Sleeping at New Times

Sleeping at New Times at DetroitStockholm: Exploring the concept of time from diverse backgrounds

On view: May 7-14, 2023
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 7, 5-9 pm at DetroitStockholm
Hours: Tues-Fri: 5-8pm, Sat-Sun: 2-6pm
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Megan Mueller, 305 W 6th Street, 2022, Inkjet prints, 29 x 100 inches, from the series “Theories About Edges”


Organized by Sean Noyce, Katya Usvitsky, Megan Mueller, and Sam Scharf

Artists: Heidi Edström (SE), Ida-Johanna Lundqvist (SE), Megan Mueller (USA), Sean Noyce (USA), Sam Scharf (USA), and Katya Usvitsky (USA)

In collaboration with GAIT (LA) and exhibition hosts DetroitStockholm (SE), Noysky Projects presents Sleeping at New Times, a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores the notion of time from diverse backgrounds. Sleeping at New Times is part of a larger cultural exchange with other Swedish and Los Angeles-based project spaces called ScandiLA, where each trade off curatorial and exhibition opportunities in their respective cities.

Time as a universal concept is an abstract principle that has widespread implications in everyone’s life — a point that binds us while distinguishing us simultaneously, forming a territory where the boundaries become blurred. In this period of uncertainty, time feels like the one thing that humanity can agree on.

The idea of time with relationship to light has major variations between Los Angeles and Stockholm, making it a hyper-local phenomenon. Additionally, time as it relates to technology, like airplane and train travel, its implications of safety and order, and its ultimate relationship to our mortal bodies, is some of the rich territory we will explore. Sleeping at New Times is a cultural exchange exhibition with the aim to create a site-specific installation in conjunction with Stockholm and Los Angeles-based artworks.

Proposed works include a sculpture by Heidi Edström that extols the effects of time through irregularities in the body; a sculpture by Ida-Johanna Lundqvist that references the body’s reckoning with mortality; a site-specific installation by Megan Mueller that uses scanned images to recreate a bronze sidewalk plaque at a 1-to-1 scale in the exhibition space, highlighting the absurdity of private property; Sean Noyce that contrasts annual light and dark patterns of Los Angeles and Stockholm; a travel-specific installation by Samuel Scharf that invites the viewer to take a part of the artwork home with them; and a series of sculpture by Katya Usvitsky that mirrors natural rhythms in biosynthesis.


Ida-Johanna Lundqvist, Endless beginnings, 2022, silicone, 90 x 65 x 65 cm


Heidi Edström, Knöl #39.2 (pleural effusion), 2021, bacterial culture in vacuum-shaped plastic, metal stand and silicone tubes, 171 x 91 x 70 cm

More information

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 7, 5-9 pm
On view: May 7-14
Hours: Tues-Fri: 5-8pm, Sat-Sun: 2-6pm
Closing reception: Sunday, May 14
Location: DetroitStockholm, Roslagsgatan 21, 113 55 Stockholm, Sweden