Elin Svanelind – Protect dirt from shame | the love that vanished

Date and time
17 November 2023 at 05:00 PM - 25 November 2023 at 08:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route

Gallery Konstfack
The students own gallery (located on the side of Konstfack)
Konstfack, Tellusgången 16, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan

A warm welcome to Elin Svanelinds bachelors exhibition "Protect dirt from shame | the love that vanished".

Vernissage: 17 November, 17-20

The exhibition is based on experiences, in which lesbian relationships are mainly present. There I am interested in various efforts that give expression to the wordless dimensions that operate outside the apparent. That in an attempt to embrace the non-normative, the complexity pushed aside to collapse into constructs. I think of the lesbian relationships that, through a rejection of ourselves, have been lost in history and i think of my own relationships I entered into when two women's bodies are formed in the painting in front of me.

"Protect dirt from shame | the love that vanished" moves in expression around relationships, anxiety, the body and its relationship to the outside world. Through the painterly and sculptural together with the psychosocial and poetic, I examine surface and depth as possible contact surfaces. An exploration of emotional landscapes, tolerance and the creation of possible bodies.

Opening hours: 18-25 November, 13-20



The Bachelor’s programme Fine Art