Meris Angioletti in Stockholm - While we are asleep here, we are awake somewhere else, and thus every man is two men

Opening on Friday 26th of April 6-8 pm | Performance by Henning Lundkvist at 6.30

April 26 – August 25 2013 The Studio, floor 1, Moderna Museet

While we are asleep here (...) is inspired by the figure of Hilma af Klint and the way she is represented by Italian artist Meris Angioletti. Af Klint’s working process translating spiritual and supernatural voices into works of art is echoed by Angioletti’s investigation of actual and virtual spaces through inner reconstructions of images and narratives. The exhibition also presents new works by Henning Lundkvist, manipulating a Collection of Sound Effects from an archive intended for film, radio and TV productions, as well as analysing a Collection of Myths (High and Low, Real and Possible) both newly commissioned pieces. The work of Lundkvist, Angioletti as well as af Kint reflect and explore this project’s focal point of investigation: participation as a result of an imaginative engagement. Drawing on Morgan Quaintance’s argument for imaginative involvement as a form of participation, While we are asleep here (...) aims at building a flexible framework where different entry points allow and stimulate the audience to engage with its themes and subjects.

While we are asleep here (...) is curated by João Laia and develops in three parallel and interconnected moments: an exhibition at Moderna Museet presenting works by Meris Angioletti and Henning Lundkvist (who will also perform during the opening and closing of the show), a series of screenings of the feature film Snow White (2000) by João César Monteiro at Filmhuset and a publication designed by Ziga Testen with texts and contributions by Meris Angioletti, Tom Cheetham, Raimundas Malasauskas, Morgan Quaintance, Jean-Paul Sartre and a newly commissioned piece by Sanna Marander & Niklas Tafra.

While we are asleep here, we are awake somewhere else, and thus every man is two men is a collaboration between CuratorLab at Konstfack, the Moderna Museet and Filmhuset and was made possible by the the support of the Italian Cultural Institute, Instituto Camões, Stocholms Universitet and Högskolan Dalarna.