Overview

Born 1935, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Beth Laurin studied sculpture at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design and at the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm.

 

Since the 1960s, Beth Laurin has developed an impressive body of work, not easily classifies. It includes sculpture and objects, performance, drawing, sound, text, photography and video, and often incorporates found things, personal materials, texts and newspaper clippings that are used with a resonance of associations and potential meanings.

 

Her work developed in correspondence with political movements, such as early feminism, but with a highly idiosyncratic approach that looks extremely contemporary until today. Reinventing and reconfiguring her practice, changing formats and testing things, often with humor, is in Beth Laurin's oeuvre a way to systematically investigate question of what can be done with art.

 

She has exhibited widely in Sweden and abroad, for example Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2003), The Royal Academy of Art in Sweden (2009), Gallery Riis (2016) and at Index, The Contemporary Art Foundation (2017). Laurin's works are represented in the most important public collections in Sweden, and her sculptures can be found in many public spaces.

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