Klara Bergman Fröberg is a Swedish visual artist, who was Artist-in-Residence at KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre as part of the Lähde! Empowering daily life with art -project and artist exchange arranged in partnership with Konst i Halland. In her work, Bergman Fröberg explores the crossovers between destruction and resurrection by, for example, creating installations from found and recycled materials such as wood, porcelain, plastic materials, ropes, metal scraps and discarded furniture. The sculptural works study the fragility of materials as well as life in general. The works signal hope for the future, but at the same time, are also remnants and ruins of a distant past.
Bergman Fröberg has studied at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and in addition to the sculptural work she works with sound in search for lost sentences and language as forms of captured memories of an already forgotten past.
During her residency period in Ii, Bergman Fröberg was working to create an environmental artworks together with the participants from IiPaja. The artworks were presented at the IlmastoAreena event and will later be moved to the newly built Lähde! park that combines art and nature in order to promote well-being.
KulttuuriKauppila Art Centre and Konst i Halland (Art in Halland) were collaborating in this residency exchange programme to connect contemporary art and artists to local contexts. Networking and international contacts are part of both institutions’ daily work, bringing good opportunities for the artists invited. The exchange of artists and ideas creates dynamic possibilities for all involved, but also for broader aspects of communities.