Annika Larsson ANNIKA LARSSON [solo exhibition] at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, May 28 – June 27, 2015

Annika Larsson BLUE at Andréhn-Schiptjenko

May 28 – June 27, 2015

Andréhn-Schiptjenko proudly announces Annika Larsson’s fifth exhibition at the gallery. The opening takes place on Thursday, May 28th, 5-8 p.m.

The exhibition presents the artist’s video work BLUE, 2014 together with an extensive installation which further develop the critical discourse that underpins her whole practice. Annika Larsson’s research here is focused on controversial themes in the social history of the modern and contemporary West.

In the film BLUE, 2014, the artist mainly draws inspiration from the book Blue of Noon, written by Georges Bataille in 1935, but only published in 1957. This novel, written just after the ascent to power of totalitarian governments in Europe, carries the warning signs of the advance of fascism and the imminent war: “When I read Blue of Noon for the first time in 2010,” says Larsson, “I was stunned by the numerous parallels between history and the events of modern day Europe.” Through an in-depth reflection on Bataille’s words and inspiration from the monstrous anomalies of our contemporary society, the artist began researching video footage posted online in the last few years. From doing Internet research of key words and situations from the book, the result is a journey through today’s Europe.

The artist, with a careful selection of powerful, hypnotic, and sometimes provocative images, focuses on the very foundations of modern society, which should guarantee freedom of expression and dissent, thereby raising public awareness of the risks, confines, and excesses of the democratic system. In the installation, various components, some even conflicting, come together; components inspired entirely by the work of Bataille: captivating and unpleasant images alternate constantly, outlining an intense portrait of our contemporary history. Read more…

Tobias Bernstrup Bohuslans Museum TOBIAS BERNSTRUP [solo exhibition] at Bohusläns Museum, March 21 – May 31, 2015

21 mars – 31 maj ”Historien lär oss att vi ingenting lär oss av historien.” Friedrich Hegel Tobias Bernstrup har varit internationellt verksam i över 15 år och har uppmärksammats för sina datorspelsinfluerade verk och genusöverskridande musikperformances. Hans konst rör sig i gränslandet mellan det virtuella och reella, med en fascination för det dystopiska landskapet. Detta är (Read more…)

Matts-Leiderstam MATTS LEIDERSTAM [solo exhibition] at Lunds konsthall, April 17 – May 17, 2015

In his artistic practice the artist Matts Leiderstam is consistently asking questions about the conditions and context for art. Now he has been invited to take a closer look at the art collection of the City of Lund. This collection of so-called ‘non-attached art’ comprises 4,500 works, mostly paintings and drawings but also some sculptures. (Read more…)

Matts-Leiderstam-Venice-Biennale ANDRÉHN-SCHIPTJENKO artists at the Venice Biennale, May 9 – November 22, 2015

Andréhn-Schiptjenko congratulates their participants in the 56th Venice Biennale Siobhán Hapaska – showing in Vita Vitale commissioned by the Heyday Aliyev Foundation for the Azerbaijan Pavilion Matts Leiderstam – showing in Experimentality, curated by the University of Arts of Helsinki for the Research Pavilion Nandipha Mntambo – showing in What remains is tomorrow, curated by (Read more…)

Nandipha Mntambo NANDIPHA MNTAMBO [solo exhibition] at Andréhn-Schiptjenko , April 23 – May 23, 2015

Love and its companions Nandipha Mntambo at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, April 23 – May 23 2015 It is with great pleasure that Andréhn-Schiptjenko announces the second solo-exhibition of South African artist Nandipha Mntambo at the gallery. The opening takes place in the presence of the artist on Thursday April 23 at 5-8 pm. The exhibition will showcase (Read more…)