Absolute Affirmation at GELB

2019/08/20

Easy Come, Easy Go (2019)

About Ulrika Gunnarsdotter’s work ‘Easy Come, Easy Go’ (2019), an inflatable fan-driven clothed sculpture, in C-print’s ongoing exhibition ‘Absolute Affirmation’ at GELB, it can be said to depart from cultural and aesthetical standards in clothing that dictate the conditions of entering and “habituating” rooms. How have you per tradition needed to dress to disalarm any whim of perceived menace about you from the world around, and who whilst generalizing, enjoys the privilege of moving around incognito this way? The white-collared white office male shoots to mind. The sculpture humorously illustrates on a subsequent thought as well, in the wake of recent global movements, the fate of this “basic” white office “male”. If the future is female, perhaps this figure is slowly facing its epic demise and fall…literally speaking. /C-print

Stockholm Design Week 2019

2019/01/16

titel_duality_installationC-Print is teaming up with Swedish interior design house Layered to present a display of artworks during the upcoming edition of Stockholm Design Week 2019 in their showroom on Engelbrektsgatan 21.
One of the participating artists is Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm) grad Ulrika Gunnarsdotter who will present an intermedia installative work (work in progress as we speak) that departs from a found Donna Karan jacket in the sand on the beach. The interest in the finding lies partially in its consumerist stature, in light of the brand iconography.
The work has involved a replicating process in which Ulrika creates a derivative version of the jacket using cheaper materials. The two jackets in its final juxtaposed installing at Layered will create a dialogue and offer a comment on fast-disposable consumer habits and realities about sustainability matters affecting present day. Our project with Layered marks the first part of a curatorial residency we are doing at GELB this year. Ulrika Gunnarsdotter has previously exhibited at Tensta Konsthall, Arkitekturmuseet, Botkyrka Konsthall and Centre Culturel Suédois in Paris.

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Detail of label in jacket.

Design of replica.

Heart beat in jacket. Part of installation, Dual Action (2019).

PUSH

2016/06/11

Pygostylia spelar på fina PUSH festival 2016. Dubbelt live – elektronik (Ida Lundén) och video (Ulrika Gunnarsdotter). Instrument och kostym från havet och återvinningen.

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Pygostylia

2015/04/26

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Pygostylia – ett fågelperspektiv. 25 april kl 19.30, 26 april kl 16 på Fylkingen.

Pygostylia är en konstmusik/mode/filmkonsert i två akter om fåglar men utan fågelsång.
Om mötet mellan människa och fågel i Jöns Mellgrens kortfilm, om fåglars närvaro i vår stadsmiljö och människans påverkan på sjöfåglars livsmiljö i Ida Lundéns försök att göra musik av strandat plastskräp, om Ulrika Gunnarsdotters undersökning av pygostylen som modedetalj.

Pygostylia är ett samlingsnamn för fåglar där sista ryggkotan är sammanväxt.

Medverkar förutom Ida, Jöns och Ulrika gör:
Patrik Bogårdh ljusdesign, Lise-Lotte Norelius ljud
Fyra medspelare: Fredde Thurfjell, Carin Blom, Per Lenner, Charlotta Simonsson

Bakom kulisserna:
Katarina Eriksson dans (i Jöns film), Tomas Jönsson grafisk form, Sten-Olof Hellström instrumentutveckling, Oskar Idin filmfotograf, Niki Lindroth von Bahr attributmakeri, Didrik Zebaot Thurfjell kamera-assistent, Annica Sandh PR-konsult, Bitte Palm skräddare.

Med stöd från Statens musikverk .

House of Sweden, Washington, D.C.

2013/02/20

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“Dressing Swedish” is a traveling exhibition visiting House of Sweden in March on its journey through Scandinavian museums in the U.S. Curated by Dr. Charlotte Hyltén-Cavallius and Dr. Lizette Gradén, and supported by Multicultural Society, Tumba in Sweden.

“Behind Platitudes and Strawberries” by Ulrika Gunnarsdotter Folk costumes and cultural heritage have become increasingly politicized. This was evident in the official opening of the Swedish Parliament in 2010, when the leader of the Sweden Democrats party, Jimmie Åkesson, wore a folk costume from Blekinge while his girlfriend, Louise Erixon, wore the Swedish national dress. The Sweden Democrats are a new party in Sweden with an controversial political platform. Sweden has had one of the most liberal immigration and refugee policies in the world, which has resulted in a significant immigrant population. Anti-immigrant sentiments have been on the rise throughout Europe and such tendencies have also been discovered in Sweden. Sweden Democrats were elected to Parliament with a tiny percentage of the vote on the basis of a clearly defined and strongly anti-immigrant agenda. The appropriation of the concept of “Swedishness” through the use of traditional folk dress created a maelstrom in the court of public opinion. Artist Ulrika Gunnarsdotter comments on this event and its political implications by renting and photographing herself and her partner in the very same costumes.

On display

2012/06/16

IMG_0146_2Meeting with artists and curators.

Fashionshop

2012/02/07

DSC_017510Fashionplay’s intention with Fashionshop is to make “fashion art” accessible to the general public and to pose the question: what is saleable fashion with regard to function and materiality? What happens when art objects are placed within the context of saleability? Is it easier for viewers to be receptive to such objects when they are presented in the way in which we are used to encountering fashion? And, if they do gain more purchase appeal, do they then lose their artistic identity?

Arkitekturmuseet (The Swedish Museum of Architecture)
Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
7 – 26 Febuary 2012
– Exhibition prolonged until 4 March

Motala konsthall
Repslagaregatan 3, Motala
18 July – 25 August 2012

Fittja Open 2011

2011/09/08

Strawberries
September 10 – October 16 2011

…pizza, Brooklyn, Irish songs, chilean roots and Swedish strawberries…
Don’t miss out on an exciting exhibition about Stockholm and the world that we all share.

Artists: Katja Aglert, Helena Byström, Ulrika Gunnarsdotter, Kalle Hamm, Phil Hession, Sasha Huber, Dzamil Kamanger, Jaana Kokko, Birger Lipinski, Isabel Löfgren, Pangea design, Laercio Redondo, Petri Saarikko, Elisabeth Subrin and Paula Urbano.

Curators: Finbar Krook Rosato, Joanna Sandell and Paola Zamora.

Performance, Botkyrka konsthall

2010/11/22

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NOW ACTIVATED: TWO NEW ARTIST’S BOOKS FROM LABYRINT PRESS

Saturday, November 27
13-15

Botkyrka konsthall celebrates Labyrint Press latest releases of both performance and sound works by artists Ulrika Gunnarsdotter and Marja-leena Sillanpää.

Come and take part in the premiere of two new site-specific works which are the seeds of a continuing artistic work.

In nine votes, the sound design of Marja-leena Sillanpää artist’s book nine milestones, read different lines from the text by different female voices. A special edition of the text are available at a promotional price during the event.

Ulrika Gunnarsdotter’s artist’s book ” It Is Swedish Perfect ” was published by Labyrint Press, 2009 and depicts the efforts to create new, individual costumes for Swedes with roots in the former Yugoslavia. The New Folk Costume is a performance featured by the actor Franciska Löfgren.

Show & Sell

2010/08/24

“It is Swedish Perfect”, Labyrint Press at Show & Sell. Konst & Teknik has invited fellow Swedish designers and publishers to contribute ‘left over’ books and publications, to a one day temporary book store in Stockholm, titled Show & Sell.

When: Saturday August 28, 2010, 12:00–20:00
Where: Rutger Fuchsgatan 9, 11667 Stockholm, Sweden