Future exhibition
The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland present, World Expo, Exposition Universelle 2023
11 Mar – 18 Jun

Various types of territories and who governs them is the focus of Accelerator’s spring exhibitions. Physical, geographic, juridical, mental and spiritual areas will be explored. It may be national borders and the right to live where one wants, but also territories beyond the domains of humans, life and death.

The seal of Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland © Leif Elggren och Carl Michael von Hausswolff.

About the exhibition

Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren’s art project The Kingdoms Elgaland-Vargaland experiments with the idea of the nation state. The Kingdoms is an ongoing project, initiated on 27 May 1992. The Kingdoms comprise the world’s geographic, mental and digital borders. The exhibition at Accelerator is a World Expo in which new works by Elgaland-Vargaland will be exhibited in conjunction with a series of performances, concerts and dance works by deceased people, interpreted by artists invited by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren.

The exhibition is curated by Richard Julin and Therese Kellner.

About Leif Elggren and Carl Michael von Hausswolff

Leif Elggren (b. 1950, Linköping) lives and works in Stockholm. Elggren began his career as a visual artist. Since the 1970s he has worked with performance, music and installations, including elements of action. Elggren’s artistic practice is characterised by collaborations, with, among others, Thomas Liljenberg, Kent Tankred and Carl Michael von Hausswolff. Carl Michael von Hausswolff (b. 1956, Linköping) lives and works in Stockholm. Since the end of the 1970s, von Hausswolff has worked as a composer, with sound recordings as his main instrument, and as an artist in the area of conceptual visual art in the form of performance, light and sound installations as well as photography.