Serpentine South Gallery 7 Oct — 7 Nov 2010 Free

In her first major exhibition in the UK, co-produced with Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Klara Lidén presented a series of installations, films displayed within the context of architectural interventions in the gallery spaces, and works on paper.

Lidén has, in earlier projects, built a house with discarded materials on the banks of a river, set up an alternative free postal system and fly-posted blank white posters over street advertisements. In her 2007 exhibition, Unheimlich Manoeuvre, she moved the entire contents of her apartment into a museum. Her short films capture the improvised performative actions that she undertakes in public urban spaces, such as Paralyzed (2003), in which she danced provocatively on a commuter train. Her aim is to ‘divert materials or spaces from their prescribed functions, inventing ways of making these things improper again’.


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