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Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Independent Brussels, April 19-23, 2017

Andréhn-Schiptjenko at Independent, Brussels

April 20 – 23, 2017

Andréhn-Schiptjenko has the pleasure of announcing their participation in the second edition of Independent Brussels. We will be presenting works by gallery artists Nandipha Mntambo, Linder and Per B Sundberg.

By Nandipha Mntambo, we will be presenting recent works from the series Topography of Memory. Referencing her signature cowhide sculptures in their materiality, these works on paper using ink and cow hair are both distinctive and painterly. Also included in the presentation is Maquette for Minotaurs, a smaller bronze piece that embodies key elements in Mntambo’s work – self portraiture and the fluid dichotomy of human and animal. Mntambo (b. 1982 in Swaziland) is currently on view in Metropolis Afrique Capitals at La Villette, Paris, and will inaugurate the much anticipated Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town later this year.

Linder is an internationally celebrated artist who applies the principles of collage to the visual languages of graphic design, popular culture, fashion and fine art. The core of her work is a continuous exploration of desire, cultural expectations and the female body as commodity.  In the Goddess series on view at The Independent the contrived erotic charge of the imagery taken from soft core pornography magazines is allowed to play out in full. The addition of rose imagery – a universal symbol of love and romance – both obfuscates and amplifies the pornographic image. Linder (b. 1954 in Liverpool) initially rose to fame as an artist and musician in the punk/post-punk arts and music scene in Manchester in the mid 1970s. Her work is currently shown in a solo exhibition at the gallery.

Per B Sundberg (b. 1964, Sweden) is a ceramic artist, noted for his innovative and experimental attitude towards the ceramic material and pushing the boundaries for the possible, both artistically and technically. Challenging the perception of good taste, he has shown new ways for the ceramic art with his interest in the physical aspect of the ceramic material and that of different glazes. Prominent among his works are the “Objects with Holes”, shapes resembling vases or urns without being utility goods, as well as his assemblage works, modelled on pre-existing porcelain figurines.

Conceived in 2009, Independent is an invitational art fair devised by and for gallerists. Independent Brussels takes place for the second time and will feature over 70 international galleries and non-profit institutions.

Independent takes place at the Vanderborght building Schildknaapstraat 50 Rue de l’Ecuyer in Brussels. It is free and open to the public April 20-23.

Contacts at the fair:

Ciléne Andréhn +46 707 44 54 18, +33 788 14 79 59

Ebba von Beetzen +46 703 44 47 45