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2009-06-11  sq

Cut my legs off and call me shorty!

Thawing. 456x200cm (diptych). Oil on canvas. (2009)
Opening June 17th 17:00-21:00
Exhibition period: June 17th – September 19th 2009


Tensta Konsthall

Cut my legs off and call me shorty! is an exhibition that explores elements of humour and surprise. The thirteen Swedish based artists included work with ideas and ways of making that force us to look and look again. We may think we have understood an image but when we allow ourselves a closer examination there are unexpected twists, shocking details, hidden pratfalls, double and triple meanings. There are 5 artists showing in the main hall who work with photography, painting and illustration: Susanna Hesselberg, Ulf Lundin, Emma Rendel, Ulla West & Kristoffer Zetterstrand. The second part of the exhibition is a selection of Swedish video art curated by Gunnel Pettersson in association with Film Form and includes works from 1962 – 2009 and includes: Henrik Andersson, Reuben Henry, Tove Kjellmark, Karin Kihlberg, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, Malin Skjöld, Per Teljer, Christine Ödlund. We have taken the following quote by American writer E.B. White as good advice for the show. “Analyzing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it”.

Exhibition webpage
Exhibition Catalogue [PDF, 4Mb]
Press images, Zetterstrand