Artist talk: Sahar Alkhateeb, Therese Bülow, Erik Thörnqvist
Artist interactions and talk: Erik Thörnqvist, Therese Bülow and Sahar Alkhateeb
Saturday, Dec 2, 15.00–17.00
This event accompanies the exhibition I SAW IT WITH MY OWN HANDS – Amin Zouiten, Erik Thörnqvist, Sahar Alkhateeb, Therese Bülow (Dec 1, 2023–Jan 21, 2024*). You can read more about it here.
Please join us for an afternoon of artist presentations with Erik Thörnqvist, Sahar Alkhateeb and Therese Bülow followed by a conversation with curator Tawanda Appiah. Advent day fika will be served.
I SAW IT WITH MY OWN HANDS is a group exhibition that insists on transcending linguistic confines to explore the depths of human interiority. Emerging from a slippage of mumbled, nonsensical language, it provokes a fundamental inquiry: What unfolds when language falls short in articulating our innermost thoughts and emotions? The exhibition presents an eclectic range of mediums—sculpture, video, installation, sound, scent—venturing into the concealed facets of our interior worlds. It encourages contemplation on existentialism through artistic interpretation.
Erik Thörnqvist’s artistic practice delves into historical and fictional narratives to uncover how ideas manifest into material form. His sculptures and installations are constructed through a meticulous examination of how ideology and human form define space and objects. In Therese Bülow’s work, she investigates what exists next to and with us, making it visible through her intricately made sculptures and performances. She probes the boundary between living and non-living matter, closely inspecting the body and its environment. Sahar Alkhateeb often examines the relationship between the individual, domesticity, and spatiality in their installations. They allude to the interplay between absence and presence, tension and dislocation using various symbols, including the chair.
Erik Thörnqvist (b.1994) is an artist who resides between Stockholm and Luleå. He earned his MFA degree from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, in 2023. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions and screenings at institutions such as; Final Hot Desert in Utah, Lunds konsthall, Konstnärshuset and Norrbotten County Art Museum. Thörnqvist’s work was presented in the Luleå Biennial 2020, “Time on Earth”. Presently, he is working towards a solo exhibition at Luleå Konsthall, set to open in 2024, and nearing completion of two public artworks in Uppsala County.
Sahar Alkhateeb (b. 1987) is a Malmö-based artist who holds an MFA degree from Konstfack, Stockholm, and a BA in Contemporary Art from the International Academy of Art in Ramallah / Palestine. Alkhateeb has exhibited their work at various institutions including; Malmö Art Museum, Tensta konsthall, Dunkers kulturhus and Uppsala Art Museum.
Therese Bülow (b.1996) is a Danish artist who lives and works between Copenhagen and Malmö. Bülow graduated with an MFA degree from Malmö Art Academy in 2022. Her work has been exhibited at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Galleri CC, Møntmestergården at Den Gamle By, Inter Arts Centre, Matteo Cantarell, and Uppsala Konstmuseum, among others. Currently, Bülow is concluding her residency at Rønnebæksholm Kunsthal, in collaboration with writer Sara Mering.
*The gallery will be closed for the holidays between Dec 18, 2023 and Jan 2, 2024
The gallery is located on the second floor of an old building. Entrance via elevator is located a few meters to the left of the main entrance. Call us if you need to use this elevator.
Wheelchair accessible WC is available on the third floor. Please ask the staff for assistance.