Borås Konstmuseum

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
Only For the Wicked

Only for the Wicked by Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg is an exhibition set in the underworld, leading us into an environment of winding mine shafts and caves. Large-scale installations, sculptures, video works and powerful music transport visitors to a hidden treasure chamber and an ongoing, meandering treasure hunt. We are led through dark, intimate passages, where works of art appear at intervals, like precious gems.

Djurberg & Berg are masters of creating atmospheres and ambiguous situations, transporting us between different moods and states of mind, where what we see is twisted and warped and constantly needs to be renegotiated. This takes place in the many-layered and ongoing narrative, and in their exceedingly physical soundtrack. With humour and darkness, they portray complex behaviours, where playful situations of pleasure suddenly transform into disgust and boundaries are constantly being moved and transgressed.

Thematically, the works in the exhibition highlight how greed and the quest for riches, success and power change a person profoundly, urging us to an incessant search for more, in an obsessive, toxic spiral. They also reflect the dangers of over-consumption and the depletion of collective global resources, and their consequences in a larger perspective.

This exhibition means world premieres for several new works: the video clay animation Only for the Wicked – consisting of seven films, which also provided the exhibition title, the three gilt sculptures Portrait of a Wicked, 1, 2 & 3, and the installation The Stone Garden.


Images:1–2: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, The Stone Garden, 2023, photo Hendrik Zeitler, 3: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Damaged Goods, 2019, photo Hendrik Zeitler, 4: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Only for the Wicked, 2023, photo Hendrik Zeitler, 5–8: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Only for the Wicked (Secret),(Throne), (Tree), (Wreck), 2023 (Film stills), © Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg; Courtesy of Lisson Gallery; Gió Marconi; Tanya Bonakdar, 9: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Portrait of a Wicked 1,2 & 3, 2023, photo Hendrik Zeitler, 10: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, How to Slay a Demon, 2023, photo Hendrik Zeitler

Opening hours

Monday closed
Tuesday 12–17
Wednesday 12–17
Thursday 12–19
Friday 12–16
Saturday 12–16
Sunday 12–16

Thursdays 12.30 and 17.30

No admission fee



P. A. Halls Terrass, Borås

0734 32 73 86 (during opening hours)

Eva Eriksdotter, Museum Director
033 35 76 81


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