The Eyes of Others
Idun Baltzersen talks about herexhibition The Eyes of Others at Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, 14.11–19.12 2020. The recording was made on November 12, 2020.
Edited by Felix Berg
Thanks to Idun Baltzersen
© Galleri Magnus Karlsson 2020
The exhibition The Eyes of Others by Idun Baltzersen opens without a reception on Saturday and Sunday November 14 & 15, and runs through December 19. The gallery is currently open regular hours. Please visit our website or follow us on social media for up to date information. We are following the guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Sweden. A limited number of visitors (10) will be allowed in the gallery. We therefore kindly ask you to have patience if waiting time arises on certain occasions.
Dette er tre separate utstillinger med kunstnere som ikke har stilt ut sammen tidligere. Kunstnerne er satt sammen ut ifra noen felles møtepunkter både visuelt og konseptuelt. Undertittelen til utstillingen, - orkanen nærmer seg, er hentet fra en låt med samme tittel fra garagerock-gruppen Pascal fra Gotland. På tross av en mørk klangbunn er utstillingen en hyllest til kunsten, trangen til utforskning og en påminnelse om at vi kan.
We have postponed our regular public program and hope to open as usual again on May 9th. In the meantime, we have installed a group exhibition with a selection of works by gallery artists. The works are new, previously unseen or have been shown in other contexts. The exhibition runs through May 2, but may change over time. For the time being, we have the gallery open by appointment only. Please come and visit us if you have the possibility. Email or call us (+46 8 660 43 53 or +46 708 106 906) to make an appointment.
Watch the interview with Idun Baltzersen by Peer Eriksson on youtube, 3 February 2020
Idun Baltzersen - Ingrid Torvund - Iben Isabell Krogsgaard
The Hurricane is approaching
Opening reception: Saturday 2 May, 1 pm
100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene
8 March 2020—29 November 2020
The exhibition is extended until August 1. Open Wednesday July 31 and August 1 between 2–6 pm!
This exhibition is a personal selection of works that all formally resemble the portrait. Some of them are made as portraits of specific people, while others merely use the human face as a means of expression. Common to all drawings, paintings and sculptures is that the depicted a person is the main motif of the work. The oldest artwork in the exhibition dates from the 17th century, the last one was finished only a few weeks ago.
A professional jury consisting of Rita Marhaug (jury leader), Thomas Kilpper and Cecilie A. Størkson selected the artists who are participating in the exhibition and the three prize winners. The HIT Exhibition awards three prizes: The Seglem prize of 100.000 NOK (funded by Trygve Seglem), the HIT Prize of 50.000 NOK (funded by Haugalandmuseet-Haugesund Museum of Fine Art) and the Goa Prize 30.000 NOK (funded by Haugesund Art Society).
The jury statement: PRIZE WINNERS 2019
OpenART is an international contemporary art biennial with participating artists from across the globe. In this year’s OpenART exhibition, we have focused our gaze on the Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. With about six weeks left until the opening of the biennial, the full list of the participating artists for 2019 is now being unveiled. This year’s exhibition will feature 60 artists, representing 19 different nationalities, who will together exhibit over 80 artworks in Örebro’s city centre.
List of all participating artists – OpenART 2019
Swedish Style Mumbai!
A lifestyle event presenting Swedish creative industries in India
On November 20th, 2018, Alina Vergnano and Mattia Lullini interviewed Norwegian artist Idun Baltzersen in the Trappscen of Göteborgs Stadsbiblioteket live as an open access event. The panel talk was anticipating Mask, Idun Baltzersen’s solo show with Nevven Gallery which opened on November 22, 2018. The interview was recorded live and is broadcasted in full including the Q&A session with the audience.
Listen directly on the website of Nevven: www.nevvengallery.com
Curated by Nevven
A show hosted by 3:e Våningen and Nevven Gallery, Göteborg
Opening reception: Thursday, January 31st, 17:00 — 21:00
Congratulations to the artists Idun Baltzersen and Eric Saline for the Lindell grant 2018!
The scholars are awarded SEK 110,000 each, and it is Sweden's largest scholarship for artists working with printmaking. The ceremony took place on Saturday, January 12, at Grafiska sällskapet in Stockholm.
Fanny Hellgren, Idun Baltzersen, Jason Vaughn, Jenny Brosinski, Pablo Tomek, Stevie Dix
Hosted by 3:e Våningen, Jan 31 — Feb 24, 2019
Curated by Alina Vergnano and Mattia Lullini, co—founders of the gallery and public art endeavour Nevven, for the historical Gothenburg’s dance and art venue 3:e Våningen — Never Even features six artists, from six different countries, working with six diverse and uniquely strong artistic languages, in what wants to be the first instalment of a program of group exhibitions.
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 22, 18:00 — 20:00.
From press release:
Idun Baltzersen (born 1987) works with large woodcuts where the blocks are integrated into magnificent installations with drawings, graphics and textiles. She works figuratively with different techniques, mainly woodcut, dry point, linocut and drawing. Her themes often concern the lives of young women and their relationship with themselves and the outside world. As a viewer, one is overwhelmed by how the powerful artworks contrast the tender thematic.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson moves to London this autumn!
After nearly 20 years at art fairs in Europe and the USA we are trying out new ways of presenting our artists internationally. During 2018 we have taken a pause from international art fairs to explore the possibilities with pop-up exhibitions.
From Press Release:
Opens June 7th, 2018.
As a part of the summer program for 2018 the art department will expand the gallery to include the outside area surrounding Artipelag.
We are pleased to present Idun Baltzersen’s first solo exhibition at the gallery: Domestication. Idun Baltzersen was born 1987 in Trondheim, Norway. She is educated at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway and University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. Since finishing her degree in 2014, she lives and works in Stockholm. She works cross-boundary, monumental and spatial with drawing and printmaking in various forms – on paper, textile and wood.
“In the age of digitalization, the eagle has landed.”
The exhibition The Eagle Has Landed brings together visual artists who share an experimental and open approach to printmaking. The exhibition wishes to examine the ways traditional techniques of printmaking are reinterpreted and altered in the field of contemporary art. Where can contemporary printmaking extend to?
Girls and Horses
It is actually quite annoying to work with printmaking because it constantly leads to pain in my wrists. But contrary to when I draw, it is the technique that controls me (at least part of the time), and this control results in a dialogue with the material. I believe this interaction has a nice power balance. The prints and drawings are often sewn and glued on top of each other.
In Swedish only:
Körsbärsgården presenterar Idun Baltzersen
From Pressrelease (in Swedish only):
We are pleased to present a selection of gallery artists at Frieze New York. Our stand (D19) is built around an installation by Bella Rune. The work is a sculpture in itself, but also serves as a room divider and exposure area for other artists.
The participating artists are:
For more information please contact the gallery.
During the fair you can reach us via e-mail and telephone +46 708 106 906.
We are pleased to present new works by Idun Baltzersen at this year’s edition of Market Art Fair. Idun Baltzersen is born 1987 in Trondheim, Norway. After completing her studies at Konstfack - University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 2014 she now lives and works in Stockholm. She works with drawing and a wide range of different printing techniques, on paper, fabric and on wood. In our stand at Market Art Fair (#23) we will present a large-scale textile collage made from woodcuts as well as smaller detailed drypoint collages on paper and a painted woodcut relief.
From Press Release (in Norwegian only):
We are pleased to announce the exhibition Övergångsriter by Idun Baltzersen. She is the receipient of the Bernadotte Grant 2016 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. The grant is a combined one-year studio and works grand for continuing artistic development and specialisation.
Idun Baltzersen and Anna Ihle
From Press Release (Norwegian only):
Gjennom tidskrevende arbeid, utfører vi motstand ved å ta kontroll over vår egen arbeidsdag: det er fint å svette, men det skal være på våre premisser.
We have the pleasure to present Spotlight #2, a short group exhibition where we introduce current works by a selection of the gallery artists. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome two new artists to the gallery; Bella Rune and Idun Baltzersen.
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Välkommen till vernissage för Neråt i Studion, Konstakademien, den 16 september klockan 17:00 – 20:00. Ständig sekreterare Susanna Slöör inviger utställningen klockan 17:30.
Idun Baltzersen och Anna-Karin Rasmusson är Konstakademiens första stipendiater i det nystartade Bernadotteprogrammet – ett samarbete mellan fem kungliga akademier, deras respektive stipendiater och ledamöter.
An international exhibition with artists from the US, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Through its many artistic expressions contemporary issues mix with our need for fairytales, mysticism and horror. Joy and pleasure meet darkness and ennui.
Participating artists: Idun Baltzersen, Martha Colburn, Love Dahlstedt, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Rose Eken, Daniel Jensen, Allison Schulnik, Oskar Nilsson, Joakim Ojanen
Curators: Oskar Nilsson och Joakim Ojanen
We are pleased to present this summer’s exhibition at Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland. The rebuilt limestone barn located on northeastern Gotland functions as Galleri Magnus Karlsson’s project space during summertime and this year marks our sixth consecutive presence throughout the month of July. This year’s exhibition, I See a Darkness, presents works by artists Roger Andersson, Idun Baltzersen, Sara-Vide Ericson and Klara Kristalova.
Idun Baltzersen (b. 1987 in Trondheim, Norway) is educated at the School of the Arts in Bergen and Konstfack in Stockholm. Since her graduation in 2014 she lives and works in Stockholm. She works across borders, monumentally and spatially with drawing and graphics in different forms – on paper, fabric and wood.
In 2014 she received The Anna-Lisa Thomson grant and an exhibition at Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden. The following year she was one of the recipients of the Fredrik Roos grant who exhibited at Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden. In 2016 she received the Bernadotte grant from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, which involved a studio and exhibition in the academy building.
Artist’s website: www.idunbaltzersen.comDownload full biography: