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Lotta Antonsson | Shadows

We are delighted to present Shadows, a solo exhibition of Lotta Antonsson!

Lotta Antonsson’s work from the last decade makes me ponder: can there be a room where you can be alone together with others? A room of its own, a room so unique that others can enter it but without the ability to be disturbed. Virginia Woolf’s own room is a little too secluded for that, or maybe a little too antithetical for a public room. Undoubtedly, this is probably where Antonsson’s images of naked girls in nature begin, when she, by covering their eyes, either symbolically creates an inner space, or an actual space between the image and the viewer, and between the represented woman and the presented act. What it is that happens inside is highly unclear, but that which happens between the viewer and the image happens before our eyes: the body is transformed from something that shows itself and that is viewed, to something that takes place in a very unbothered way. Almost dismissively, but without even having to think about dismissing anyone.

[excerpt from exhibition text by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen]

Lotta Antonsson, born in Varberg, 1963, is a Swedish artist who mainly works with photography but also with video, drawing, collage, and installation. She is educated at Konstfack in Stockholm and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Antonsson works in a political and feminist context, often exploring themes such as gender, representation and objectification. In 2016 she was awarded the Sten A Olsson Culture Scholarship. Antonsson has exhibited internationally and nationally since the 1990s, when she established herself as one of the influential photographers and artists who developed documentary photography towards a conceptual and staged approach.

The exhibition will run 24 September – 7 November