FALLING FROM GRACE

On the 18th of January at 6 p.m. at KCCC exhibition spaces will be presented group contemporary Swedish art exhibition "Falling from Grace".

On the same day at 4 p.m. exhibition curator Martin Schibli will give a lecture on contemporary art scene in Sweden.

The exhibition "Falling from Grace" is based on economic calculations that show the young people who grew up in Sweden in the 1990s and 2000s will in general have a lower standart of living than their parents' generation. A change that will lakely force a reformulation of the Swedish welfare state. Many believe that transformation is already underway, with Sweden having lost its position at the head of the pack of welfare societies. The rest of the world seems already to have lost faith in the Nordic model as a sustainable and successful role model for welfare societies. 

The participating artists are themselves members of the mentioned generation, but they have in common the fact that they don't see themselves as victims. On the contrary, they create instead their own conditions for survival in a global world. In this way, the artists contribute with their actions to the reformulation of the Nordic welfare state. In their work, the artists capture the younger generation's attitude the Nordic welfare state's changes in the wake of globalization - and towards its future.

The exhibition is also intended to reflect on the position of art and the artists in a time of social change and development. What is possible? Several of the participating artists have been perceived by the surrounding community as provocative. Could that be because they make their own way, refusing to seign themselves to fate? Perhaps it's precisely because these artists have touched on and questioned the foundations of the welfare society, the basis for many debates in the art world in Sweden in recent years.

Exhibition will be held till 21st February, 2012.

Participating artists: Conny Blom, Kalle Brolin, Nadine Byrne, Alba S Enström, Klas Eriksson, Karin Hasselberg, Gustav Hellberg, Calle Holck, Johanna Karlin, Elin Magnusson, Kristina Müntzing, Magdalena Nordin feat. Sara-Vide Ericson, Astrid Nylander, Magnus Petersson, Daniel Segerberg and Ninia Sverdrup.

Curator: Martin Schibli.

Organizer: KCCC

Partner: Embassy of Sweden

Sponsors: Culture Support Foundation (KRF), Amberton hotel