3 February - 5 May 2024
Lunds konsthall is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Sweden by the internationally acclaimed artist Aslan Goisum (Chechnya, 1991).
His prime artistic tools are the moving image, sculptural installation and various paper-based techniques. This exhibition, guest curated by Anders Kreuger who has collaborated with Goisum on numerous previous occasions, will focus on the sculptural and spatial aspects of his practice and feature recent and new work, some of it explicitly made with Klas Anshelm’s light-filled building from the mid-1950s in mind.
Goisum’s work has often mined memory: collective and personal, political and cultural, imperial and emancipatory. Identities come into play in his work, as embodied effects of violence perpetrated and unfreedom suffered but also as possible openings, new beginnings.
The exhibition at Lunds konsthall will include recent works such as Object (2022), a series of fence-like metal structures, or Spear (2022), a series of book-objects subjected to expressive but formally restrained cuts. A new and as yet untitled three-dimensional installation will meditate on how history may weigh down human understanding, but also on how the debris of Empire may be repurposed for building new images and models of thought. This ongoing work may be characterised, tentatively and paradoxically, as the creation of demodern utopias.
Aslan Goisum lives and works in Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at M HKA in Antwerp, Kunsthalle Kohta in Helsinki, Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver and elsewhere. He has participated in biennials and triennials in cities like Timişoara, Riga, Liverpool and Moscow, and in group exhibitions in institutions such as CAC Vilnius, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Kunsthalle Wien, the Kadist Art Foundation in San Francisco, KINDL Centre for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, the Museum of Modern Art in Yerevan or the Hayward Gallery in London. He was awarded the Future Generation Art Prize of the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kiev in 2014. He is represented by Emalin in London.
Curator: Anders Kreuger
Image: Aslan Goisum, Object #5, 2022. Powder-coated welded steel, 235 × 191 × 131 cm. Photo: Chun-Han Chiang. Courtesy the artist and Emalin, London