Annica Karlsson Rixon
Monika Larsen Dennis
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
The exhibition shows work by a generation of artists emerging during the 1990s, who have received greater recognition outside Scandinavia than inside. They have even been described as the northern miracle. Thought I could organise freedom How Scandinavian of me BjÃ¶rk: The Hunter
Something has been happening in the North: artists have become a driving force behind a vital network of collectors, gallery owners, exhibition halls, museums, biennials and international art shows. How has this happenedNULL A stable society and full employment can no longer be taken for granted and a much closer eye is now being kept on the rest of Europe and the world. One crucial question arising in contemporary consciousness is to what extent individual freedom can be organised without compromising its natureNULL The artists have understood that art must be open to all sorts of influences if it is to survive.
Above all, art must be free. The exhibition contains work by more than 20 artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and has been structured around ideas about how contemporary art expresses social, existential and spiritual freedoms. Participating artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Miriam BÃ¤ckstrÃ¶m, Olafur Eliasson, Annika Eriksson, Maria Friberg, Mads Gamdrup, Jens Haaning, Maria Hedlund, Henrik HÃ¥kansson, Annica Karlsson Rixon, Joachim Koester, Jakob Kolding, Peter Land, Monika Larsen Dennis, Jouko Lehtola, Matts Leiderstam, Bjarne Melgaard, Esko MÃ¤nnikkÃ¶, Fanni Niemi-Junkola, Ola Pehrson, Tal R, Ann-Sofi SidÃ©n, Vibeke Tandberg, Gitte Villesen, Elin WikstrÃ¶m, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Knut Ã…sdam. Organising Freedom comprises an exhibition, a symposium, film and music programmes and an exhibition catalogue. Curator: David Elliott, Director of the Moderna Museet