The Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg (1978) is known above all for her animated films, which seem sweet and innocuous only at a first glance. In her art, Djurberg treats themes such as obsession, power, pleasure, desire, and violence. This ‘Snakes Knows it’s Yoga’ exhibition was the largest ever overview of their work.
Djurberg and Berg had created an installation for the 1,500m2 of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s spacious Bodon Gallery. The ‘Snakes Knows it’s Yoga’ installation is a project composed of sculptures and projections of animated films, the air filled with experimental music by Hans Berg. The presentation included ten earlier works from the period 2005-2010.
A video portrait of Djurberg and Berg that explores their collaboration and working methods could be seen as part of the exhibition and on ArtTube.
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg have had solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Prada Foundation in Milan (2008), the Kunsthalle Wien (2007), and the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2009). Their works are included in the collections of such institutions as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, as well as the Sprengel Museum in Hanover. In 2009, Nathalie Djurberg won the Silver Lion of the 53rd Venice Biennial.
The exhibition Snake Knows it's Yoga was a collaboration of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, kestnergesellschaft in Hannover and the Kunstforeningen GL STRAND in Copenhagen (on view from August 27 – November 13, 2011).