There are many historical links between abstract art and spirituality, examples being the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and Hilma af Klint. An interest in this artistic current forms an important part of Marte Johnslien’s artistic practice and her research on the relation between abstract art, spirituality, politics and social action.
'There are whole rooms in the exhibition that have this almost fairy-tale atmosphere. The exhibition takes the shape of strange mental journey from beginning to end. It's a bit like Hansel and Gretel when you go through it.'