• Gittan Jönsson, Conversation Pieces. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
9 March 2016–19 June 2016

Gittan Jönsson

Parallel Lines

Gittan Jönsson’s artistic career spans more than six decades. With the recurring themes of power structures and social relations her work is as wilful and strong as it is topical. She is an artist who affects us all; an artist who dares to be political and personal, an artist who gives the big events equal billing with the small. Nothing is too simple to be of importance. The first major retrospective presentation of Gittan Jönsson’s work, the exhibition culminates in the new film Parallella Linjer [Parallel Lines], in which the artist searches for traces of the feminist movement in Stockholm and Berlin, asking her self what became of all the rebellious efforts and actions?

Gittan Jönsson, utställningsvy/Exhibition view. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.
Gittan Jönsson, utställningsvy. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.
Gittan Jönsson, Historieboken, Tecknad film, 1975. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Gittan Jönsson, Skivomslag och affischer. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.
Gittan Jönsson, Song of Tahrir Square, 2012 Gittan Jönsson, Tyst minut 1986/till minne av Olof Palme. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger

Gittan Jönsson (b. 1948) studied at the University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm during 1967–1972 and had her first solo exhibition in 1978 at Galleri Händer in Stockholm and Malmö. Her work has been shown in many places in Sweden such as Galleri Leger in Malmö, Bohusläns konsthall, The Royal Art Academy of Fine Arts and Liljevalchs konsthall in Stockholm, Skövde konsthall, Ystad Museum of Art, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Dunkers Kulturhus. Gittan Jönsson has made several commissioned works and authored publications as Historieboken (The History Book, 1970), Prinsessor utan Panik (Princesses without Panic, 2009) along with Kristina Abelli Elander and Dammsugerskans fyrtiotvå uppdrag (The 42 Missions of the Hooverer, 2011). Jönsson is represented in The Modern Museum of Art and The National Museum in Stockholm, Gothenburg Museum of Art, The Museum of Work in Norrköping, Borås konstmuseum, The Public Art Agency Sweden with more. Gittan Jönsson lives and works in Berlin and in Brantevik, Sweden.

Gittan Jönsson, Vandrerskan, 2014. Foto: Anna Intemann

“Do you still think it’s right to rebel?”
“Today, I think it’s more important to clean up.”