Malmö Sessions, Carl Kostyál Gallery, Malmö Sweden

Things are hanging on the walls. A sort of perfection in fiction and creativity is created in this shut down print workshop in Malmö when Carl Kostyál Gallery exhibits Erika Hellmans collection of art.

Haley Josephs, The Beginning (2018)
Oil on linen, 183 x 122 cm
Photo: Graziella Loyrette

Carl Kostyál Gallery presents Malmö Sessions
Venue: Ystadvägen 22
19 May – 16 June 2019

It is satisfying and relaxing to walk around in this selection of artworks from almost 50 artists. They do not communicate with each other. But as a collective they talk loud. They are art. They are contemporary art.

London based Carl Kostyál Gallery has previously made large art exhibitions in Stockholm in collaboration with collector Erika Hellman. For over a decade Erika Hellman has been working with Carl Kostyál to build a huge collection of art from international and young artists. Now we get to take part of the collection in Malmö.

Haley Josephs portrays a feminine pose in blue workwear in front of a dreamlike pink sunset. I like these colours. But work is rarely performed like this today. We don’t work with our bodies like this anymore. Mostly it feels like we are working infront of a computer.

I feel tired. I’m not impressed about what art is, in this case. Art is talking about life as it wasn’t happening right now. As it is always a memory from something in the past, a reflective mode. Where is the interactivity? Aliveness, live actions, happenings. We are not in the 60’s anymore. We are right now in a constant documentation-mode leading us in to the state where what we are doing right in this very moment is already history. It’s a quite satisfying feeling.

Austin Lee, Sun with Sunglasses (2019)
Cast aluminium, car paint, 200 x 141 x 83 cm
Photo: Graziella Loyrette

Sun with Sunglasses (2019) by Austin Lee looks like something modeled with a 3D software, some sort of quick sketch on a computer. But its crafted in aluminium. 

This is a big collection and a narrow selection of artworks portraying our digital time through analogue and craft techniques.

Participanting artists:
Zachary Armstrong, Gina Beavers, Ellen Berkenblit, Anna Bjerger, Alfred Boman, Petra Cortright, Canyon Castator, Sara Cwynar, Alex Da Corte, Maja Djordjevic, Buck Ellison, Oli Epp, Travis Fish, Gerasimos Floratos, Al Freeman, Alex Gardner, Aaron Graham, Justin John Greene, Henry Gunderson, Haley Josephs, Cheyenne Julien, Ilja Karilampi, Jordan Kasey, Botond Keresztesi, Basil Kincaid, Absalon Kirkeby, Hilma af Klint, James English Leary, Jason Matthew Lee, Austin Lee, Éva Mag, Stephen McClintock, Joel Mesler, Jill Mulleady, Robert Nava, Karl Norin, Oliver Osborne, Matthew Palladino, Jon Rafman, Loup Sarion, Ben Spiers, Constance Tenvik, Jim Thorell, Jake Troyli, James Ulmer, Austyn Weiner, Cameron Welch and Chloe Wise.

Sun Trip Resorts | VR Treatment Light Therapy

18 May 2018, VR-Performance at Medstugan, Duved



Sun Trip Resorts
VR Treatment Light Therapy

Sun Trip Resorts is coming to Medstugan to offer a unique art experience. You are given the opportunity to try VR Treatment Light Therapy and Fun Fitness. Simple food and coffee is served.

Sun Trip Resorts is a partially fictional travel agency that collaborates with the performance group and the fictional hotel Hotel Ricasol. The experience is presented by Gallery Extra in collaboration with Hushållningssällskapet Jämtland and Platform Vaasa.




Graphic design:

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Produced with support from Hushållningssällskapet and Platform


Johan Lundin | Social Setup

18 – 20 april 2018
Performance at Inter Arts Center



Johan Lundin
Social Setup

Social Setup is a story in Virtual Reality and a physical scenographic installation. Through the use of a HTC-Vive headset you can walk around in a 4 x 4 meter room. Characters that you meet in the room show you what to do, when you look at yourself in the mirror, you see that your body has been transformed into someone else’s. You get to put yourself in the physical furniture and feel them. The story and the music of the work are interpreted freely from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. You perform the main charater in this love drama.


Set design, Sound and Choreography: Johan Lundin
Unity VR Game Development: Johan Lundin
Production: Gallery Extra / Johan Lundin
Original composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Set design, Sound and Choreography: Johan Lundin
Unity VR Game Development: Johan Lundin
Production: Gallery Extra / Johan Lundin
Original composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Mentorship: Rasmus Östebro

Mentorship (BoostHBG): Bjarke Pedersen
C# script (BoostHBG): Peter Caddock
BoostHBG: Alyssa Lewin, Hanna Schedin Carter, Alison Norrington, Jakob La Cour, Anrick Bregman
VRFTW Participants: Åsa Egnér, Pernilla Belfrage, Anders Eastgrove Östlund.

Screenprint technician: Vera Ohlsson
3D print technician: Jan Cardell
KKV Monumental administration: Anna Fransson
Transport: Jan Lundin, Kerstin Lundin
Textfeedback: Nikolina Nordin

Inter Arts Center, Technician: André Tente, Magnus Pålsson
Inter Arts Center, Manager of VR studio: Margot Edström
Inter Arts Center, Site Manager: Sven Yngve Oscarsson
Inter Arts Center, Director: Christian Skovbjerg Jensen
Host: Rasmus Raphaëlle Östebro, Eva-Marie Elg
Videocamera: Adam Lunneborg
Editing: Johan Lundin

Produced with support from BoostHBG and Inter Arts Center