Everything started with an Instagram story showing a strange symbol composing the Swedish House Mafia logo. It turned out that the symbol was Fotografiska’s logo.
Fotografiska is an independent and privately owned cultural venue expanding rapidly all over the world.
After a couple of days, the trio composed by Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso announced the exhibition in Stockholm.
In partnership with Alexander Wessely, who has also previously curated their visual billboards “advertise,” the exhibition will include 12 photographs and a film. It will run from April 30 to May 5 at the Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm. The title is “Swedish House Mafia – Purgatorium, by Alexander Wessely.”
Legacy and mortality, adversity and triumph. No matter what circumstances and conditions you happen to live with, you can’t escape the power of these forces. Swedish House Mafia and the artist Alexander Wessely have decided to artistically share their story of the groups challenging process from death to rebirth. For years closely followed and interpreted by Alexander Wessely.
With this exhibition he presents the artists through his unique spectrum where the dark, the bizarre, and the graceful meet and visualizes the Swedish House Mafia’s journey through Purgatorium, meaning going through a tough and cleansing period that leads to development.