Katarina Löfström - Point Blank: Stockholm

30 September - 30 October 2021

We are pleased to present Point Blank; Katarina Löfström’s fourth solo-exhibition at the gallery. The opening takes place on Thursday, September 30th, between 5-8 pm.


In the exhibition, Löfström presents videos and two-dimensional works from the past two years, consisting of two series of works: Point Blank and Revolutions. The exhibition title refers to shooting at close range, but as always Löfström deconstructs and plays with both meaning and words. “Point” could refer to an essence, or a beginning, while “blank” could be a void that should be filled.


The works in Point Blank take different routes to a shared destination. Some start from formalistic visual representations of music, others lean on art historical references, such as visual music and geometric abstraction, and some are based on science and mathematics. They have in common that they are ways of visualizing complex and intangible notions by utilizing codes, notations, and diagrams, resembling mandalas or devices for target shooting.


In her video work, Löfström often begins with a still image. In the repeating, and adding of new images, a sequence and narrative appear. The images flow in and out of each other. In this exhibition, one is invited to revel in all possible viewpoints of an artwork.


As a whole, Point Blank deals with the intersection between violence, transcendence, and desire. Each series refers to targeting by shooting something or someone down, finding solace in the bareness of abstraction, or in the mathematics of diagrams and music.


Katarina Löfström (born in 1970 in Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm) graduated from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm 1997 and has since then mainly worked with video. In 2019, she was awarded the Swedish Filmform Prize for her significant contributions to video art. Her work has been shown in exhibitions at Blickachsen, Bad Homburg, Germany, Wanås Konst, Sweden, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Kiasma, Helsinki, Tramway in Glasgow and Kunsthaus Graz to name a few. 


For more information and images, please contact Hanna Lundberg at hanna@andrehn-schiptjenko.com


Next exhibition: The Owls Are Not What They Seem: Amalie Jakobsen, Mourad Kouri, Ittah Yoda and Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, November 4

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