SHAHLA K. FRIBERG | One in the Whole
March 4 – April 9, 2022
According to the Law of Jante, in most Nordic countries it’s considered embarrassing or distasteful for individuals to brag or boast of their own possessions and achievements or to shine too brightly as an ambitious self-promoter or striver. But for women whose ambitions and desires have been held back and suppressed by a dominant patriarchy, why not show the complexity, power, and brilliance of their inner light, even if only to lift up and elevate other women? This is the question that the Canadian-born, Swedish-based artist Shahla K. Friberg, who was raised in a patriarchal Persian community, is asking in One in the Whole, her debut solo exhibition at Marie Kirkegaard Gallery.