Group 2

Johanna Gustafsson Furst Photo: Lars Arned

On the relationship between individual and society

Johanna Gustafsson Fürst in a talk with Patrick Amsellem

16.5 – 16.5 2019


The relationship between individual and society and collective history writing are some of the topics in a talk between artist Johanna Gustafsson Fürst and Patrick Amsellem, head of the Skissernas museum in Lund, taking place in the exhibition Blue Is the Color of Your Eyes.
Museum director Patrick Amsellem in front of American artist Swoons (Caledonia Currys) mural at Skissernas Museum Photo: Emma Krantz/Skissernas museum

Johanna Gustafsson Fürst’s work Win-Win, at display in our current exhibition Blue is the Color of Your Eyes, is a cast of a tree trunk in aluminum placed on a discarded base for a seesaw. Gustafsson Fürst’s artistic work often takes as a starting point the public space and the various power structures that are made visible there.

Patrick Amsellem is the head of the Skissernas Museum in Lund, where he recently curated the exhibition Memory Matters. A group exhibition that reflected on collective memories – memories that, unlike the individual, are shared by many people, a whole group or a society.

Now they both meet in a talk in the exhibition at Moderna Museet Malmö. Based on their experiences and roles as artist and museum director, they will discuss, among other things, the relationship between individual and society, collective history writing and representation and abstraction.