Friday, July 16, 2010
May 31, 2010, Louise Bourgeois dies. At the age of 70, she is finally recognized and declared a genius. Few female artists have gotten the epithet of a genius. On what terms does someone get declared a genius? Is the epithet something to strive for? On the walls of the gallery, Jenny Grönvall maps power structures within our culture. Based on her own practice, the arguments are meandered in sweat, flesh and language. Concepts that support patriarchal constructions within the art world are deconstructed one by one, in a swarm of words, sketches and films. Anger and frustration has taken over and the gallery space transforms into a breathtaking meeting with private diary notes and grand theories, all of it with a touch of sharp-edged paranoia.
Jenny Grönvall was born in 1973, and is based in Malmö. Graduated from University Collage of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm (1995-1998) and Malmö Art Academy (1999-2002). Grönvall mainly works with performance. Since 1998 she has been working with her project Peggy-Sue, and since 2007 with the performance Mr Meese. In her practice, she explores concepts such as the body, gender, class and social positions. Grönvall is represented at Malmö Konstmuseum and Museum Anna Nordlander. She has also performed at Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Ystads Konstmuseum, Lilith Performance Studio and Dunkers Kulturhus.
Exhibition ends July 31.
Further information and press material:
Julia Björnberg +46(0)722-214496
Ellen Suneson +46(0)706-391718