[spectre] Swedish Edstrand Foundation scholarships

Andreas Broeckmann abroeck at transmediale.de
Fri Dec 3 16:40:21 CET 2004

Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 15:03:06 +0100
Subject: SEK 890 000 to art
From: "Lena Leeb-Lundberg" <lena.leeb at malmo.se>

ARTISTS: SEK 890 000.

You are welcome to attend the presentation, prize ceremony  and opening of
the exhibition
on Wednesday December 8 at 7 pm.

9 December 2004 - 20 February 2005

To Christian Andersson (born in 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden) for having, in a
series of installations and with unswerving precision and an eye for form,
incorporated into the artistic debate an illusionism which almost belongs
the world of vaudeville. Time and again, we have been confronted in
amazement with impossible but simultaneously highly tangible physical
constellations, in the presence of a fantasy which is far beyond the
banality of trickery. (SEK 200,000)

To Miriam Bäckström (born in 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden) for having
challenged, in her photographic art and now also in film, the most widely
accepted ideas about authenticity, construction and tempo. Using the
studio camera and "found" scenographic settings from film and television
recordings she has developed a highly austere methodology in which reality,
fiction and the observer's position as an interpreter cannot be
distinguished from each other. This critical approach to the various
construction of reality is also apparent in the intricate interaction
between object and subject in the video Rebecka. (SEK 200,000)

To Jonas Dahlberg (born in 1970 in Uddevalla, Sweden) for a methodology in
which architecture and film have merged into a wholly individual and
extremely suggestive dramaturgy. Here, space is not merely a framework but
is rather the actual content of the imagination, whether, like a character
out of Kafka, we are transported endlessly around an apartment, or
transported in a lift to Hell, or, as in Weightless Space 1, we watch in
paralysis as our only potted plant hovers weightlessly around us. (SEK

To Tommi Grönlund (born in 1967 in Åbo, Finland) and Petteri Nisunen (born
in 1962 in Vandas, Finland) for having combined sound and image in an
exceptional manner. Their audiovisual sculptures and installations have
nothing less than trailblazing. Whether an individual work comes across as
verging on being conceptually austere, or as threateningly bombastic, or as
tender but simultaneously ambiguously humorous or poetic, it challenges in
its very composition the often so limited laws of representation. (SEK

In addition, three scholarships will be presented to students graduating
from the Malmö Art Academy:
Henrik Dahlström, Johanna Domke, and Tomas E. Scherer (SEK 30,000 each).

The foundation, whose full name is "Reinhold Edstrands och hans syskon
Gunhild och Theklas stiftelse" has its seat in Malmö. Since 1951 the
foundation has awarded scholarships to visual artists. Earlier awards were
worth modest sums but after the sale in 1983-84 of the foundation's art
works, shares and real estate holdings, it has been possible to increase
value of the scholarships. The awards have always focused on encouraging
younger artists. The foundation selects the scholarship holders. It is not
possible to apply for the awards.

For further information and press photos  see our website:

Please join us!

Lena Leeb-Lundberg
T +46 (0)40-34 12 94 • M +46 (0)708-34 12 94 • F +46 (0)40-30 15 07.
lena.leeb at malmo.se

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