Artists hung their work of art in the physics building

Now our building has received yet another exciting feature. On Thursday 3 September, two Swedish artists, Kristina Matousch and Sofie Arfwidson, visited the physics building and decorated the walls, in the PJ lecture hall and the personnel room, with their work of art.

Peter Apell and Sofie Arfwidson

Kristina Matousch - a visual and performance artist
Kristina Matousch is a visual and performance artist whose work of art is inspired by everyday life. She explores the seemingly simple objects and processes that are given new meanings and interpretations.

In her work of art ”Turning on”, at Chalmers, she has used her friends’ and family’s ceramic stovetops. The works of art in stainless steel have been created in their kitchen by using the heat turned up to different degrees.

Kristina Matousch was born in 1974 and studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. During the past year, she has been based in New York with an IASPIS studio scholarship. Some of her exhibitions are: Swedish energies, ISSUE Project Room, New York; Kristina Matousch/Dan Wolgers, Galleri Riis, Stockholm; Galleri Thomas Wallner Simris; Embodied Spaces, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway.

Kristina Matousch - a visual and performance artist

Sofie Arfwidson - mixes art history and everyday events
In her new works of art at Chalmers, she was inspired by the history of Gothenburg with the herring industry throughout the archipelago and medieval images of science as well as symbols of knowledge. The concept of mixing art history and everyday events is something she developed during her studies at the art academy in Düsseldorf and the UDK in Berlin where history is present in every street corner.

Sofie Arfwidson was born in 1976 in Lund and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, UDK (Universität der Künste) in Berlin and Kungliga Konsthögskolan in Stockholm. In 2005 she debuted on the Swedish art scene with a separate exhibition at Galleri Thomas Wallner. In 2014 she was nominated for the Carnegie Art Award. Recently she has been featured in an exhibition at the Lund Cathedral. Her latest exhibition, ”Transformation of Lara Croft et la Révolution”, took place this summer in Kalmar at Galleri Monica Strandberg.

Sofie Arfwidson - mixes art history and everyday events

Text and Photo: Sabina Johansson

Published: Wed 02 Sep 2015. Modified: Tue 08 Sep 2015