Mens et Manus

Opening May 6th 6 pm
Regular opening hours Wednesday-Friday 13-17, Saturday & Sunday 13-16


Mens et Manus deals with questions regarding craft, practical knowledge and the relationship between the hand and the machine. The exhibition also addresses issues such as the right to the means of production, and to the knowledge of the world around us – as it appears in the body’s relationship to the making.


Participating artists:

Sarah Browne is an artist based in Ireland. Her research-based practice investigates the materiality of knowledge, attending to the intersection of invisible structures of power with bodily experience. This sculptural practice includes writing, publishing, performance and public projects, encountered both within and outside gallery environments, as well as extensive collaboration.


Peter Kädergård works with mixed media installation, video and collage. He is based in Helsingborg and Gothenburg. Kädergård works with the experiences of Western popular culture; and how imagination can be reconsidered though its reconstruction. Kädergård’s art often lingers between the non-functioning and complete failure. His collage-based method often result in kinetic art: moving, sounding and mechanical sculptures, which together constitute a surreal imagery, turning low tech into high tech and vice versa.


Magnhild Øen Nordahl lives and works in Bergen. She works with sculpture, installation, text and video. The thematics in her work often revolve around various craft traditions. Øen Nordahl’s art can also be said to discuss views on knowledge and how this is a product of craftsmanship and practical skills, as well as theoretical scientific traditions of thought and systems of classification.


Curators: Hans Carlsson och Ellen Arvidsson.

Read more about the exhibition here.