PUBLIC MOVEMENT is a participatory project that looks at how our body’s physical presence and movements can be used to express liberation, resistance, a political stance, and identity. The contributing artists come from different parts of the world and have in a variety of ways taken an interest in the human body’s relationship to politics, popular culture, as well as to various public and commercial spaces.
How do we relate to the idea of a public space? Should it encourage consensus, or on the contrary, accommodate a variety of values and different ways of living? And how are we expected to look, act, and move when we step outside of the private and into the public? This exhibition offers several examples of how social norms and conventions can be illuminated and challenged using the physical body as a bearer of symbolic as well as political messages.
Throughout the exhibition period, a large number of workshops will be held by dancer and choreographer Atoosa Farahmand, as well as by the street dance company Freestyle Phanatix. All visitors are welcome, regardless of physical limitation, experience, or age.
Participating artists: Halil Altındere, Balthazar Berling, Eglė Budvytytė, Freestyle Phanatix, Khamlane Halsackda, Maria Hassabi, Oliver Herring, Sara Jordenö, Lina Lapelyte, Klara Lidén, Conny Karlsson Lundgren, Rashaad Newsome, Adam Pendleton, Emily Roysdon, and Cengiz Tekin.
Curatorial team: Joa Ljungberg, Andreas Nilsson, and Ana María Bermeo Ujueta.
PUBLIC MOVEMENT reflects Moderna Museet Malmö’s interest in working across disciplinary boundaries. Connections between visual arts, performance, and dance were earlier illuminated in the show Objects and Bodies at Rest and in Motion, shown at the museum in 2015. The same year ACTIONPAINTINGBABYSPLASH! occupied the borderland between exhibition, performance, and creative workshop.
The participation of Eglė Budvytytė and Lina Lapelyte is done in partnership with Lithuanian Culture Institute.
- Guided tour