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OOZE is an international design practice operating between the fields of art, architecture and urbanism.

Exhibition The Snake and the Island @ Statens konstråd, Stockholm

17 September 2023

17 September 2023 – 30 February 2024

The exhibition “The snake and the Island, when art takes hold of the City” presents the development process of two projects of a great temporal and spatial scale. In their different ways, they take hold of two urban landscapes – a university campus and a new railway station – in two rapidly expanding Swedish cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg. In the gallery we encounter the artists’ ideas through their sketches, models and vision images, which, together with documentation and filmed interviews, visualise the artistic processes that form the basis for how art develops as cities grow.

Future Island
Emerging in a stream at Albano at Stockholm University, Future Island is a living artwork. The island is divided into two zones, one of which is sustainably heated to be five degrees Celsius warmer than the other. The changes that occur over time will demonstrate the impact of climate change on nature.
by OOZE (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg) Marjetica Potrč
17 Sep 2023–30 Jan 2024, the Workshop (Verkstan)

Rainbow Snake
In one of Sweden’s largest infrastructure developments, the West Link in Gothenburg, a 320-metre-long python skeleton is taking shape, above and below ground – at a bicycle entrance, through the various subterranean spaces, in the park and across the platforms.
by artist Huang Yong Ping
26 Sep 2023–30 Jan 2024, the Studio (Ateljén)

Future Island and Rainbow Snake are currently Public Art Agency Sweden’s most extensive projects. Public Art Agency Sweden has been working on the projects since 2014. The artistic processes and visualisations show various stages of the implementation of the works. In dialogue with different actors, they are important steps in the design of our shared urban spaces. The projects have been realised thanks to art being involved as an integral element in the planning stage of the design of the sites.

Future Island was commissioned by Akademiska Hus and Public Art Agency Sweden.

Rainbow Snake was commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and Public Art Agency Sweden.

Statens konstråd,
Svensksundsvägen 11A

Open doors: 16.00

Link to the event:
Exhibition The Snake and the Island – Statens konstråd

Future Island


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The Snake and the Island Exhibition, photograph by Lotta Mossum (© Ooze)
Photograph by Lotta Mossum (© Ooze)
Photograph by Lotta Mossum (© Ooze)