January 11-January 31, 2019
To Draw a Line is an exhibition and publication project curated by Nora Hagdahl and Linnéa Bake. Bringing together new works by French-Javanese artist Amalia Laurent and Syrian-Swedish artist Mourad Kouri, To Draw a Line reflects on how space is conceptualised and how movements are regulated through it.
Borrowing its title from a previous work by Kouri, the exhibition intends to further investigate thresholds and their visible and invisible manifestations, seeking to challenge notions of what a border is and how space is ordered and arranged.
The accompanying publication features a selection of writers and artists addressing the urgent need to rethink our understanding of borders and the role they play in practices of expulsion and selective inclusion. Rooted in colonial and cartographic history, the contemporary border paradigm will be examined from different vantage points in the publication – posing geographically, geopolitically and ontologically motivated questions on the human right to declare sovereignty and control over territory by the means of a thin line.
Contributors: Athena Farrokhzad, Nora Hagdahl, Linnéa Bake, Amalia Laurent, Mahmoud Keshavarz, Mourad Kouri, Irene Stracuzzi, Amelyn Ng, Shahram Khosravi, Kultwatch.
Sat 19/1 14-16 pm
Mon 21/1 – Wed 23/1 12-15 pm
Sat 26/1 14-16 pm
Mon 28/1 – Wed 30/1 12-15 pm
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December 15-Februrary 31, 2018
Shaping Resistance wants to explore the process of change and how bodies can organize against the present situation in society. The project will have its point of departure at Nuda, with three exhibitions touching on the subject in different ways. The idea is to create a platform to collect thoughts on how resistance can be articulated in times of political depression.
Lucas Odahara, 15.12.2017 – 31.12.2017
Afrang Nordlöf Malekian & Poya Livälven, 15.01.2018 – 31.01.2018
Fathia Mohidin, 15.02.2018 – 28.02.2018
Under the Influence. Above, the Sun
The exhibition Under the Influence. Above, the Sun is a survey on mass revolutions and the body. In his work, Lucas Odahara seeks to reflect on what it means to be productive and how it is defined by society’s current ideology. Actions are labeled right or wrong, productive or lazy, promiscuous or beautiful according to an institutional framework of order and disorder. Could a body resisting the present system be considered well and could actions not accumulating value be considered right? In post-revolution Russia, Chizhevsky meant that the active sun sparked the feelings of possibility for political and historical change. Today, light therapy is instead integrated as a part of the corporate landscape. Lucas wants to address the feeling of hopelessness towards society and experiment on how we can redirect the signification of being productive.
Poya Livälven and Afrang Nordlöf Malekian
The horizon of the revolution / انقلاب ا
This work wants to be understood as an exercise in resistance. The attempt with this exhibition is to create a narrative that unfolds by connecting memories, text, articles, objects, images and tools from different times and places. Instead of constructing history according to a linear framework of storytelling, we want to mimic our perception of perceiving. The film creates a narrative that constantly reshapes itself as a way to oppose the dominant structures of how we view the world and how we organize within it. Through fragments we want to explore the need to create a comprehensive image of ourselves, our time and our history. Consequently, we raise questions concerning how images are formed and, furthermore, how political agendas are shaped accordingly.
New Geometries is a video installation exploring the black female body in relation to sports and performance. Via video diaries one can follow the stories of “Ingrid” and “Louise” as transgressing bodies in conflict with the norms of society. Any systematic ordering and classification of matter involves rejecting inappropriate elements. Their bodies embody resistance, as their goals contradict the dominant ideology of femininity and whiteness. The muscular woman, with its athletic superiority and “masculine” attributes stir public emotions and evoke cultural anxieties of gender blurring.
With this work, Fathia Mohidin wants to examine physical empowerment through contradicting societal norms. The work is part of an ongoing physical investigation which seeks to explore her own potential, as well as the black sportswoman as a transgressing individual. Exposing current norms as hindrances of female physical empowerment, the work also addresses the inherent racial prejudice associating powerful black women with a potential threat and undesirability. Women’s will to build a physically strong body – capable of defense and resistance puts – them in a position of alienation in the eye of society. What could a physically strong collective achieve and what role does physical strength play in resistance?