From October 12th on Galerie Voss will present for the first time the work of Maria Friberg. The solo exhibition "Fallout" will show works from the photographic sector, supplemented by a threepart video installation.
The artist analyses the image of men in our society; she correlates classical male stereotypes with their surrounding in quite bewildering ways.
The exhibition will show the series "Still Lives" and "Aware But Still There". Therein the well known gender roles - often enough associated with power, predominance and self-determination - are being shattered by their unusual performance.
Additionally the gallery will show the video installation called "Embedded". Men are moving slowly in a heap of cushions - vanishing in the pillows and then resurfacing again. However, it is not exactly clear, if their being embedded means being safe and secure or if the men are rather being excluded from life and the world outside. As the artist says: "In contemporary society, information itself is embedded – it is simultaneously out in the open and hidden away".
Moderna Museet, Stockholm - Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich - Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC - Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado - Göteborgs konstmuseum, Göteborg - Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö - Nationalmuseum, Stockholm - Ringier Collection - Zürich, DG Bank, Frankfurt - Collection von Ribbentrop, Frankfurt - Goldman Sachs, London - Mario Testino, London - The Buhl Collection, New York - Thomas Olbricht, Essen