Here we meet artists that transport us to situations and states beyond sense and logic, and at the same time reflect our times. Together they draw attention to the theatre of life’s incomprehensibility on the stage of the everyday that surrounds it, and combine a subtle resistance with a quest for freedom.
Apart from newly produced and recent artworks by contemporary artists like Monster Chetwynd and Kris Lemsalu, the exhibition also includes artists from Moderna Museet’s collection, such as Francis Picabia, Ralph Eugene Meatyard and Greta Knutson-Tzara.
The exhibition thus presents a range of artistic media, techniques and periods, bringing together works that have a close kinship with theatre and drama. The artists share an approach and attitude in which humour, provocation, playfulness and seriousness are interwoven – spontaneously, intentionally or perhaps coincidentally.
The exhibition includes a number of scheduled performances.