“Sunbathers”

Sunbathers
David Douard, S1CK 54LIVA, 2013, image: 1857

In Oslo, summer is full-on, accompanied by the hedonistic joys brought on by a tenacious sun that hardly ever sets. More »

Chris Burden, Solo Exhibition

Chris Burden
Chris Burden, B-Car, 1975, image: Magasin 3

Given that chris Burden has not shown at Magasin 3 since 1999, one might expect a more comprehensive exhibition than this. What one instead encounters is a focus on select pieces that express the American artist’s interest in personal freedom and man’s desire to move freely without constraints – making the impossible possible through sheer will. More »

Katarina Löfström, Solo Exhibition

Katarina Löfström, A Void, 2013, image: Katarina Löfström

In Katarina Löfström’s third solo exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, one is cajoled by both the comfort of repetition and sensory parameters related to any given reality. Perception, after all, is adaptable and even, at times, restrained. Human beings are able to train themselves to hone attractive skills and master talents through trial and error. More »

Ulrik Samuelson, ”After Nature”

Ulrik Samuelson, Installation View, 2013, image: Lars Bohman Gallery

Though this exhibition—an interplay between paintings, installation, and sculpture—is Ulrik Samuelson’s first at the gallery, the Swedish artist has for decades made work with a distinctive style that also characterizes his public commission at the Kungsträdgården metro station. More »

”Beyond Good and Evil”

Søren Thilo Funder, Sal Paradise, 2012, image: Den Frie

”Beyond Good and Evil,” an exhibition named after Nietzsche’s philosophical treatise on phenomena such as how cultures lose sight of creativity and are responsible for their own demise, is part of the Copenhagen Arts Festival and shares its theme with other exhibitions, public artworks, performances, lectures, and screenings in the festival. It appears useful to slide between viewing this exhibition as both an end in itself and as a supplementary chapter of the festival’s thematic inquiry into “community.” More »

“(I)ndependent People”

Ulrika Sparre and Steingrímur Eyfjörð, The Leyline Project, 2012, image: Ulrika Sparre

Displaying collaborations and artist initiatives from twenty-nine collectives including some one hundred participants, “(I)ndependent People” works against the tendency of biennials to promote the lone artist. While no collective functions without individual will, the unmapped terrain between the solitary artist and artist group seems a primary theme here. More »

Thomas Broomé, ”The Guest”

Thomas Broomé, Shimmering Shadows, 2012, image: Galleri Magnus Karlsson

Partially inspired by a three-month residency in the summer of 2011 at Hammars, Ingmar Bergman’s isolated estate on the Swedish island Fårö, Thomas Broomé’s latest exhibition seems to walk in the iconic director’s footsteps, with works that celebrate and reveal the intimate dwelling, room by room, as it appears in the films Hour of the Wolf (1968) and Faithless (2000). More »

”Abstract Possible”

Tommy Støckel, In My Mind This Goes On Forever, 2012, image: Tensta Konsthall

This exhibition examines the abstract from multiple perspectives: formal, economic, and the contemporary artist’s “withdrawal strategies”––a manipulation of already existing spaces in order to create a “space apart” from the rest of society. More »

Annika Larsson, ”Animal”

Annika Larsson, Animal (in 14 Movements), 2012, image: Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Annika Larsson’s fourth exhibition at a gallery located in what Stockholm refers to as their “art palace” in Vasastan, ”Animal,” is a curious display focusing on the rapport between the human and animal from multiple angles: anthropological, psychological, theoretical, political—to name a few. More »