Konsthallen Blå Stället
HOMO FABER II, 2 Sep–15 Oct / HALVA HIMLEN – HALF THE SKY, 28 Oct–10 Dec / MAGADI – Osborne Macharia, Kenya / HALF THE WORLD – Reem Kassem & Kariem Saleh, Egypt
Address: Angereds Torg 13, Gothenburg
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday 12-5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 12-4 pm
HOMO FABER II, 2 Sep–15 Oct
The title of the exhibition, Homo faber, is Latin for ‘man the maker.’ It can be interpreted as questioning whether there is a divine creator, or if we are the creators of our own destiny.
The exhibition presents an ongoing dialogue in the form of wordless manual work, between five Thai and three Swedish craftsmen. Together, they explore creativity in many different materials, including textiles, ceramics and paper.
The exhibition is a sequel to HOMO FABER I, exhibited in Bangkok in 2015. This version is a collaboration between Konsthallen Blå Stället and the Art Centre at Silpakorn University, Thailand.
Participating artists: Chutimaree Chulakiet, Pim Sudhikham, Imhathai Suwattanasilp, Phantipa Thanchookiet, Karin Gustavsson, Jennifer Forsberg and Emma Linde. Paramaporn Sirikulchayanont, Director of the Art Centre Silpakorn University, will be present at the opening.
Opening: Saturday, 2 September, at 1 pm, including a presentation and guided tour.
HALVA HIMLEN – HALF THE SKY, 28 Oct–10 Dec
Exhibition, workshops, discussions
Feminism and the fight for gender equality are different in different cultures.
The exhibition, and the events around it, encourages discussions and new perspectives:
MAGADI – Osborne Macharia, Kenya
The photographic series Magadi is a fictive story about women who used to be circumcisers but now live on the vast plains around lake Magadi, running a centre for ethnic fashion, protecting young girls from early marriage, and teaching them the skills of fashion design.
Osborne Macharia is called an Afro Futurist. His photographic narratives walk the line between fantasy and reality, highlighting culture, fiction and identity. His subjects include hot topics such as gender oppression, ivory poaching and albinism. Macharia breaks away from stereotypes and offers new perspectives on the world.
HALF THE WORLD – Reem Kassem & Kariem Saleh, Egypt
Half the World is an interdisciplinary project aimed at promoting positive attitudes to gender issues, encompassing a variety of perspectives on equality and/or discrimination, from Arabic and ‘Western’ societies. It invites groups to take part and uses artistic approaches to inspire the participants’ own expressions and new ways of thinking.
At Konsthallen Blå Stället, photos from places and countries the artists have visited previously are on display, together with new pictures from the workshops held in Angered. Workshops are organised in partnership with TILLT.
Opening: Saturday, 28 October, at 1 pm, including a workshop.