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Accelerator, a new exhibition space designed to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue through programming, focusing on the intersections of art, science and social issues, opened in Stockholm last month. The space, which belongs to Stockholm University, will be opened by Tino Sehgal's work exhibition This Progress, which was previously shown at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
After Sehgal, the first presentation of the work of the French artist Cyprien Gaillard will take place in the overview of Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, an artist based in Sweden and Stockholm. Gustafsson Fürst is collaborating with the university on an exhibition focusing on the connections between well-known individuals and social systems, for which he has been preparing since 2018, when the exhibition space was in the early stages of construction. >
In these times of polarized opinion and specialization, the gap between people's worldviews and their perceptions of what is a fact and what is a fiction is widening, said Richard Julin, the place's artistic director. Accelerator's main mission is to show art that stimulates discussion, hopefully between people with conflicting interests and opinions, and between rarely encountered disciplines. Our goal is for the accelerator's overall program to contribute to an open and empathetic society.