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<SPAN class=pie>Matilda Kästel, <EM>Watcher</EM>, 2013. </SPAN>
Matilda Kästel, Watcher, 2013.
Embodied: Ongoing craft at the fringe
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN  •  Nationalmuseum Design  •  2 September 2016 - 15 January 2017

This autumn, Nationalmuseum Design presents Embodied, an exhibition of works that challenge the conventional notion of craft. The exhibiting artists share an interest in the corporeal, often related to social issues such as identity, body image, objectification, and power structures. These works exist at the interface of outer and inner, of skin and organs.

This autumn’s exhibition at Nationalmuseum Design straddles the border between art and craft, challenging conventional ideas of what constitutes fine craft. The 12 participating artists have a common interest in the human body and the corporeal. The exhibition includes works that embrace the latest interactive, innovative lighting technology that has to be activated by physical touch. Other works are inspired by biohacking and highlight the idea of transhumanism, of the person and the body as an ongoing process in which the person can evolve and change through technology.

The exhibition interacts with visitors in a playful way. The mighty organ speaks to us through pipes shaped like the human throat and plays according to where we place our feet. Other works highlight contemporary issues that touch a nerve: How women perceive being objectified, and feminist resistance strategies. How mental pain is shaped into physical objects that express frustration and trapped emotions. How cancer treatment gives rise to touching works. These are works at the interface of outer and inner, of skin and organs.

Participating artists: Ammy Olofsson, Annika Liljedahl, Christian-Pontus Andersson, Daniela Hedman, Emma Linde, Jens Peterson-Berger and Olov Ylinenpää, Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson, Malin Bobeck, Matilda Kästel, Märit Runsten, Per B. Sundberg

Nationalmuseum Design Website

Contact: Nationalmuseum Design 
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Sergels torg

Tel: (46) 8-5195 43 00

Santiago Mostyn: <EM>Delay, </EM>2014© Courtesy of the artist and SW
Santiago Mostyn: Delay, 2014
© Courtesy of the artist and SW
The New Human
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN  •  Moderna Museet  •  21 May 2016 - 5 March 2017
The New Human is a video-based exhibition project that artistically explores our current condition as humans, while also presenting imagined scenarios of our future. The project’s first chapter, titled You and I in Global Wonderland, addresses pressing issues of our time relating to migration, alienation, and political and religious extremism, including the rise of nationalist and neo-fascist movements in Sweden and Europe.

All works presented in The New Human have been produced since the year 2000, the turn of the millennium, and span from seminal contemporary classics to very recent productions. At Moderna Museet Malmö, The New Human is presented in two chapters, each with a different focus and subtitle: You and I in Global Wonderland in 2015 and Knock, Knock, Is Anyone Home? in 2016.

Moderna Museet Website

Contact: Moderna Museet
Tel: 46 8 5202 3500

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