Klas Eriksson, “Vet din mamma var du e?”

Klas Eriksson
Klas Eriksson, Evidence of Patchwork, 2017.

Swedish artist Klas Eriksson has developed a practice rooted in examining subcultures via works in public spaces and spontaneous performances. With an interest in how power flows and how crowds function, the artist attempts to unpack sociopolitical dynamics using playful tactics. More »

“The Politics of Play”

Jorge Galindo and Santiago Sierra
Jorge Galindo and Santiago Sierra, Los Encargados, 2012, image: Galeria Helga de Alvear

Curated by Katerina Gregos as part of this year’s Göteborg biennial, “The Politics of Play” offers literary segues: It invokes both the words of poet Alan Gilbert —”Politics without the imagination is bureaucracy”—as well as philosopher Herbert Marcuse’s view that poetry, art, imagination, and “the creator spirit” possess the revolutionary power to ignite real change. The notion that poetics and political theory could be equally influential is refreshing, leaving room to discuss how words (and ideas stemming from them) transform our world. More »

“GIBCA: Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art”

Markus Öhrn
Markus Öhrn, Magic Bullet, 2009, image: Markus Öhrn

It’s best to not only approach GIBCA’s main venues but to explore the satelite program over the course of the next few months to determine if the event supports its stated position. More »