Tyst vår / Silent Spring
16.04—30.04.2020
Kaknäs Tower, Djurgården, Stockholm

The exhibition features twenty artists, who display site specific and temporary artworks in the forest around Kaknäs Tower at Djurgården. The title of the show is borrowed from Rachel Carson’s environmental science book, Silent Spring. Carson wrote about the powerful—and often negative—effect humans have on the natural world and the destructive effects of pesticides in particular.

The show not only reflects on the book, but also on the current Covid-19 pandemic. The point of departure is humility. Humility facing the prevailing situation that dictates social distancing, but also humility before nature that is in the midst of us. The forest is our lung and a place for escape during the pandemic, which made it impossible to visit currently closed institutions and galleries.

Participating artists: Lars Arrhenius & Eric Ericsson, Anastasia Ax & Lars Siltberg, Bigert & Bergström, Sara Nielsen Bonde, Marie-Louise Ekman, August Eriksson, Fredrik Eriksson, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Ida Idaida, Mathias Johansson, Arijana Kajfes, My Lind, Hanna Ljung, Lars Kleen, Katja Pettersson, Patrik Qvist, Helene Schmitz, Ulrika Sparre, Emma Warg, Olav Westphalen

Displayed Bigert & Bergström’s work: Party is Over installation (2020)

INSTALLATION VIEW

Bigert & Bergström’s installation: "Party is Over." 
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
"Party is Over. Seafood Platter Dream Catcher." Aluminum seafood platter, oyster shells, lobster claws, polyester balloons, metal party streamers, cigarette butt. Various dimensions
"Party is Over. Champagne Wind Chime." Stainless steel champagne bottle cooler, champagne bottles, corks, aluminum, stainless steel wire. Various dimensions
"Party is Over. Champagne Wind Chime." Stainless steel champagne bottle cooler, champagne bottles, corks, aluminum, stainless steel wire, metal party streamer. Various dimensions
"Party is Over. Peak Progress." Polyester balloons, metal party streamers. Various dimensions
"Party is Over," installation view