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Malin Franzén

Grant holder in Stockholm 1 April - 30 September 2017
 

Malin Franzén
(b.1982) studied at Malmö Art Academy. Working with video, objects, and installations, she often uses documentary material to explore her interest in myth, expansion, and the desire to achieve utopian change and convert others to one’s own vision. In a series of installations, she explores the role of legends in the emergence, expansion, and maintenance of religious and political movements. The most recent work in this series, Länge bor vi på ruinerna av det förgångna [For long we live on the ruins of the past] (2017), focuses on Swedish writer, feminist, and public intellectual Elin Wägner. In 1937, Wägner went on an archaeological field trip to Crete in search of historical examples of peaceful coexistence suggesting alternatives to the violent and war-torn times in which she lived. Following Wägner’s footsteps, Länge… asks what happens when one attempts to merge historical fragments into a new narrative about the past in order to point to an alternative way forward.

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