ALHemsida ANNIKA LARSSON [solo-exhibition] at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, October 5 – November 11, 2017

Annika Larsson: Dog (2001), Pink Ball (2002), Bend II (2002)

October 5 – November 11, 2017

In conjunction to Andréhn-Schiptjenko’s 25th anniversary, the autumn season 2017 is devoted to Future Revisited, a review of the past to glimpse the future. In the second exhibition on this theme, we will show three video works by Annika Larsson from the early 2000s. Larsson has become a major international figure in her field over the past decade and a half and it is our pleasure to present these seminal works, some of them for the first time ever in Stockholm. The opening takes place on Thursday October 5 between 5-8 pm.

Annika Larsson explores social mechanisms of dominance and subjugation, control and powerlessness. Her figures frequently reveal an unsettling blend of narcissism, obsession, loss of control and vulnerability. Although the protagonists in her early videos tend to be men, Larsson ́s main interest are not male stereotypes, but rather the codes expressed by body language and the social power structures that underlie them. The male body is a stage and a vehicle for political, sexual, inter- personal, feminist and queer content.

Dog was initially presented at Art Basel in 2001 and awarded the Baloise Art Award. It has subsequently been shown at institutions such as Haus der Kunst, Munich (2015), Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (2009), The Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki (2007), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2006), SMAK in Ghent (2002) and ICA – Institute of Contemporay Art, London (2002).

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Annika Larsson: Dog (2001), Pink Ball (2002), Bend II (2002) October 5 – November 11, 2017 In conjunction to Andréhn-Schiptjenko’s 25th anniversary, the autumn season 2017 is devoted to Future Revisited, a review of the past to glimpse the future. In the second exhibition on this theme, we will show three video works by Annika (Read more…)

Nandipha Mntambo NANDIPHA MNTAMBO [solo-exhibition] at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, September 22 – January 27 2018

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Courtesy George and Betty Woodman © The Estate of Francesca Woodman FRANCESCA WOODMAN [group-exhibition] at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, August 28 – October 15 2017

Throughout her career, the young American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958–1981) revisited the theme of angels. In On Being an Angel (1976) she is seen bending backward as light falls on her white body. The following year she made a new version – an image with a darker mood in which she shows her face. These (Read more…)

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Xavier Veilhan Studio Venezia French Pavilion the 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia Studio Venezia, Xavier Veilhan’s musical pavilion “I imagine an overall environment: an immersive installation that propels visitors to the world of the recording studio and that is inspired by the pioneering work of Kurt Schwitters, the Merzbau (1923-1937). Musicians from (Read more…)

Untitled,2015 LINDER [group-exhibition] at Reading International, Reading, October 7, 2017 – January 28, 2018

‘The Critic as Artist’ is an exhibition at Reading Museum about and for the Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde, who had been a visitor to Reading prior to his imprisonment at Reading Gaol, and whose ideas and legend remain startlingly contemporary. Appropriately, the museum in Reading is housed in a building partially designed by (Read more…)