Kunsthalle Wien

slide show: Nathalie Djurberg

13 Jan - 13 Mar 2007

Nathalie Djurberg, still, "Badain", 2005, Courtesy Gió Marconi, Milano
slide show: Nathalie Djurberg
Because it is wonderful to live
January 31th - March 13th, 2007

Nathalie Djurberg’s films tell stories of dark fantasies, obscene depictions, and the breaking of social taboos. The exhibition at the project space gives an extensive insight into the film animation oeuvre of the young, Swedish artist.
Nathalie Djurberg does everything herself, from directing to technical realization to making the Plasticine figures. What arises are stories that do not deliver on the promises they make at first glance: the child-like quality of the design is diametrically opposed by the content: Djurberg displays power games, her stage settings are filled with blood and tears, Sadism and also Masochism. She deals with themes by contrasting hard-hewn contours and apparently child-like formal language, she causes a shock and delight that is second to none.
Nathalie Djurberg born 1978; exhibitions at the Foundation Beyeler, Basel, Tate Modern, London, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, New York, and the Berlin Biennale (2006), a.o.

Curator: Angela Stief

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