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).
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…)
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