swedish for argument

UTS Gallery, Sydney | 23 October – 23 November 2012
Curator: Holly Williams

  Swedish for Argument  installation view with work by Lorenzo Bravi (centre) and Tony Schwensen (left). Photo: David Lawrey

Swedish for Argument installation view with work by Lorenzo Bravi (centre) and Tony Schwensen (left). Photo: David Lawrey

About the exhibition:

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 used IKEA as a departure point to examine ideas of production, ownership, ubiquity and need.

Participating artists:
Guy Ben-Ner (ISRAEL), Tony Schwensen (AUS/USA), Emma White (AUS), Helmut Smits (NL), Gary Carsley (AUS), Michele Pred (USA/SWE), Lorenzo Bravi (ITALY) and Jess Olivieri with the Parachutes for Ladies (AUS).


media coverage:

Andrew Frost, The Art Life, 19 October 2012, Swedish for Argument
Ella Mudie, Real Time, issue 113, Swedish for Argument
Imran Ahmad, Artlink, vol 33 no 1, 2013, Swedish for Argument