Jag tänker på Ester (2022)

Ester Almqvist was a Swedish painter active at the end of the 19th century. Grown up from a rural part of Sweden that she regarded both as an attachement as well as a burden, Ester’s life was strechted between her call of being an artist, her duties towards her family and her own providing.

Through the metaphor of the ghost, this project investigates the myth surrounding forgotten women artists in art history as well as photography’s capacity to reflect on the status of images. In a contemporary context where images are constantly flowing, new images inevitably contains “phantoms” of preceding images.

Project supported by the City of Malmö (2022).
Part of the AiR program The Project Room at  NW Gallery (Copenhagen, Danmark, 2021).

Exhibition at Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, 15/10/2022-05/11/2022.

Performance by Ingrid Långström at the opening of the exhibition.