• JULIA BOROS • TEGAN BROZYNA • FRAN CASELLI • ZAIDA ADRIANA GOVEO BALMASEDA • LILI HUSTON HERTERICH • NAITIEMU NYANJOM • STELLA PALM • EMELIE RYGFELT WILANDER • CORNELIA THEIMER GARDELLA • VIRGINIA WAKIANDA • LEI YAN •
This past year has been unique. The uncertainty that is our common existential condition has been more tangible and closer than ever and we have had to find ways to deal with it. The fear of the common enemy Covid-19 was and is sometimes paralyzing. The question is whether we come out strengthened in a common We or whether fear leads to division?
At the beginning of 2020 eleven artist decided to stay connected when connection seemed harder than ever before. When we could no longer travel freely the art had to make the journey. The hope was to create a piece of art that would pass through all continents and grow in the hands of eleven artist. As an attempt to document and understand how we collectively and individually perceive and manage the crisis.
During this year, a lot has happened for all of us. New beginnings and painful ends. And through it all art has been made. Packages have been forwarded. Mails have been written. Zoom meetings have been booked and canceled.
As I am writing this (2021-07-08), one out of eleven pieces of the art is in Sweden. Wrapped in baby clothes disguised as a gift, an embroidery sewn on face masks, came from China. No one knows how many of the works will be in place for the opening. But what is certain is that connections have been created where there were none.
Julia Boros (Australia)
Tegan Brozyna (USA)
Fran Caselli (Chile)
Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda (Puerto Rico)
Lili Huston Herterich (The Nederlands)
Naitiemu Nyanjom (Kenya)
Stella Palm (Sweden)
Emelie Rygfelt Wilander (Sweden)
Cornelia Theimer Gardella (Germany)
Virginia Wakianda (Kenya)
Lei Yan (China)
Initiator: Emelie Rygfelt Wilander