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Vernissage: Leif Holmstrand

Three partially abstracted portraits of the artist Leif Holmstrand's face painted in brilliant colors.
Leif Holmstrand, ”Holy Helpers”, 2018.

Vernissage: “Leif Holmstrand – The Life of Termites: The End”


Welcome to the opening of the spring exhibition featuring Malmö artist Leif Holmstrand. In a comprehensive presentation centered around the queer body, we are given the chance to meet Holmstrand in his multiple roles as artist, author, collector, performer, musician and curator. The co-host of the opening is Page 28, LGBTQ bookstore & cultural venue in Malmö.

19:00 Exhibition opens. Performance where Leif Holmstrand will put the finishing touches on the piece “Nymph Warrior” will take place during the evening
19:30 Opening speech by Mats Stjernstedt, Director of Malmö Konsthall, and Ebba Sandin Sundkvist, chairperson of Page 28
20:00 DJ Maja “Darkest” Karlsson & bar in the restaurant Smak
22:00 Exhibition space closes
23:00 Restaurant Smak closes

In the exhibition “The Life of Termites: The End”, Holmstrand combines traditional handcraft with a fascination for horror films and burlesque popular culture from a non-straight perspective. The works reference his own family history, mental health, the trans identity, drag and gay culture, and provide a visual shape to the chaotic through large-scale sculptures and performances. The exhibition gathers together a large number of works and also includes Holmstrand’s artistic reference library with works by those who have inspired him.

To the exhibition.


What: Vernissage
When: Friday 2.2 at 19–23
Where: The exhibition space & Smak

Drop in, free entrance