BENT: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Scandinavian Art

Friday, February 10, 2006 to Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A project of the International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University

Artists

  • Eija-Liisa Ahtila
  • Jesper Just
  • Annika Larsson
  • Annica Karlsson Rixon

Curated by Whitney Chadwick.
A Project of the International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University.

Annika Larsson, Stills from Dog, 2001; DVD projection, 16:00 minutes;
Courtesy of the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

This cutting-edge international group show looks at the ways in which issues of gender and sexuality inform the work of four artists: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Jesper Just, Annika Larsson and Annica Karlsson Rixon.

Through photography, video and film, they draw from the rich media bank of images of masculinity and femininity circulated in advertising, film, historical art and popular culture. Constructing dialogues between past, present and future, and acknowledging the growing role mediated images play in culture, here Ahtila, Just, Larsson and Karlsson Rixon explore the importance of images of gender and sexuality in formations of contemporary identity. BENT is a project of the International Center for the Arts (ICA) at San Francisco State University. Curated by Whitney Chadwick.

Jesper Just, Stills from Something to Love, 2005; Video installation,
Courtesy of the artist; Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen; and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York

Take a deeper look into gender and sexuality in Scandinavian art. Come on out to the SFSU campus for an afternoon of theatre, film and music: The Ibsen/Strindberg Project: A Ringside View of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Strindberg’s Miss Julie, and a screening of "Screaming Masterpiece," a new documentary film about the Icelandic music scene.