ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
2003 Extreme Passion, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Galleri 5
2003 ID-fair at Fryshuset Stockholm, Sweden
2004 The Royal Dramatic Theatre. Stockholm, Sweden
EXHIBITION TEXT/ARTIST STATEMENT
“I was driven by curiosity and I was searching for some kind of truth”
I have always been interested in art that reflects the time in which we are living. In the future it will be a document of the past. Art should have an impact in society and suggest an alternative point of view. Art should be an eye-opener. Or upset us! Mankind is a great source of inspiration for me.
My exhibition Skinheads is a result of many years of research. I have been close to the people in this subculture for seven years and I have seen everything from self-destructive behavior to stubborn creativeness. I have seen passion and joy, despair and hopelessness.
I was driven by my curiosity and I was searching for some kind of truth. I found as many truths as there are individuals.
The result of my research is an exhibition about a subculture which contains a great variety of opinions, self-expressions, self-images, lifestyles and fates. During these years I have learned what it means to be human. That we all handle our ordeals in different ways. These experiences have broadened my mind.
Anna C Eriksson (August 2003)
ABOUT THE PROJECT