Skin of the Soul

Carin Ellberg, Noa Eshkol, Anton Henning, Susanne Henriques, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Markus Schinwald, Linnéa Sjöberg, Olle Skagerfors, Geraldine Swayne, Sixten Sandra Österberg
September 9, 2023 - January 21, 2024
Curators: Tessa Praun, Sofia Ringstedt

The collection presentation Skin of the Soul explores the body as both a site for our inner experiences and a barrier that protects us. The works in the exhibition examine how emotions such as sorrow, fear, desire, and lust can manifest physically, and how our physical experiences, in turn, can leave deep emotional imprints.

In various ways, the works relate to the interplay between our external and internal lives, and to the human need to let things in or out. The body can be both charged or disarming, in control or dominated. Often, it is also tied to cultural and social conventions. This is reflected in portrayals of intimate coexistences, physical embodiments of the human subconscious, as well as expressions of drives and desires. Many works starkly contrast societal notions and challenge narrow ideas about the body, good taste, and taboos.

Exhibition Curators: Tessa Praun & Sofia Ringstedt

Lisa Boström Head of Communications
Antoine Deeb Administrator
Hedvig Furuhagen Communications Officer
David Hamati Premises Manager & Technician
Oliver Krug Senior Registrar
Olga Krzeszowiec Malmsten Curator
Thomas Nordin Chief Technician
Tessa Praun Museum Director & Chief Curator
Marinela Radic Senior Host & Assistant
Erik Rask Technician & Conservator
Sofia Ringstedt Curator (maternity cover)
Ester d’Avossa & Jacob Varnauskas Interns
Alexander van Leer & Niklas Pohlman External technicians