Simon Mullan, “Alpha”

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Simon Mullan, Alphatürk, 2014. Image: Belenius / Nordenhake.

Simon Mullan is the first artist to show at Gallery Belenius / Nordenhake in Stockholm. The new gallery is co-founded by Niklas Belenius and Erik Nordenhake and built upon Belenius’s previous gallery, Galleri Niklas Belenius, where Nordenhake previously worked with Belenius. More »

Martin Jacobson, “Landscapes”

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Martin Jacobson, Oak trees, evening, 2012. Image: Andréhn-Schiptjenko.

In Martin Jacobson’s third exhibition at this gallery, titled “Landscapes,” the Swedish artist has appropriated the archetypal nature panoramas of the decorative art often found in hotel rooms and flea markets. More »

Viktor Rosdahl, “Quorum Sensing”

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Viktor Rosdahl, Last Secs of Che, 2014. Image: Johan Berggren Gallery.

Upon viewing Viktor Rosdahl’s ambitious, perplexing solo exhibition, one is entranced when gliding between paintings and sculptures that display the Helsingborg-born artist’s characteristic iconoclastic and murky aesthetic, more playful works and others that display an emerging psychedelic tendency—as seen in Last Secs of Che (all works 2014), a vibrant clash of colours splayed across the canvas, as if an unwarranted explosion had occurred or was imagined in a distant fictive locale. More »

“Re: visited”

Pawel Althamer
Pawel Althamer, Sunray, 2012, photo: Tomek Kaczor

Organized primarily by LCCA (Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art), the exhibition “Re: visited,” curated by its director Solvita Krese, intends to question and understand the role of biennials as phenomena. More »

Anastasia Ax, “Swallowed Fear”

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Anastasia Ax, view of Swallowed Fear, 2014. Image: Anastasia Ax.

Anastasia Ax does not shy away from the visceral, using her hands and body to construct raw images, sculptures, sound and performative pieces. The Stockholm-based artist’s medium is ink and paper, but she provokes one to rethink how they can serve as charged mediums, and she has a history of collaborating with experimental artists such as Lars Siltberg (in the case of this exhibition, Siltberg and Ax opened with a performance) and Marja-Leena Sillanpää. More »

“A Way of Life: Swedish Photography from Christer Strömholm Until Today”

Anna Clarén
Anna Clarén, Untitled, 2006.

Curated by Anna Tellgren, this exhibition presents an impressive ensemble—twenty-nine photographers in total with three hundred photographs spanning from the 1940s to the twenty-first century—of documentary photography from Sweden. More »

Goshka Macuga, “Non-consensual Act (in progress)”

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Goshka Macuga, still from Non-Consensual Act (in progress), 2013. Image: Jacquelyn Davis.

Given that Goshka Macuga’s exhibition primarily consists of one twenty-two minute video, Non-Consensual Act (in progress) (2013), one may be inclined to think that it is missing fundamental components. More »

Jacob Dahlgren, “Painting into Space and the Meaning of Construction”

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Jacob Dahlgren, Work as Method, 2013. Image: Andréhn-Schiptjenko.

Given his history of transforming everyday objects into large-scale installations and intricate constructions that hint at the power of excess and the void, it’s clear that Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren is no stranger to repetition.

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David Maljkovic, “New Reproductions”

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David Maljković, view of New Reproductions, 2013. Image: Contemporary Art Centre.

Boredom and unnecessary repetition are looming threats for any contemporary artist or astute curator. Croatian artist David Maljković’s current solo exhibition, in a location that purports to be the largest exhibition space in the Baltic region (nearly 26,000 square feet), attracts attention due to the artist’s decision to reassess his previous projects with an emphasis on altering perception. More »