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Sweden in the UN – Art and Dialogue in the Global Sphere

2013-11-15 - 2014-06-01

During this year, the inauguration of the textile work Dialogos took place, in one of the most renowned rooms of the United Nations: The Sven Markelius ECOSOC room. Ann Edholm received the assignment which was realized by HV Studio, following a competition with four Swedish artists. The exhibition presents sketches and models to Edholm´s project, along with the competitive proposals of Jonas Dahlberg, Charlotte Gyllenhammar and Clay Ketter. In additon, the exhibition displays the historical material pertaining to the original curtain, designed by the Swedish artist Marianne Richter and executed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB.

Work in Process – Per Wizén and the Disruptive Force of Collage

2013-12-15 - 2014-06-01

At first glance Per Wizén’s works appear to be paintings or photographs of paintings, although his creations are much more intricate than the first encounter suggests. Wizéns extensive work process begins with a collage of thousands of small fragments. The pieces consist of reproductions from high quality art books, which are cut out by hand and then put together with extreme care to form new images based partly on the original, but with a significant shifting of both form and content. Subsequently, the collage is photographed in order to produce the finished work.

Per Wizén, b. 1966, resides and works in Malmö and was bestowed in 2008 with Barbro & Holger Bäckström’s Art Scholarship. He has been represented in numerous exhibitions across the globe and his works are found in several collections. The exhibition at Skissernas Museum, will be the first time Wizén´s series of collages are shown together with the final work. It will also present Wizén’s collages for his new series of work Subterranean.

Stan VanDerBeek – The Expanded Cinema

2013-12-15 – 2014-06-01

Stan VanDerBeek (1927–1984) is legendary in the history of experimental film. He was one of the first to explore the artistic possibilities offered by new technology in the 1950s and 60s. During this period VanDerBeek created many so called collage films, such as Science Friction (1959), which combined images from different sources into a new whole. These films have many traits in common with both surrealist and dada collages. At the same time VanDerBeek’s work is more radical and often displays an undertone of political and social satire.