A group show based on the encounter between text and image.
Text is something that has long been present in the history of visual art, in many forms and artistic techniques. The exhibition chooses to focus on works that by their artistic method open up a fruitful uncertainty or ambiguity, works that force us to read them simultaneously through different languages or with a double gaze. The exhibition will include works by artists working in different directions and artistic practices and will follow some different threads through this vast field.
Participating artists: Karl Holmqvist, Linnea Lindberg, My Lindh, Lotta Lotass, Duane Michals, Lina Nordenström, Carl-Erik Ström, Lisa Tan och Peter Thörneby
Curated by Helena Holmberg and Erik Sandberg
A site-specific group show with artists in conversation with the lyrical poetry of Gustaf Fröding.
Participating artists: Sara Nielsen Bonde (DK), Juanma González (ES), Margaretha Jansson (SE), Robert Johansson (NO/SE), Jan Matsson (SE), My Lindh (SE), and the artist group OTALT (SE).
A co-organization between Konstfrämjandet Värmland, Värmland Municipality and Alster Manor. With support from OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Curated by Gabriella Menerwa Kaasinen, Janove Ekstedt and Miriam Kaukosalo
Focusing on the present moment the festival presents contemporary performance art by internationally acclaimed artists active in the intersection of visual and performing arts.
Participating artists: Eglė Budvytytė (NL/LT) Jafar The Superstar (SE) Gustaf Broms (SE) Kristin Nango (NO) My Lindh (SE) Norberto Llopis Segarra (ES) Paz Rojo (ES) Sepideh Khodarahmi (SE) Cecilia Germain (SE)
Curated by Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, Kajsa Wadhia and Tove Salmgren
The international group show A Posthumous Journey into the Future explores fiction and modes of speculative writing and storytelling in contemporary art as a method to create emotional and intellectual understanding of the cultural and planetarian crisis we are in, due to climate change.
What can we learn from a romantic and subjective experience of relating to the world, by sensing and imagining? Can a time-leap, neglecting the industrialization produce a framework for alternative ways of living and thoughts? The “Posthumous Journey” can also be understood as a questioning of the anthropocentric point of view, where acknowledging agency in nature also gives space for new imaginaries, opposed to colonial and other hegemonic structures.
Participating artists: Imani Jacqueline Brown, Alma Heikkilä, Johannes Heldén, My Lindh, Mónica de Miranda, Håkan Jonson, Signe Johannessen and Eglė Budvytytė.
Curated by Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson
Inauguration of the piece Time Circuit for Radiotorget in Gothenburg.
The work consists of two heated bronze seat marks set into the staircase facing Radiotorget, and a sculpture with solar cells that heats the seat marks. The seat marks were left by two residents of Radiotorget: a 95-year-old who has lived there since it was built in the 1950s, and a 10-year-old child who had just moved into one of the houses built on the square when the artwork was created. If you sit on a mark, you can be warmed by it and become part of a circuit through time and space, through the energy of the sun as well as those who left their mark.
Art Consultant: Marie Holmgren. Commissioner: Göteborg Konst
My Lindh has received a public commission by Uppsala municipality.
Lindh will work with the site specific piece Tremors in Space-time for the square of Södra Gunsta in Uppsala. Inauguration 2025. Art consultant: Åsa-Viktoria Wihlborg for Art Platform
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. Commissioner: Gävle municipality/Gävle konstcentrum.
Performance reading and temporary installation There Was Art, in connection to the Slakthusateljéerna Open House 2022.
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 at Södra Gunsta Square, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The short video Nordic Panoramas, Landscape No. 3 is officially selected for the film festival 37. Kasseler Dokfest 2020.
Outdoor video group exhibition.
Curator: Jakob Anckarsvärd. Participating artists: Jakob Anckarsvärd, Malin Arnedotter Bengtsson, Hans-Hannah & Sara Bo, Bengt Carling, Rebecca Digby, Karin Domeij, Jessica Faiss, Helena Johard, Wolfgang Lehmann, Izabel Lïnd Färnstrand, Ann Frössén, My Lindh, James Ramsay, Anna-Karin Rasmusson, Anthony Schrag, Sigga Björg Sigurdardottir, Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Alexandra Spaulding, Harald Turek, Tora Wallander.