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Moderna Museet Malmö’s 2022 collection exhibition, entitled Conditioned Movement, examines universal and existential themes such as time, movement and materiality in relation to museum conservation work. The exhibition, a cooperation between the museum's curator Andreas Nilsson and the artist duo of Gideonsson/Londré, features several rarely shown works dating from the middle of the nineteenth century to today, presenting them in new dialogues.
 
CONDITIONED MOVEMENT
February 26, 2022 – January 29, 2023
Left Gallery
Curators: Andreas Nilsson and Gideonsson/Londré

 
Conditioned Movement probes the idea of a museum collection that exists in an intermediate state between dormancy and exposure, one in which objects and bodies laden with content are resurrected at periodic intervals. The works in the exhibition animate various stages of human activity and subtle movements that open many potential paths through transformations. The material and the underlying ideas are just as likely to be rooted in the highly personal as in the broadly universal. In a collection that brings together a variety of artistic expressions and concepts, surrealism meets logic and natural science meets the fantastical.

- With the exhibition Conditioned Movement, we allow ourselves to experiment with Moderna Museet's prodigious collection and let time, expression and media meet in different ways. Gideonsson/Londré's view of the collection and the museum has contributed with new perspectives and thoughts about both well-known and lesser-known works, says Andreas Nilsson, curator at Moderna Museet Malmö.

In addition to serving as co-curators, the artist duo of Gideonsson/Londré has also contributed a new work of art that is based on the role of the conservator. Gideonsson/Londré traces, transforms, and illuminates the often unseen preservation work that goes on behind the scenes at a museum. That work is transformed into a ritual and introduces a temporality in which the dead are brought together with the living. The work has both static and performative components, and it activates the exhibition over time.

The exhibition presents works by, among others:
Gianfranco Baruchello, Hans Bellmer, Nina Canell, Lygia Clark, Cecilia Edefalk, Roger Fenton, Simone Forti, Axel Fridell, Gideonsson/Londré, Hans Hammarskiöld, Susan Hefuna, Susan Hiller, Rebecca Horn, Åke Karlung, Lee Lozano, René Magritte, Mark Manders, Katja Novitskova, Claes Oldenburg, Klaus Rinke, Lenke Rothman, Wolfgang Tillmans.
A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE AT MODERNA MUSEET MALMÖ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, AT 10 AM IN THE PRESENCE OF CURATORS ANDREAS NILSSON AND GIDEONSSON/LONDRÉ.

For requests to participate, please send an email to press.malmo@modernamuseet.se. Please state for which newspaper, magazine or other medium you will be reporting. The number of participants is limited. We will primarily welcome journalists with an assignment to cover the exhibition.
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