The exhibition Jaettu poissaolo / En delad frånvaro / A Shared absence consists of a new film installation that centers around sleep, darkness, invisibility and visilibily in a Tornedalian context

 




Image: Keisu & Thuresson, 2023, Who is the sleeper

 

Karin Keisu’s and Josse Thuresson’s exhibition Jaettu poissaolo / En delad frånvaro / A Shared absence at the Aine Art Museum has its starting point in Selma Lagerlöf’s book ”The wonderful adventures of Nils” (1906–1907) and how Tornedalen and the Swedish-Finnish border was made invisible in the book.

Karin Keisu (1995, Juoksengi, Sweden) and Josse Thuresson (1992, Stockholm) are an artist duo that have been working together since 2018. Their projects take the form of research-based film works, installations, sculptures, texts and performances, addressing politics of language, queer time and the strength of being on the margins.

Keisu and Thuresson hold a master degree in fine arts from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and theys have also studied in Oslo and Vienna.

Their works has been presented in Österängens Konsthall, Jönköping and Konstmuseet i Norr, Kiruna, Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi and in Luleå konsthall (Luleå Biennial) among others.

Vernissage 22nd February 2024

Jaettu poissaolo / En delad frånvaro / A Shared absence
Karin Keisu ja Josse Thuresson
23.2.2024-12.5.2024
Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland

 

With support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

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