8.1.–6.2.2022

Hillbom et all / I want to belong to the living

I want to belong to the living indicates a wish to bring to life fragments adapted from the past.

I want to belong to the living indicates a wish to bring to life fragments adapted from the past. Canalized and altered, they become animated shreds of something vaguely familiar. The title refers to the body’s yearning for eternality. A fantasy about sculptures who long to be touched. Like John Berger is looking for the living in Greek sculptures.

We share an urgency to make possible a tactile re-reading of the past, where the agency of each artist’s work at times is blurred, at times visible. For the exhibition at Åbo Konsthall we wish to present new works, that enable a play between object, artist and agency in the gallery space, as well as in a broader sense of history writing. Elements from art history, architecture, mythology and the body are used to enable a personal understanding of time, a rupture in chronology. By that bring out a possible mystic, a giggle, something skin-warm.

This exhibition is supported by Iaspis/Swedish Arts Council and Nordisk Kulturfond.

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This is a free event
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Kunsthalle Turku
+358 40 350 1954
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Kunsthalle Turku
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Vanha Suurtori 5, Turku
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