February 3, 2015 - Bonniers Konsthall - City Walks
February 3, 2015

City Walks

Jesper Just, Intercourses, 2013. Film still. Photo courtesy the artist and Galleri Nicolai Wallner.

City Walks
An Exhibition on Cities in Transformation

4 February–5 April 2015

Bonniers Konsthall
Torsgatan 19
SE-11390 Stockholm
Hours: Wednesday noon–8pm,
Thursday–Sunday noon–5pm

T +46 (0) 8 7364248

www.bonnierskonsthall.se

Artists: Sophie Calle, Hala Elkoussy, Carlos Garaicoa, Jesper Just, William Kentridge and Lisa Torell

This spring’s first exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall explores the city as a phenomenon. Six artists encounter urban centres from across the globe. The city is portrayed as a place for interpersonal meetings, historical power games, and global politics. 

City Walks involves artists who work with the notion of how it is to live and maintain oneself in a city. Jesper Just, Sophie Calle, Hala Elkoussy, Carlos Garaicoa, William Kentridge and Lisa Torell are all interested in how the urban space is perceived and experienced, and view the urban settings as a collection of powers acting upon the individual. 

Cairo’s winding streets, which bear witness to past European colonial rule, is the base of Hala Elkoussy´s work. We encounter a replica of Paris located a continent away from Europe in Intercourses by Jesper Just. Johannesburg serves as the backdrop for the tale of South Africa’s political history in the work of William Kentridge. Sophie Calle visits the Bronx in New York City in the early 1980s, far from its contemporary status as a tourist destination. Havana’s ruin-like architecture, a direct result of Cuba’s economic deadlock, serves as the foundation of visionary models, sculptures, and collages by Carlos Garaicoa. The current worn-down condition of the houses built during the Million Programme, implemented in mid-1960s Sweden to build one million new homes, is transformed in a poetic close reading by Lisa Torell. 

Bonniers Konsthall is introducing free admission
To further promote contemporary art, Bonniers Konsthall is introducing free admission to all exhibitions when reopening its doors on February 4. Since its launch in 2006, Bonniers Konsthall has exhibited the most recent art to a broad public. The driving concept has been to work to increase the general public’s interest in contemporary art. In order to make the art space even more accessible, Bonniers Konsthall has opted to offer free admission from February 4, when this spring’s large-scale exhibition—City Walks—opens.

For more information about the exhibition and the programme, please visit www.bonnierskonsthall.se. For press images, visit Bonniers Konsthall’s image bank on mynewsdesk. For further information, please contact Weronika Witakowska, Information Assistant at Bonniers Konsthall: weronika.witakowska [​at​] bonnierskonsthall.se / T +46 8 736 42 43.

 
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