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Removing a Band-Aid - On collections and the sense of touch

Lecture

The visual artist Conny Karlsson Lundgren has over time approached hazy memories of intimacy, desire and yearning, both his own and borrowed experiences in his body of work. What the collection of projects presented share is that they retrace memory images, identity processes, senses and sensations, while navigating bodily experiences through choreography and voice(-s).

Through the sense of touch a series of narratives and themes unfolds; such as a transitional phase into adulthood, touching sensitive plants, an early erotic encounters impact on an art collection and residues of radical queer resistance through dance. Informed by idea of "ephemera as evidence" as method, the presentation speaks about the desire for traces of queer history in both public and private archives. How these can be translated and restaged in an art practice, with an attempt of giving-on-and-with rather than to expose hidden narratives connected to counter cultures and marginalized sexualities.

Conny Karlsson Lundgren (b. Västervik, Sweden) is currently based in Stockholm and Hoby Mosse. He is fascinated by the ephemeral, seemingly temporary traces and moments that together form a broader context. With film, text, image and document his work focuses on an associative history writing that explores boundaries between social, political and private identity. He holds an MFA from Valand Academy of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden and participated in the Studio Research Program at Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands (2014¿2015). In recent years his work has been exhibited and presented at Moderna Museet Malmö/Stockholm, Extra City Kunsthal Antwerp, Gothenburg Art Museum, Kunsthal Nikolaj Copenhagen and TriBeCa Film Center NYC, with solo exhibitions at Neue Galerie Innsbruck, Haninge Konsthall Stockholm, Gallery Box Gothenburg, and Kalmar Art Museum.

The lecture will be held in English.

Lecturer: Conny Karlsson Lundgren

Date: 12/4/2019

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Categories: Design, Art History and Visual Studies

Organizer: HDK

Location: HDK, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
Stora Hörsalen

Event URL: Read more about Removing a Band-Aid - On collections and the sense of touch

Contact person: Lotta Hasselblom Kvist

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