Nordic and Baltic art in The Moderna Exhibition 2014 “Society Acts” at Moderna Museet

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Twice before, in 2006 and 2010, Moderna Museet’s inventory of Swedish contemporary art, the Moderna Exhibition, has been shown at the Museum in Stockholm.

In autumn 2014, the third edition of the Moderna Exhibition is presented at Moderna Museet Malmö. Unlike the two previous exhibitions, the selection has been widened geographically beyond Sweden, to include artists from a large part of the Baltic region.  The exhibition features 38 contemporary artists and artist groups from, or based in, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. A few historical elements will also be included. The widened geographical scope coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Baltic Exhibition in Malmö in 1914.

The title refers both to “acts” as in actions and to the verb to act. Several of the featured artists and works discuss or engage in performative practices where the distance between viewing and interacting is essential, and where issues of private and collective identities, political expressions and personal reflections are materialised. Language and migration, the boundary between private and public, and between fact and fiction, are other subjects that occur frequently in the exhibition.

A rich programme of performances, lectures and film screenings is planned in conjunction with the exhibition. All the featured artists will also be presented in an extensive catalogue.

Participating artists:

AaBbPp, Patrik Aarnivaara, Emanuel Almborg, Cezary Bodzianowski, Maja Borg, Eglė Budvytytė & Bart Groenendaal, Zenta Dzividzinska, Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, Joachim Hamou, Maj Hasager, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Laura Kaminskaitė, Tadeusz Kantor, Essi Kausalainen, Agnieszka Kurant, Anna Lundh, Henning Lundkvist, Maija Luutonen, Björn Lövin, J.O. Mallander, Jonas Mekas, Miks Mitrēvics & Kristīne Kursiša, Kristina Norman, Michala Paludan, Lea Porsager, Emily Roysdon, Imri Sandström, Algirdas Šeškus, Janek Simon, Ola Ståhl & Terje Östling, Mika Taanila, Anna-Stina Treumund & Marju Mutsu, Ola Vasiljeva, Visible Solutions LLC, Tris Vonna-Michell, Mette Winckelmann.

Curator: Andreas Nilsson

Co-curator: Maija Rudovska

Assistant curator: Julia Björnberg

The exhibition welcomes visitors from 20 September 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Changed and adjusted it will move to kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga in February.

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

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Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Patrik Aarnivaara, Impasse Scenario, 2014; Ocular Routine, 2014; Schizoid Picturesque, 2014;  Promenade Through Parc de la Vilette, 2013

Patrik Aarnivaara, Impasse Scenario, 2014; Ocular Routine, 2014; Schizoid Picturesque, 2014; Promenade Through Parc de la Vilette, 2013

Miks Mitrēvics and Kristine Kursiša, Let me google that for you #3, continuous project

Miks Mitrēvics and Kristine Kursiša, Let me google that for you #3, continuous project

Algirdas Šeškus, Shaman, 2012

Algirdas Šeškus, Shaman, 2012

Ugnius Gelguda ir Neringa Černiauskaitė, Last Time We Walked On a Frozen River, 2012

Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Černiauskaitė, Last Time We Walked On a Frozen River, 2012

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Essi Kausalainen, A B C, 2013

Essi Kausalainen, A B C, 2013

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

AaBbPp, Hoods, 2014

AaBbPp, Hoods, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Emily Roysdon, I am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen, 2012

Emily Roysdon, I am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen, 2012

Michala Paludan, The Mighty Indignation, 2014

Michala Paludan, The Mighty Indignation, 2014

Janek Simon, Janek was here, 2010; Ashes & Diamonds in Nollywood, 2014;

Janek Simon, Janek was here, 2010; Ashes & Diamonds in Nollywood, 2014;

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Laura Kaminskaitė, Walking in a Title, 2012

Laura Kaminskaitė, Walking in a Title, 2012

Ola Ståhl & Terje Östling, 23,500T, 2012

Ola Ståhl & Terje Östling, 23,500T, 2012

Lukasz Jastrubczak, Movement #4, 2011/2014; Golden Perspective, 2011; Golden Bar, 2014; Hologram, 2013

Lukasz Jastrubczak, Movement #4, 2011/2014; Golden Perspective, 2011; Golden Bar, 2014; Hologram, 2013

Lukasz Jastrubczak, Movement #4, 2011/2014; Golden Perspective, 2011; Golden Bar, 2014; Hologram, 2013

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Ola Vasiljeva, Jargot, 2014

Ola Vasiljeva, Jargot, 2014

Ola Vasiljeva, Jargot, 2014 (detail)

Ola Vasiljeva, Jargot, 2014 (detail)

Eglė Budvytytė and Bart Groenendaal, In the Absence of Miracles: the Twilight and the Loop, 2014

Eglė Budvytytė and Bart Groenendaal, In the Absence of Miracles: the Twilight and the Loop, 2014

Tris Vonna-Michell, Postscript IV (Berlin), 2014

Tris Vonna-Michell, Postscript IV (Berlin), 2014

Lea Porsager, Golden Insider – 81 Inflated Facets, 2014

Lea Porsager, Golden Insider – 81 Inflated Facets, 2014

Laura Kaminskaitė, Walking in a Title, 2012

Laura Kaminskaitė, Walking in a Title, 2012

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Society Acts – The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden, 2014

Mika Taanila, My Silence, 2013

Mika Taanila, My Silence, 2013

Lea Porsager, Golden Insider – 81 Inflated Facets, 2014

Lea Porsager, Golden Insider – 81 Inflated Facets, 2014

Photographs by Åsa Lundén/Moderna Museet

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November 6, 2014
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