Summer Thoughts

Summer Thoughts

Sven Augustijnen

2014

Starting from an invitation from A Prior magazine to react on dOCUMENTA 13 – a letter that Sven Augustijnen wrote to Marta Kuzma on the tapestries of Hannah Ryggen –, Summer Thoughts draws further on a web of associations that connect historical and topographical coincidences from the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War up until today. Through a physical confrontation with three of Hannah Ryggen’s tapestries, the letters and a window displaying newspapers, photographs, and books try to question the present state of crisis in Europe as not merely an economic one, but as a moral and cultural one marked by the deficit of political democracy and the resurgence of far- right movements.

Summer Thoughts

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

Nest Den Haag (NL), May 20 – Jul 26 Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Feb 24 – May 6 Biennale Taipei (TW), Sep 10, 2016 – Feb 5, 2017 Kunsthall Trondheim (NO), Mar 12 – Apr 26, 2015 National Gallery of Kosovo Pristina (CS), Jul 9 – Sep 3, 2014