Kanaan at Kvarnviken Mill

Artists: Zoe Barcza, Helga Bärnarp, Alfred Boman, Viktor Fordell, Gustav Holm, Anders Johansson, Ksenia Pedan, Hilde Retzlaff

Exhibition title: Kanaan

Venue: Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm, Sweden

Date: October 10, 2020 – , 2021

Photography: Courtesy the artists

Dears Mrs Kerth,
How pleased I am to finally be in contact with you. Thank you for paying attention to my request about the object ‘Model of a bread’ in your collection. This object caught my particular interest as it has the appearance of a common stone. When I first saw it, I was touched by the idea that it had caught an archeologist’s attention as something more than a stone. I have been returning to this object in my thoughts over the last couple of months.

I have seen some other breads from Egyptian Antiquity in the Egyptian Museum of Turin and they all looked quite different from this one – porous and brittle in comparison. Is it perhaps a type of ceramic object which symbolizes a bread and has some ingredients of a bread? You mentioned that it contains emmer wheat. The description ‘model of a bread’ suggests that it is a mere representation. I also noted that you referred to it as a “bread” within citation marks.

Could you tell me about the site from where it was retrieved? I am now assuming that it was found inside a tomb – and due to its location it was identified as something more than a stone.

Many thanks for your time.

Kind regards,
Hilde Retzlaff

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Helga Bärnarp, Untitled, 2020, watercolor on canvas

Helga Bärnarp, Untitled, 2020, watercolor on canvas

Viktor Fordell, Carry me, 2020, Paper, glue

Alfred Boman, The child you get, 2020, clay, metal, textile and mannequin

Alfred Boman, The child you get, 2020, clay, metal, textile and mannequin

Zoe Barcza, A Neurotic Obsession For Rigor, 2020, acrylic, vinyl paint and collage on canvas

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Alfred Boman, Blümchen, 2020, oil on canvas

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Hilde Retzlaff, Untitled, 2020, paper, thread and acrylic on linen

Hilde Retzlaff, Untitled, 2020, paper, thread and acrylic on linen

Hilde Retzlaff, Untitled, 2020, paper, thread and acrylic on linen

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Anders Johansson, Ankjakt (Duck hunt), 2020, cardboard, pine wood, masonite, photographic print, acrylic paint

Anders Johansson, Frige unge Anders (Free young Anders), 2020,  cardboard, pine wood, masonite, photographic print, acrylic paint

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Gustav Holm, Old narrative, 2020, oil on canvas

Gustav Holm, Old narrative, 2020, oil on canvas

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Ksenia Pedan, Untitled, 2020, acoustic guitar, LED spotlights

Ksenia Pedan, Untitled, 2020, sofa table, LED spotlights

Ksenia Pedan, Untitled, 2020, print, epoxi, wood, sinkhole

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Gustav Holm, Henne, 2019, oil and photo transfer on canvas

Gustav Holm, Algebra, 2020, oil on canvas

Gustav Holm, Algebra, 2020, oil on canvas

Viktor Fordell, Malin, 2020, MDF, acrylic, inkjet print, paper, glue

Viktor Fordell, Untitled, 2020 paper, glue, glass, wire, battery

Kanaan, 2020, exhibition view, group show at Kvarnviken Mill, Stockholm

Alfred Boman, The child you want, 2020, clay, metal, textile and mannequin

Alfred Boman, The child you want, 2020, clay, metal, textile and mannequin