Curators Juliana Engberg & Louise Neri
Surreal and ultra–sensory, ACCA’s exhibition The Secret Garden by Swedish artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg opens up a netherworld of strange delights and encounters.
This is the first time that Djurberg and Berg’s work will be seen in the Southern Hemisphere.
In their immersive landscape, sculpture, light, sound and film mix to dazzling effect. But don’t be fooled by its apparent benignness; in the nooks and crannies of this psychic and hallucinatory place, the id runs riot with tales of trouble in paradise.
The Secret Garden features an exciting new commission, as well as a survey of the savagely humorous claymation films that first brought Djurberg and Berg into the international spotlight.
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg live and work in Berlin. Born in Lysekil, Sweden in 1978, Nathalie Djurberg received her MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2002. Hans Berg was born in Rättvik, Sweden in 1978 and is a musician, producer and composer, working mainly with electronic music. Recent exhibitions include the Foundation Prada, Milan; Koelnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; New Museum, New York, NY; Wexner Center for the Arts. Nathalie Djurberg won the presitgious Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale 2009.
PUBLIC PROGRAM // FREE
AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
SAT 10 OCTOBER 6—8PM
A marathon screening of Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s claymation short films will be followed by an in–conversation with the artists and Melbourne Festival Creative Associate, Louise Neri. Bookings essential. This is an 18+ licensed event.
Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Bang Your Little Drums, 2013. Clay animation, digital video. 10:41 mins. © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg; courtesy Lisson Gallery, London