ARTPIL Profiles of the Arts
Subjektiv
Through Jan 28, 2018 / Kunstnernes Hus

Sandra Mujinga / Projection still

In today’s online society, we all live in digital social spaces where emotional statements constantly flow by, and where we photograph, articulate, and distribute ourselves to an entirely different degree than before. The spaces that are thus created are intensely personal, but also politically significant because of their potential collective punch.

 

Sara Cwynar

Sara Cwynar

Subjektiv explores the relations that can arise in the nexus between art, politics, and subjectivity. The exhibition presents artists who either explicitly or implicitly touch on the current political situation and who explore subjectivity and its political potential, or its powerlessness. They all use the camera as an artistic tool, and by means of photography, film, installations, texts, and collage they investigate the tensions between society and perceptions of the self. Several of them query the very notion of how identity is defined, presented, and regulated through images.

 

Deana Lawson

Deana Lawson

This year, both issues of the twice annual journal Objektiv look into the relationships that may arise between art, politics, and subjecthood at the current moment—hence our temporary rebranding as “Subjektiv.” Issue I was launched in June, together with the opening of the exhibition at Malmö Konsthall. Both the show and the magazine issues investigate the present state and condition of subjectivity – and its political potential or impotence. Issue II presents twenty-seven artists, curators, and thinkers offering their critical perspectives on the issues at stake and on the status of the subjective as an artistic strategy today.

 

Liz Magic Laser / Video still

Sara Cwynar / Soft Film

Subjektiv has been curated by the editorial staff of the Norwegian art journal Objektiv, which for the occasion has changed its name to “Subjektiv” for two special issues. The exhibition is a collaboration with Malmö Kunsthall, where it ran earlier this year.

 

Subjektiv / Stiftelsen Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Through January 28, 2018
For more information, please visit the exhibit page >

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Subjektiv
Through Jan 28, 2018 / Kunstnernes Hus

Sandra Mujinga / Projection still

In today’s online society, we all live in digital social spaces where emotional statements constantly flow by, and where we photograph, articulate, and distribute ourselves to an entirely different degree than before. The spaces that are thus created are intensely personal, but also politically significant because of their potential collective punch.

 

Sara Cwynar

Sara Cwynar

Subjektiv explores the relations that can arise in the nexus between art, politics, and subjectivity. The exhibition presents artists who either explicitly or implicitly touch on the current political situation and who explore subjectivity and its political potential, or its powerlessness. They all use the camera as an artistic tool, and by means of photography, film, installations, texts, and collage they investigate the tensions between society and perceptions of the self. Several of them query the very notion of how identity is defined, presented, and regulated through images.

 

Deana Lawson

Deana Lawson

This year, both issues of the twice annual journal Objektiv look into the relationships that may arise between art, politics, and subjecthood at the current moment—hence our temporary rebranding as “Subjektiv.” Issue I was launched in June, together with the opening of the exhibition at Malmö Konsthall. Both the show and the magazine issues investigate the present state and condition of subjectivity – and its political potential or impotence. Issue II presents twenty-seven artists, curators, and thinkers offering their critical perspectives on the issues at stake and on the status of the subjective as an artistic strategy today.

 

Liz Magic Laser / Video still

Sara Cwynar / Soft Film

Subjektiv has been curated by the editorial staff of the Norwegian art journal Objektiv, which for the occasion has changed its name to “Subjektiv” for two special issues. The exhibition is a collaboration with Malmö Kunsthall, where it ran earlier this year.

 

Subjektiv / Stiftelsen Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Through January 28, 2018
For more information, please visit the exhibit page >