A Dream If Ever There Was One
August 25 – October 14, 2012
Tuija Lindström is one of Sweden’s foremost photographic artists and her first major solo exhibition in Gothenburg kicks off the autumn season at the Hasselblad Center.
The exhibition features Tuija Lindström’s work from 1980-1987. We see here the iconic images and many that have never been shown before. Many of the photographs were taken while studying at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, a period of experimentation using the opportunities offered by analogue techniques, and investigation, in a creative way, of classical photographic themes: landscapes, portraits, nudes and still lifes. She was inspired by a fascination for photography’s characteristics and the almost alchemical darkroom work.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Hasselblad Foundation and the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, where it will be shown in the spring 2014 as part of Tuija Lindström’s first major retrospective in Finland, curated by Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger.
The first book in a series covering Tuija Lindström’s work from 1980 until today will be published by Art and Theory Publishing in conjunction with the exhibition.
Tuija Lindström was born in 1950 in Finland and has been based in Sweden since 1975. Between 1992 and 2002, Tuija Lindström was Sweden’s first female professor in photography at the then School of Photography and Film at the University of Gothenburg. During her artistic leadership, a master’s programme was established and the foundations laid for the institution’s current photographic research. A retrospective of her work was shown at Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, 2004. Tuija Lindström is represented in select collections including the Hasselblad Foundation, Moderna Museet, the Finnish Museum of Photography and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Curator: Dragana Vujanovic