Johanna Billing

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Johanna Billing (born 1973 in Jönköping, Sweden[1]) is a conceptual artist from Sweden, working mainly with video.[2] She is best known for the works "You Don't Love Me Yet" (2003) and "Magical World" (2005). She deals with issues related to learning[3] and how time plays a key role in this process. The films focus on groups of young people engaged in participative activities (Graduate Show, Project For a Revolution and Magic & Loss) or sometimes single people (Where She Is At). Through this dialogue between individual and collective and between participation and apathy she looks into complex questions that are related the politics of humans interact with each other in general and the Swedish Folkhem ideals in particular.[4] Many of Johanna Billing's printed matters are made in collaboration with Åbäke.

She participated in the 9th International Istanbul Biennial in 2005,[5] a solo exhibition at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in 2006[6] and at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2009.[7]

Notable works[edit]

  • I’m Gonna Live Anyhow until I Die (2012)
  • I'm Lost Without Your Rhythm (2009)
  • This Is How We Walk On the Moon (2007)
  • Magic & Loss (2005)
  • Magical World (2005)
  • You Don't Love Me Yet (2003)
  • Where She Is At (2001)
  • Project For a Revolution (2000)
  • Graduate Show (1999)
  • Johanna Billing - Works [Paperback]
  • Johanna Billing: Look Behind Us a Blue Sky[Hardback]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johanna Billing, Look behind Us A Blue Skye, Hatje Cantz Verlag Germany, ISBN 978-3-7757-2070-0
  2. ^ Daniel Hjorth, Monika Kostera, Entrepreneurship and the Experience Economy, Copenhagen Business School Press DK, 2007, p36. ISBN 87-630-0205-1
  3. ^ Lightning Never Strikes Here Anymore, Karl Holmqvist in Johanna Billing, Look behind Us A Blue Skye, Hatje Cantz Verlag Germany, ISBN 978-3-7757-2070-0
  4. ^ Making Things Happen, Polly Staple in Johanna Billing, Look behind Us A Blue Skye, Hatje Cantz Verlag Germany, ISBN 978-3-7757-2070-0
  5. ^ iksv.org
  6. ^ ps1.org
  7. ^ accaonline.org

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