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 Past Exhibition

Johanna Billing: Taking Turns


November 21, 2008–February 15, 2009

Kemper Museum, 4420 Warwick Blvd.

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Swedish artist and founder of the independent music label Make it Happen, Johanna Billing creates breathtaking, poignant videos and films that address issues of individuality, isolation, public performance, and decisive action (or inaction) in the context of social engagements. For each work, Billing invites people to participate in contrived situations often involving routine, group activities, such as packing and moving anonymous belongings from an apartment, learning to sail, or engaging in dance rehearsals. Through her documentary-style fictions, Billing reveals the ambiguous struggles–individual, social, and political–underlying the human condition in contemporary society.

Above, left: Johanna Billing, This Is How We Walk on the Moon, 2007; Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
The accompanying exhibition brochure is supported in part by Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.