Future exhibition

Choose Mutation

17 May – 15 Sep

Accelerator presents Choose Mutation by the CHEAP collective, with photographs by Annette Frick. The core members of the group are the performance artist and icon Vaginal Davis, actress and singer Susanne Sachsse, translator Daniel Hendrickson and Marc Siegel, professor of film studies.

five performers standing straight Members in CHEAP. From left: Angela Seo (Xiu Xiu), Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Vaginal Davis, Susanne Sachsse and Marc Siegel. Photo: Hector Martinez

About the exhibition

Choose Mutation, with photographs by Annette Frick
17 May – 15 Sep
(summer break 16/6 – 21/8)

CHEAP uses methods and formats of the avantgarde and queer subcultures. Their art materialises as performances, festivals, concerts, talk shows and radio programs. In any format they work in a collective practice that combines theory and pleasure, politics and joy, aesthetics and cordiality.

The exhibition title is inspired by the writer and philosopher Paul B. Preciado’s article ”Learning from the Virus” (Artforum, June 2020). Choose Mutation takes place in one of Accelerator’s exhibition spaces with a new film projected onto a motorised screen. A selection of photographs by Annette Frick from the history of CHEAP are presented on the walls. The exhibition culminates in a performance that includes the cult band Xiu Xiu with Angela Seo and Jamie Stewart.

The exhibition “Vaginal Davis: Magnificent Product” is initiated by Moderna Museet and extends across several locations in Stockholm: Moderna Museet, Nationalmuseum, Accelerator, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Tensta konsthall and MDT (Moderna Dansteatern). Each institution highlights a different aspect of Vaginal Davis’s expansive practice.


The art collective CHEAP was founded in 2001 in Berlin by actor and singer Susanne Sachsse, translator Daniel Hendrickson and Marc Siegel, professor of film history. Performance artist Vaginal Davis is a permanent member and the collective regularly collaborates with Xiu Xiu, directors Bruce LaBruce and Wilhelm Hein, curator Hannah Hurtzig and others.


Permanent members in CHEAP exhibiting at Accelerator: Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel, Vaginal Davis
Photography: Annette Frick
Performance: Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel, Vaginal Davis, Xiu Xiu (Angela Seo & Jamie Stewart)

Curator: Richard Julin, curator and artistic director Accelerator – in dialogue with Hendrik Folkerts, curator Moderna Museet

With support from:

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