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In a large retrospective exhibition at Österängen's arthall in Jönköping, Carl Johan Erikson shows for the very first time the combined results of 25 years of artistic exploration of the innermost corners of the Swedish revival movement.

The exhibition Jerusalemmodellen, skala 1:800 och andra arbeten focuses on Carl Johan Erikson's artistic investigations of the Swedish revival movement. Here, religious beliefs are confronted with contemporary politics and Erikson's own background/identity. At the same time, an important part of Swedish local history is problematized - especially present in Jönköping, long known as the "Jerusalem of Småland".

The camera has been an important instrument for Erikson in trying to understand the world he grew up in and which has shaped him and many others. The exhibition can be seen as an attempt to preserve and remember an era that is now gone. At the same time, this movement still largely characterizes contemporary Swedish and international politics - e.g several Swedish politicians background in various independent churches and internationally the evangelical movement is conquering new ground.

Carl Johan Erikson does not evaluate the history of the revival movement, he just holds it up in front of us and lets us make our own reflections and draw our own conclusions. For those who have been on the outside, it may seem exotic. For those who have been on the inside, it might almost be a therapeutic experience.

Carl Johan Erikson (b. Tingsryd 1966) is educated at the College of Photography at the University of Gothenburg. He has been shown at, among others, Liljevalchs Art Gallery, Moderna Museet, Malmö Art Museum, as well as several international art biennials. Erikson has published several books, i.a. "Armageddon – The End: a topographical survey", which was nominated for the Swedish Photobook Award 2014. Erikson is also active as a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm.

Welcome to the opening on Saturday March 18th at 1 pm.



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Österängens konsthall Österängens Centrum, Birkagatan 8