In an age where one in ten Europeans is conceived in a IKEA bed, it is hardly surprising that the pervasive influence of this flatpack giant has found its way into the visual arts. Swedish for Argument uses IKEA as a departure point to examine ideas of production, ownership, ubiquity and need.
Swedish for Argument includes existing and commissioned works by international and Australian artists. The exhibition will be accompanied by a talks series, an IKEA Recovery Workshop and a small publication.
Guy Ben-Ner (ISRAEL/USA), Tony Schwensen (AUS/USA), Emma White (AUS), Helmut Smits (NL), Gary Carsley (AUS), Michele Pred (USA/SWEDEN), Lorenzo Bravi (ITALY) and Jess Olivieri with the Parachutes for Ladies (AUS)
Curated by Holly Williams
View the catalogue here
IKEA Recovery Workshop
Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14th November 2-5pm
Bringing new life to abandoned IKEA, Scott Mitchell leads a speculative fabrication workshop for UTS staff & students.
Gallery floor talks
Tuesday 30 October 1-2pm
with Gary Carsley & Jo Law
Tuesday 6 November 1-2pm
with Jess Olivieri & Holly Williams
Musik från norr
Tuesday 20 November 6-7pm
Scandinavian works performed by musicians from the Australia Quartet, UTS Piano Quartet in Residence