Marie Høeg Meets Klara Lidén
In the 1980s a box of glass negatives was found in a barn in Eastern Norway. The person behind these images proved to be Marie Høeg (b.1866 - d.1949), a Norwegian suffragist and photographer. The photos, taken between 1896-1905, are of a private character, and made in collaboration with her partner Bolette Berg. The self-portraits depict the two women challenging normative notions of gender through performative gestures, and were seemingly never intended to be shown to a public.
As contribution to an exhibition commemorating the centennial for women’s suffrage in Norway, FRANK wanted to offer a meeting between two artists. Presented as a sparring partner to Høeg in this exhibition, the Swedish artist Klara Lidén (f. 1979) offers a slow-moving portrait that depict Lidén falling backwards frame-by-frame, slide-by-slide in a handicap toilet. In Untitled (Handicap) from 2007, Lidén performs a personal collapse, capturing a moment stretched out in time. With humor, the meeting between the two functions as a way to dislocate a narration of history as linear progression.
Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén has been
exhibited at the following venues:
Sep 26 – 28, 2014
New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, New York
Sunday, Sep 28 2014
On the Cruising of Archives.
The Classroom – a conversation
FRANK hosted a conversation with David Evan Frantz, curator at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, artist and historian Leah DeVun and artist Ulrike Müller. The conversation focused on feminist and queer archival practices and interventions, addressing artistic production that interferes with the “historic.” The conversation is in conjunction with the show Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén in the Boiler Room at MoMA PS1.
Mar 08 – May 04, 2014
Feb 21 — Jun 28, 2014
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Accompanied by a launch of the third FRANK book Voluspå and a lecture by Norwegian art theorist and queer critic Mathias Danbolt
Sep 21 2013 — Apr 19, 2014
Skmu Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
As a contribution to The Beginning Is Always Today: Contemporary Feminist Art in Scandinavia
Jun 06 – Aug 25, 2014
Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (NNKS)
KLARA LIDÉN (Swedish, b. 1979) creates architectural interventions and installations by cannibalizing existing structures and materials, such as cardboard, corrugated metal, drywall, wood, and carpet remnants. With a spirit of activism and rebellion, Lidén rethinks the places we inhabit and builds spaces that deviate from their normal functions. She has had solo exhibitions at Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Serpentine Gallery (London), Jeu De Paume (Paris), Reena Spaulings Fine Art (New York) and Kunsthalle Fridericianum (Kassel) and MUSEION of Modern and Contemporary Art (Bolzano).
MARIE HØEG (Norwegian, b.1866 - d.1949) was a Norwegian suffragette and photographer. She started a business as a photographer with Bolette Berg, called “Berg & Høeg” in 1895. After living in Finland for seven years, Høeg became a dedicated suffragette. In 1896, she established Den selskabelige Diskusjonssforening to promote discussions between women to prepare them for participation in public discourses.