Nordiska Akvarellmuseet & Teater Spera
Address: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Södra Hamnen 6, Skärhamn
Opening hours: Saturday 19 October and Saturday 9 November, 4–5pm.
For the Nordic Watercolour Museum’s general programme and opening hours, visit the website
An interweaving of elements that strikes back. In the stage performance Sammanflätade Element Spero Theatre takes its starting point in Nancy Spero’s exhibition at the Nordic Watercolour Museum. Just like Nancy Spero, who has taken inspiration from an artist of another era—the playwright Antonin Artuad—we do the same. We find ourselves between conflict, violence, feminist struggle, about ownership of space and body, to find the time for a struggle against exclusion and fear, a boundless language of expressions.
During the autumn of 2019 the Nordic Watercolour Museum presents a solo exhibition by the American artist Nancy Spero (1926–2009). With a body of work that tackled contemporary political questions such as racism, violence and sexism, Spero was one of the leading figures of the feminist art movement. At the end of the 60’s she drew inspiration from the French playwright Antonin Artaud (1896–1948), who intended to shock the audience with, for instance, violent language and gestures that he called “a theatre of cruelty”.