Exhibitions are a tool, not the result. Art should open up for a democratic dialog and rethink the ‘ordinary’ exhibition practises. Martha Rosler: “art make difference to a social movement only when it is made in cognizance of those movements.” . Exhibition making can be a model of resistance, a tool and not the result.
This is the exhibtion I’ve been working on lately together with Hannah Giles, Johanna Molin, Thom Bridge, Tove Nankler, Ana Carolina Fleming, Emma Stanisic
About the exhibition:
Inner & Outer Realms
Galleri Rotor presents “Inner & Outer Realms” two exhibitions curated by a diverse group of artists, architects and cultural historians. With the same initial idea and common theme of Inner & Outer Realms we illustrate two interconnected spheres both in today’s extroverted society and the disconnected individual. We have invited not only artists but also hypnotists, gurus, biologists and engineers and show them side-by-side to challenge the gap between inner and outer realms. These exhibitions question why we investigate and what is essential.
Prepare yourself to join a journey towards your inner realm! “Inner Realms” is an exhibition that recognizes that turning off the flood of information we receive is not an option. We live in an ever more consuming society of instant information and technology, where we are always passively available and where quick fixes reign. By fine-tuning our senses and embracing idleness we can turn inwards and recognise the overlooked or the nearly forgotten. Through states of higher awareness and self-induced rituals the participants in this exhibition present an opportunity to question the space and time required for contemplation in our day-to-day lives. Is there something that we have missed along the way?
Since the Renaissance art and science have been closely connected, often embodied in the same persona. The second exhibition “Outer Realms” showcases the curiosity and playful tools of investigation that characterise the practise of artists and scientists. Both fields study, describe and question the world around them, with different but also quite similar methods. Perhaps science aims to prove and solve problems, while art tries to suggest and question the same issues — together they can form a vital union. By bringing artists and scientists into the same space this exhibition blurs the boundaries between the two and illustrates that they are not necessarily so different.