In The Repetition we encounter the artist on stage in Möllvångstorget repeatedly trying to memorize, internalize and finally sing without interruption the de facto Swedish national anthem. The work exists on the fault line of national self-perception, and is a personal take on issues of belonging and cultural confrontation. Displacement has become the most powerful imagery of the contemporary world, while ongoing debates about borders, security and social cohesion are continuously re-shaping the political landscape. Engaging critically with interpretations of the notion of belonging and its centrality to people’s lives has become increasingly important.
Santiago Mostyns practice evolves around issues of belonging, national identity and cultural differences. His work builds on personal interactions with subcultural societies throughout the world.
On Malmös leende
In Malmös Leende, a group of international and Swedish artists interact with the city and it’s public space. They try to deconstruct simplistic depictions and explore its complex reality. Their works deal with a broad aspect of issues pertaining to politics, religion, language, belonging and cityscape.
Malmös Leende is produced by Public Art Agency Sweden and realized in collaboration with the City of Malmö.
Find the artwork
Möllevångstorget, Malmö, Sverige