Maria Miesenberger’s (b. 1965, living and working in Stockholm) oeuvre comprises both photography and sculpture. The Moderna Museet collection includes a series of images from one of her best-known projects, Sverige/ Schweden, in which she has used the family album of colour photos and reduced the human figures to black silhouettes in idyllic yet deceptive settings.
In conjunction with the publication of an essay by author and playwright Lars Norén this spring, concerning one of these images, Moderna Museet is showing selected pieces from the Schweden-series together with new photographs, Reflection on the Presence of Love. Here, again, layer is added to layer, and the face that appears (the artist’s sister) is obscured by hands that both protect it and push it away.
Curator: Ann-Sofi Noring
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