Konsthallen Blå Stället
Ester Svensson, Phoebe Boswell & Aysan Skandar – RESOR, 26/9-24/10 and Kvinnocenter i Bergsjön – Borta bra men hemma bäst – broderade bilder, 7/11-januari 2016
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Two exhibitions on migration and on belonging somewhere – or not
In their works, all three artists - Ester Svensson, Aysan Skandar and Phoebe Boswell - talk of escape and the longing for freedom. Aysan Skandar’s art studies in Iran were interrupted when she expressed political opinions. On her escape to Sweden, she left her art works behind – here in Gothenburg she creates new ones. Ester Svensson is Swedish, born in Pakistan and lives in London. In her art, she describes people in motion and the fact that the sense of identity, belonging, and home is in constant change. The third person, Phoebe Boswell, is an acclaimed visual artist. Boswell was born in Kenya, grew up in the Middle East and now lives in London. She creates multimedia installations, animations, and drawings. Phoebe Boswell also participates in the biennial’s exhibition programme.
The women’s centre Kvinnocenter in Bergsjön is a place where some twenty women meet weekly to tell stories through the means of needle and thread. The textile tradition unites them – although from many different cultures they often work with collaborative themes. For the first time, they now show their joint works, images, and tapestries dealing with major issues of our existence as well as of everyday life.
Image: Kvinnocenter i Bergsjön, del av textil Kaffekopp / photo: Bibbi Forsman