Art in memory of Ingrid Segerstedt Wiberg at Social Sciences Library
Ingrid Segerstedt Wiberg was a Swedish journalist, politician and champion of human rights. Now her work will be immortalized through two works of art inside and outside of the Social Sciences Library.
Ingrid Segerstedt Wiberg was a Swedish journalist, politician and champion of human rights. Now her work will be immortalized through two works of art. One of the art figures is a bronze statue of Ingrid holding a dove of peace in her hand and it will stand outside Social Sciences Library. The assignment has been given to the artist Johan Malmström. He wants the piece to be both a tribute to Ingrid and everyone who continues her struggle for a more humane and solidary society. The picture shows the artist’s sketch and is cropped.
The second art piece is a photo that will focus more on Ingrid’s work and the issues that engaged her. The second assignment has been given to the artist Axel A. Karlsson Rixon. Axel will make a large-scale photograph that will be placed inside the Social Sciences Library’s reading room, on the opposite side to Carl Wilhelmson’s large painting. The photograph will be a portrait of a number of young asylum seekers or former asylum seekers, with Gothenburg’s harbor entrance as a background. Axel wants to give a “more updated picture of a Sweden where people of different backgrounds are, or should be, an obvious part of our society”. The picture represents a sketch and not the finished photograph.Art in memory of Ingrid Segerstedt Wiberg at the Social Sciences Library.