21.06.18-Haninge Kulturhus-Imaginary Geometry

Haninge Kulturhus – Henrik Andersson & Johanna Adolfsson – Imaginary Geometry – Sandemar – June 12 to August 6, 2021 – Haninge Art Gallery

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ABOUT the artists
Henrik Andersson, born 1973 in Gothenburg, is a Swedish artist and curator. Henrik trained in 1997–2003 at the Department of Art at Konstfack in Stockholm. His work has been shown both internationally and in Sweden, including at the Tirana Biennale, Galleri Index, Baltic Art Center and Moderna museet. The work SMS is represented at the Museum of Modern Art.
Johanna Adolfsson is a doctoral student in geography with a focus on cultural geography at Stockholm University. In her dissertation Grazing the Naqab, she is interested in, among other things, sheep grazing, afforestation and suburbanization as part of contemporary settler colonialism. Johanna works primarily with interviews and observation, but is also interested in satellite image analysis in qualitative social science research. In 2015, Johanna started the magazine Geografier.
Tuija Lindström (1950 – 2017) was a photographer and artist, born in 1950 in Kotka, Finland. Tuija Lindström was educated at Konstfack and later became a professor at the University of Photography and Film.

ABOUT the exhibition
Henrik Andersson and Johanna Adolfsson explore the borderland between conscious and unconscious landscapes based on the mythical Sandemar Castle in Haninge municipality. Also included in the exhibition is a photographer by Tuija Lindström.
The artist Henrik Andersson and the cultural geographer Johanna Adolfsson’s exhibition is based on a joint fieldwork in the landscape around Sandemar Castle in Haninge municipality.

  • Sandemar has an unbroken line backwards as a fideicommiss, must make the thoughts and ideas that shaped the landscape in the 17th century to some extent can still be seen today. It’s about how you can own land, and how you can use and extract something from it, says Henrik Andersson.
    At Haninge Art Gallery, he presents project projects, reproductions, photographs and maps that are visually and ideologically based on the changes that take place in the landscape from the 17th century’s great power era via industrialism to the present day. The gaze and vision are set in relation to land users, ownership and exploitation. I Konsthallen compiles Henrik Andersson and Johanna Adolfsson’s fieldwork into a montage where the landscape’s psychological impact is shaped.
    Another central starting point is Lake Tjursjön, which is located north of Dalarövägen next to Sandemar. The bog that borders the lake is important for biodiversity but is also used as part of a hunting park. Tjursjön are also places where photographs Tuija Lindström made her famous photographic stagings, Women at Tjursjön and photo suites that are also included in the exhibition.
  • We have explored the change of places with geographical and cultural-geographical methods but in an imaginative way. By using different time layers, we can evoke and tell about something that did not occur and beyond what we have material on, says Johanna Adolfsson.
  • A landscape must always be interpreted. There are conscious motives and ideas about it, but it also hides unconscious things. It is the borderland between the conscious and the unconscious that we have explored, says Henrik Andersson.
    For exhibition, a printed field guide is also presented on how time and space are shaped in the landscape around Sandemar.

ABOUT the gallery
Haninge Art Gallery
The art gallery in Haninge culture house shows five exhibitions per year with contemporary art. The art gallery also participates in the work with the municipality’s art in public places, both in temporary projects and with permanent installations. We offer tours and workshops for children and young people as well as various types of dialogue around public art.
Website: https://www.haninge.se/upplev…/kultur/konsten/konsthallen/
Find here from Stockholm:
Commuter train from T-centralen or Södra Station towards Västerhaninge / Nynäshamn (20–25 minutes). Station: Handen. Exit: Haninge center. Follow the signs and walk five minutes to Kulturhuset at Poseidons Torg.
By car: road 73 towards Nynäshamn, exit Haninge center.
Week 26–28, Mon – Tue: 10–18, Wed – Fri: 10–17. Week 29–31, Mon – Fri: 11–16.
ADDRESS: Konsthallen in Haninge culture house, Poseidons torg 8.

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