Siri Derkert – The personal is political
March 14 – April 27, 2019
Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present the second exhibition of works by Siri Derkert (1888–1973), spanning the period of 1940 to 1970.
Siri Derkert is known for her highly personal expressionist style and for her monumental public commissions, often of a political nature. She is one of the few prominent female artists in Swedish art history. Her most well-known works are perhaps “Carvings in Natural Concrete” at the subway station Östermalmstorg (1961-65) and “The Sweden Wall” (1967), both in Stockholm.
Siri Derkert’s evolution from an elegant contemporary modernism in the 1910s to the pronounced political public art she became famous for in the 1960s, is a testament to the various ways an artist can relate to the private and the political.
A feminist approach seems to have been de rigeur for the group of young artist students, Siri Derkert belonged to before the WW I. At a time when Sweden did not have female suffrage and marriage meant that a woman was placed under her husband’s guardianship, Derkert’s work was further formed by the personal experience of being a single mother of three children during the 1920s. Read more…
Siri Derkert – The personal is political Andréhn-Schiptjenko March 14 – April 27, 2019 Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present the second exhibition of works by Siri Derkert (1888–1973), spanning the period of 1940 to 1970. Siri Derkert is known for her highly personal expressionist style and for her monumental public commissions, often of a political (Read more…)
Exhibitions at the gallery Spring 2019 Tony Matelli, February 1 – March 9 Siri Derkert, March 14 – April 27 Mark Frygell, May 2 – June 20 Autumn 2019 Jacob Dahlgren, August 22 – September 28 Cajsa von Zeipel, October 3 – November 9 Xavier Veilhan, November 14 – December 21 Art Fairs Material, Mexico (Read more…)
Tony Matelli at Andréhn-Schiptjenko February 1 – March 9, 2019 Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present Tony Matelli’s sixth solo show at the gallery, celebrating two decades of collaboration with the artist. The opening takes place on Friday February 1, 2019 between 5-8 pm and coincides with the opening of the gallery’s new space at Linnégatan 31 (Read more…)
Matts Leiderstam Panels Andréhn-Schiptjenko November 22 – December 21, 2018 We are pleased to announce Panels, Matts Leiderstam’s sixth solo-exhibition at the gallery. The opening takes place on Thursday November 22 between 5-8 pm at our temporary space at Artillerigatan 40. Panels refers to a project started in 2016 when Leiderstam installed 4 thin shelves (Read more…)
It is with great pleasure that Andréhn-Schiptjenko presents Gunnel Wåhlstrand’s third solo-exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition will take place in the temporary space at Artillerigatan 40, an intimate room where Wåhlstrand creates her own universe. For many years, Wåhlstrand has worked exclusively with what could be described as a re-development of private photographs using (Read more…)