"Panoptikon: Of and for Sight"

May 31, 2021

Glad to be a part of that exhibition! Unfortunately, I could not make it to Sweden due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

I am grateful to the team of the exhibition Mattias Andersson, Sara Ekholm Eriksson and Nicole Newsha Khadivi for their help in the installation of my work.
Hope to upload some photographs soon!

The exhibition of a site-specific artworks "PANOPTIKON: ’Of and for Sight’" at Långholmen’s former prison, arranged and realised by Mattias Andersson, Sara Ekholm Eriksson and Nicole Newsha Khadivi - students at the Royal Institute of Art of Sweden.

The artworks are displayed at Långholmen's old prison courtyard, in the old exercise yard shaped like a Panopticon. A Panopticon is an architectural principle where the prison guard from a point in a semicircle can monitor all inmates.

In the book "Crime and Punishment" by Focault, we read in the chapter "Panopticism" about the emergence of the surveillance society due to the Plague. For natural reasons, we think about the forced isolation that has affected the world's population over the past year. Ethical issues around surveillance, punishment and imprisonment came to be the theme of our exhibition. We have done collective research in the subject where we have invited external artists, curators, art critics and researchers.

 

Participating artists:

Mattias Andersson,  Sara Ekholm Eriksson,  Moa Engström,  Vladyslav Kamensky,  Nicole Newsha Khadivi,  Georg Nordmark,  Valentyn Odnoviun,  Annie Tådne

 

Opening hours:

June 1st - 15th

Vernissage June 1st: 16:00 - 19:30

Finnissage June 13th: 14:00 - 19:00

All other days in between: 12:00-19:00

 

Location:

Långholmsmuren 20, 117 33 Stockholm, Sweden

 

Thanks to:

Långholmens Hotell & Restaurang

Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson, professor at SU in ethics with a focus on supervision.

Anne Vigeland, curator and Sales & Exhibitions Manager at "Humans since 1982"

Elias Kautsky, curator and project coordinator at Stockholm Art

Karl Lydén, art critic and doctoral student in philosophy with a focus on Focault at Södertörn University

Ola Nyman, marketing manager and museum guide at Långholmen Hotell & Restaurang