"Ylva Ogland and tie them together konstnärsmyten with motherhood"
"last summer I saw Ylva Ogland, together with her daughter to mix the milk with liquor in a tipitält at the river Dalälven. It was on the art - and music festival Skankaloss in Gagnef, sweden and stayed at it well esoteric. When Ogland is now presented in large format at Röda Sten konsthall I realize that I have not made anything of her projects."
"solo exhibition, Various Variations of Other Spaces refers both to Bach's goldberg variations and Foucault's thoughts on heterotopi. A factual title of an exhibition with painting, sculpture, performance and installation, repeat a series of different themes, such as the female body, missbrukstematik and shades of the color red."
"Honestly, there are not many artists who have been able to take on the entire Red Stone and made something consummate. It's not just about the large surface area, the rooms are also difficult lighting, something that painting is often especially sensitive to. I start to take the elevator up to the top floor, and are immediately irritated by the presentation of a series of paintings of the placentas on a red background. These photos were done with a much tighter framing to get to his right."
"the Contrast with the exhibition's titelverk The Birth of Xenia (Miscellaneous Variations) and Various Variations of Other Spaces, magically good installed in the large ”katedralrummet” could hardly have been greater. This has Ogland established a studio. This rectangular ”ateljérum” framed by thirty easels and an equal number of paintings."
"On the floor in the middle is her måleriverktyg, precisely spaced in a symmetrical pattern. As viewers walk around the outside of the installation and peeking in on the variants of one and the same subject – Ogland, naked with her baby in her arms. A Mariabild linking konstnärsmyten with one of the most well-known motif. "
"On the Red Stone, it becomes clear that it is not possible to talk about ogland's art without taking into account her own voice. Because it is completely absent, and in line with the mystery that she carefully built up around their practice and its motives."
"In a presentation video is told about the artist's influences of Giotto, Matisse, and Tarkovsky. About how she grew up among artists and how she, unlike the other painters are not busy with the painting medium. Instead described the painting as something natural for her. The mystery in this story is also reinforced by the ogland's ritualistic style."
"Overall, this is not, first and foremost, not an exhibition of painting, installationsverk and performance without a conception of a specific artist role evolved, – a genius as a mediating its environment regardless of whether it consists of canonized artists, abuse in the family or there own motherhood. "
"1991 Barbara Kruger its legendary series HELP. On one of the images shows a white kostymman in his best years with the following caption. ”I have worked hard. The business is going brilliant and I have decided to go into politics. The campaign is really good but I just discovered that I am pregnant. What should I do?”."
"Ylva ogland's exhibition at the Röda Sten konsthall in Gothenburg, sweden actually produces a kind of response to this feminist time: make it a part of your artistry."
"Ylva Ogland: Diverse Variations of Other Spaces"
"Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg"
"up To and including 2 november"