Screening - Civilizing Nature, 08.03 –11.04.2023- Kalmar Konstmuseum
The screening program, Civilizing Nature is part of the film program called Art on Screen which is divided in three parts with different themes.
The artists in Art on Screen deal with societal change, interpersonal relationships and the interaction between humans and nature. Artists are uniquely and importantly positioned to reshape our perception of the present moment. This is particularly relevant in an era marked by war, closed borders, and climate denial, when the need to test other ways of thinking, living, and coexisting becomes more pressing. Contemporary art is doing precisely this – helping us to see beyond the familiar and to encounter other people’s perspectives, points of view and experiences. By increasing the volume or creating small dislocations in an otherwise mundane situation, stories and behaviors are exposed that may reveal more than we first thought.
The artists in Art on Screen have varying backgrounds and come from different generations. For some, moving image is their primary means of expression while for others it is one of several media that they use.
The film program is curated by Bettina Pehrsson, commissioned by The Swedish Institute and in collaboration with Filmform.*
Bigert & Bergström is participating with the documentary/art film The Weather War (2012)
*text source: Kalmar konstmuseum`s website
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