Jesper Ulvelius, Red

Jesper Ulvelius, Red, image: Jesper Ulvelius

Swedish artist and photographer Jesper Ulvelius, born 1984, presents a series of photographs titled Red where the viewer sees a balding, bespectacled middle-aged man, presumably Swedish, situated in rooms which appear to be either living rooms or patios or fenced off backyards in connection to the man’s presumed apartment. More »

”The Spiral and the Square. Exercises in translatability”

Laura Lima, Marra, 1996-2011, image: Olle Kirchmeier

“The Spiral and the Square” is one exhibition, curated by Daniela Castro and Jochen Volz, which is part of a larger project initiated so as to approach the issues of translation and translatability of other places from a primarily Swedish perspective—beginning with a close-up on Brazilian culture. More »

Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff

Pamela Rosenkranz
Pamela Rosenkranz, Firm Being (Soft May), 2011, image: Swiss Institute

Pamela Rosenkranz and Nikolas Gambaroff display works side by side in their respective shows, “This Is Not My Color” (Rosenkranz) and “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” (Gambaroff), for the Swiss Institute’s first exhibition in one of Jeffrey Deitch’s former gallery spaces. More »

”New York Art Book Fair”

Ed Panar
Ed Panar, Animals That Saw Me, 2010, image: Ed Panar

Organized by Printed Matter, the sixth annual New York Art Book Fair presented a range of more than 200 exhibitors from twenty-one countries: independent book publishers, specialty dealers—both national and international—as well as a series of artist book-focused lectures, conferences and public initiatives which took place over the course of the fair’s interim. More »

Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Second House

Hreinn Fridfinnsson
Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Second House, 2008, image: Galerie Nordenhake

Born 1943 in Baer Dölum, Hreinn Fridfinnsson is an Icelandic artist who is sometimes placed in the same camp as Bas Jan Ader, Robert Smithson and Richard Long due to the conceptual underpinnings and minimalist tendencies present in many of his works. More »

Interview with Petr Davydtchenko

Petr Davydtchenko, Save and Protect Us, 2011, image: Petr Davydtchenko

Stockholm, Sept., 2011: For the past three years, Petr Davydtchenko has worked mostly with scenographic installation and sculpture. More »

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena, ”YANKEE GO HOME! but please take me with you”

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Black Madonnas, 2011, image: Nordin Gallery

Far from neutral, the new works in Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena’s exhibition “YANKEE GO HOME! but please take me with you” favor extreme positions. More »

”Imagine Being Here Now”

The Long Now Foundation, 2011, image: The Long Now Foundation

From the perspective of one who had viewed the Sixth Momentum Biennial before the recent massacres in Oslo and Utøya Island, and who now proceeds to discuss it afterward, the biennial’s title “Imagine Being Here Now” carries even more significance. More »

Martin Jacobson, Allegorical Dogs

Martin Jacobson, Allegorical Dogs, 2009, image: Martin Jacobson

Swedish artist Martin Jacobson creates a voluptuous scene illustrating that the fanciful can be more attractive than reality. The temptation to escape, to leave home to join any circus, to create a parallel universe, to be a tireless, invincible creature in a carnival of tricks, diversions and illusions—this could be the essence of what it means to live. More »