30 Sep 2015

THE SECRET GARDEN: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, The Secret Garden, 2015. Courtesy the artists; Lisson Gallery, London; and Gio Marconi, Milan

SWEDEN // Visual Arts

World Premiere
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in association with Melbourne Festival presents

THE SECRET GARDEN: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

Curators Juliana Engberg & Louise Neri

Surreal and ultra–sensory, ACCA’s exhibition The Secret Garden by Swedish artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg opens up a netherworld of strange delights and encounters.

This is the first time that Djurberg and Berg’s work will be seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In their immersive landscape, sculpture, light, sound and film mix to dazzling effect. But don’t be fooled by its apparent benignness; in the nooks and crannies of this psychic and hallucinatory place, the id runs riot with tales of trouble in paradise.

The Secret Garden features an exciting new commission, as well as a survey of the savagely humorous claymation films that first brought Djurberg and Berg into the international spotlight.

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg live and work in Berlin.  Born in Lysekil, Sweden in 1978, Nathalie Djurberg received her MFA from Malmo Art Academy in 2002 and won the prestigious Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale in 2009.   Hans Berg was born in Rattvik, Sweden in 1978 and is a musician, producer and composer, working mainly with electronic music. 

PUBLIC PROGRAM – Sat 10 Oct at 6pm

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art // FREE
A marathon screening of Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s claymation short films will be followed by an in–conversation with the artists and Melbourne Festival Creative Associate, Louise Neri.
Bookings essential:
This is an 18+ licensed event.

Hans Berg will also play a special set at the Foxtel Festival Hub on Friday 9 October.

Press contact:
Katrina Hall Publicity
0421 153 046

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Saturday 10 October —Sunday 22 November
Tue — Fri 10am — 5pm
Sat & Sun 12Pm — 5pm

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