Art Calendar

We can't wait to see you at CHART, 24 – 27 August at Charlottenborg in the heart of Copenhagen. Make sure to also visit these standout shows at our Copenhagen based galleries and the leading Nordic institutions that we are proudly partnering with for CHART 2023.

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  • Italy

Date

Venue

Exhibition

City

Country

  • 27 Apr—18 May

    Galleri Arnstedt

    Group Exhibition: Ex-students from Malmö Art Academy

    Östra Karup

    Sweden

    Galleri Arnstedt is pleased to present its first exhibition of the year. Ex-students from Malmö Art Academy inaugurate the season. Professor Gertrud Sandqvist and Britt Arnstedt have made a selection from the graduating students in 2023.

    This year, the following artists are showing: Daniele Di Girolamo, Oscar Eriksson Furunes, Rebecca Jansson, Grälls Johan Kvarnström, and Clara Mosconi.

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    Oscar Eriksson Furunes

    Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Arnstedt

  • 11 Apr—18 May

    Andréhn-Schiptjenko

    Mark Frygell: Fiction of the Village in Frames

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Andréhn-Schiptjenko is delighted to present 'Fiction of the Village in Frames', Mark Frygell’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. Mark Frygell's enigmatic paintings feature visual fantasy environments with sculpted, painted and patterned surfaces in oil. Drawing inspiration from art history, game art, folklore and mythology, the artist transcends specific cultural boundaries but often emphasizes caricature, the grotesque and the comic.


    'Fiction of the Village in Frames' showcases the artist’s particular approach in blending traditional painting techniques with computer software, especially 3D engines. At the heart of the exhibition are fourteen paintings, created in chronological order, which combine 3D models and AI-generated imagery reinterpreted through painting.

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    Mark Frygell, Drawing By The Pond, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Andréhn-Schiptjenko

  • 4 Apr—19 May

    NEVVEN BOLOGNA

    Group Exhibition: Il Sorriso Degli Dèi

    Bologna

    Italy

    'Il Sorriso Degli Dèi', [The Smile of the Gods] is a three person show featuring works by internationally acclaimed Swedish artist Klara Kristalova, Malmö based Swedish artist Emelie Sandström and Austrian artist Anna Schachinger. Blending three very different practices, the exhibition is entitled from a line of Cesare Pavese’s peculiar oeuvre Dialoghi con Leucò, where the Italian author imagined apocryphal dialogues between some of the most famous figures of the Greek mythology and used these characters as an excuse to reflect on myth, relations, and eventually, art itself.

    Within an intergenerational perspective and caught in between Nordic myth and religion, fable and queerness, unruliness and feminism, the protagonists of this exhibition are women, as in many of the dialogues by Pavese and in the pan-European mythology. As Medea, Helen and Calypso did at the time of our ancient ancestors, Kristalova, Sandström and Schachinger’s art bring us far from reality and at the same time closer to our own selves, in a magical and feminine world filled with powerful symbols.

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    Klara Kristalova, The Dense Rays of the Sun, 2020

    Courtesy of the artist and NEVVEN. Photo by Carl Henrik Tillberg

  • 6 Apr—19 May

    Þula

    Guðmundur Thoroddsen: Skriður // Drifts

    Reykjavík

    Iceland

    Þula is proud to present "Skriður // Drifts," a solo exhibition of new works by the Reykjavík-based painter Guðmundur Thoroddsen

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    Guðmundur Thoroddsen, Untitled, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Þula

  • 4 Apr—19 May

    NEVVEN BOLOGNA

    Letizia Lucchetti: Mock Yourself

    Bologna

    Italy

    Mock Yourself is the first solo show by Bologna based Italian artist Letizia Lucchetti, presenting in the form of a carnivalesque parade of figures, a new body of paintings which explores an intuition and looks like a celebration. Can masquerading be a way of expressing our own true self?

    The answer comes in an intuitive and powerful style, where realistic portraiture is abandoned by Lucchetti in favour of a gestural process, and reality is recalled only by the funny and humorous characters hidden on the surface of these often large canvases. Carnival itself is a festivity historically loaded of symbols, and Lucchetti makes use of them all as a way to bring us all in her parade of masks, where dogs are in a harlequin costume and figures dance in a world upside down.

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    Letizia Lucchetti, Prince of Dreams, 2023

    Courtesy of the artist and NEVVEN

  • 5 Apr—19 May

    Helsinki Contemporary

    Ville Andersson: Undertones

    Helsinki

    Finland

    Helsinki Contemporary takes pride in hosting Ville Andersson’s fifth solo exhibition this April. 'Undertones' highlights the medium of drawing as a mode of being present and observing oneself and how one’s relationship with one’s surroundings keeps changing. The exhibition presents a powerful and cohesive body of work on paper that gains dynamism from subtle rhythmic accents and carefully placed surprises.

    Andersson grounds us in core experiences of everyday reality using classic elements: pen, paper, hand and eye – ways of reaching out and touching to which everyone can easily relate. He masterfully builds tension through a dialogue of familiar and unknown elements, marrying the recognizable with the uncanny. His wily chiaroscuro leads the eye into details that reveal themselves to be part of an all-encompassing unity

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    Ville Andersson, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Helsinki Contemporary

  • 13 Apr—23 May

    C.C.C.

    Julie Falk: There is no outside of language

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    C.C.C. is proud to present 'There is no outside of language' a solo exhibition of works by Julie Falk.

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    Julie Falk

    Courtesy of the artist and C.C.C.

  • 25 Apr—24 May

    Public Service Gallery

    Bethany Czarnecki: Solstice

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Public Service Gallery is proud to present 'Solstice', a solo presentation with American artist Bethany Czarnecki (b.1980). Bethany Czarnecki creates abstract paintings that project an atmospheric sense of place while exploring the paradoxes and complexities of the female form and its representation. Her swirling compositions investigate themes of gender, identity, the human psyche and sensuality.

    Working slowly with oil paint, Czarnecki carves out multiple layers of concentric, biomorphic shapes that radiate chromatic planes. Ranging from opaque color fields to translucent overlays, nested silhouettes bend and bloom as they foster complex relationships within each composition. The artist’s use of repetitive forms signifies a distortion of time and place that allude to dreamscapes, while color becomes a carrier of emotion that ultimately reveals the unseen.

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    Bethany Czarnecki

    Courtesy of the artist and Public Service Gallery

  • 26 Apr—24 May

    CF Hill

    Ohad Meromi: Noa

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    As CFHILL welcomes Ohad Meromi back for his solo exhibition Noa, we are presented with a body of work that continues to extend the boundaries of sculpture and painting through vibrant utopian contemplation. The exhibition marks an evolution from Meromi’s earlier thematic engagements with dance, movement, and geometric abstractions, revealing an interplay between the dimensional and the flat, the temporal and the eternal.

    Meromi’s works are an engagement with the sensory experience of space, both in his sculptural practice and his hesitant approach to the term “painting” for his 2D works. These pieces, acrylic and collage on simple plywood panels, invite us to consider space the way a sculptor might. In the intersection of immersive visual space and the constructed blocks of color and shape, Meromi offers a utopian horizon where scale is abandoned and the politics of the body dissolve into pure visual play.

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    Ohad Meromi, Untitled (Ceasefire), 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and CF Hill

  • 26 Apr—24 May

    CF Hill

    Ylva Snöfrid: Jungfraujoch – High altitude paintings

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Part of her series Cosmos Vanitas, this latest exhibition 'Jungfraujoch – High Altitude Paintings' takes us beyond the gallery walls to the stark elevations of Jungfraujoch, the second highest viewing point in Europe. Here, Snöfrid’s artistry merged with the atmosphere - the result are a series of celestial maps that chart the intimate terrains of our existence.

    At the heart of Ylva’s narrative is the concept of ‘Vanitas’, a motif that has historically served as a reflection on the transience of life. In her adaptation, these themes are not simply portrayed but are lived and breathed. Each brushstroke carries the weight of altitude; each color choice mirrors the vibrancy of life persisting in the face of inevitable change.

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    Ylva Snöfrid Dissolving, Cosmos Vanitas, Jungfrau, Dusk, 2023–24

    Courtesy of the artist and CF Hill

  • 24 Apr—25 May

    STANDARD (OSLO)

    Ben Sakoguchi: Desastres De La Guerra / Words & Baseball

    Oslo

    Norway

    STANDARD (OSLO) is proud to present our first solo exhibition with Ben Sakoguchi. For more than 60 years, Sakoguchi has been working in the realm of historical painting; combining stark depictions of global events with critical humor, and translating dark episodes in our collective history into poignant vignettes. "Desastres de la Guerra / words & baseball" places Sakoguchi's nuanced baseball and words paintings alongside the five suites which comprise the "Disasters of War" series- a modern age portrayal of Goya's namesake etchings, which decried the cruelties and inhumanity of war.

    Born in 1938 to ethnically-Japanese (American) parents in San Bernardino, California, Sakoguchi's childhood exposed him to the injustices of US internment camps and later to the captivating visuals of orange crate label marketing at the family grocery store. Sakoguchi's approach is inarguably informed by his own personal history, confronting us with the persistent nature of war and brutality as it mutates into its modern form.

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    Ben Sakoguchi, Bush League Brand, 2005

    Courtesy of the artist and STANDARD (OSLO)

  • 19 Apr—25 May

    Croy Nielsen

    Charlotte Johannesson: Compute

    Vienna

    Austria

    Croy Nielsen is pleased to present a solo exhibition with the Swedish textile artist and digital graphics forerunner Charlotte Johannesson (b. 1943, Malmö).

    Johannesson’s work is a synthesis of the artisanal and the digital. Trained as a weaver in the 1960s, the artist received her initial artistic impulse through the introduction to the work of Hannah Ryggen, whose figurative tapestries from the 1930–40s are imbued with a clear anti-fascist activism. In dialogue with countercultural scenes such as feminism, and the hippie and punk movements, Johannesson was influenced to work with motifs whose function would transcend mere decoration in favour of subversion, ​“turning the soft, warm domesticity of female craft inside out“¹, as the writer and curator Lars Bang Larsen puts it.

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    Charlotte Johannesson, Untitled, 1981–1985

    Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London

  • 24 Apr—25 May

    Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

    Jockum Nordström: Till Månen

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    It is with great pleasure that Galleri Bo Bjerggaard presents the exhibition 'Till Månen' featuring works by the Swedish artist Jockum Nordström. This is Nordström's first solo exhibition at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard and in Denmark. Jockum Nordström (b. 1963) is one of Sweden's leading artists with a long and significant international career.

    In the exhibition Till Månen, detailed collages and a wide selection of sculptures are displayed, including Nordström’s remarkable matchstick sculptures. The collages are meticulously constructed with imaginative figures and objects that spring from Nordström's interest in folk art, music, and nature. There is also a profound affection for paper as a material within the works. Both the collages and sculptures serve as a narrative portal to cultural references that challenge the viewer to explore.

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    Jockum Nordström, Snö, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard

  • 5 Apr—25 May

    Galleri Susanne Ottesen

    Morten Buch: Nuovo

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    To think of linguistics, and of language as a system of possibilities, is almost natural when one observes the production of Morten Buch, a singular and vast champion of forms that, as has been observed, combine the coldness of Danish expressionism with the everyday repertoire of American pop art and with the simplicity typical of minimalism.

    A production that, for the past fifteen years or so, has taken on a precise direction: Morten Buch’s art abounds with still lifes filled with subjects familiar to all. No exoticism, no affectation, no impudence, no singular presence, just the objects that anyone would find at home. At times manifesting themselves as ordinary, easily recognisable presences, at other times more challenging, presenting themselves to the eyes of the beholder with forms deviating from common perception.

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    Morten Buch, White Vase, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Susanne Ottesen

  • 12 Apr—25 May

    palace enterprise

    Nanna Debois Buhl: One pixel is imagined. One thread is dreamt.

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    The artworks in the exhibition explore the interplay of material and abstract practices through strategies that intertwine the computational processing of weaving-related data with chemical reactions evocative of quasi-magical phenomena. On an LED screen facing the gallery's window, seven artist-coded generative algorithms, inspired by early computer art and system-based poetry, continually elaborate linguistic content drawn from various texts on weaving. Each algorithm is programmed for a day of the week, shifting at midnight. At the opposite end of the space, five photograms, a technique where exposure to light creates images directly on photographic paper, show lacy, hand-woven wiring of computer memory and electronic parts allegedly belonging to NASA's Apollo missions’ computers.

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    Nanna Debois Buhl, Woven Equations, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and palace enterprise

  • 13 Apr—25 May

    Wilson Saplana Gallery

    SPRING SHOW

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    It is with great pleasure that Wilson Saplana Gallery can welcome you to the gallery's first SPRING SHOW, which is a group exhibition with all the gallery's represented artists: Maiken Bent, Ida Thorhauge, Jens Settergren, Jytte Rex, Mette Winckelmann, Mikkel Ørsted, Maria Wæhrens, Niels Pugholm, Miriam Kongstad, Hannah Heilmann, Kim Richard Adler Mejdahl and Hannah Toticki.

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    Mikkel Ørsted, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Wilson Saplana Gallery

  • 26 Apr—1 Jun

    OSL Contemporary

    Callum Innes: Present Perfect

    Oslo

    Norway

    Present Perfect is a snapshot of older work by Callum Innes that offers us an insight into the artist’s manifold preoccupations and the motivations behind his practice and reflects on some of the many ways in which he has made use of oil-based pigment to create a new visual language.

    Everything in the show has been drawn from the artist’s studio in Edinburgh and dates from 2006 through 2012. This was a period when a lot of things were happening in the work, before the focus narrowed and intensified. Innes had yet to embark fully on the Exposed Paintings—the series of instantly-recognisable canvases for which he is best known—and he was hunting around for new modes of expression.

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    Callum Innes

    Courtesy of the artist and OSL Contemporary

  • 3 May—1 Jun

    Eighteen

    Group Exhibition: The Fool’s Journey

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    The Fool’s Journey is a group exhibition gathering 22 internationally acclaimed artists working in different media. Each have been invited to interpret a tarot card from the Major Arcana, which is comprised of 22 cards within the tarot deck that depict the main stages or events that can happen in one’s life.

    The Major Arcana begins with the Fool, a symbol of innocence, ignorance and potential. His experiences as he learns, grows and makes his way through life are represented by the 21 cards that follow and is often referred to as “The Fool’s Journey.” As the curator or ‘High Priestess,’ of the exhibition, Rose Eken pulled a card for each artist, thus it is the whim of the tarot spread that determined which card each artist was assigned.

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    The Fool’s Journey, Installation View, 2024

    Courtesy of the artists and Eighteen

  • 15 May—1 Jun

    Galleri Magnus Karlsson

    Johanna Karlsson: Notes / Anteckningar

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    We are delighted to announce a presentation with Johanna Karlsson in the inner room of the gallery. In the exhibition a series of small-scale landscape reliefs previously not shown in Sweden are presented. Johanna Karlsson was recently one of the contemporary artists included in the comprehensive Caspar David Friedrich exhibition Art for a New Age at Hamburger Kunsthalle in Germany.

    Johanna Karlsson constructs meticulously detailed portrayals of landscapes in her dioramas, using a mixed media technique including copper and silver wire, paper, textile, pigment and plaster. She takes fragments of nature into a cultural context, and the result is a laboratory-like presentation with an emotional load – a personal and poetic natural science. Johanna Karlsson does not add any special symbolic or thematic narratives to her nature studies. They belong to the larger story of all thing’s birth, construction and destruction. The time spent making the works becomes synonymous with its content.

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    Johanna Karlsson, Notes / Anteckningar, Installation View, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Magnus Karlsson

  • 3 May—1 Jun

    V1 Gallery

    John Copeland: Pale Gold

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    John Copeland continues his investigation and deconstruction of various myths, archetypes and iconography in this new body of work. Protagonists and antagonists are mirrored, trade places and become one. Outlaws, cowboys, antiheroes and independents populate Pale Gold, the new solo exhibition by Copeland. Marked and marred by their choices, lives and livelihoods, the characters are lonesome even in the company of others and are caught in a suspenseful sequence of somber reflections.

    In Pale Gold Copeland expands the parameters of the outlaw to include artists, writers, bikers and punks. A similar cast of characters has appeared often throughout his practice. Together, they form a band of outsiders that choose their own paths, shaping themselves contrary to the form established order expects.

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    John Copeland, Pale Gold, Installation View, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and V1 Gallery

  • 5 Apr—1 Jun

    Matteo Cantarella

    Julia Selin: Julia Selin knows nothing about the trees

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Matteo Cantarella is pleased to announce ‘Julia Selin knows nothing about the trees’, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Swedish artist Julia Selin. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery, and first solo show in Denmark. Selins dark paintings take you beneath the surface and reveal a kind of landscape that has elements of both the figurative and abstract.

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    Julia Selin knows nothing about the trees, Installation View, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Matteo Cantarella

  • 27 Apr—1 Jun

    Galleri Magnus Karlsson

    Mette Björnberg: For My Girls

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Galleri Magnus Karlsson is delighted to announce Mette Björnberg’s seventh solo exhibition at the gallery. The exhibition 'For My Girls' presents sculptures and reliefs in wood, textiles, iron and bronze, made in the last two years.

    Mette Björnberg was born 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden, lives and works in Södra Mellby, Sweden. She was educated at Forum Art School in Malmö 1991–1995 and Malmö Art Academy 1995–1996. She has exhibited regularly at galleries, museums, and institutions since the 1990s. She has also made many public commissions, some together with Richard Johansson. In 2015 she received Ann Wolff Foundation’s artists scholarship and in 2016 she was awarded with Asmund and Lizzie Arle’s sculpture prize from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden.

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    Mette Björnberg, Home Sweet Home (no. 2), 2023

    Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Magnus Karlsson

  • 26 Apr—1 Jun

    Gether Contemporary

    Rune Bosse: Skyggeplanter

    Denmark

    Denmark

    Gether Contemporary is proud to present Rune Bosse's second solo exhibition at the gallery. In his art, Rune Bosse examines beauty as the magical essence of nature and encourages us to consider our connection with nature. This process Bosse establishes by creating works that contain a beauty that appeals directly to the viewer's sensibility and that seeks to create an intuitive experience of nature's depth and power.

    The exhibition consists of two types of work: The wall-hung Ur-Pflanze works are digitally processed collages of bleached plants and flowers. The Plantmemories sculptures on the floor are large glass bottles filled with water and chlorine, in which fresh flowers and plants are placed. For Bosse, nature is not only the result of the highest form of chemical complexity. Nature possesses a special primal power, which he gives a concrete form by means of transformation processes.

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    Rune Bosse, Skyggeplanter, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Gether Contemporary

  • 10 May—2 Jun

    Galerie Anhava

    Anna Tuori: Calling for the Future to Return

    Helsinki

    Finland

    Anna Tuori’s works are a stream of meanings and observations, of the imagined and the real, the here and the elsewhere. In an uncertain world, uncertain figures seek answers from a crystal ball, a friend’s skull, a reflecting surface, encounter profound mysteries, conjure tricks and dogs from the past. The exhibition’s title suggests an impossibility, but that does not make the wish any less real. Somewhere, a door will open, perhaps allowing someone to return.

    Composition, colours and rhythm are important to Tuori. They are paramount. Unspoken, beyond words. She strives towards them, tasting the combinations in her mind. Her works masterfully carry a radiant sky blue to the red glow of burning earth. Lush green is balanced by an ambiguous “band-aid” hue. A stain is not a stain, it is a trace left by someone. Eyes in the backside look into the past and a cloudy head stoops towards the ground. The sharp, luminous lines of delicate paperwork ripple on a velvety surface as if about to change shape at any moment. The subtle arch of an eyebrow, bent in concern, conveys a sense of gravity.

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    Anna Tuori, Lucas & Klaus, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Anhava. Photo by Jussi Tiainen

  • 10 May—2 Jun

    Galleri Cora Hillebrand

    Omid Delafrouz: Full Spectrum Dominance

    Göteborg

    Sweden

    Galleri Cora Hillebrand is proud to present the exhibition Full Spectrum Dominance by Omid Delafrouz.

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    Omid Delafrouz, Full Spectrum Dominance, Installation View, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Galleri Cora Hillebrand

  • 12 Apr—8 Jun

    Andersen's

    Fernanda Galvão: Sibila

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Andersen's is pleased to announce the opening of Fernanda Galvãos solo show, 'Sibila'. Immersed in deep blues and blacks, her landscapes and inanimate beings retain something of the psyche itself, which insinuates itself between the dreamlike, memory, and fabulation.

    Among corals, anemones, seaweeds, and scallops, new carnivorous plants emerge in these environments, heralding a new future. As in her most recent painting “Tube Feet, Spine Teeth” (2024), a large echinoderm surrounded by pedicellariae and ambulacral feet resembles a large mouth expelling and sucking up all that liquid. It is its scale and intense red that confer something animalistic and lively to the form, reinforcing the ambiguity and strangeness of its presence.

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    Fernanda Galvão, The hills muttered and dreamed of falling in the sea, 2023

    Courtesy of the artist and Andersen's

  • 26 Apr—8 Jun

    SPECTA

    Johannes Sivertsen and Modou Dieng Yacine: Homesick

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    In the duo exhibition Homesick, SPECTA presents new works by Johannes Sivertsen and Modou Dieng Yacine. Both artists live in exile, far from where they grew up: Johannes Sivertsen, who comes from a Parisian suburb, now lives in Copenhagen, while Modou Dieng Yacine, who grew up in Saint Louis, Senegal, now lives in Chicago. Both artists are looking at their home countries from their current locations in a complex state of longing and worry. In the exhibition Homesick, they each return to their starting point, to take a critical look at the urban spaces of their childhood and the stories they hide.

    The paintings by Johannes Sivertsen and the works on paper by Modou Dieng Yacine in this exhibition seem saturated with motifs. The two artists clearly work in different ways and the expressions are influenced by the perspectives which have shaped their lives.

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    Johannes Sivertsen, La Dhuys, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and SPECTA

  • 19 Apr—8 Jun

    Martin Asbæk Gallery

    Maria Rubinke: Walking Shadow

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    Martin Asbæk Gallery is proud to present “Walking Shadow” by Maria Rubinke, the artist’s largest and most ambitious show to date. The exhibition, which has been two years in the making, revolves, much like the artist’s previous work, around existentialism and an on-going exploration of darkness. However, a glimmer of hope is present in Maria Rubinke’s recent work.

    Her oeuvre, which once revolved around pure white porcelain, now primarily consists of pieces cast in bronze or carved in marble. Both costly and weighty materials, which, as they also represent most surviving ancient art works and therefore much of our cultural legacy in the West, require an artistic pledge as they’ll remain long after we are gone.

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    Maria Rubinke, Walking Shadow, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Martin Asbæk Gallery

  • 15 May—14 Jun

    Public Service Gallery

    Maximillian Brown: Through the Absent Landscape

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Ephemeral moments of awe, bliss, grief and suffering pass over us all, like a breath from some deity. The impossibility of capture yet the certainty of passing. The sublime, a metaphysical experience, one of absolute confidence, yet one of undetermined participation. These theoretical landscapes challenge the notion of painting as a semiotic paradigm, existing within their own logic and straying from dogmatic reasoning, indifferent of collective narratives & conventions.

    Maximillian Brown redirects the focus of his paintings from the end product, muddying the lines between the process and the result. Most importantly, the works are located in the same space and reality as the viewer and the viewer’s body. These paintings have done away blind desire to exist inside the reality of sensation and the object world. They belong to nothing and no one; vagrants, nomads and runaways indeed, drifting in between the gaps of art history.

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    Maximillian Brown, Oh Lord, If You Hear Me, Please Hold My Hand (Homage To Hank Williams), 2023

    Courtesy of the artist and Public Service Gallery

  • 26 Apr—15 Jun

    Persons Projects

    Dominik Lejman: Step Aside

    Berlin

    Germany

    During the Gallery Weekend Berlin, Persons Projects will be presenting Dominik Lejman’s solo exhibition Step Aside, assembling a selection of works that focus on the perception of artworks as being both screens and painterly surfaces. Lejman is known to challenge and extend the definitions of artistic disciplines. By mixing paintings with video projections, the artist has created his very own medium that does not only overcome the limitations of painting, but initiates a new dialogue in how to perceive it.

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    Dominik Lejman, The Pink Curtain (Reenactments with Bianca O'Brien), 2023

    Courtesy of the artist and Persons Projects

  • 16 May—15 Jun

    Gallery Steinsland Berliner

    Erik Gustafsson: A House of Clay

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Gallery Steinsland Berliner is proud to present A House of Clay, a solo exhibition with new work by Swedish photographer Erik Gustafsson. A House of Clay unfolds and furthers Erik Gustafsson's latest book of photography bearing the same name. The exhibition puts forward analogue photography in varying formats by the Gothenburg-based photographer whose personal blend of the intimate, the documentary and the abstract is expressed in perceptive explorations of the fundaments and limitations of the photographic image.

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    Erik Gustafsson, A House of Clay, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Steinsland Berliner

  • 27 Apr—15 Jun

    Dorothée Nilsson Gallery

    Jenny Magnusson: Scores

    Berlin

    Germany

    “The experience of something taking place—of witnessing an event rather than something static—has, not least, to do with the objects. Consisting of joined shorter or longer planks, wooden boards, stones, and other, similar elements, the character of the compositions is precise and at the same time temporary.

    Self-evidently but never intrusively the architectural creations occupy the floor; moving upwards and to the side, using the walls as support, or expansion surfaces. The objects create islands in the room, connected to each other and to the space. Jenny Magnusson’s ability to activate and transform what can be described as construction waste holds a measure of sorcery in which the dead objects are given life and agency.”

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    Jenny Magnusson, Untitled, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Dorothée Nilsson Gallery. Photo by Patrik Elgström

  • 25 Apr—16 Jun

    NEVVEN GÖTEBORG

    Minh Ngọc Nguyễn: Sweet, Sweet Nectar

    Göteborg

    Sweden

    A stack of colourful tiny stools, pearly wet as if covered in sweat are surrounded by an array of half drunk glasses of beer. This luscious still life is presented in front of a semi-invisible dark backdrop of plants, that enhances the bright colours of the objects in front, but still adds a layered depth in which green foliage appears here and there. The image is shiny and glossy, looking like it could have been on a poster or the page of a magazine, with just next to it a logo, or maybe a slogan. Commercial photography, with its tropes and tricks, its apparent neutrality, but even just by generally being ahead in technological progress, has always been bringing small and larger revolutions into fine art photography.

    These revolutions became first a trademark for some, but each time, while practices defined as a revolutionary turned into established and filled museums, new generations of photographers have always started using these advances as a language, just one of the possible languages to be bent into their own narratives, taking the shape of new ideas and experiences. So it has been for colour photography, as it has been with the glossy and composition-perfect style of the still lifes and studio pictures which Minh Ngọc Nguyễn masters in technique.

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    Minh Ngọc Nguyễn, Sweet, Sweet Nectar, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and NEVVEN

  • 25 Apr—29 Jun

    Saskia Neuman Gallery

    Jonas Lipps: Good Fences

    Stockholm

    Sweden

    Lipps' expression is a beautiful synthesis of the artist's own, very personal view of a pseudo-hyper realistic realm which he opposes with a playful, challenging aesthetic. His work sets the painting, as a medium, on its edge.

    The title of the exhibition is Bra staket. The title holds all meaning and at the same time poses a total enigma of information. Difficult to discern, the artist seems unencumbered by any limitations, toying with an entire scholastic entity of knowledge and wisdom. He knows, and shares, withholding nothing, but then cryptically exudes morsels of humor for us to taste, again, with each brushstroke, and in each title of work.

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    Jonas Lipps, Was is Rot, Hängt an der Wand und Pfeift?, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and Saskia Neuman Gallery

  • 3 May—25 Jul

    BORCH Editions

    More Human than Human: Nanna Debois Buhl, Adam Jeppesen, Ann Lislegaard & Fiona Tan

    Copenhagen

    Denmark

    The presentation brings together recent print projects by Nanna Debois Buhl, Adam Jeppesen, Ann Lislegaard, and Fiona Tan. What the projects have in common is that they use digital forms of image creation in order to then transfer them into tangible objects.

    The basic principle of creating an image digitally to then transfer it onto a photogravure plate is common to all works. But the artistic processes leading to the final works are remarkably individual. In Lislegaard’s approach, language was of central importance: she prompted AI language software with instructions until it had created the intended image. Jeppesen’s Tyler H is not an existing person, but the result of Artificial Intelligence combining stock footage of existing people to create a synthetic portrait. And while the software Tan used to create her Shadow Archive was developed to facilitate the model’s transfer from digital to physical space, she undermined the software’s original purpose by realizing it as a print instead of an architectural structure. Debois Buhl enlarged and manipulated digital imagery of microscopic meteor dust grains, using the inherent tactility of the photogravure medium to make matter that is too microscopic visible for the human eye.

    Not only do these approaches reflect the four artists’ respective practices, they also exemplify their diverse approaches to the medium of printmaking.

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    Ann Lislegaard, Animoid, 2023

    Courtesy of the artist and BORCH Editions

  • 18 Jan—18 Dec

    i8 Gallery

    Andreas Eriksson: Real Time

    Reykjavik

    Iceland

    i8 Gallery is pleased to present Real Time, a year-long exhibition by Andreas Eriksson at i8 Grandi. The presentation opens on 18 January and will be on view until 18 December 2024. Throughout the year, the show will evolve with the addition of one new painting a month, all the same size, concluding with twelve paintings in December. In the adjunct gallery room, Eriksson presents a new edition in the form of a calendar, which is printed in an edition of 366 to reflect the length of this year.

    Eriksson’s exhibition is the third year-long presentation at i8 Grandi, following B. Ingrid Olson in 2023 and Alicja Kwade in 2022. Spanning far longer than traditional museum or gallery shows, i8 Grandi’s programming focuses on concepts of space and time. The sustained duration of the annual format allows artists to consider how time affects their work, and the fluidity encourages audiences to revisit the changing installations. This exhibition marks Eriksson’s second show with i8.

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    Andreas Eriksson, Real Time, Installation View, 2024

    Courtesy of the artist and i8 Gallery