Vårsalongen Liljevalchs

January 22, 2019

I have three works exhibited at the Liljevalchs Spring Salon in Stockholm, opening on the25th of January. The edition is 3 + 1 A.P., and frames are handmade of White Ash finished with Schellack. The exhibitedworks are a part of a larger project about urban development areas in Stockholm, which translates to Stadsutvecklingsområde in Swedish.

 The image titled Stadsutvecklingsområde 1629 is photographed in Nya Ulriksdal,Solna, and depicts an old building moved from its original location in waitingat a temporary location for a new home. The building is one of two houses builtbetween 1912 and 1920 as housing for Railroad Workers. Locally the houses arereferred to as Rödingarna, which in English translates to the red ones. The buildings could not remain in their original location due to the construction of an onramp for Friends Arena in 2014. There has been a debate on exactly where the building will move in thefuture after years in limbo; they seem to be heading for Överjärva Gård, an area for recreation where other old buildings of cultural valuereside.

 The other two images exhibited at Vårsalongen Liljevalchs are from Årstafältet and Värtahamnen. The Image from Årstafältet in south Stockholm; photographed justbefore the construction started, and the area was newly fenced off. The fence; thrown over in the image, most likely bypeople irritated over the planned construction. The image from Värtahamnen shows a group of people onthe way to the nearby ferry landing; in the background is an oil cistern under demolishment. The old harbor area Värtahamnen are being converted to an area for housing and are a part ofthe large scale project Norra Djurgårdsstaden.

 More informationabout the project Stadsutvecklingsområde is found https://www.erikhagman.com/work/urban-development-area

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