Karl Holmqvist

Lecture: October 27, 2017
Workshop: October 28, 2017

Karl Holmqvist (*1964) is a Swedish artist known for his text based works, poetry and readings. His inventive re-renderings of words and phrases take various forms including artist’s books, posters, wall drawings, sculpture, videos and live performances. Borrowing from generic types of speech or written word, ranging from common sayings to literary references, from popular music to political activism, Holmqvist repositions these sampled fragments in new contexts, allowing for ambiguity and double meanings to emerge. Karl Holmqvist is living and working in Berlin.