Proposal for Uppsala municipality
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.
How far does a pine tree reach?
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?
re:re Art Podcast
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
Horizon of the Hospital
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.
Process work in the forest of Kristineberg, Vallentuna
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.
Public commission for Stockholm konst
My Lindh has received a public commission by Stockholm konst for Drevviken in Farsta, Stockholm. She will work with the site specific piece Embraced Elements. Inauguration 2024.
Public commission for Gävle municipality
My Lindh has received a public commission by Gävle municipality for the school Tallbackens skola in Gävle. She will work with the site specific and participatory piece Growing Futures. Inauguration 2022.
Conceptions of Nature
The exhibition Conceptions of Nature follows the Western world’s view of nature through art from the beginning of the 19th century until today.
During this time, some of the biggest technological and societal changes in the history of the Western world are taking place, resulting in a large shift from land to city and from the use of the land to work in factories. In the modern city as a culture-bearing environment, a new interest is emerging for nature depictions in text, music and painting. An entry to the works shown in the exhibition is that man’s discovery of nature occurs only when she is no longer an obvious part of it. Historian Peter Englund writes in The Landscape of the Past: ”It is only when man is different from nature that she can discover it, embrace it and turn it into poetry.” Today, when we have long mastered nature, art questions the separation from it instead. Perhaps the modern man must completely change his or her view of nature as a resource and again be in a closer relationship with nature?
The exhibition shows a number of landscape paintings from 1800-1900, the majority of which are in the Västerås Art Museum’s collection. Here are paintings by C J Fahlcrantz, Marcus Larsson, Arvid Mauritz Lindström and Bruno Liljefors. In dialogue with classical painting, contemporary works of art are displayed by artists who all work with different approaches to nature and the concept of nature.
Participants include Björn Larsson, IC-98, My Lindh, Patrik Karlström, Ingela Ihrman, Richard Johansson, Rebecca Farrensteiner and Stefan Klys, Nayab Ikram and Sara-Vide Ericson.
Inauguration January 25 at 2pm.
Mikael Ahlund, art historian and museum director Gustavianum, Uppsala opens the exhibition.
The exhibition was created in good collaboration with Art Lab Gnesta, Uppsala Art Museum, Gothenburg Art Museum, Gustavianum; Uppsala and private lenders. Thanks to Nordic Culture Contact.
As part of Conceptions of Nature, art historian Mikael Ahlund and journalist and author Therese Uddenfeldt have written personal reflections on the art and view of nature – from a historical and contemporary perspective.