Inhale, exhale, resume


Exhibition-2019
The exhibition is part of an ongoing study and focuses mainly on collectives and movements operating in Stockholm during the years of 1938–1955. The exhibition raises questions about the history and potential of political imagery, as well as stories of collective organization, with special focus on the international solidarity movement between Sweden and Spain.

The exhibition consists of a montage of archival material, a video installation, a cartographic exploration of various sites in Stockholm used by previous colleges for collective organizing and a guided tour through the city.

The movements and collectives that the exhibition examine all emerged as reactions to the inaccessible position of art in society, a growing fascism and the acceleration of global capitalism. Today we are experiencing a resurfacing and normalization of fascism and reactionary movements. Moreover, the acceleration of global capitalism has assumed even more violent attributes. Throughout the exhibition, Helena Fernández-Cavada and Sebastian Dahlqvist look towards earlier colleagues, their ambitions and failures to nd a common ground where to belong. In an attempt to discern what opportunities, or even responsibilities, are left to those who come after.
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Contra Narratives, Exhibition-Making, Notions of Time




©HELENA FERNÁNDEZ-CAVADA
The scope of my work is very broad because it is in permanent dialogue with the changing social rhythms, time perceptions and political landscapes.