Solo exhibition - The Broken Greenhouse - Skellefteå Konsthall, 11.02-21.05.2023

2023.01.17

In recent years, Bigert & Bergström have carried out a series of exhibitions where they mixed new and older works in a kind of “remixhibitions”. The Climate Experiment at Dunkers Kulturhus 2018, the The Climate Fix at Uddevalla Konsthall 2018 and The Hurricane Party at Norrtälje Konsthall 2020, to name a few examples. For Skellefteå Konsthall the artists have chosen to work further with this strategy of juxtaposing older projects and documentation with new projects and building a story around this new constellation. The exhibition brings together a group of works that, in different ways, all problematise the greenhouse as a paradisiacal space where man, through climate control, strives to create a perfect place for budding vegetation and life.

The title The Broken Greenhouse also alludes to a contemporary sense of brokenness – that we are standing on a floor full of stones thrown by history through our glass ceiling. The idea of a perfect climate created by man, and for man, is broken and the greenhouse gas genie is out of the bottle. Now the shards must be swept up and the gas captured if the crystal ball of the future is to be clear.

More information about the venue and the exhibition: HERE