Sven-Harry’ Art Museum wants to stand up for the equal value of all human beings. As part of EuroGames Stockholm’s arts programme, the Museum is presenting a small, exclusive exhibition. EuroGames Stockholm on 5-9 August is an international sports event organised by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation. In addition to the sports and arts section, the event has a political agenda. Anyone is eligible to take part in EuroGames, and its purpose is to promote and support the universal right to practise sports regardless of sexuality, gender, age and religion. Previous host cities include Barcelona, Paris, London and Antwerp – and this it will be hosted by Stockholm.
The artists Lars Lerin, Kakan Hermansson and Nino Ramsby, who all engage actively in sharing personal reflections on HBTQ issues, are creating new works especially for this exhibition, in the form of watercolours, ceramics and poetry.
Lars Lerin b. 1954
Lars Lerin is regarded as one of the finest Nordic watercolourists and has been shown in both group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, France, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Germany and the USA. He has an honorary doctorate from Karlstad University, a title awarded to him for his comprehensive oeuvre as a writer and visual artist. His book Naturlära won the August Prize in 2014 in the category “Textbook of the Year”. His subsequent book, “Axels tid”, will be published in October 2015. Lars Lerin is an ambassador for EuroGames and is passionate about supporting anything that contributes towards the equal value of all human beings.
Kakan Hermansson b. 1981
Kakan Hermansson is a craftsperson and artist, TV host and DJ. She graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, where she now lectures. She is dedicated to issues of gender, class, sexuality and ethnicity, working mainly with ceramics but also creating videos and performance art. Kakan Hermansson is a member of the feminist artist collective DNK (The New Women’s Group), founded in response to the male-dominated art scene. She has previously exhibited at Gustavsbergs konsthall and NAU Gallery in Stockholm.
Nino Ramsby b. 1972
Nino Ramsby is a photographer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and trans-activist. He began as a photographic assistant at Moderna Museet in 1993 and has since then worked with graphic design, illustration and photography. Nino Ramsby has released some 20 albums in various genres and constellations, including recordings with the pianist and musician Martin Hederos and the jazz pianist Ludvig Berghe. His latest, from last spring, is the solo album “Du kan sova nu”. He is constantly engaged in political activism for equal opportunities and rights in society.