Archive for February, 2009

Hannes Isaksson- Nation of Islam

Hannes Isaksson- Nation of Islam

Together with journalist Beate Lindberg Detroit member Hannes Isaksson has built an exhibition about the controversial sect Nation of Islam. Photographs, drawings and sound installations will be shown at Husby Konsthall til March 22nd, tuesday- sunday: 12 pm- 4 pm. Opening February 28th.


Arvid Wretman – Upside Down MOM

Arvid Wretman - Upside Down MOM, February - March 2009.

Arvid Wretman’s exhibition entitled Upside down MOM consists of drawings and paintings made over the last year. The images share a duality; they are both easy to laugh at and filled with an evident seriousness. Wretman comments in a detailed manner on everyday and real life but can just as easily drift away to a world of dreams and fantasy. Inspiration and impressions comes from animated films and fairy-tales, as well as reality television and news broadcasts.

Wretman earlier worked in a larger scale, but has now evolved into presenting a miniature world of drawings, texts and headstrong characters. Many of Wretman’s images shed light on the feeling of paranoia and constantly being followed. Security guards in their cars on the hunt, sad pools running, cameras and a thousand eyes observing, viruses invades walls and wizards shows the best way to escape.

Arvid Wretman:
“Often there is something tragically comic about the images, something uncanny, like waking up at Plattan (notorious stockholm junkie hang out, filled with cops) and being deformed, melted, a pool with eyes. Things like that you have to laugh about or you might as well die.”

There is both a psychedelic and surreal tone in Wretman’s close to manic drawing. The characteristic easiness of the colored ink-pens contrasts against a dejected escapism. Made specially for the Upside down MOM exhibition at Detroit, a fanzine will be available for purchase, with a selection of the artwork of the exhibition in it.

Arvid Wretman was born 1983 in Stockholm. He has been studying at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockhom since 2005 and currently lives in Berlin after a study-exchange at Universität der Künste.

Upside down MOM
February 27:th- March 8:th, 2009.
Opening February 27:th, 7 pm- 10pm.


Max Ockborn at Kalmar Konstmuseum

Among 30 other contemporary artists, Max Ockborn will participate in the group show SIK- Spridd Isolerad Konst at Kalmar Konstmuseum. The exhibition questions the relationship between object and artist. Opening saturday Februay 28th, 2 pm. Ends May 3rd.

Max Ockborn at SWE.DE in Braunschweig


Detroit member Max Ockborn will participate in the swedish german group show SWE.DE at Gallery Hans Scherer in Braunschweig. The exhibition opens february 12th. Artists included in the show are Ana Bezelga, Maximilian Boss, Stine Sterk, Max Ockborn, Tomas Scherer, Hans Scherer, Lydia Paasche, Sara Wallgren, Friedrich Franke, Pablo Ferra, Daniel Röedinge & Joao Leonardo.




Collaborating with the techno collective Head Office, Detroit arranges THE OFFICE #7 this saturday, february 14th, for the members of our support organization Detroits Vänner. Our favourite vj:s Finn Öhlund and Ossian Eckerman will give you top class visuals all through the night, Shed (SoloAction, Berlin) will dj, and you’ll enjoy!