One year ago, Benjamin Nørskov opened his first “EPA, Sweden” exhibition at Värmland’s Museum in Karlstad. This Saturday, he opened a new exhibition at Jönköpings Läns Museum and next month, “EPA, Sweden” can be seen at Abecita Arts Museum in Borås.
EPA, Sweden are stories about youngsters in Sweden, who according to the law can drive EPA tractors on the roads if the cars aren’t capable of driving faster than 30km/t. The Swedish girls and boys in the rural areas of Sweden express their creativity and pride through this possibility of modifying ordinary cars and trucks into personal EPA tractors.
Benjamin Nørskov started the “EPA, Sweden” project during his 7th term in the spring 2018 as a part of our Youth in Europe workshop and continued to work on the story during his 8th term. After his first exhibition a year ago in Karlstad, Benjamin has been back in Sweden to portray even more youngsters. The two new exhibitions consists of both old and new pictures.
EPA, Sweden will also be exhibited at Abecita Arts Museum in Borås from the 22nd of October, so Benjamin must produce one more identical exhibition for this museum.
Benjamin’s EPA, Sweden project has received a lot of attention in Sweden. In November 2019, he was invited to the Swedish Parliament, Riksdagen, where Lars Mejern Larsson, member of Riksdagen for the Social Demokrats and spokesman of cultural affairs had invited Benjamin to Stockholm to talk about his project. At Jönköpings Läns Museum, both Jönköping Posten og the Swedish P4 radio interviewed Benjamin.