On the evening of April 4th, Art Initiative invites you to SSE to partake in the unveiling of a new artwork by the artist Maria Friberg, that has been donated to the school.
Welcome to the opening at Stockholm School of Economics for the artwork Changed Position, by Maria Friberg, April 4 between 18-20. An opening speech will be held at 18:30 in the atrium of SSE by Lars Strannegård and the artist.
The work of art has been donated by SSE alumnus Mats Arnhög, Galleri Andersson Sandström and the artist. During the same evening a new video-based artwork by the same artist will be screened in the atrium at SSE, with the title Erna. Both artworks revolve around themes concerning crucial and constantly live issues for the Stockholm School of Economics.
Artworks addressing important questions for SSE: 2 x Maria Friberg
Maria Friberg works with themes concerning vulnerability, identity, and gender. She can be said to be an artist with a clear feminist approach, but her artworks are also universal and revolves around the big questions in life.
Changed Position is a photographic artwork, which is two and a half meters in height and 80 centimeter wide. The artwork raises thoughts and questions about power, vulnerability, consumption, hierarchies, and our world, colored by quantification. It is a clear image that speaks directly to our senses.
Erna is an artwork made as a tribute to Erna Hasselblad, who was married to Victor Hasselblad – the man with the high-quality camera that became famous all around the world with the first images of the moonwalks, taken with a Hasselblad camera. In the history books he takes the place as an inventor and entrepreneur, however the fact that Erna was completely crucial to the company has been ignored. This fact is changed by Maria Friberg. In Erna we see a pair of high-heeled shoes, filmed on an Icelandic beach made of lava, which geologically is as close to the moon as one can get. The video-based artwork is a reminder about aspects and people made invisible by history, and at the same time, with its poetic touch, a placid, braw and meditative image about vulnerability and beauty.
- Lars Strannegård