Children of the Children of the Revolution, Färgfabriken

Children of the Children of the Revolution

Group exhibition at Färgfabriken, Stockholm.
Curated by: Jonatan Habib Engqvist
2018.04.14 – 08.19

The exhibition brings together five artists from a generation who may share a common experience. Signe Johannessen, Joanna Lombard, Ylva Snöfrid, Lina Selander and Nikolina Ställborn are all, in different ways, children of idealists who grew up in “alternative” left-wing environments during the counter-urbanisation movement known as “the green wave”. They are children of a generation who wanted to design an alternative way of living. Often it was a matter of progressive and well-meaning relationships with values that we take for granted today. At other times it was not the healthiest of environments for children and young people to be exposed to. Early in life these artists learned how to decode the alternative norm and art made it possible for them to express its complexity. Now recognized, the artists belong to a generation of parents who face a double desire – they know what it means to find them- selves at once outside of and a part of society. They can relate to both conventional and alternative dogmas.

Participating artists: Signe Johannessen, Joanna Lombard, Lina Selander, Ylva Snöfrid, Nikolina Ställborn.
Curator: Jonatan Habib Engqvist
The exhibition was supported by: Stockholms stad; The culture administration, Stockholm County Council; Swedish Arts Council.

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Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.