Aslan Goisum, Prism
Aslan Goisum: Prism
Feb 10 – May 12, 2024
Lunds Konsthall
Lund, Sweden

We now have the pleasure to present Prism, a solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist Aslan Goisum. Born in Grozny, Chechnya, in 1991 and educated in Moscow, Ghent and Amsterdam, he is a distinct voice within the new generation of European artists who emerged in the 2010s. From time to time, Lunds konsthall dedicates its entire building – one of the first purpose-built municipal art galleries in Sweden, designed by the architect Klas Anshelm and inaugurated in 1957 – to an internationally active artist who has previously not been featured at such scale in our region. This programming strand, which has brought artists from all corners of the earth to Lund, dates back to the earliest period of operation in the 1950s and ’60s.

Although Goisum has been visible on the biennial and museum circuit in Europe and beyond for more than a decade, this is his first major exhibition in Sweden. We are glad to be able to feature this incisive practice with its uncompromising commitment to form – and how form can grow into understanding – at this very point in time, in the current global context.

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The guest curator for this exhibition and author of the catalogue essay, Anders Kreuger, used to be exhibitions curator at Lunds konsthall and now directs Kohta, an artist-initiated private kunsthalle in Helsinki. His previous engagements for Aslan Goisum include, among other things, the artist’s first museum solo exhibition People of No Consequence at M HKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, in 2016 and his solo exhibition Crystals and Shards at Kohta in 2018.