Vernissage Del 1

2021.06.05 - 2021.06.05

Opening: The Ghost Ship and the Sea Change

11th edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

In 2021 the art biennial in Gothenburg opens already in the summer! To celebrate the city’s 400-years anniversary, the biennial welcomes audiences to meet artworks and artist for 22 weeks in summer and autumn 2021.

Developed in two parts, to open in June and in September, the project brings together artworks by 39 artists and artists groups.

With stories from Gothenburg and elsewhere, the biennial, titled The Ghost Ship and the Sea Change and curated by Lisa Rosendahl, relates to the historical layers of the city, asking how different ways of narrating its past might affect its future. Placed at the intersection between the historical and the fictive, the biennial explores artistic practice as a method of critical historiography and change.

Digital Opening Programme

Join us Saturday June 5th (online on Facebook and on for celebrating the opening of Part One of the eleventh edition of the biennial!

In the programme: opening speeches by biennial Director Mia Christersdotter Norman, Artistic Director Ioana Leca, Curator Lisa Rosendahl; introduction to a series of sound commissions; screenings of artworks by Hira Nabi and Tabita Rezaire.

Artworks by Hira Nabi and Tabita Rezaire will be available on throughout the entire opening weekend!

Visit Röda Sten Konsthall between 11.00-18.00 in the opening weekend. Drop-in visits (max. 20 people in the exhibition space at the same time) 12.00–18.00. If you want to secure a visiting time, one bookable slot is available at 11.00. In case of crowding, we kindly ask for your patience for access in the konsthall.