Age was a photo-based traveling exhibition by Female Photographers in the Nordic countries, which premiered at Södertälje konsthall. It was a co-production between the association Female Photographers in the Nordic Region and the Board of Education in Södertälje, with support from the Swedish National Council for Culture and the Nordic Art and Art Industry Committee, Suomenlinna.
Female Photographers in the Nordic Region was established in 1988 to support and inspire female photography and encourage innovation and development, as well as to contribute to co-operation between the Nordic countries. The sixteen participating artists each made an individual interpretation of the theme of age, where a central thought was reflections on their own body.
-The thoughts have revolved around the woman’s life cycle with childhood, childbirth, bodily desire and aging. Some, on the other hand, have interpreted age as a flow of time, another as memories from past cultures, and a third as society’s method of setting limits for what is allowed at a certain age, writes exhibition commissioner Pia Thunholm. -The works on display are different in expression and shape. Photography in glass and frame is exhibited together with photos of fabric, plexiglass, concrete or arranged in installations.
The participating photographers were: Anette Andersson, Nadja Ekman, Barbro Fornåker, Bibbie Friman, Gunnel Johansson, Sandra Moss, Anne Mossberg, Hannelore Rap, Lotta Schwarz, Eva Stööp, Eva C Svensson, Karin Thoring, Pernille Tofte, Anna G Tufvesson, Catharina Wistrand and Linnea Öberg Sellersjö
Catalog: Age, Quote Pia Thunholm from the preface