Johannes Heldén

The Shape of Things to Come

House of Foundation
Henrik Gerners gate 12, Moss Map

Opening 7 May at 19:00

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00–15:00
Sunday: 11:00–15:00

Volt presents The Shape of Things to Come at the House of Foundation, an exhibition by the Swedish author, musician and artist Johannes Heldén from Stockholm. The exhibition presents installations, watercolours and video works by Heldén, as well his literary works in the bookshop.

House of Foundation is a recently established collective/culture house in Moss. Its exhibition projects focus on the area between literature and visual art. What happens to visual art when it approaches literature or when literature adopts visual art strategies? House of Foundation invites different curators to carry out projects on its premises, and Volt has been asked to curate the first exhibition project following its opening in November 2009.

Details drawing by Johannes Heldén

Johannes Heldén

Johannes Heldén has published the books Burner (2003); Det Underjordiska Systemet (2005); En Maskin Av Ljus (2006); The Prime Directive, an online publication on Afsnit P; Bug Bomb (2007); The Electorate (2008), an online publication for Bonnier Lyrik; and Science Fiction (2010).

He holds an MFA from Valand Academy of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden. (1999-2004). Recent exhibitions include Distant Light, Distant Hope at Stene Projects (2009); In Search Of The Unknown at The Netherlands Media Art Institute (Nimk) in Amsterdam; and Mot Tiden at Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm (2007). In Norway, Heldén has previously held the exhibition A Better Tomorrow at Volt in Bergen (2008). The Moss project is a continuation of this collaboration between the artist and Volt. He also held a performance at the 10th anniversary of the journal 3t at the Black Box Theatre in Oslo (2006) and participated in the group exhibition Future Primitive at UKS in Oslo (2007).

Volt is supported by Arts Council Norway and Bergen City Council. The exhibition in Moss is supported by Konstnärsnämnden/Iaspis and the Nordic Culture Point.

Photo: Martin M. Sørhaug, Marie Nerland

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