On Chance 31.10. – 29.11
To celebrate the year of August Strindberg, Young Art presents an exhibition in collaboration with Berns that depicts on two cultural revolutionary phenomena of our time — the Internet and graffiti. The exhibition has a starting point in Strindbergs theory of natural creation, showing both light installations and traditional paintings. The opening is on the 31st of October at Berns Asiatiska at 17.00 – 19.00.
2012 is the year of August Strindberg. For those who don´t know, Strindberg was a central person in his contemporaries — a cultural hub and a dynamo in Swedish cultural life — mostly known for his poets. Strindberg was in much sense ahead of this time, often finding himself in trouble of windy weather. Hundred years after his death, the artists Mathias Quisth and Thomas Hämén interpret the national poet’s artistry — with a starting point of the coincidental.
In an article “On Chance in Artistic Creation” from 1884, Strindberg writes that the coincidence has a significant role in the creative process. He reasons that his painterly process is characterized by intuition and coincidence with the intent to mimic nature´s way of creating. With reference to graffiti and digital visual culture the two artists, Thomas and Mathias, have created a suite of paintings that is completed with a light installation that captures the randomness of Strindberg´s theory of natural creation. The installation is site specific and uses the location of the great hall of Berns Asiatiska to create a light sculpture in a constant randomness of changes.
As a celebration of the year of Strindberg 2012, Young Art wants to invite you to join us at the opening of the exhibition at Berns, 31st of October at 17.00 – 19.00. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30th of October.