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Utomhusverket 2022: Mira Bergh × Josefin Zachrisson

Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Exhibitions
03.06.2022-18.09.2022
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Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

Utomhusverket 2022: Mira Bergh × Josefin Zachrisson

During the summer of 2022, Stockholm-based designers Mira Bergh and Josefin Zachrisson (Swedish Girls) design a public space with private intentions.

If the public space of the city appeals to a broad and normative public, such neutrality often works to expand some parts of the public realm while restricting others.

Through the lenses of pleasure and the emotional relationships we forge with the spaces we share, Bergh and Zachrisson’s1 secluded pleasure garden for Utomhusverket 2022 challenges tendencies to ‘neutral’ public space. Their work makes room for visibility and invisibility, trysts, assignation, and play.

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    Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022. Mira Bergh and Josefin Zachrisson.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.
Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.

An Edible Feast

During the opening of Utomhusverket 2022, visitors to the installation feasted on GRACE / GRAZE / GRAZING LAND – an edible performance led by Moa Marklund.

Film: Faris Laguir and Erik He Opening performance: An Edible Feast.
Photo: Sima Korenivski. 2022. Opening performance: An Edible Feast.
Photo: Sima Korenivski. 2022.

I Promise You a Rose Garden

During the closing weeks of Utomhusverket 2022, visitors took part in a fashion and art performance led Ellen X × AsystemQ.

Film: Faris Laguir and Erik He Closing performance: I Promise You a Rose Garden.
Photo: Sima Korenivski. 2022. Closing performance: I Promise You a Rose Garden.
Photo: Sima Korenivski. 2022.

Photo: Isak Berglund Mattsson-Mårn. 2022.

Mira Bergh × Josefin Zachrisson (Swedish Girls)

Swedish Girls ↗ is the alias of artist duo Mira Bergh and Josefin Zachrisson. They are based between Milan and Stockholm and work across objects and installations, with a conceptual and experimental approach. The idea of a collective practice came in the absence of context after graduating from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm in 2019. Swedish Girls was co-founded with Matilda Ellow and Julia Jondell and has taken the shape of different collaborations across the years.

Utomhusverket at ArkDes

Utomhusverket was ArkDes’s annual summer outdoor installation between 2020 and 2022. Each commission sought to stitch the spaces of the museum to the streets of the city by way of a large-scale outdoor installation, creating a testing ground that makes room for architects and designers to imagine new possibilities for public life. Each iteration demonstrated the potential of inclusive and design-driven public space that enables individual and collective action in the heart of the city.

Design: Mira Bergh ↗ × Josefin Zachrisson ↗
Curator: James Taylor-Foster
Production Studio: Hamilton & Serrander ↗
Installation: Hangmen
Graphic Identity: Research and Development ↗
Production Assistant: Alva Palmgren

An Edible Feast
Concept and Edible Artist: Moa Marklund
Stylist and Costume Design: Amanda Hedman Hägerström
Performing Artist: Leffe Crumlove
Sound Composer: Adele Kosman
Film: Faris Laguir

I Promise You a Rose Garden
By: Ellen X × AsystemQ
Friends: Niki Awandee, Doreen Ndagire, Ayesha Quraishi, DJ Cheza
Film: Faris Laguir, Erik He