time and place does a human take and how far does a pine tree reach?
Release for the re: re Art Podcast where Alvaro Campo and My Lindh enter into a dialogue with artists, curators and actors in the art field on sustainability in the arts.
In the first episode, we listen to the Finnish-based curator Taru Elfving in a conversation about artists’ mobility historically, in the present and in the future. The internationalization of the art world is based on the idea of the nomadic artist, who can travel around the world and be inspired, without roots or commitments (ref. Miwon Kwon: One place after another. 1997). A measure of success has been the degree of mobility through participation in fairs, biennials, conferences and residences. But in practice, very few artists can participate. We examine the origins of these ideas and how alternatives can be established.
Episode length: 58 min
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An exhibition with site specific works in the hospital park of Ulleråker.
Ten artists has been invited to work with the history, the present and the future of Uppsala Hospital. Uppsala hospital was part of the former Ulleråker psychiatric hospital. The building was completed in 1885. The area of Ulleråker was a locked, “gated community”, and many of the patients helped with gardening, the growing of crops, laundry and brewing. Many of the nurses, doctors and helpers lived within the gates with the patients.
Participating artists: Muhammad Ali, My Lindh, Jonas Nobel, Eric Magassa, Olof Marsja, Fatima Moallim, Alex Rosa, Chun Lee Wang Gurt, Yemisi Wilson and Ruben Wätte. The exhibition is arranged by Konstfrämjandet Uppland. Curator: Johanna Uddén, co-curator: Martina MacQueen.
My Lindh is invited to carry out a process based art work in the forest of Kristineberg in Vallentuna during 2021-22.
The process will involve performative, participatory and experimental methods and will focus on sustainability and the relationship between the forest and the human. The work will result in a solo exhibition in Vallentuna konstkub in 2022 and a proposal for a permanent art piece in the forest of Kristineberg.