September 5, 2009 - Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA - Maria Lindberg
September 5, 2009

Maria Lindberg

Yellow and blue, Wall painting, 1995

Maria Lindberg
September 2 – October 31, 2009

Curator: Mats Stjernstedt

Opening Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 6pm

Holečkova 49
Prague 5 150 00
Czech Republic
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Wed-Sun 11am-6pm
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Informal and yet with explicit precision regarding both formality and thought, anchored in early idea art and to the practice of the Fluxus movement: Swedish artist Maria Lindberg’s work is marked by a remarkable integrity and gives an example of an consistent thinking that has continued to challenge the eye and mind of the observer in its investigation of the fraudulence of language and thought.

Throughout a career spanning well over twenty years, Maria Lindberg has utilized a wide variety of media ranging from artist’s books, text, video, sound, painting, drawing and found objects, creating a body of work multi-layered to its content, always offering multiple possibilities for interpretation. Starting out from the artist’s early contemplative and process based work, executed in her living place, the work has continued to explore relationships in time, endless or capsuled,

A strong advocate of the economy of simplicity, with her choices of material being basic and with objects recycled from the everyday, Maria Lindberg’s film- and video work are structured to endure in real time, with certain actions being monitored until they lapse or reach completion. This is seen executed in the film Friday the 13th, featured in the exhibition. The work documents a five hour car drive from the artist’s home in Göteborg to the opening reception of Stockholm’s Moderna Museet, filming the road left behind, with Lindberg handing over the new work, her contribution to the show, at the arrival.

Maria Lindberg’s work has been exhibited at several well-known art institutes, galleries Scandinavia, Europe and the USA. Futura in Prague is currently showing a broad selection of the artist’s production, having compiled for the first time works from the mid-1980s until the present day, with several of the works never been displayed outside Sweden before. The curator and the initiator of the exhibition is Mats Stjernstedt, director of Index, the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm.

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