Konvergenser #2 is a group show that from its first edition (April 2015) aimed to be an annual exhibition at Nevven collecting and grouping together the Gothenburg artists that we love the most.
This show gathers different generations of established and upcoming artists, different techniques, ideas and points of view on art practice underlining the connections and at the same time celebrating the discontinuities and the differences, highlighting the uniqueness and the complexity of Gothenburg’s art scene.
Juxtaposing abstract painting to drawing, photography to sculpture, installation to figurative painting Konvergenser #2 does not want to trace borders between disciplines or simply try to map this city’s beautifully disorientating artistic ground; this show aims instead to channel in the neutral space of a gallery the same energy that we could sense as hidden in the city where we all live and work.
Convergence: at the same time in the same place something happens.
It’s a magical equation and an alignment of stars where energies are released, floating in the air, like dust shining backlit.
A convergence is a shared direction, consciously or unconsciously pursued. It’s in the common objective searched through different medias,
or in the different ideas manifesting through similar execution.
We categorise, we try to define genres and styles but sometimes things doesn’t really need an explanation, it’s all about looking at them, observe the interactions, feel the connections and the incongruences.
A convergence as a gathering of ideas, getting closer and suddenly retract.
It’s about movement, wherever the direction, whatever the motive,
it’s about what escape the definitions,
what tickle our eyes because doesn’t have a clear explanation, a clear affiliation.
It’s the beauty of the unstable balance, of a wavering symmetry.
A group show featuring: Johan Björkegren, Nina Bondeson, Johannes Brander, Chuyia Chia, Marie Dahlstrand, Ekta, David Eng, Camilla Engman, Fanny Hellgren, Jenny Johansson, Ivar Lövheim, Karl—Joel Lrsn, Mattia Lullini, Erika Lindblom, Eric Magassa, Oskar Nilsson, Ollio, Lars Daniel Rehn, Martin Solymar, Linda Spåman, Alina Vergnano, Zara Zetterquist, Fredrik Åkum