Cold Days

As the darkness descends and we ready ourselves for the coming winter, Bonniers Konsthall presents a different sort of Christmas display, designed to light up the street on which we are located.

The kunsthalle’s glass façade has been transformed into a projection surface on which winter-related video installations by five artists will be displayed. The video exhibition presents nostalgic childhood memories, anti-utopian storms in miniature format, as well as the human body’s ungainliness on ice and vast expanses of snow. The projection will be visible daily from sundown to sunrise.

Eva Meyer-Keller often works across the genres of performance art and video, and also arranges concerts and festivals. Meyer-Keller studied photography and visual art in both Berlin, Germany, and London, UK. She is a graduate of the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Holland, and lives and works in Berlin.

Lars Siltberg’s work deals with issues of the human body depicted in an absurd, grotesque and imaginative fashion. Lars Siltberg was educated at the University of Gothenburg’s School of Photography and lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

Nedko Solakov’s art is characterised by an imaginative form of story-telling, in which each work is constructed to comprise an almost separate world by the use of a great variety of techniques. Solakov was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he lives and works.

Etta Säfve utilises drawing, painting, video and film. In 2004, she held a solo exhibition at Gallery ak28 in Stockholm. Säfve was born in Uppsala, Sweden, and educated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Holland, where she lives and works.

Jaan Toomik trained as a painter but works across a wide range of artistic fields. In his video installations, Toomik often uses his own personal experiences as starting points, and he himself acts in front of the camera. Toomik is a professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia.

Image: Etta Säfve, Snowfall , 2001|Courtesy of the artist