Marianne Lindberg De Geer: Modern art in a home environment
September 23 - October 16, 2021
Marianne Lindberg De Geer was born in 1946 and lives and works in Stockholm. She is an artist, playwright, cultural writer and also made her debut in 2017 as a fiction writer.
“Does the park outside our home look like it did yesterday? Is the water drinkable today? The air to breathe tomorrow? Do we have enough canned food to cope with a longer power outage? Where does our money go without ones and zeros? Will the poor in Bangladesh flee here when the water rises? Have I taken enough steps today? Trained? Eaten right? The mark on the arm, is it cancer? Can we really hope that the children will have a wall to hang a picture on? ”
The exhibition Modern art in a home environment is Marianne Lindberg De Geers first solo exhibition at Galleri Helle Knudsen and shows new works created with these future thoughts in the body.
Marianne Lindberg De Geer is represented at, among others, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm Nationalmuseum in Stockholm (Gripholmssamlingen), Skissernas Museum in Lund, Wanås Stiftelse, Norrköpings Konstmuseum and Göteborgs Konstmuseum.
Press: Ulrika Stahre, Expressen, 2021-09-29: We have stopped watching when the world is on fire
Oil on canvas, 90x77 cm
Oil on canvas, 73x63 cm
The exhibition Modern art in a home environment is Marianne Lindberg De Geers first solo exhibition at Galleri Helle Knudsen. The exhibition title refers to an art salon in Stockholm that started right before World War 1 and was run by Elsa Lindström.
Marianne Lindberg De Geer was born in 1946 and lives and works in Stockholm. She is an artist, a playwriter, a cultural writer, and was also the head of the Arts and Design department at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. In 2017, the art space Färgfabriken showed her much-appreciated retrospective Full speed ahead. At the age of 71, she debuted as a fiction writer with the novel På drift.
Much of Marianne's art has provoked and created debate. The artwork I think of myself (I Think of Myself) in Växjö has been vandalized on several occasions and created a cultural debate in both the press and television. The work Mate Hunting in Borås, centrally located in Stadsparken, has also endured repeated vandalism and local art debate.
Marianne Lindberg De Geer is represented at, among others, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Skissernas Museum in Lund, Wanås Foundation, Norrköpings Konstmuseum and Göteborgs Konstmuseum.