The climate is changing, with unpredictable consequences. As the climate changes, we need to change. As individuals, as a society, as a global community. Some argue that the current economic model does not sustain 7 billion people on the planet.
How about 7 billion people that want a car, 7 billion people that demand air travel, a house, steaks twice a week, exotic touristic escapes, and every other year new phones, new TVs and a new wardrobe…
For this exhibition, Havremagasinet has invited internationally renowned artists from Northern Europe to shed light on some of these global challenges, formulating a regional perspective embedded into local context. These artistic positions contribute to articulate own visions for the future and invite to think further on how we as a species need to behave, need to change, in order to preserve this unique place in the infinity of space.
Due to the importance of the topic, we decided to prolong the exhibition period well into autumn. This allows us not only to focus on a rich and multifaceted public program under autumn, with the exhibition as a base for discussions and inspiring point of departure for new thoughts. It also opens up the possibility for the participating artists to work with the temperature changing in the exhibition, as the three top floors of Havremagasinet are not heated. From September to November, we will host scientific lectures, artist talks, performances, public discussions and a diverse pedagogic program. We hope that this exhibition can contribute to a more complex, more fundamental public discussion on the challenges we face not only as a community, but as a species.
Participating artists: Anders Sunna, Bigert & Bergström, Emilija Škarnulytė, Gideonsson/Londré, Hanna Ljungh, Heikki Willamo, Kjetil Berge & Jason Havneraas, Mattias Käll, Ninna Berger.
Photos: Karl William Sandström