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Öyvind Fahlström
1928 - 1976
United States, Italy, Sweden Dr. Schweitzer's Last Mission, 1964-1966
Dr Schweitzers sista uppdrag
Tempera on 8 metal boxes, 10 cut-out boards, 50 magnetized metal and vinyl cut-outs
Installations, Sculptures
Purchase 1970
NMSK 2093 On view at Stockholm
- About the work
In Öyvind Fahlström’s largest installation, information and images are arranged like game board pieces, blending fact, fiction and irrationality into an open-ended narrative. He called his installation an "image organ" and exhibited it in different ways. The title refers to the German-French theologian Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Schweitzer, famous for his missionary work in medicine in Africa, but was part of the colonial project and its structure despite his outspoken resistance. In this work, Fahlström was addressing the corrupt, patriarchal order.
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