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Peter Johansson, 1964, Sweden, based in Denmark

Photo: Sofie Isaksson

Foto: Matti Östling

Foto: Matti Östling

Two people are living a simple life on a mountain slope. They rest, think, play and sing – and munch on an apple. Here stands their cottage. But appearances are deceiving. This idyll is the forecourt of hell. In the Bible, there is the Fall. In Dante’s Divine Comedy, the Inferno awaits.

Peter Johansson has created The Garden of Eden as sculpture, moving images and occasionally even a theatre piece. He points out that the word piece can mean both theatre piece and artillery piece. The forecourt of Hell is located in Dalarna, where the orange-red base colour of the Dala Horse sets the tone.

Johansson has spent over thirty years exploring Swedishness and its expressions, everything from falukorv to racism. He wants to inspire laughter – and open a passageway to reflection.


15 June 2024–8 September 2024, every day 10 am–5 pm.

Actors during the exhibition period are Annika B Lewis, Paula Ortega, Peter Johansson, Oscar Karlsson, Albin Meeuwisse, Hedda Cornelia Subraian Ekholm, Hjalmar Sjöberg, Maria Naidu, Martin Letzner, Maud Karlsson Lima de Faria and Petra Lo Fernström.

The costumes are made by Nixi Orvoën.

Implementation and workshop: OpenArt.

The artwork has been created with the support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, OpenArt and the stage floor is a gift from Folketeatret in Copenhagen, Denmark - thanks to set designer Palle Steen Christensen.

Artwork: Garden of Eden

Artist: Peter Johansson

Number on the map: 50

Material: Scaffolding, molded plywood, wood, plywood, primer and paint for outdoor use, screw

Location: Våghustorget

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