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)
Bigert & Bergström’s installation: "Party is Over." Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger