Marion Scemama & David Wojnarowicz
23.11 2023 – 24.2 2024
Mint, ABF Stockholm, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm
Wednesday 13–17, Thursday 13–20 and Friday 13–17
On November 23, The Isolated Bone opens at Mint. Through installation, film and theatrical interventions, the exhibition touches on a collective concept of truth that is put out of play. With a disintegration of public and private, through the spectacle of the family and the rule of law, ideas of a shared reality versus testimony and a swaying sense of not being believed, are negotiated.
The exhibition consists of two new installations by Andjeas Ejiksson and Iris Smeds as well as a film work from 1989 by Marion Scemama & David Wojnarowicz.
The Isolated Bone is part of a larger project that takes shape through exhibitions, performance, and poetry. The first episode took place earlier this year in the form of a performance evening at Mint titled The Family is the First Spectacle.
Andjeas Ejiksson (b. 1978) is an artist and writer based in Stockholm, Sweden. His artistic practice explores how ideologies and cultural imaginaries are established through political transitions and processes of translation. Ejiksson works in editorial and textual formats, performance and moving image. The work is often research based, he has been the editor of several journals, researcher at HDK-Valand in Gothenburg, the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, and at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht
Iris Smeds‘ work revolve around the individual’s marketability and examines our existence and society from a poetic and performative perspective. She has a background in theatre and her project often blurs the boundaries between installation, performance and moving image, with a theatrical and surreal imagery. Since 2013, she has also run the one-woman punk band Vaska Fimpen.
David Wojnarowicz (b. 1954 New Jersey d. 1992 New York) was an artist, writer, filmmaker, and AIDS activist prominent in the New York City art scene of the 1980s. Marion Scemama (b. 1950, Casablanca) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Paris. Wojnarowicz and Scemama met in New York 1983. Out of this encounter was born a special friendship, one marked by mutual support and numerous collaborations.