OUTSIDE DIG IT 2
AT VERKLIGHETEN, UMEÅ, SWEDEN
The curartorial project DIG IT by Linus Elmes (UKS, Oslo) and Anne Szefer Karlsen (Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen) was initially shown at Hordaland Art Centre May and June 2009. The second edition of this project will be on show at the artist run gallery Verkligheten in Umeå, Sweden for two weeks.
PRESS RELEASE FROM VERKLIGHETEN:
"Dig it: 2"
January 22 - February 5
Opening January 22 19.00
Curators: Linus Elmes & Anne Szefer Karlsen
With contributions by: Anna Eliasson, Per Enoksson, Rebecka Adelhult Feklistoff, Kent Gustafsson, Ida Hansson, Johanna Larsson, Allan Mattsson and Ulla Thøgersen
This is the second edition of a project initiated at Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen 2009. We have once again created an exhibition situation, more than an exhibition, which for the first time shows a number of little recognized works by artists with different social, political and ideological attitudes to and reasons for their artistic practices.
As a constellation of informal points of references these works create an iconographic geography, in which the individual works have been important, sometimes crucial, influences and catalysts for contemporary artists. As such, they are the foundation of contemporary art practice.
Our project describes how artistic methods and strategies are shaped and reconstructed, both as a phenomena within the social space, but also through its presence in the studio practice. "DIG IT: 2" is constituted of particular key-works that we together with Verkligheten have identified as part of an important intellectual heritage.
We provide a retrospective perspective, as well as a close reading, of how contemporary artists relate to other artist’s works. "DIG IT: 2" is an investigation in which it is possible to take part and observe a series of historical works to try to understand the presence.
S-903 31 Umeå
Telephone: +46 (0) 90 10 99 00
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The gallery is open Tue - Thur 9 - 13, Fri - Sat 12 - 16
Verkligheten is run by the 9 artists Gerd Aurell, Stina Rosenberg, Ludwig Franzén, Anneli Furmark,
Moa Krestesen, Mattias Olofsson, Knutte Wester, Helena Wikstrom and Emma-Lina Ericson.
Statens Kulturråd, Umeå Kommun and Västerbotten Läns Landsting support Verkligheten.