Carl Johan De Geer at the City Museum in Stockholm

Carl Johan De Geer

The family and the slaves
Carl Johan De Geer
Stadsmuseet, Stockholm
17.2 - 1.9. 2024

"One day in the 00s, in a grocery store, a burly black man approaches. 'Do you know your ancestor owned a slave station in Ghana?' I got a mental slap in the face that day."
Carl Johan De Geer

In Carl Johan De Geer's exhibition Släkten och slavarna, furniture, fabrics and pictures have been combined into seven different installations. They tell us about the confrontation with the artist's own family's involvement in slavery in the 17th century. The hands-on work, nailing and carpentry on the installations, can be seen as a way of processing this shattering discovery.

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