Palais de Tokyo in Paris presents Hans Rosenström’s sound installation Mikado (2009) in group exhibition The Black Moon. The exhibition is part of a large-scale event Nouvelles Vagues (New Waves) that transforms the entirety of Palais de Tokyo’s exhibition space and spreads out throughout the city of Paris in 53 exhibitions. The Black Moon, curated by Sinziana Ravini, is an exhibition about love, art and life, narrated in a film and a book.
Rosenström’s Mikado is a sound installation based on a scene from Cries and Whispers, an Ingmar Bergman movie from 1972. It presents a new angle to the original dialogue, the content of which has been modified into an idea about personal transformation. By using “three-dimensional sound”, Rosenström places the viewer/listener in the midst of the narrative, staging a situation in which the viewer becomes an integral part of the work.
Hans Rosenström (b. 1978) studied at the Nordic Art School in Kokkola in 1999–2001, the Malmö Art Academy in 2003–2004, and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in 2001–2007. He is currently based in Helsinki and Stockholm. Recently, Hans Rosenström has had solo exhibitions in Gallerie Anhava, Helsinki (2013), Takkahuone at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku (2012), The Studio at Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2011) and the Galleri Sinne, Helsinki (2010). He has participated in several group exhibitions and festivals, e.g. in Sweden, Estonia, The Netherlands, Georgia and Australia.
The Black Moon
Palais de Tokyo, Paris Jun 21 – Sep 9 2013