Local | The body in focus at the National Museum Design

By on June 29, 2016
This autumn, Nationalmuseum Design exhibition Embodied in works that challenge the traditional view of art and crafts. Common to the artists is an interest in the body, often related to social issues such as identity, body fixation, objectification and power structures. The works are moving in the boundary between the outer and the inner, skin and organs.
Autumn exhibition at the National Museum of Design moves in the borderland between art and crafts and challenge the traditional view of what the arts can be. Common to the twelve participating artists is the interest in the body and the physical. There are works that embrace the latest in interactive, innovative lighting technology that requires our bodies touch to operate. There are also works inspired by biohackare lifting trans humanism idea of man and the body as an ongoing process in which technology can develop and change man.
In the exhibition there is also a playfulness and interaction with the visitors. The mighty organ speaks to us through pipes shaped like human throats and play according to how we put our feet. Other works raises questions rub in our time. About how women experience being objectified and feminist strategies that resistance. How mental pain embodied in physical objects that express frustration and trapped emotions. How cancer treatment gives rise to works that concern. It works at the interface between the outer and the inner, skin and organs.
The artists range in time from Annika Liljedahl, who was at the College in the 1960s to Ammy Olofsson who went out from there in May and Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson, who now runs the master’s program at HDK in Gothenburg.
Participating artists
Ammy Olofsson
Annika Liljedahl
Christian-Pontus Andersson
Daniela Hedman
Emma Linde
Jens Peterson-Berger och Olov Ylinenpää
Maja Michaelsdotter Eriksson
Malin Bobeck
Matilda Kästel
Märit Runsten
Per B Sundberg
The exhibition Embodied. Ongoing artcraft in the borderland displayed at the National Museum of Design Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm from September 2, 2016 to January 15, 2017.
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