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 »

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 »

Leif Elggren, ”A Dormitory for Celebrities”

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Leif Elggren, Bed, 2011, image: Galleri Niklas Belenius

Leif Elggren is unavoidable in Scandinavia: Not only is he known for his profound oeuvre of sound pieces and performances, his collaborative spirit (see his work with Thomas Liljenberg and their DIY initiative Firework Edition), and his insight into the absurdities of power and privilege but the artist also owns a specific style marked by his use of yellow and black, a color combination that he has claimed as his domain since 1977. More »