Welcome to Spell Bound, an exhibition created by participants from Röda Sten Konsthall’s youth groups
During the autumn term, the Tuesday Group and Art as a Meeting Place explored fantastic stories, myths and legends from the past in relationship to our contemporary times. This is the first presentation of their works at the Spell Bound exhibition..
Date: 8–10 December
Opening: Friday 5–9 p.m.
Performance: Friday 6 p.m.
Location: Third and fourth floor, Röda Sten Konsthall
The title Spell Bound alludes to the fact that people were once convinced that the beings living around them had the ability to lure people up into the mountains or into the underworld, only to return completely changed and spell bound. The participants in the youth groups have now made their own interpretations of these beings.
They worked both individually and collectively, inspired by forms of the surrounding futures, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2023. Namely, inspired by Rasmus Myrup’s sculpture installation Outside Salon des Refusés at Röd Sten Konsthall, where visitors meet figures from Nordic myths outside a night club.
The Tuesday group consists of young people between 13 and 19 years old, who get to try out different materials and art techniques, especially graffiti and street art. This term, they worked with myths from folk tales, and fantastic creatures they invented themselves. During the process, the participants created a small publication in the form of a zine. Their installation on the fourth floor of the house reveals a fantastic world that has yet to be discovered.
Art as a Meeting Place (KSM) is focused on young adults aged 19 to 26 years old. Each participant created a fantastic creature using techniques such as papier-mâché, paper clay and recycled materials. Based on their own experiences and relationships with these beings, the participants brought them into our time and made them almost human. Is the monstrous sea creature Kraken just misunderstood? Could Santa Claus be our contemporary influencer? What happens when the forest fairy is reluctantly urbanized? These are some of the questions in their works on display on the third floor.
To Art as a Meeting Place (KSM)
The youth worked with the art educators Helene Rydén, Victor Rankanen, Malin Griffiths and Maral Mavizi.