Aesthetic of Law investigates the modernity and its organisation of people through laws, norms and aestethics. Some central points of departure are the migration and its relation to the idea of the national state; the rise of psychiatry and the bio-political times in which we live. The rise of modernity; the enlightenment and colonialism by the end of 16th century and its view on humanity, sorting of classes and races and its simultaneous proclamation on human rights are examined in relation to contemporary society. ICIA have invited artists to examine our possible spaces of action from an artistic practice. The idea was born during the Counterpart exhibition in an intimate performance with the artist Valentina Desideri, which resultated in a physical mapping on the thematic of Aesthetic of Law and the urgent question: what can I do with the space I have?
Aesthetic of Law will result in various commissioned artistic productions and exhibitions during 2016-2017. August 24, 2016 the project Du gamla, du fria by artist Mattias Norström opened in Vasaparken. October 18, 2016 the new comission You Made Me by artist Oscar Guermouche was exhibited in Slottsskogen. The third part of the series The Children from Hjällbo (The Children from Moheda) by artist Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena takes place in Hjällbo between December 7, 2017 and February 2018.