Henrik Håkansson is one of most internationally successful and renowned Swedish artists of his generation, but this is his first comprehensive solo exhibition in his own country in several years. Looking back at his production of the last twenty years we notice how consistently he works with the relation between nature and culture, but also how he varies his expression by using film, photography, sound and—not least—plants and live animals.
Håkansson’s current work is grounded in his thinking about wastelands. He refers to T. S. Eliot’s poem from 1922, The Waste Land, and to our negligence and mental confusion about nature, the gap between our knowledge and our actions in matters concerning ecology.
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