to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Mar 31, 2011


a green furniture expo

A - not so good - picture taken from a moving escalator.  The space is a bit too small to have a good view on all the furniture on show.

Peter Schumacher (AUS) - Leaf Lamp - felt and wood

Fabien Cappello - Christmas Stool

Maria Westerberg - The T-shirt Chair


Godspeed, Finn Ahlgren & Joy van Erven - Three and a half pallet

Michele Bussein - Growing Chair

Kulturhuset Stockholm - Ecoteket
until May 25, 2011

posts on other exhibitions going on in this great Cultural Centre in the next days.

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Mar 30, 2011

Investigations of a Dog

Works from the FACE collection - works from Five European Art Foundations
until May 29, 2011

Bruce Nauman (USA) - Untitled (Suspended Chair, Vertical III) - 1987 
Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

Cady Noland (USA) - Drag (part of it) - 1990
The Dakis Joannou Collection

Claire Fontaine (FR) - STRIKE - 2005
Collection Antoine de Galbert - La Maison Rouge

David Hammons (USA) - African-American Flag - 1990
Ellipse Foundation - Contemporary Art Collection

DeAnna Maganias (USA) - The View From Bed - 2007
The Dakis Joannou Collection

detail - The View From Bed

against the wall : Gardar Eide Einarsson (NOR) - Burnt White Flag - 2005
Ellipse Foundation - Contemporary Art Collection
This artist has a solo exhibition in Stockholm right now, more on that in a later post.

detail of work in foreground : Stéphane Thidet - Sans Titre (Le Terril) - 2008

on the wall : Esko Männikkö (FIN) - Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
More of this artist's work at Galleri Nordenhake in this post.
detail of Cady Noland's Drag in foreground

Kara Walker (USA) - Untitled - 2005
Ellipse Foundation - Contemporary Art Collection

foreground : Kimsooja (South Korea) - Bottari Truck - 2005
Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

on the wall : Navin Rawanchaikul (Thailand) - Fly With Me To Another World (Dedicated) - 1999
Collection Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

Maurizio Cattelan (IT) - Untitled (Gerard) - 1999
The Dakis Joannou Collection

Lara Schnitger (NL) - Gridlock

Marepe (Brazil) - Rio Fundo - 2004
Ellipse Foundation - Contemporary Art Collection

Peter Fischli & David Weiss - Animal - 1986
The Dakis Joannou Collection

Paul Mccarthy (USA) - Pig - 2003
The Dakis Joannou Collection

Martin Parr (UK) - Common Sense - 1999
Collection Antoine de Galbert - La Maison Rouge

Mark Dion (USA) - Les Nécrophores-l'Enterrement (Hommage à Jean-Henri Fabre) - 1997
Collection Antoine de Galbert - La Maison Rouge

Urs Fischer (Switserland) - Mackintosh Staccato - 2006
The Dakis Joannou Collection

This is not the entire exhibition, more artworks and artists on show in this very nice space for contemporary art at the Stockholm harbour.

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Mar 29, 2011

great expectations

The first day in Stockholm  ... I've got a few hours in the afternoon and decide it would be perfect to visit Magasin 3 Konsthall at the port, away from the city centre.  I don't like public transport, I love to see the city change as one walks through different neighbourhoods.
My feet will take me there, it is a long walk....

This is a very quiet neighbourhood, and the large streets are empty on a wednesday afternoon. 

It is a long and hard winter this year, snow and ice still visible.  Stockholm must be a beautiful green city in summer.

Leaving the city, icy strong winds, not there yet.

In the premises of the port... a bus ruins my nice shadow...

Storage space for exotic goods ... this is the port.

Nearly there.

I really am enjoying this great light, it takes forever for the sun to set.  Magasin3, the sign is lit... let's go in.

D..n, door is closed.  "Pull hard" it mentions, so I do ... several times.  Door remains closed.  Look at the small text... this place is open only 3 days a week!  Disappointment... I need to pay more attention to websites next time.

The sculpture in the front of the building is the only artwork I'll see today.

Truls Melin - Mental Togetherness - 2009

I have to continue my walk, but there is nothing else to see here.

A Swedish style house, would make a nice doll's house.

The low sun creating vivid effects.

Maybe next time.

Well, I get some compensation.  I don't miss the gorgeous sunset.  And we finish the day with a sumptuous meal.

Two days later we will be back at Magasin3.
More on that in the next post...

Mar 28, 2011

cluster of Stockholm galleries

It's a sunny day, perfect to do a decent walk to Vasastaden, the northwest part of Stockholm.  On the internet I found a few galleries located in the same street, enough to make me curious.

The building looks promising, reminds me of similar buildings housing galleries in Montreal and Zürich.  I go for number 8 which turns out to be a passage to the back of the building.

It's a car park, no signs of galleries here.  Just this cry for help...

Back on the street I do find more, one needs to look a bit harder...
And I am lucky.  It happens that all of the exhibitions are in their last days, sometimes I turn up in between exhibitions and just stare at empty rooms or closed doors.

Esko Männikkö (FIN) - "Harmony Sisters"


Karin Broos

more stairs

Lena Johansson - "Taking the long way"

around the corner

Ville Lenkkeri - "Dreams and Awakenings"

and next to it

Stina Rosenberg - "Willingly Bound"

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