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Vice Chancellor of the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm Sara Arrhenius chooses 4 shows that changed the way she sees art.

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1. Francesca Woodman, Photographic Works, Shedhalle Zürich, 1992

To discover Francesca Woodsman’s deeply moving images showed me how stunning beauty should walk hand in hand with provocative politics.

Francesca Woodman, Photographic Works, Shedhalle, Zurich, 1992

2. Hypnotic Show, Raimundas Malasauskas and Marcos Lutyens, Clarion Hotel Stockholm, organised by Bonniers Konsthall within the exhibition Spiral and the Square, Stockholm, 2011

During one hour of hypnosis, I was made to revisit legendary art works, such as John Cages’ 4’33” and Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece, guided by hypnotist Marcos Lutyens.
3. Felix Gonzalez Torres, Guggenheim, New York 1995

This amazing show was made one year before Felix Gonzales Torres passed away. I still have some of the candy from his portraits made of stacks of candy for everyone to take. They always remind me how life and things are in constant change.
4. Helio Oiticica and Nevile D’Almeida, Cosmococca 5 Hendrix War, 1973 permanent installation at Inhotim, Brumandino, Brazil

The iconic artists of the Brazilian Tropicalia movement swing you slowly in a hammock surrounded by a seductive multi-sensoric landscape of sound and images.