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Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

Presented by National Nordic Museum

The National Nordic Museum presents a preview of their upcoming special exhibition Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: A Place of Opportunity and Transformation (opening August 3rd) at the Seattle Art Fair. Nathalie Djurberg creates sculptures and films to explore fantasies and fears, personal secrets and universal truths. She has selected stop-motion animation to express ideas that are otherwise inexplicable. Over the course of their twenty-year collaboration, Hans Berg has composed complementary soundscapes for the animations. The National Nordic Museum exhibition will include the sculptures, as well as three short films: Dark Side of the Moon (2017), A Pancake Moon (2022), and Howling at the Moon (2022), contemporary fairy tales set in an ominous forest with a curious cast of characters. The exhibition’s tongue-in-cheek title, A Place of Opportunity and Transformation references the films’ setting, a fantastical forest in which the narratives’ protagonists resist and fall victim to opportunistic predators on their journey or search in vain for answers to life’s great mysteries. Dark Side of the Moon will be screened at the Seattle Art Fair in advance of the opening. Watch it at the Art Fair, and then explore the acclaimed Swedish artistic duo’s work in Ballard.

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
Dark Side of the Moon, 2017
Stop motion animation
6 minutes, 40 seconds
Edition of 3, 2 AP Courtesy of the artists
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles, Lisson Gallery, London, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, East Hampton, Los Angeles, and Gió Marconi, Milan