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Frailty of Man by Alexander Ekman

February 19 – May 8, 2022
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Feb 19 – May 8, 2022
Wednesday-Friday 12 am – 4 pm
Saturday-Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Approximately 2 hours (you can come and go as you please)
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Entrance fees

SEK 225
SEK 175
SEK 125
Free admission for children up to 16 years old
Art.Pass holder
SEK 191 (15% discount on ordinary price)

World premiere February 19, choreographer Alexander Ekman opens his new work Frailty of Man in Artipelag’s Artbox. The work has been made possible thanks to a scholarship from Micael Bindefeld Foundation.

What happens when crisis and threat become an accepted truth in a society? How much do we stand up for what we think and believe in such a situation? The work Frailty of Man wants to remind us that you always have empowerment.

Frailty of Man is a choreographed visual artwork by Alexander Ekman. A light, sound, video- and music experience in which you sit, stand or walk around in whilst five actors perform choreographed, directed situations. The work is created specifically for Artipelag’s 1200 sqm Artbox. The open room allows the possibility to see the work from several different perspectives.

Alexander Ekman has produced some fifty works and is active on the major scenes in Stockholm, Sydney, Paris, Berlin and New York. When his new work is put on Artipelag, he explores choreography in a new way.

– This will be my first work created for a museum. It feels exciting to create choreography in a room where the visitors choose themselves how to experience the work, that is new to me. In a museum, I can create images without focusing on the start or end of an image, it can last, says Alexander Ekman.

The work is about power. How man uses power in different contexts and how powerlessness may arise in a group. The work is two hours long and performed during the opening hours. You choose yourself when you start and finish your experience, equally when you need to take a break.


Images, choreography and director: Alexander Ekman
Composer: Mikael Karlsson
Photographer: Lucas Wallenberg
Dramaturgy, concept, and head of production: Carina Nildalen
Costume: Henrik Vibskov
Scenography: Alexander Ekman and John Engberg 
Light: Alexander Ekman and Tobias Hallgren
Actor: Sofie Lybäck
Actor: Magnus af Sandeberg
Actor: Filip Fransson
Actor: Pascal Jansson
Actor: Mawlawi Rahem

Man får frön hällt över sig.
Photography: Carl Thorborg

Scholarship from Micael Bindefeld Foundation

The work has been made possible thanks to the scholarship that Micael Bindefeld Foundation yearly awards to those with a desire to communicate, provide information, illustrate or otherwise convey knowledge of the Holocaust. Alexander Ekman and Frailty of Man received the scholarship in 2020 with the motivation:

"The 2020 scholarship is awarded choreographer and director Alexander Ekman for his film installation about the vast and complex questions the memory of the Holocaust raises. In this art project, Alexander explores our powerlessness, our courage and our civil courage and invites young people as well as adults to a self-reflect on their own responsibility. By doing this, not only will the memory of the Holocaust be alive, but the project also raises the realization that it is possible for everyone to prevent something like this from ever happening again."

Motivation Micael Bindefeld Foundation

Practical information

The art work is performed in Artipelag’s 1200 sqm large event hall, the Artbox, on the entrance floor.


The entrance ticket gives you access to visit the 2 hour loop during the day of purchase. Tickets can be prebooked or bought on site.

You choose when to start and finish your experience, equally when you need to take a break.


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