“Young Pioneers”

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Ragna Bley, With Bancroft on Taha’a, 2014.

A group exhibition curated by Elisabeth Byre, “Young Pioneers” exhibits a diverse array of new art from Oslo-based artists who reinforce the notion that the progressive city demands more attention in the face of being usurped in international standing by others cities that are equally forward-thinking and conscientious. More »

Ofer Wolberger, “Nein”

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Ofer Wolberger, Nein, 2013-2015. Image: Stene Projects.

Ofer Wolberger’s first exhibition in Scandinavia, titled “Nein,” displays works ripe from the artist’s teenage inexperience. More »

“The Alien Within”

Christoph Schlingensief
Christoph Schlingensief, Animatograph – Iceland-Edition. (House of Parliament/House of Obsession) Destroy Thingvellir, 2005. Photo: Helene Toresdotter.

“The Alien Within” concerns a complex dialogue around how Western society’s structure is influenced by fear as a normative factor. Emphasizing an unstable European political climate, it raises specific questions such as whether creatives are now expected to tackle sociopolitical issues directly or how fear and paranoia exist in growing multicultural sites, such as Malmö, in part due to fluctuating demographics. More »

“Corpus”

Jacek Malinowski
Jacek Malinowski, HalfAWoman, 2000, photo: Zachęta National Gallery of Art

Curated by Maria Brewińska and stemming from the works of French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s Corpus (2002) and Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality (2013), this exhibition explores the body’s relationship to sexuality, religion, and pleasure using contrasting mediums and methods which provoke sensory and cerebral realms. More »

Michael Manning, “Wild Fusion, VOL. III: WWWHATWWWEDOISSECRET”

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Michael Manning, Wokked Chinese Long Beans with Chicharrones, 2014. Image: Isbrytaren.

For his solo debut, Los Angeles–based artist Michael Manning presents large-scale paintings, videos, and installations that revolve around his interest in punk counterculture movements and their rapport with “reactionary network politics,” which use the Internet as medium. More »

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 »