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 »

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 »

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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Meriç Algün Ringborg, ”A Work of Fiction”

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Meriç Algün Ringborg, A Work of Fiction, 2013. Image: Galerie Nordenhake.

Istanbul-born, Stockholm-based Meriç Algün Ringborg’s first solo show in her adopted city comprises three complementary components or approaches to displaying her eponymous ‘work of fiction’. More »

Carl Johan Högberg, Solo Exhibition

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Carl Johan Högberg, JJ, 2012, image: Christian Larsen

Carl Johan Högberg’s paintings seem to scan life’s panorama in a manner that suggests, at once, omnipotence and a sense of the absurd. More »

The 7th Momentum Biennial

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Johan Zetterquist, Proposal No.29: A Monument Celebrating the End of Capitalism as We Know it, 2013. Photograph: Vegard Kleven. Courtesy the artist and Punkt Ø – Galleri F 15 & Momentum

The Nordic Biennial, aka Momentum, takes place in the town of Moss on the outskirts of Oslo. For the seventh edition, two Scandinavian curators harbouring diverse practices – Power Ekroth and Erland Hammer – decided to ‘agree to disagree’: that is to create two parallel exhibitions. More »

Virlani Hallberg, Solo Exhibition

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Virlani Hallberg, Receding Triangular Square, 2012, image: Galleri Riis

Born in Jakarta, the Berlin- and Stockholm-based artist Virlani Hallberg draws attention to the boundaries between individual and collective trauma, and how violence affects individuals in a long-term fashion – sometimes hindering, other times transforming those involved. More »

Chris Burden, Solo Exhibition

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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 »