The surreal and ultra–sensory, The Secret Garden by Swedish artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg opens up a netherworld of strange delights and encounters at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) from 10 October 2015.
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. This is the first time that Djurberg and Berg’s work will be seen in the Southern Hemisphere.
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.
The Secret Garden
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), 111 Sturt Street, Southbank
Exhibition: 10 October – 22 November 2015
For more information, visit: www.accaonline.org.au for details.
Image: Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, The Secret Garden, 2015. Courtesy the artists; Lisson Gallery, London; and Gio Marconi, Milan