22.11.2023 17:30 – 20.12.2023 22:00
Through colorful expression Marika Holm explores the symbolic value of the oriental carpet in our contemporary homes
Banking Hall, Campus Allegro
Marika Holm, artist, Ingela Bodbacka-Rak, curator
Exhibition Opening 22.11, 17.30
The paintings of Marika Holm are part of a colorful, expressive tradition from the 1990s onwards. The broad brush strokes with a strong energy are characteristic in Holm’s works.
The oriental carpet fascinates Holm with its beauty bordering on perfection. She has chosen to repetitively research the diamond shape found in an antique rug from the Caucasus. In the paintings the perfect is disassembled to fragments of something that once was. The perfect becomes imperfect.
Through colorful expression Marika Holm explores the symbolic value of the oriental carpet in our contemporary homes. During the process, questions are raised concerning identification through shopping, through which a placement by taste in a certain social hierarchy is aspired. Old colonial thoughts about the exotic – the other, becomes a theme in the artistic process of creation.
We have well established rules and a canon for what we call good taste, but these are no guarantee for beauty in a broader perspective.
1.12 17:00- 21:00
2.12 18:00- 21:00