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01 Feb 2011

apexart presents 'Washed Out' - Winning Franchise exhibition in Stockholm

Raeda Saadeh, Vacuum, 2007.

Washed Out
apexart with Konsthall C and CuratorLab 2010/2011 at Konstfack University College of Art, Craft and Design


February 3 - March 2, 2011 Opening reception: February 2, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Regular hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Public programming / parallel events to be announced


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Konsthall C
Centraltvättstuga, Cigarrvägen 14
S-123 57 Farsta (Tunnelbana: Hökarängen)

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With work by: Maja Bajevic, Daniela Comani, Stefan Constantinescu, Nadia Myre, Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza, Raeda Saadeh, Laercio Redondo, and Konsthall 323 (Frida Krohn and Ylva Trapp)

Curated by: Corina Oprea, Isabel Löfgren, Judith Souriau, Milena Placentile, and Valerio Del Baglivo

Washed Out is a site-inspired exhibition held in Centraltvättstuga, a community laundry facility in Hökarängen, a typical Stockholm suburb built in the 1940s according to the utopian urban ideals of early social democracy. Decades later, this still functioning laundry facility shares its premises with a publicly funded art center, Konsthall C, and a small collection of vintage laundry machines.

In light of Sweden's current political situation, many social democratic values have become lost in individualistic modes of living and transformed into symbols of the past. Far beyond a critique of the Swedish model, the notions of community and washing can be extended to address the action of 'washing out' portions of history that have been hidden from collective memory for one reason or another.

Within the site of a laundry facility, representing the faded ideals of social democracy, this exhibition registers the act of washing as a significant gesture for cleaning the collective memory, as well as the symbolic conflict between individual memory and experience. It is through recalling and critically engaging with specific historical moments that the process of 'washing out' can prevent memory from fading into oblivion.

Seeking resonance with this unique site, an international group of curators invited artists who have used their personal experiences as a starting point on which to reflect on historical moments that have been 'washed out,' or purposefully erased from collective memory. They have done this through performing domestic tasks in the landscape, rewriting history books, or rubbing out information from media images, among other actions.

Washed Out consists of works exhibited in a functional common laundry, a residency lasting the duration of the project, and public programs positioning artistic practices in relation to collective memory.

Washed Out is supported, in part, by Konsthall C and CuratorLab 2010/2011 at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.

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