Sanna Laaban

Untitled (clown playing herself), 2011 

1 min. 4 sec.

Long ago a little music box found artist Sanna Laaban in a flea market (or did she find it?). Its presence kept nagging her until she finally became it. On a cold, misty day, she created a big clown mask in Papier-maché. When the glue and paint dried she went outside wearing the mask and played the tune that could generously be called a melody.



Sanna Laaban (b. 1987 in Sweden) holds an MFA from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm, Sweden). She is working in sculpture, painting, and video. Her works have been exhibited in several cities around Sweden such as the art fair Supermarket in Stockholm, the sculpture biennale Örebro Open Art, as well as group shows in Tallinn, Berlin, and New York. One of her sculptures is permanently installed at the University Park in Linköping (Sweden) and another one is coming up in Stockholm.

This work is presented with the support of the embassy of Sweden in Israel.