We welcome you to an exhibition of sculpture, painting, film, dance, performance, and sound art, works created in dialogue with our unique gallery space, the harbour area on our doorstep, and together with the artists.

Cha Blasco, Max Ockborn, Patrik Bengtsson & DanceRemainings – Sebastian Ruiz B. & Jonny Berg

(on) the edges

For the third summer in a row, we’ve invited artists to create new works, as part of a shared exhibition. Sculpture, painting, film, dance, performance, and sound artworks have been developed in dialogue with and among our our site-specific exhibition space, the harbour area just outside Röda Sten Konsthall, and the artists involved.

This year’s exhibition entitled (on) the edges, brings Patrik Bengtsson, Cha Blasco and Max Ockborn together with Dance Remainings, consisting of Jonny Berg and Sebastian Ruiz Bartilson. Their individual artistic practices are woven together through a shared and wide-ranging view of the complex world and troubled times we live in. At the same time, their perspectives are divided and fractured by countless voices calling for responsible reasoning of the future.

The sound artist and composer Cha Blasco investigates the obstacles limiting us, and the potential of the shared force that exists between people and their surroundings. A similar way of thinking can be seen in Patrik Bengtsson’s intense surreal and theatrical world of sculptures and moving images.

DanceRemainings will stage a performative sharing together with other movement-based artists over the course of weekly residences held during the whole period. This live long durational performance deals with the relationship between human bodies, the gallery space, and the more metaphysical dimensions of human experience. Each weekly residency ends with Sunday sharings.

To Sunday sharings

Max Ockborn’s comprehensive installation engages with the complex social and relational aspects between Röda Sten Konsthall, its surroundings and the artist´s family members and friends who play different roles in his debut film. The film also includes animations of the sculptures that are featured in the large ensemble of the exhibition space.

Together, the artists create a space to enhance and develop human and more- than-human encounters, on the edge separating art and existence.

To Curatorial essay

The one who broke out of the mirror, Max Ockborn© Hendrik Zeitler

Installation view

Do you want to see more? You can see more images from the exhibition in our Flickr album. You can also find albums with photos from our other exhibitions on our Flickr.

To installation view

Cha Blasco &
Max Ockborn© Magnus Bergström
© Lena Bergendahl

Cha Blasco

Javier ‘Cha’ Blasco Martos was born in 1981 in Spain. He is a multidisciplinary artist based in Gothenburg. His sound installations stimulate reflection on cultural heritage and climate challenges. With a passionate interest in spatial sonic research, programming, and data sonification, Blasco expands the boundaries of art. His work is holistic, aiming to forge a deeper connection between the artist and the natural world, where he views himself as part of nature rather than merely an observer.

Blasco has performed extensively at various international venues, such as the Arter Museum in Istanbul, and in cities such as Querétaro, Newcastle and Oslo. As a musician and producer he collaborated with the artists Pat Mastelotto and Adrian Benavides, among others. Blasco leads the non-profit study group Kreativ Data at the art platform Skogen in Gothenburg.

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Max Ockborn

Max Ockborn was born in 1983 and lives and works in Malmö. His works question life and existence, and ways of interpersonal communication. Ockborn puts stories and assembled objects to use, creating human-sized sculptures, paintings, and video works that exist in symbiosis with each other.

His works have been shown at Malmö Konstmuseum, Skissernas Museum, Ravinen Kulturhus, Gislaveds Konsthall, Fullersta Gård, Galerie Leger, Alta Artspace, Bonniers Konsthall, IASPIS, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Lumiar Cité. Ockborn was awarded Barbro and Holger Bäckström’s Scholarship in 2022. His public works are exhibited at Selma Lagerlöf’s square in Gothenburg, and in Bredäng, Stockholm.

Supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Swedish Arts Grants Committee

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Complement to: The one who broke out of the mirror (A film by Max Ockborn)

Patrik Bengtsson &
Dance Remainings© Patrik Bengtsson
© Zar Isidro

Patrik Bengtsson

Patrik Bengtsson was born in 1978 in Gislaved, Sweden, and lives and works in Gothenburg. His artistic practice is grounded in storytelling, and he uses language embroidered with allegory and symbolism to address the human relationship to time and space. Themes are drawn from art history, science and popular culture, with the intention of helping artists question the past and present simultaneously.

Bengtsson completed his master’s degree at the Valand Academy in 2005 and has exhibited at various venues including Galleri Thomassen and Galleri Mors Mössa, Göteborgs Konsthall, Alingsås Konsthall, Kiruna City Hall, Vandalorum, and Bonniers Konsthall. He has carried out public works for Värnamo Hospital and Jubileumsparken in Gothenburg.

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Dance Remainings

Dance Remainings is an artistic duo founded in 2017 and based in Gothenburg. The duo consists of Jonny Berg from Sweden and Sebastian Ruiz Bartilson from Chile, both dancers and performance artists. They are interested in the dialogue between ritual and contemporary performance and dance, and the continuous exploration of ceremonies.

Dance Remainings has developed various dance and performance projects for the stage and site-specific works such as HUMANOGRAPHY (2019–2023). Their cross-disciplinary practice brings dance to the public space through live interventions, workshops and community-based projects. Dance Remainings is also a platform for freelance dance artists.

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Selma Selman

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