Silver Carlsson

Dormant Quantity

Lunds konsthall 28 November 2020–21 February 2021.

Participating artists:Dave Hullfish Bailey, Kalle Brolin, Andreas Johansson, Caroline Mårtensson, Åsa Norberg & Jennie Sundén

In Dormant Quantity the participating artists presented works that departed from stories and facts pertinent to a regional reality in southern Sweden.  

The local current state of affairs in the region was in the exhibtion rooted in historical and global frameworks. However, the ties made between here and there, and past and present, were not uncontested–rather, they represented attempts to understand the present from a set of political, social, and material vantage points that could be highly variable–at times even contradictory.

The title of the exhibition is a reference to the fact that the shown works established rather unexpected links between events and sites. Further, each participating artist highlighted the particular aspects that allowed these connections to be drawn in the present. In other words, what the works in the exhibtion was doing was activating a cluster of nodes within a historical and geographical network that had been dormant until the present.

(exhibition catalogue)