Death – An Exhibition about Life

Death – An Exhibition about Life has its origins in four artists (Bigert & Bergström's, Stefan Karlsson’s, Tomas Lundberg’s, Cecilia Runes­ son’s) shared interest in death and graves, as mirrors of our time and human footprints.

Discovering a climbing frame, a beehive or a solar cell plant in a cemetery is to pitch life against the very idea of death and the memory of the dead. The labour activist Joe Hill’s ashes were scattered and buried by labour movements in some 20 countries around the world. For the indigenous Yanawama of Brazil death was not natural. The deceased’s ashes were mixed in a pot; each child received a part of their tribal ancestors, thus affording them eternal life when the ash was consumed in a shared meal. We have always wondered who is lying below the block of red granite or under the stone anchor. Form and material communicate; the signature remains quiet. No deceased rests in the exhibition, however, with our contribution SeeSaw we can travel into the abyss and up to heaven, we can lin­ ger a while, smell herbs and spices, and then tumble back down into the abyss.

The Artists:

Gunilla Bandolin

Veronica Brovall

Leif Elggren

Anna Koch

Berit Lindfeldt

Mandana Moghaddam

Sonja Nilsson

Björn Perborg

Ulrik Samuelson




Seesaw (2016)
Seesaw (2016)
Seesaw (2016)


Studio Bigert & Bergström

Västmannagatan 73
113 26 Stockholm


Mats Bigert
+46 708 57 86 52

Lars Bergström
+46 708 57 86 53

Represented by:
Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Cis Art Lodgers, Barcelona


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