AnnaLeena Prykäri – Harness – Superlocal 2020

AnnaLeena Prykäri – Harness
3–6 September 2020

Curated by Amr Hamid
The exhibition is part of SUPERLOCAL 2020 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair.

Vernissage: 3 September, 17–22
Opening hours: Friday–Sunday, 12–20
Performance: Thursday 3 September at 19 & Friday 4 September at 18
Artist talk: Sunday 6 September at 15. The artist talk will be held in English.

Flat Octopus @ SBG18
Swedenborgsgatan 18
118 48 Stockholm
Pendeltåg: Stockholm Södra station
Tunnelbana: Mariatorget


Harness incorporates several multimedia projects by the Finnish artist AnnaLeena Prykäri: installation Fix Me?, sculpture 52 shades of shame and a performance lecture From a Caretakers archive; to be handled with aftercare. In her cross-disciplinary practice Prykäri researches the interconnections between topics of mental illnesses and BDSM. The foundation for her work is built on psychological, mental and emotional states, where human nature and desires play the key roles.
Her works explore the themes of power roles, desire, happiness and care in various forms. The body is not seen only in its physical sense – translated into artworks as objects and physical installations – but also as a performative tool, and a body as a structural form.

About the artist:
AnnaLeena Prykäri (b. 1985 in Tornio, Finland) is a cross-disciplinary artist currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a BFA and an MFA degree from Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. Her work has been exhibited in various venues and at festivals in Sweden, Finland and the USA.

About the venue:
SBG18 is a creative community and working space facilitating a network that helps drive and inspire fellow creatives with their professional and personal projects.


Supported by Nordisk Kulturfond and Stockholm stad