Elisabeth Ohlson-Wallin’s New Queer Exhibitions

The Swedish queer artist and commercial photographer Elisabeth Ohlson-Wallin made the European headlines in 1998 with the exhibition “Ecce Homo”, and she has made several fine exhibitions since then. She is an artist, who focuses on life’s big and difficult questions: religion, love, sexuality, and what it means to be a human being. She is working with themes such as freedom of speech, democracy, and the right to be as you are without being discriminated or victim of hate crimes.

“In hate we trust”

Last year she started a debate in Sweden about hate crimes against gay people with her exhibition “In hate we trust”. It is a series of big staged photos in which her models re-enact stories about hate crimes published by the Medias. The exhibition is still touring the local museums of Sweden and the schools are discussing if they want to take the pupils to see it. “In hate we trust” opens on November 9, 2008 at Östergötlands länsmuseum and runs through December 14, 2008. You can follow the 2009 tour of the exhibition on Elisabeth’s website. If you are one of the happy few who read Swedish then visit svt.se (the Swedish TV’s webpage) and search for news on the exhibition – as Elisabeth is working for the tv station they seems to be very keen on publishing news about “In hate we trust”.

“Äkta — kärlek, politik, jobb” – a new exhibition by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

This autumn she want us to look closer at our own lives to see if we are true to our selves and what is “äkta” (real/true) in love, politic and work life. Her exhibition “Äkta — kärlek, politik, jobb” opened a month ago in Fotografins rum, Malmö Museer, Malmö, Sweeden and runs through February 1, 2009.

Related Links

Elisabeth Ohlson-Wallin’s website