We Hate in Order to Survive (2014)

We Hate In Order to Survive is an exhibition that, on the one hand shows the nature of hatred; it’s emotions, it’s propaganda and its logic, and on the other hand tries to understand the underlying reasons for it. Wherein lies the fascination of a homogeneous nation; the need to abolish the pluralistic society? Is it possible to explain exclusion and hostility, and how it arises, from an artistic perspective? And is it possible to reach a plan of action, to actually change the world through art? How do artists think and work with these questions?

 

The exhibition’s starting point springs from a need to make the current debate about xenophobia, hate crimes and fascism more rooted in our history. By inviting Scandinavian artists, we aim to present various comments on the current political situation, in Europe and in particular in Scandinavia. The exhibition deals with issues such as identification, belonging, nationalism, state, society, tourism and ideology.

 

Despite the fact that the title We Hate In Order to Survive refers to a fascist view point, we want to use the idea as a form for discussion where it is possible to question the “we”? Our hope is that the “we” through out the artistic expressions of the exhibition can be negotiated and understood from several perspectives. As a result of this, the exhibition is more of a survey than it is a statement; who are “we”, in opposition to “they”?

Participants

Patrik Aarnivaara (SE)

Christian Andersson (SE)

Ann Böttcher (SE)

Linnéa Carlsson (SE)

Johan Furåker (SE)

Oscar Guermouche (SE)

Ellisif Hals (NO)

Maj Hasager (DK)

Uffe Isolotto (DK)

Henrik Lund Jørgensen (DK)

Ingrid Sunde Koslung (NO)

Mathias Kristersson (SE)

Andreas Kurtsson (SE)

Runo Lagomarsino (SE)

Eric lenght (SE)

EvaMarie Lindahl (SE)

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (DK)

Viktor Rosdahl (SE)

Hanna Sjöstrand (SE)

Simon Möller (SE)

Ylva Westerlund (SE)

Info

Location: IAC, Bergsgatan 29, 214 22 Malmö, Se

Opening: September 27th, 18 – 24
Exhibition period ends: October 19th
Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 13-17, Saturday and Sunday 11 – 14

 

The exhibition is curated by Ditte Ejlerskov and Jens Henricson, initiated and produced by Woodpecker Projects.

 

With support from

Sveriges Konstföreningar (SE)

Inter Arts Center (SE)

Malmö Konstmuseum (SE)

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Works by Eric Length (see captions below)
Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Christian Andersson: "A Splitting Headache", 2013
Wood, Bronze, 82 x 60 x 35 cm, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Linnéa Carlsson i samarbete med Institutet: "Inneboende", 2014
Video 19 min, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Linnéa Carlsson i samarbete med Institutet: "Inneboende", 2014
Video 19 min, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Ingrid Sunde Koslung: "On Borders", 2014
Cardboard, paper, tape, photographs, 38 x 27 x 9 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Ingrid Sunde Koslung: "On Borders", 2014
Cardboard, paper, tape, photographs, 38 x 27 x 9 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Runo Lagomarsino: "Europe is Impossible to Defend", 2013-14
Overhead projector, plastic film, variable size, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Runo Lagomarsino: "Europe is Impossible to Defend", 2013-14
Overhead projector, plastic film, variable size, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Viktor Rosdahl: "Migration", 2014
An installation of 6 steel orbs, each 90 x 90 x 90 cm, photo by Woodpecker Project

Henrik Lund Jørgensen: "Sketches for Friends He Lost At Sea, part II, (Sketch 3)", 2014

Ready made (original drawing of G.I. Combat), 34 x 48, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Henrik Lund Jørgensen: "Sketches for Friends He Lost At Sea, part II", 2014
Video (5 min) and framed sketches, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Henrik Lund Jørgensen: "Sketches for Friends He Lost At Sea, part II", 2014
Video still, photo by Martin Top Jacobsen

Mathias Kristersson: "Noise Against Fascism (A violent non-violent machine for resistance)", 2014

Loudspeakers, amplifier, microphones, bag, etc., photo by Woodpecker Projects

Mathias Kristersson: "This White Cube...", 2014

White paint (THIS WHITE CUBE KILLS FASCISTS), 10 m x 35 cm, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Works by Runo Largomarsino and Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (see captions below)

Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen: "Tell it the way they tell it", 2009
Video still, photo by Jette Hye Jin Mortensen

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen: "Tell it the way they tell it", 2009
Video still, photo by Jette Hye Jin Mortensen

EvaMarie Lindahl: "Le charmer de Serpent ou Danser Nubien resting on boots", 2013
70 x 100 cm, graphite on paper, boots, 2013, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

EvaMarie Lindahl: "Le charmer de Serpent ou Danser Nubien resting on boots", 2013
70 x 100 cm, graphite on paper, boots, 2013, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

EvaMarie Lindahl: "Le charmer de Serpent ou Danser Nubien resting on boots, 2013"
70 x 100 cm, graphite on paper, boots, 2013, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Johan Furåker:

 

"Death Card", 2011
Oil on mdf, 19 cm x 15 cm,

 

"The Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Card Deck Issued by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency", 2014
Framed ready made, 55 cm x 109 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view
IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Uffe Isolotto: "Set Design for Political Theatre", 2014 and "Costume Design for Political Theatre", 2014
Mixed media, 400 x 190 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Ylva Westerlund: "Skiss angående den första människa, som inhägnade ett stycke mark, kom på att säga 'Detta är mitt!' och fann människor nog enfaldiga att tro honom, var samhällets verkliga grundare. Hur många brott, krig, och mord; hur mycken olycka och fasa skulle inte den mänskliga rasen ha besparats om något ryckt upp pålarna, fyllt igen diket och ropat till sina medmänniskor: 'Akta er för denne bedragare, ni är förlorare om ni glömmer att jordens frukter tillhör alla och jorden själv tillhör ingen!'", 2014

Photograph, 50 x 70 cm, photo documentation by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view
IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Ellisif Hals: "Svälja sig", 2014
Photograph, 20 x 25 cm, photo by Ellisif Hals

Installation view

IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Hanna Sjöstrand and Simon Möller: "Suset i en furuskog", 2014
Text projection, booklet and bench, 1h 9min loop, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Ann Böttcher: "Germania – the Birth Certificate / Deutsche Character (Der Umgang mit Mutter Grün)", 2008, Graphite on paper, display case on shelf 3,5:13,2 x 35,7 x 47 cm Collage of various archival materials on paper, 58,5 x 78 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Ann Böttcher: "Germania – the Birth Certificate / Deutsche Character (Der Umgang mit Mutter Grün)", 2008, Graphite on paper, display case on shelf 3,5:13,2 x 35,7 x 47 cm Collage of various archival materials on paper, 58,5 x 78 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Ann Böttcher: "Germania – the Birth Certificate / Deutsche Character (Der Umgang mit Mutter Grün)", 2008
Graphite on paper, display case on shelf 3,5:13,2 x 35,7 x 47 cm Collage of various archival materials on paper, 58,5 x 78 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Oscar Guermouche: "Vi vill åka till Moskva", 2009, Acrylic on Swedish flags, 120 x 200 cm x 3, prints on paper, 21 x 14.8 cm x 55, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Oscar Guermouche: "Vi vill åka till Moskva", 2009, Acrylic on Swedish flags, 120 x 200 cm x 3, prints on paper, 21 x 14.8 cm x 55, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Oscar Guermouche: "Vi vill åka till Moskva", 2009
Acrylic on Swedish flags, 120 x 200 cm x 3, prints on paper, 21 x 14.8 cm x 55, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Andreas Kurtsson: "Du befinner dig inuti texten", 2014
12 wireless routers, 1 laptop, wooden box, variable size, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Andreas Kurtsson: "Du befinner dig inuti texten", 2014
12 wireless routers, 1 laptop, wooden box, variable size, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Maj Hasager: "Notes on fascism, migration and a lost utopia", 2014
Archival inkjet prints, 7 frames of 29,7 cm x 42,0 cm, Photo by Woodpecker Projects

Patrik Aarnivaara:  "Under the Camera Sun" (work in progress), 2014
Paper manuscript, 21,7 x 28 cm, photo by Woodpecker Projects

Installation view
IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

 

Installation view
IAC (Inter Arts Center), Malmö, SE, photo by Woodpecker Projects

 

LEFT:

Eric length:

 

"Untitled", 2014
Ceramic, iPhone, paint, wood, steel, roses, 137 x 40 x 40 cm

 

"Vow", 2012
Nail varnish, mirror, 30 x 30 cm

 

The exhibition is curated by Ditte Ejlerskov and Jens Henricson, initiated and produced by Woodpecker Projects. If you are interested in more information about specific artists or works do not hesitate to contact us.

 

With support from

 

Sveriges Konstföreningar (SE)
Inter Arts Center (SE)
Malmö Konstmuseum (SE)

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