Risk zones

The exhibition was showing until 31 October 2011.

Has the world become a more dangerous place? Tsunamis, nuclear plant accidents and earthquakes currently create tremendous security threats. Countries cease to function when electricity, water, transport and finances are controlled by complex systems.

Has the state of the world become more volatile? Is the Earth at risk of becoming a more perilous and uncertain place on which to live? These are issues that the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg raises in Risk Zones, the latest exhibition that takes a critical look at
society.

The Exhibition, featuring works by 13 widely acclaimed artists, is a contemporary art exhibition which addresses topics such as environmental pollution, shaky economies, overconsumptionand weakened human rights, using brilliant wit and irony. Museum educators arealways on hand to discuss and talk about ideas and thoughts that the topics and works may generate.

Risk Zones comes from the Contemporary Art Collection la Caixa Foundation, Spain and has been edited bythe Museum of World Culture.

THE ARTISTS

Adrian Paci (Albania)
Lives and works in Italy. Has had exhibitions all over the globe at venues such as MoMA,
(The Museum of Modern Art), New York, USA. In Sweden, Paci has previously had exhibitions
at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, and the Bildmuseet, Umeå University.
Carlos Amorales (Mexico)
Lives and works in Mexico City. Has had exhibitions at venues such as CAC, Cincinnati
Contemporary Arts Center, USA.
Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba)
Lives and works in Cuba. Has had worldwide exhibitions at venues such as the Gwangju
Biennale, Korea, the São Paulo Biennial, Brazil, and Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany.
Craigie Horsfield (UK)
Lives and works in the UK. Has had exhibitions at venues such as Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany,
2002 and the Whitney Biennal 2003, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA.
Damián Ortega (Mexico)
Is based in Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro and has had exhibitions at venues such as the
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, and the Tate Modern, London, UK.
Esther Partegàs (USA)
Is based in Brooklyn, New York. Her works are represented in a number of important collections
such as at MoMA, New York, USA.
Guillermo Kuitca (Argentina)
Lives and works in Buenos Aires. Has had exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy,
among other venues.
Jana Sterbak (Canada)
Lives and works in Canada. Has had works at a number of major international art exhibitions
such as the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Most famous for her flesh dress (Vanitas: Flesh
Dress for an Albino Anorectic), which was the source of inspiration for Lady Gagas Flesh Dress.
Jose Antonio Hernández-Díez (Venezuela)
Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. Has had works at a number of major international art
exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, the Palais de Tokio, Paris, the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, and the New Museum, New York, USA.
Liu Jianhua (China)
Lives and works in Shanghai. Has had exhibitions mainly in China, Japan and the UK.
Marlene Dumas (South Africa)
Lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Has had exhibitions all over the globe, at
venues such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, MoMA, New York, USA, the
Tate Modern, London, UK, and her works are featured in several major collections.
Miguel Ángel Rios (Argentina)
Rios is based in New York and Mexico City and has had exhibitions all over the globe, at venues
such as the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA, and the Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain.
Miguel Ángel Rojas (Colombia)
Lives and works in Colombia. Has had exhibitions mainly in Colombia and USA.