Revolve Performance Art Days
Focusing on the present moment the festival presents contemporary performance art by internationally acclaimed artists active in the intersection of visual and performing arts.
A Posthumous Journey into the Future
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. Curator: 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
Public commission for Uppsala municipality
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.
Slakthusateljéerna Open House
Participating in Slakthusateljéerna Open House with the performance reading and temporary installation There Was Art.
Art Viewing (Konstskådning)
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
Public commission for Vallentuna municipality
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.
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.
Nordic Panoramas, Landscape No. 3 at 37. Kasseler Dokfest
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.
Silent Spring / Tyst vår
Exhibition in the forests next to Kaknästornet, Stockholm, in effect of the restrictions of the Corona-pandemic.
Participating artists: Lars Arrhenius and Eric Ericsson, Anastasia Ax and Lars Siltberg, Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström, Sara Nielsen Bonde, Marie-Louise Ekman, August Eriksson, Fredrik Eriksson, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Ida Idaida, Mathias Johansson, Arijana Kajfes, My Lindh, Hanna Ljungh, Lars Kleen, Katja Pettersson, Patrik Qvist, Helene Schmitz, Ulrika Sparre, Emma Warg and Olav Westphalen.
Artist Talk at Konstnärshuset
Based on the exhibition Nordic Panoramas, Landscape No. 1-3, My Lindh, Victoria Brännström and Malin Zimm discuss notions of the Nordic landscape. A view in transformation, which behind the tranquil scenography contains questions of exploitation, movement and territorial claims. A conversation about body in relation to landscape and a state of not finding solid ground.
Welcome to a conversation between My Lindh, Victoria Brännström and Malin Zimm.
March 7, 2020, 12.30–1.30pm
Lilla galleriet, Konstnärshuset
My Lindh has been working on the ongoing Nordic panorama video series since 2014. Lindh’s work explores stories in the common, in the public space, the landscape and nature. The works ask us questions about one’s own position and room for manoeuvre in relation to time, place, history and ecosystems. Lindh’s works have previously been shown at the Moderna museet, Gothenburg Art Hall, Gallery Sister, Iaspis, Färgfabriken, Kunstverein Munich, The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Finnish Institute in Paris among other places. She has finalised several public commissions and is represented on the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Art, Västerås Art Museum and others. In addition to the ongoing solo show at Konstnärshuset, her work is currently presented in a solo show at the Ebeling Museum in Eskilstuna and in a group show at the Västerås Art Museum.
Victoria Brännström is an artist, art educator, building conservator and forest owner in Västerbotten inland and has Sami roots. Her work takes place in collaboration and dialogue, often in relation to a traditional female craft tradition. Brännström is part of Fiber Art Sweden and in 2016 she took the initiative for the project Möta Nöta Stöta / Råka Ömsa Speja (2016-17), where a forestry caravan constitutes a mobile art space. Five artists traveled around the inland and mountain regions of Västerbotten and created artistic and cultural encounters with residents, newly arrived and traveling people. Brännström was the 2008 Iaspis studio fellow in Stockholm and her work has been shown at the Alma Löv Art Biennale, Grieghallen in Bergen, the Liverpool Biennale, Västerås Art Hall and Fylkingen.
Malin Zimm is a Phd architect, writer, curator and editor-in-chief of the journal Architecture. She has previously worked as a world analyst at White Architects, as an expert in architecture at ArkDes, and as editor-in-chief of the architectural magazine Rum. In her dissertation Losing the Plot – Architecture and Narrativity in Fin-de-Siècle Media Cultures (2005), she examines pre-digital virtual architecture in late 19th century culture. Together with Mattias Bäcklin, she runs Zimm Hall, a nomadic exhibition space for art and architecture.