Berör mig – six contemporary artists in exhibition about the art innermost core

By on April 11, 2019
Operation Sunken Sea, Heba Y Amin

For the first time is artist Heba Y Amin’s Operation Sunken Sea shown in Stockholm, which raises questions about patriarchal structures and colonial constructions around the Mediterranean. The works are shown in the group exhibition Berör mig, a collaboration between Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and CFF, Center for Photography that has a vernissage during the Culture Night on April 27th.

– In the exhibition we show works from some of the most exciting artists of the time, which are about the political and personal dimension of being affected. The exhibition explores touch in different ways, both physically, mentally, emotionally and aesthetically. With the exhibition we want to remind you of the art and the core of culture – to be touched. What does it mean, how does it feel? says Maria Patomella, executive producer for Art, Design and Fashion at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern.

For the first time is the artist Heba Y Amin’s work shown in Stockholm, Operation Sunken Sea, was featured in Berlin’s 2018 Biennial and was rewritten as one of the most interesting works of the biennial according to the magazine Artnet. Heba Y Amin is an Egyptian artist who has attracted a lot of international attention, including a critical graffiti painting in the Homeland TV series. The exhibition also includes Snövit Hedstierna, Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Aida Chehrehgosha, Kent Klich and Lovisa Ringborg.

While the Kulturhuset Stadsteatern is moving out, the exhibition is produced in collaboration with CFF-Centrum för Fotografi at Kulturhuset Kapsylen. Two activities that together can promote a discussion on the role and function of culture in society, in historical perspective and in our time. Five curators from CFF and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern have jointly made the selection for the exhibition.

Photography in the broad sense raises and conveys emotions. Does the viewer create a different image than the artist experienced at the film or photo opportunity? Kulturhuset Stadsteatern and the Center for Photography, among other things, are investigating this together with the visitors, says Pelle Kronestedt, operations manager at the Center for Photography.

Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in collaboration with the Center for Photography
April 27 – June 16, 2019

Saturday April 27 at 18-24
Center for photography, Tjärhovsgatan 44, 1 tr
Free admission
The Vernissage is part of the Culture Night 2019.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Södermalm