Faraway So Close: Meet the Curators

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Faraway So Close: Meet the Curators

Join us at House of Sweden for a guided tour of the exhibition Faraway So Close and an exclusive opportunity to meet the curators.

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House of Sweden 2900 K Street Northwest Washington, DC 20007

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On Wednesday, February 1, join us at House of Sweden for a guided tour with the curators of the exhibition Faraway So Close.

Faraway So Close: Swedish Artists Look at the United States is an exhibition with photography and video art that shows how American culture and society have been depicted by prominent Swedish artists. Documentary images from the 1960s are shown in parallel with contemporary Swedish artists' views of the United States today. Many of the participating artists are particularly interested in exploring a different reality of the United States—one that goes beyond the more traditional and idealized view that is often encountered in Sweden.

Faraway So Close will be on display at House of Sweden until February 19, so this is an exclusive opportunity to meet the curators - Helene Larsson Pousette and Johan Pousette - before it is taken down.

  • 6:30pm: Doors open
  • 7:00pm: Guided tour
  • 7:30pm: Opportunity to ask the curators questions
  • 8:00pm: Doors close

Johan Pousette is on temporary leave from his job as director of IASPIS in Sweden. Johan is an independent curator, writer, and consultant. Previously, he has worked as founding director of BAC - Baltic Art Center, national coordinator for contemporary art at Riksutställningar, and expert advisor to the Nordic Council of Ministers on artist-in-residence programs. His experience as a curator includes the Gothenburg Biennial, the October Salon in Belgrade, Baltic Sculpture in Visby, as well as extensive curatorial collaborations with established international artists.

Helene Larsson Pousette is cultural counselor at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. Helene has more than twenty years of experience in the museum and exhibition profession with a special focus on the relationship between heritage and contemporary art. She is the co-founder of the Stockholm Museum of Women’s History, has been the cultural counselor at the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade, and has worked at the Swedish Institute and the Swedish National Heritage Board.

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