THE THEATRE OF SHAME
TRYGVE SKOGRAND

27 MARCH – 25 APRIL 2015

In the exhibition “The Theatre of Shame” the artist Trygve Skogrand investigates this shame, taking as the starting point his own self-biographical story about being a homosexual Christian.

The artist uses his own disclosed body as artistic raw material for the post-photographic works. The pictures show meticulously constructed figures, built up from a series of self-portraits, inhabiting constructed landscapes and settings, where the process of discovering the systems of this shaming of subgroups is examined.

Trygve Skogrand is born in Sunndalen, Norway in 1967. He works mainly with post-photographic art, and has exhibited in Scandinavia, Italy and the UK. Skogrand lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.

I believe that many feels this shame. Whether you are too thick, old, handicapped, have mental problems, are poor, unemployed, an immigrant – the list goes on and on – you risk ending up with this deep certainty: I am unacceptable.” TRYGVE SKOGRAND

Exhibition poster