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Moderna Museet Malmö opens Twilight Land

October 29, 2022–April 9, 2023

The experience of being on the verge of the unknown is explored in Twilight Land. of realizing that we cannot live our lives the same way forever yet being unsure of what lies ahead. It is the Moderna Museet Malmö’s main undertaking, running from the fall of 2022 to the spring of 2023, and includes eleven highly regarded artists from throughout the world.

Concern and apprehension are raised by the confluence of an ecological, geopolitical, and democratic crises. At the same time, there are many projects and movements heading in the direction of paradigm shifts that are good and more life-affirming. Thus, the referred-to state of twilight—the change from day to night—can be connected to both a fear of the impending darkness and a particular type of creativity, fostered by the hazy proximity of fiction and reality.

Twilight Land seeks to describe what it’s like to live in a broken system without being able to see a clear alternative. It goes beyond being only a compilation of information and a documentary by using sculpture, film, and painting in an effort to give shape to this liminal situation. Many of the pieces of art were made especially for the exhibition and draw inspiration from the liminal space between chaos and order, fear and optimism, and destruction and creation.

“When the dominant narrative of the world is skewed, something else can become visible in the cracks. With strong works of art, several of which have been created specifically for the exhibition, Twilight Land offers a place for reflection, joint conversations and dialogue,” says curator Joa Ljungberg.

Twilight Land is produced as part of Moderna Museet’s 2022 commitment to new artistic production and reduced transportation. The project includes lectures, reading groups, and workshops as major components. The program includes authors, scholars, artists, and transition movement and democratic defense organizations representatives.

The exhibition is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Netherlands.

Moderna Museet Malmö is a part of Moderna Museet, one of Europe’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art, with a collection of high international standing. Moderna Museet Malmö, inaugurated in 2009, provides a meeting place and offers an art experience unique to the Öresund region. With an independent exhibition programme, Moderna Museet Malmö shows contemporary art’s most interesting artists and modern classics in addition to curated selections from Moderna Museet’s rich collection. The exhibitions alternate regularly, and the museum also offers a varied learning programme all year round. Moderna Museet Malmö is supported by the Swedish government, City of Malmö and Region Skåne.

Artists: Isabelle Andriessen, Yael Bartana, Rose-Marie Huuva, Anna Ling, Aernout Mik, Sandra Mujinga, Ingrid Elsa Maria Ogenstedt, Ida Persson, Stina Siljing, Jonas Staal and Alberta Whittle.

Curator: Joa Ljungberg

Moderna Museet Malmö
Ola Billgrens plats 2-4
SE-211 29 Malmö
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm,
Thursday 11am–7pm
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