Lisson Gallery

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: A Stream Stood Still

Shanghai, 17 February – 7 May 2022

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: A Stream Stood Still

Opening: Thursday 17 February, 4 – 6pm

Lisson Gallery Shanghai is delighted to announce its first exhibition of work by the Swedish artistic duo, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg. Following their recent show, ‘A Moon Wrapped in Brown Paper’, at Shanghai’s Prada Rong Zhai, this presentation sees the artists – known for their psychologically-charged clay-animation films and adventurous sculptural works – immerse the gallery space in a sea of flowers, with 15 new sculptures created specifically for the show. 

Following their solo exhibition at Prada Rong Zhai, Djurberg & Berg extend some of the installed elements from the previous show and have transformed Lisson Gallery’s Shanghai space into an enchanted garden with a series of delicate, colourful flower sculptures. The concept of a hidden garden came initially from Djurberg’s childhood memories of reading One Thousand and One Nights, in which Aladdin, hunting for treasure, found himself in an underground garden filled with fruits made of gemstones hanging from trees. In 2009, the artists created their first major work inspired by flora and fauna, a subversively surreal and immersive Garden of Eden, entitled The Experiment, for the 53rd Venice Biennial, for which they were awarded the Silver Lion for best emerging artists. 

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2/F, 27 Huqiu Road

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

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