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Among Other Things – at Galleri Format (SE)

3. June - 1. August

Andrén’s photographs depict small things that are difficult to name, together with pieces of plants, fruits and ordinary small objects from everyday life. The objects are arranged so as to play with colour and form rather than staging a story, and in some of the images the photographic act seems to have been distracted. The work revolves around the things we surround ourselves with in our daily lives, but attempts a new gaze at them: a gaze without symbolism and narrative.

The manner in which the images are installed – onto shop windows in the city centre of Malmö – also positions the work straight into consumer culture. In this way Andrén imitates commercial imagery and displays that constantly urge us to buy more things, but he simultaneously provides a counterbalance to this by only presenting seemingly meaningless things and avoiding utilising them as symbols. 

There may be something liberating in not ascribing the things anything other than what can be seen in them, both for the things themselves and for the spectator. “To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees”, but maybe also the absence of a name can make us see.

 

OPENING HOURS

this is a window exhibition and can therefore be visited 24/7

 

Details

Start:
3. June
End:
1. August
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Exhibitor

Johan Andrén

Venue

Galleri Format
Claesgatan 14
Malmö, Sverige 214 26 Sweden
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