Toxic Transits

Participating Artists: Sammy Baloji, Judit Fritz, Alma Heikkilä, Cecilia Jonsson, Jennie Leino, Suska Mackert, Alice Pallot, Bernhard Schobinger.

Historical books from the Hagströmer library’s collections from across disciplines – from alchemy, to botany, metallurgy, geology, and toxicology – are included in the exhibition.

Curation: Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng

The exhibition Toxic Transits investigates the relations between toxicity, body, and environment in a more-than-human world. Central to the exhibition is its exploration of toxicity as both an agent and concept that disrupts dichotomous worldviews, revealing how the human body and non-human natures are intimately co-constituted.

The artworks in the exhibition, set in dialogue with historical books and material from the Hagströmer Medico-Historical library’s collections, reveal deep-running interconnections between life and non-life; exposure and protection; tenderness and morbidity. The exhibition is an invitation to think with toxicity, to follow its transits and what they make visible in the proximities between bodies and environments.

Contact person Anna Lantz,, 070-555 2736