Past exhibition
Janine Antoni

Moor and Touch

30 Oct 2018 – 10 Nov 2018

This autumn on Stockholm University’s campus, Accelerator displays two large-scale installations by Janine Antoni: Moor (2001) and Touch (2002). This exhibition is made in close collaboration with Magasin III, who have lent these works from their collection. Moor (2001) and Touch (2002) present the results of two performative acts in which life situations and life stories are linked together.

test Janine Antoni "Touch" (2002). Still from video.
Janine Antoni "Moor" (2001). Exhibition documentation. Photo Jean-Baptiste Beranger. Janine Antoni "Moor" (2001). Exhibition documentation. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.
Detail from Janine Antoni "Moor" (2001). Photo Anna Kleberg Tham. Detail from Janine Antoni "Moor" (2001). Photo Anna Kleberg Tham.

About the exhibition

Moor (2001) will be displayed in the Aula Magna gallery. Janine Antoni learned how to braid using traditional rope-making techniques. This piece is comprised of unusual and personal objects donated to the artist from multiple sources. The sculpture, which takes the form of a rope, contains everything from cat hair and dental floss to Christmas lights and plant samples. The work still continues to evolve today and is constantly being extended.

The video installation Touch (2002) is a progression from Moor and will be projected on Accelerator’s future entrance. In the video, Antoni is balancing on a line that runs parallel to the horizon in front of her childhood home in Grand Bahama Island. Antoni describes the training process as an exercise in feeling comfortable with being out of balance.

About Janine Antoni

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas in 1964. She studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Antoni has exhibited at documenta 14 in Kassel, the Venice Biennale, MoMA in New York, and the Reina Sofia in Madrid among others. Her work is represented at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Magasin III in Stockholm.

Researcher collaborations

Accelerator’s research groups have participated in the process of developing Moor by donating objects of their own and stories related to their professional identities. The materials were sent to Antoni’s studio in New York to be joined together by the artist for a new segment of the sculpture. This addition was attached to the existing sculpture Moor in November 2019.



Richard Julin, Artistic Director
Therese Kellner, Curator
Anja Olofgörs, Communications Manager
Bengt Novén, Director
Catharina Engström Jäderberg, Administrator
Christopher Garney, Technician

Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art

Tessa Praun, Museum Director & Chief Curator
Bronwyn Griffith, Curator of Collection Research/Senior Registrar
Niki Kralli Anell, Assistant Curator
Thomas Nordin, Chief Technician
Tor Ekdala, Technician
Lisa Boström, Communications Manager
David Hamati, Caretaker

Stockholm University Conference Service

Patrik Hjelm, sound- and light technician
Ami Hedblad, project manager
Agneta Hollström, conference coordinator
Fredy Martinez, janitor

Hosts and performers from International Master’s programme in Curating Art

Federica Brigo
Onur Çimen
Yuying Hu
Lauren Johnson
Sofia Jonsson
Elias Kautsky
Ellen Klintenberg Gedda
Silvia Thomackenstein