Swedish House Mafia have announced a special exhibition photography and film as part their work with artist Alexander Wessely, following a teaser yesterday.
Swedish House Mafia – Purgatorium, opening at Stockholm’s centre for contemporary photography, Fotografiska, on April 30 – May 5, chronicles the trio’s journey their “death to rebirth.” In other words, from their One Last Tour show at Ultra in 2013 to their reunion at Ultra in 2018. The exhibition opens ahead the group’s sold out, back to back homecoming shows at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm over May 2, 3, and 4.
“Alexander has been able to follow our journey like no one else could. He sees, hears and interprets everything that we do, visually. His incredibly strong aesthetics are very near to our hearts and mirrors the journey life almost perfectly” says Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell.
In Swedish House Mafia – Purgatorium, Wessely presents the trio through his unique spectrum where the dark, the bizarre, and the graceful meet. Purgatorium – the process going through a tough, cleansing period filled with suffering that ultimately leads to development – is a true representation where Swedish House Mafia find themselves at present.
“It has been a thoroughly organic and almost obvious process from the start. For me, Swedish House Mafia is about so much more than just three musicians. They are the definition a cultural wave and have always explored ways to stretch the limits what is possible. To be able to present this exhibition together with them at Fotografiska means so much” tells Alexander Wessely.
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Photo Liam Andes for Your EDM