Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art
Pandemonium – Art in a Time of Creativity Fever
10 September–13 November 2011
10 September, Göteborg and 11 September, Uddevalla, Swedenwww.goteborg.biennal.org
For the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2011, Pandemonium is a Lab, an experiment zone, bubbling with ideas. Wary of ‘paradises lost’, of utopias that have turned sour or gone of the rails, it sounds today’s turbulent world for new possibilities and perspectives, alternative forms of life and living that are brewing up. What shape of Europe wells up from economic crash and nosedive? How is the project of ‘modernity and Enlightenment’ forged in earlier episodes of chaos and tumult shaping up today?
The curator for Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Professor Sarat Maharaj, is working together with a team of co-curators: artist Dorothee Albrecht, curator Stina Edblom and Professor Gertrud Sandqvist. Together they have turned this year’s biennial into a process, with space for in-depth reflection and knowledge production. The performance program City Excavations initiated the biennial process in June and served as a platform for artistic explorations of the city of Göteborg and its history. A number of Summer Academies on the Biennial theme have been established in collaboration with the School of Photography and the School of Design and Craft, to further engage in the ideas and research connected to the biennial theme.
This year the biennial takes place at four different venues; Röda Sten Art Center, Göteborg Konsthall, The Gothenburg Museum of Art and Konsthallen – Bohusläns museum.
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art is organised by Röda Sten Art Centre, with financial support from the City of Göteborg’s Cultural Affairs committee, Region Västra Götaland and The Swedish Arts Council.
Francis Alÿs, Örn Alexander, Ámundason, Zarina Bhimji, Wim Botha, Matthew Buckingham, Chen Chieh-jen, Chimurenga, Yoel Díaz Vázquez, Jimmie Durham, Klas Eriksson, Karolina Erlingsson, Liam Gillick, Goldin+Senneby, Zille Homma Hamid, Mahlet Ogbe Habte, Florian Hecker, Lisa Jeannin/Rolf Schuurmans, Olav Christoffer Jensen, Isaac Julien, Reena Saini Kallat, John Kelly, Matts Leiderstam, Katarina Nitsch/Patrik Bengtsson, Antonio Vega Macotela, Ernesto Neto, The New Beauty Council, William Pope.L, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Viktor Rosdahl, Tino Sehgal, Bryndis Sneabjörnsdottir/Mark Wilson, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Inga Svala Thórsdóttir, Jana Winderen, Henrik Frisk/Stefan Östersjö
Dorothee Albrecht, Stina Edblom, Gertrud Sandqvist