A warm welcome to the opening of Swedish artist Johan Tirén’s solo exhibition We’re saying what you’re thinking, which takes a critical look at the rise of anti-immigration, racist, far-right parties in European politics.
The exhibition undertakes a critical survey of the nationalist, right-wing populist, anti-immigration Swedish party, Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden Democrats), which has grown to become the third largest party in Sweden.
In a video installation from 2005 and two new works created for the CAMP exhibit, Tirén maps the party’s roots in the racist movement Bevar Sverige Svenskt (Keep Sweden Swedish) and punctures the party’s vision of a monocultural society and its realization.
The exhibit invites audiences to reflect on how far-right groups have managed to enter parliaments across Europe, and how we can confront their politics.
Opening program /
14–14:15: Welcome / by CAMPs founders Frederikke Hansen and Tone Olaf Nielsen
14:15–15: Debate / Responses to right-wing extremism
“Never again” / 15 min. presentation by Bwalya Sørensen (founder of Black Lives Matter Denmark)
“Late Fascism, Aesthetics and Class” / 15 min. presentation by Mikkel Bolt (art historian and political theorist, Associate professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen)
Q & A (15 min.)
15:15–16: Conversation / We’re saying what you’re thinking
Artist Johan Tirén, artist Michelle Eistrup, and Tone Olaf Nielsen (Program director of Trampoline House) discuss artistic responses to the advance of far-right, racist, and anti-immigrant groups and parties in Europe
16–17: Johan Tirén answers questions in the exhibition