Wet lands

Published: 15 May, 2018
Wet lands

Petail from Microbiota, Alma Heikkilä

May 26 – July 8, 2018

The exhibition is open Fri-Sun 12-16.

Alma Heikkilä, Gideonsson/Londré, Ada Kästel, Nancy Holt & Robert Smithson, Nisrine Boukhari, Katja Seitajoki & Tomas Björkdal

Opening Saturday May 26 kl 12-16
Kärrkosmos – an interactive show at Marksjön May 27 13.00

The exhibition Wet lands continues Art Lab Gnesta’s investigation of the swamp to which we have devoted the recent years, together with artists, scientists and the young people of Gnesta. In this second edition of the Swamp Biennale – an exhibition that returns every two years – we present artworks that leads us into the moisture, the mud and the reed.

In a time characterized by ongoing and potential ecological disasters, it is necessary to find a new direction. Humanity must better listen to the overlaps and similarities between everything that is alive. To bring the human body into the swamp with its ongoing degradation processes, its cacophony of voices, its sucking, preservative, blurred depth. Becoming aware of how the human body is an organism among organisms, and that our attempts to free ourselves from it are vain, not to say devastating. We think the wetlands can teach us that.

Exhibition text (PDF)