Imperial Differences
True Migration

True Migration  Hallberg | 2015 | Video and Photo | Courtesy of the Artist


Outpost  Hallberg | 2009-14 | Photograph | Courtesy of the Artist

MOMENT: Grimmered (2012) – Family Archive 1839-2004  Hallberg and Karlsson Rixon | 2012 | documetation | Courtesy of the Artist

State of Mind: Minsk Installation  Hallberg and Kalsson Rixon | 2011 | Photo and Video | Courtesy of the Artist

State of Mind: Stockholm installation  Hallberg and Karlsson Rixon | 2008 | Photography | Courtesy of the Artist

Recursive Distance  Anna Viola Hallberg | 2015 | video insatllation | courtesy of the Artist

Anna Viola Hallberg (Sweden)

In residence from Sweden:
October 7 - December 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday November 20, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
On view at SPACES: November 20, 2015 - January 15, 2016

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Domesticity and political containment among Cleveland based Russians

Anna Viola Hallberg's interest in the circumstances of exile stems from her own experience of coming from a small country in between the two former super powers of the US and the Soviet Union. The notion ofbetweenesshas inspired several projects critiquing the ambiguity between the private and the public, the narrative and the documentary, and the watcher and the watched. Informed by postcolonial studies, Hallberg explores themes such as migration, the red scare, displacement, longingandbelonging.

During her SPACES residency, Hallberg initiates the exploration of political containment in Cleveland through her new project, Imperial Differences. Hallberg appropriates the structure of the Kitchen Debate, in which Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev discussed the merits of capitalism and communism in 1959, to study Cleveland-based Russian communities. In place of world leaders gathered at a table, Hallberg will work with self-identified Russians who have emigrated from one country to another, sharing cultural, economic, and political aspects from both spheres. Together withHallbergthis specific community will engage in a process of dismantling topics in social and political contingencies, and the relation between domesticity and political containment.

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About the Artist

Anna Viola Hallberg

Anna Viola Hallberg is a lens based artist working with video, sound and photography often in the format of installations. Hallberg has a BA from Stockholm University with focus on Cinema and Curatorial Studies. In 2008 Hallberg graduated from the International Museum Studies Master program at University of Gothenburg (Degree... go to artist page

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