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  • Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, "Worship", 2016, film still, Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York/Los Angeles, Lisson Gallery, London, Gió Marconi, Milano © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
  • Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, "One Need Not Be a House, The Brain Has Corridors", 2018, stop motion animation, video, music © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / Bildupphovsrätt 2018
  • Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, "Untitled (Acid)", 2010, stop motion animation, video, music © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / Bildupphovsrätt 2018
  • "Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg", exhibition view, photo Mart, Jacopo Salvi

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

Mart Rovereto
06 October 2018 / 27 January 2019
"It’s like a journey through mud and confusion with small glimpses of air"
Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
She is a major protagonist on the international contemporary art scene. He is a musician particularly well known in the environments of electronic music and experimentation. Together they are Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, the striking Swedish duo being exhibited in Rovereto

rotesque characters, delirious landscapes, whirling rhythms. The world of Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg storms into the rooms of the Mart, the second stage of a project that also involves Moderna Museet and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. This is the most extensive exhibition ever to take place devoted to the famous duo, winners of the Leone d’Argento at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Djurberg has exhibited at the most important international institutions
, including Tate Britain, P.S.1 in New York, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai and Fondazione Prada in Milan. She has been collaborating for years now with Berg, musician, producer and composer. Their work takes the form of large immersive installations, genuine landscapes of the absurd populated with people, animals and plants interpreting the drives and contradictions of the human mind.
The exhibition presents environments and animations, the result of a practice that is above all sculptural and painterly. With clay Djurberg creates characters and sets that then come to life through the movie technique of stop motion and Berg’s soundtracks. Between irony and paradox, the two artists stage cutting allegories that explore the most visceral feelings without judgement, subverting stereotypes and genre categories.
The exhibition itinerary is enriched with previously unreleased works and an experience of virtual reality (you can enjoy the virtual set Tuesdays to Fridays between 2pm and 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm).


The exhibition is produced by Moderna Museet
in collaboration with Mart and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Curated by Lena Essling and Gianfranco Maraniello

Press release

Press release