Short but Sweet with Albin Bergström

Artist talk
4/7 2023 6 pm

On selected Tuesday evenings, artists from the exhibition Unfreezing the Scene. Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2022 and art education team meet for a joint discussion on their artistic practice. After the 20-minute talk, there will be an opportunity to take a tour of the exhibition together.

This program is free of charge and no prior registration is needed.

The artist talk will be held in English.

Albin Bergström (b. 1992, Gothenburg, Sweden) lives and works in Vienna and Gothenburg. He studied at HFBK Hamburg, The Royal Institute of Art Stockholm, and The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in the Object Sculpture studio with Julian Göthe. Recent exhibitions include TIPSY TINA at Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna), Of Second Glances at Magma Maria (Offenbach), and No Wiggle Room at Sharp Projects (Copenhagen).

In the exhibition, Albin Bergström is showing a series of new, deeply personal works called Letters of Resignation. A slight departure from his previous practice of working with more sculptural forms, these works focus on text and textile as ineffective connectors of meaning. We are surrounded by emotionally charged texts in our daily lives – letters of condolence, motivational posters, advertisements – the list is endless. Yet, how often do these words really move us, and what power do words have over us in difficult situations that we cannot change?