International Archives 1st half of 2015
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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.
Exhibition 4 February -
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-
Jesper Just, Intercourses, 2013. Film still. Photo courtesy the artist and Galleri Nicolai Wallner.