Installation view John Skoog, Reduit (Redoubt), 2014, Courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider. Image description: A weathered stone building similar to an old castle is projected onto a screen from the frog's perspective, surrounded by bare trees. In addition, the wall adjacent to the projection surface on the left can be seen in its approach. The wall is partially damaged, and there is also a small black loudspeaker near the floor.
Installation view John Skoog, Reduit (Redoubt), 2014, Courtesy the artist, photo: Axel Schneider. Image description: A weathered stone building similar to an old castle is projected onto a screen from the frog's perspective, surrounded by bare trees. In addition, the wall adjacent to the projection surface on the left can be seen in its approach. The wall is partially damaged, and there is also a small black loudspeaker near the floor.

John Skoog

Slow Return

The Baloise Group has been awarding its art prize to young artists every year since 1999. The group moreover purchases workgroups by the prize recipients and gives these artworks to two major European museums.

The 16th Baloise Art Prize went to John Skoog (b. 1985). Skoog’s Reduit (Redoubt) of 2014 will enter the collection of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst. The film will be on view at the MMK 1 in a new installation, and accompanied by other works. Reduit (Redoubt) revolves (in the truest sense of the word) around a relic of the Cold War era in Sweden. The film’s main protagonist is a “bunker” built by a private individual near a small town in Sweden to protect the population. Skoog enhances the filmic material with a collage of voices recalling the collective memories of the neighbours.

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Exhibition

28 März — 31 Mai 2015

MUSEUMMMK

Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main


  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

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