Swedish Cows: Slow Art, An Audiovisual Journey in Stillness, opened January 15 at the Swedish American Museum, Chicago.
The exhibition opened on Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. in the main floor gallery with a gallery walk with artists on Jan. 16. Swedish Cows is a mixture of artistic expression through the use of various mediums, including: glass, textile, photography, video, light, and sound.
The goal of the display is to exhibit stillness with inspirational objects using fantasy lighting, slow moving video impressions, and wonderful sounds. Facts and cultural history, about a special race of old Swedish cows - Väneko a.k.a. allmogeko and the traditionally most common cow on the Swedish countryside - will be tied into the exhibition.
Artists Pia Sjölin and Patrik Gunnar Helin will attend the Exhibit opening and Gallery walk. Other significant dates—Start with Art: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.; Family Night: Friday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The exhibit closes on March 14, 4 p.m.
For more info, call the Museum at 773.728.8111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.samac.org
Väneko is a breed named after a village (Väne-Ryr) in the province Västergötland. Väne cattle are remnant of the old South Swedish peasant breed and often also called Allmogeko. The breed was discovered in beginning of the 1990s.