The Studio on the 1st floor of Moderna Museet is a place were you can study a selection from the museum’s video collection. It is also a venue for an experimental programme of events. The programme features a variety of video, performance, dance, music and digital media. It is often organised in collaboration with other institutions and networks.
Hans Rosenström in the Studio
Stockholm 10 February - 20 March 2011
The Studio at Moderna Museet presents a new installation by Hans Rosenström. Reception on February 10 at 6–8 pm in the Studio. Seaside entrance only. Pay bar, admission free.
At 6.30 pm a conversation between Camilla Carlberg, curator at Moderna Museet, and Hans Rosenström will take place.
Hans Rosenström, Mikado, Trondheim 2010
This work, Du utan jag,
is a text-based audio installation intended to be experienced individually, by one visitor at a time. The installation is part of a series of works on the complex relationship between personal identity and the surrounding room. How does the space in which we dwell affect our identity, and how is the way we perceive a room influenced by who we are? Hans Rosenström scrutinises the relationship between ourselves and others, and explores the psychological meaning of solitude and isolation.
Hans Rosenström was born in Lohja, Finland, in 1978. He studied at the Nordic Art School in Kokkola in 1999-2001, the Malmö Art Academy in 2003-2004, and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2001-2007. He is currently based in Stockholm and Helsinki. Hans Rosenström has rapidly grown to be an important contributor to art exhibitions and theatre festivals throughout Europe. His first installation in the series to which this work belongs – Mikado – was included in the exhibition Tänk på döden (Think About Death) in Stockholm in 2009, and was shown in an emptied room in the Government Offices. Mikado was further developed in 2010, in the Street View exhibition in Gothenburg, where Hans Rosenström created a site-specific audio installation in a closed-down confectionery shop, which he called Tillsammans (Together).
Hans Rosenström says: I want to build a suggestive situation in which the onlooker encounters or experiences him or herself. In order to stand a chance of achieving that, it is vital that the onlooker does not share the room with anyone and becomes the object of other people’s gazes.
Lately, Hans Rosenström has had solo exhibitions at Galleri Sinne, Helisinki (2010), Kluuvi Gallery Helsinki City Art Museum (2009) and FAFA Gallery in Helsinki. He has participated in several group exhibitions, a few of them are Baltic Circle, International Theatrefestival, Helsinki, BASTARD, International Theatre festival, Trondheim, Presences, Real Presence 10, Zvono Gallery, Belgrade, Streeet View, MAP - Mobile Art Production, Avenyn, Gothenburg, all of them in 2010.