Moderna Museet Stockholm
5 February 2011 – 1 May 2011
Eva Löfdahl (b 1953) is one of Sweden’s most important contemporary artists. Since her debut, more than three decades ago, she has created varieties of paradoxical metaphors, challenging our habitual way of seeing things, in the form of sculptures, objects, paintings and drawings shown in exhibitions, or works made specifically for a particular public site. From 5 February 2011, the Moderna Museet will show Eva Löfdahls’ works in a major exhibition.
The exhibition at Moderna Museet is a retrospective, and yet exceedingly contemporary. Eva Löfdahl has created a comprehensive new work, an installation where tentacles, antennae and building modules branch out into a spatial structure incorporating earlier works. The installation is a site in itself and incorporates several temporal levels with varying content. Low-energy and dynamics. Universal and applied models. Development and proto-states.
Her observations of a variety of conditions are materialised in work categories such as souls, homes, war monuments and emblems. Her choice of material is primarily a choice of work method to formulate content. Eva Löfdahl has an unerring ability to express the enigmatic in permanent works. She is inscrutable yet perfectly straight-forward.
Eva Löfdahl, born in Gothenburg in 1953, currently lives and works in Stockholm.
She has studied at the College of Arts in Stockholm and at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London. During the early 1980s Eva Löfdahl received attention for the first time, then as part of Walldagruppen with Max Book and Stig Sjölund.
She has participated in a number of landmark exhibitions over the years and in 1995, Eva Löfdahl was the Swedish representative in the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Eva Löfdahl is represented in museum collections in Gothenburg, Malmö, Norrköping, Uppsala and at the Moderna Museet.