Klara Kristalova talks about her exhibition Up in Smoke at Galleri Magnus Karlsson.
Recorded on June 5, 2020.
Edited by Felix Berg
Thanks to Klara Kristalova
© Galleri Magnus Karlsson 2020
Från press release:
En film om hur livet som konstnär fullständigt kan bryta ner men samtidigt vara en livsnödvändighet. Eller en film om tonårsflickans väg in i vuxenlivet, klämd mellan frihetslängtan och anpassning till gruppen. Klara Kristalova bor på landet med familjen, strax utanför Norrtälje. En kontrast till världens storstäder hon ställer ut i. I ett närgånget porträtt får vi följa hennes livshistoria som präglat hennes konstnärskap, där döden och det mörka på något sätt blir skapandets ursprung. En dokumentärfilm av Bengt Bok.
Now available at the gallery:
Exhibition catalogue produced by Galleri Magnus Karlsson. A 56-page paperback catalogue, richly illustrated which gives a visual presentation of the exhibition in full with complete works and installation views from the exhibition, Upp i rök / Up in Smoke by Klara Kristalova.
Pass by and have a look!
Pages: 56 (full-page)
Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 0,5 cm
Binding: Soft cover / paperback
Galleri Magnus Karlsson, 2020
From the Press Release:
Klara Kristalova's fantastic sculptures and drawings brings to life thoughts of fairy tales, myths and dreams. In her imagery, there is a mix between innocence and vulnerability, often with young women as recurring motifs.
More information: Lidköping.se
The exhibition ’Up in Smoke’ by Klara Kristalova will open without a reception on Thursday May 14. The gallery will be open regular hours if the situation does not change. We will follow the guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Sweden. A limited number of visitors be allowed in the gallery. We therefore ask you to have patience if waiting time arises on certain occasions. Visit our website or follow us on social media for up to date information.
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.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) is opening its doors to a selection of artworks from the remarkable art collection of Ontario philanthropist, collector and patron W. Bruce C. Bailey. The exhibition “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” brings together a selection of over 100 paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures spanning vastly different time periods and cultures, drawn from his extraordinary collection.
100 Years on the Swedish Art Scene
8 mars 2020—27 september 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.
Exhibition with the contemporary artists Klara Kristalova (b. 1967), Joakim Ojanen (b. 1985) and Ragnar Persson (b. 1980).
Klara Kristalova, Ernst Billgren, Linn Fernström, Lotta Hannerz, Roland Persson, Amalia Årfelt
Opening August 10.
The famous artist Klara Kristalova returns to Pilane with three bronze sculptures: What holds me back carries me further, Röse (Cairn), and lastly, Bird Girl, which was made for Pilane.
Klara Kristalova takes us to a world of fairy tale creatures, where trees, rocks and animals can take on human features, and humans assume characteristics from animals and nature.
From the Press Release:
The depiction of the head or face is one of the most compelling images in our visual language. Heads Roll, curated by artist Paul Morrison, presents a constellation of historical and contemporary perspectives to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity.
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.
In times of Spring exhibitions, Domeij Gallery has the great pleasure to introduce a different type of Spring exhibition that we have chosen to call; Mejan-94
Around the same time last year I curated a similar exhibition with everyone that graduated from Mejan or the Royal School of Art in Stocholm during the Spring of 1995. This year I chose to “reverse” one year to 1994. So now exactly 24 years later they gather again through art, as their common denominator.
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.
Opening alongside Meret Oppenheim in April is No Ordinary Moments, an extensive group exhibition featuring recent acquisitions and picks from EMMA’s collections. The show forms a bridge between Oppenheim’s world and contemporary life with a selection of surrealist-inspired contemporary works celebrating small, everyday miracles. The featured exhibits have an uncanny, otherworldly quality that transcends daily reality and plunges into the depths of the subconscious and unconscious mind.
Klara Kristalova part of a group exhibition. Participating artists: John Akomfrah, Sabian Baumann, Neïl Beloufa, Klodin Erb, Lia García, Klara Kristalova, Mervyn Peake, RELAX (chiarenza & hauser & co), Isabella Rossellini, Mika Rottenberg.
Opening reception Friday 27.10, 6.30 pm!
More information: www.kunstmuseumluzern.ch
A diverse group exhibition in the honour of Queen Kristina.
Participating artists and designers:
Mamma Andersson • Ann-Sofie Back & Robert Rydberg
Ernst Billgren • Charlotte Birnbaum • Helen Broms Sandberg
Malinda Damgaard • Karl Dunér • Leif Elggren
Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans • Knut Knutsson
Klara Kristalova • Jonas Liveröd • Tova Mozard
Ylva Ogland • Dan Perrin • Andrea Reschia
Lars Sjöberg • Rolf Stålberg • Per B Sundberg
Pia Wallén • Sven-Olov Wallenstein • Cecilia Ömalm
The newly founded Art Berlin is a partnership between ABC (Art Berlin Contemporary) and Art Cologne. As a further evolution of ABC, the art fair takes place for the first time in September 2017. Art Berlin presents around 110 international galleries from 16 countries at Station at Gleisdreieck. In addition to emerging as well as established galleries focusing on contemporary art, one will also be able to discover modern art.
Opening: Thursday 7 September 4–9 pm
From press release:
This spring, Klara Kristalova’s captivating and phantasmagorical universe will be presented in an ambitious exhibition at GL STRAND. It will be the internationally renowned artist’s first solo exhibition in Denmark. in a comprehensive installation of brand new works, she will be showing ceramic sculptures and drawings that open up a wealth of grotesque, absurd, melancholic and humorous stories.
More information: glstrand.dk
Recognizing the growing need for new forms of work space and collaborative environments, Alma is opening its doors on Nybrogatan 8 in Stockholm. A space for work and play, Alma was founded for the sole purpose of nurturing creative people and their ideas.
We have the pleasure to present Klara Kristalova’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. Her last major presentation in Stockholm was an acclaimed exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall in 2012. During the last ten years she has established herself as one of Sweden’s most successful artists with exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world.
Participating artists: Laura Donefer, Evie Falci, Lauren Fensterstock, Chitra Ganesh, Elizabeth Insogna, Klara Kristalova, Kathleen Lolley, Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running, Katarzyna Majak, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, Connie Roberts, Kiki Smith, Renée Stout, Anasazi Thomas, Lina Iris Viktor and Saya Woolfalk.
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art celebrates its 10th year by starting a new exhibition series In Search of the Present. The first exhibition immerses in current issues, as well as considerations on who we are and where we are going. The exhibition concept was inspired by the 1929 collection of essays by Olavi Paavolainen, an influential Finnish modernist writer and thinker, in which he discusses the essence of the modern human in the modern, changing world. His thinking offers astounding parallels to questions we are asking ourselves today.
Curated by Stephen Mckenzie and Christian Sandell, co-curator Gerald James Heffernan
Jakob Solgren, Maria Boij, Joakim Ojanen, MAgdalena NIlsson, Nacho Tatjer, Éva Mag, Kjell Rylander, Klara Kristalova, Haidar Mahdi, Veronica Brovall, Anton Alvarez, Charlotta Östlund and Per B Sundberg.
Opening - 26th August, 17.00 - 21.00
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.
Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life is a MOCA touring exhibition based on Michael Petry’s recent book for Thames & Hudson. It brings together historic still-life paintings and contemporary art works that seek to use the language of the past for modern concerns. The show seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century are reinvigorating the still life, a genre previously synonymous with the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Old Masters.
Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collections
Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong is pleased to present “Hello Stranger”, the first solo exhibition dedicated to Swedish artist Klara Kristalova in Hong Kong, and her fifth solo show with the Gallery.
The importance of being prepared
What has happened in Swedish art since 1986? The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation has supported young artists for 30 years. Now all 79 artists who have received the grant so far are gathered in this exhibition that will give unique insights into Swedish contemporary art history.
We invite you to a book release together with the publisher Orosdi-Back. Klara Kristalova’s book is no.22 in their series of Swedish illustrators and artists. The text in Klara’s book is written by Ika Johannesson. The artists is signing books in the gallery from 2 pm.
In connection with the release we present a small exhibition with Klara Kristalova’s works in the inner room of the gallery. This exhibition runs until February 14.
From Press Release:
Takashi Murakam’s Superflat Collection ― From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer.
This exhibition is the first large-scale public showing of the renowned contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's private collection centered around contemporary art.
From Press Release:
“The politics of generosity begins with all of us, it begins and remains in trouble, and it begins within the act.” (Rosalyn Diprose)
From Press Release (In Swedish only):
Åmells Rent Your Art – Kreativa Rum, 23/1 – 13/2 2016
Åmells Rent Your Art vill med utställningen Kreativa Rum visa konst i ett sammanhang. Kontorets, affärsvärldens eller det offentliga rummets sfärer, och genom det åskådliggöra konstens kraft att addera kreativitet och energi till sin miljö. Vi har byggt upp ett antal miljöer tillsammans med våra samarbetspartners - arkitekter, inredare och leverantörer och låtit konsten ta plats.
The Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, on view in Miami from December 2nd, 2015 through May 28th, 2016. This exhibition will focus on and celebrate work made by more than a hundred female artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. These artists will be represented by paintings, photographs, sculptures and video installations that will entirely occupy the Foundation’s 28-gallery, 45,000-square-foot museum.
From Press Release:
From Press Release:
As a part of Bästa Biennalen! Moderna Museet Malmö will open a specially curated smaller exhibition where visitors of all ages can be a part of art’s fantastic and unlimited world. To step into the Loading Dock will be like finding a clearing in an enchanted forest. The exhibition is called Transformations, and it features art that triggers interesting discussions about imagination, play, and life and death.
Bästa Biennalen! will run between October 17 – November 1 at around fifty venues in Skåne. Moderna Museet is head of the biennial.
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Konstakademien samlar sig för Jubileumsåret 2018
Vernissage: Lördagen den 3 oktober med invigning kl 13:00 av tf Preses Leif Bolter och ständig sekreterare Susanna Slöör.
Finissage: Söndagen den 1 november
Jubileumssamlingen som visas i Galleri Väst/Ateljén och Galleri Öst med start den 3 oktober inleder Kungl. Akademiens för de fria konsterna (Konstakademien) treåriga satsning på att etablera en Jubileumsfond år 2018 till stöd för verksamheten.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson has partnered with Hotel le Manoir in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France. We will make on-site exhibitions with gallery artists and also work towards an exchange between the artists, guests of the hotel and the local cultural scene. The first exhibition presents more than 30 works by 16 of the gallery’s artists.The works are not selected on the basis of a special theme, but there are a number connections to the geographical location, the building and the local nature and culture.
From Press Release:
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Future Seasons Past, a reflective celebration of its history and a look forward to its future. The gallery has garnered a reputation for supporting international artists at various stages of their careers and presenting work that reaches across disciplines, bringing forward new and challenging forms of creative expression. Known for its long relationships with artists, Lehmann Maupin has had a lasting impact on individual careers as well as on contemporary art and culture.
me Collectors Room/Olbricht Foundation will present its first ever exhibition dedicated entirely to women artists, in a show entitled ‘Queensize – Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection’, opening on 7 December 2014. With close to 60 artists, the exhibition represents a third of all women artists featured in the collection.
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Klara Kristalova, Ulf Rollof, Meta Isaeus Berlin, Olov Tällström, Carin Ellberg, Truls Melin och Marianne Lindberg De Geer – alla representerar de konstnärskap som tog sitt avstamp i det för konstscenen mytomspunna 80-talet. En tid då normen för vad en ”skulptur” skulle vara och se ut löstes upp.
Porcelain sculpture and drawings by the Sweden based artist Klara Kristalova (b. 1967, Czechoslovakia) comprise the fourth RAW exhibition, a series dedicated to supporting women artists through the generosity of the Leonard and SophieDavis/ ML Dauray Arts Initiative. Hovering between fiction and reality, Kristalova gives form to abstract ideas evolving from memories and observations of the human condition. Her expressive characters are both seductive and disarming, reflecting the poignant and sometimes harsh events that make up our lives.
From press release:
From Press Release:
We are pleased to present the group exhibition 2014. A selection of gallery artists including: Mamma Andersson, Lars Arrhenius, Thomas Broomé, Sara-Vide Ericson, Carl Hammoud, Tommy Hilding, Kent Iwemyr, Richard Johansson, Susanne Johansson, Lisa Jonasson, Klara Kristalova, Ulf Lundin, Maria Nordin, Dan Wolgers and others.
The Elgiz Museum presents a selection of works from 5 young collectors from Turkey.
The contemporary arts scene is rapidly changing. In Turkey and throughout the world, talented students’ works are featured in galleries and auctions. Star artists are surrounded by the media and collectors, and creative young people are able to go through a fast-paced sultanate period until the next star candidate takes the stage. These “young generation” collectors make an effort to acquire the creations of artists close to their own generation.
Interview with Klara Kristalova at Radio Sweden (in swedish only).
From Press Release:
Flickor med grenar istället för armar. En kvinna som kräks en flod. Människor med åsnehuvuden. Ansikten med nattfjärilar på väg ut eller in i munnarna.
Det är figurerna i glaserad keramik de flesta förknippar med skulptören Klara Kristalova. De är i rörelse, växer, spränger sina ramar, förvandlas till något annat.
There is something fascinating about circuses, not the big productions kind, but the small family type that travel around the countryside. They aren’t perfect but you get a sense that they really try; the kind of atmosphere were strange things can happen but we are still close to ordinary life. – Klara Kristalova
Galerie Perrotin, New York is pleased to present “UNDERWORLD”, its first solo exhibition by Klara Kristalova in New York and the artist’s fourth solo show with Galerie Perrotin.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present an exhibition of new ceramic sculptures by Czechoslovakian-born and Sweden-based artist Klara Kristalova, on view February 27 – April 26, 2014 at the gallery's 201 Chrystie Street location. In her second exhibition with the gallery, Kristalova continues her work in ceramics to visualize psychological states of being and explore the complexity of the human condition.
From Pressrelease (In Swedish):
Klara Kristalovas skulpturer, målningar och teckningar be- folkas av gestalter i ett sagolikt gränsland präglat av mörk humor. Figurerna bär ofta både mänskliga och djuriska drag och balanserar mellan barndom och vuxenhet.
Klara Kristalova (född 1967) tilldelades Bror Hjorthförenin- gens teckningsstipendium 1994. Nu återkommer hon som en av samtidskonstens mest uppmärksammade konstnär.
Vernissage: Klara Kristalova
lördag 8 februari kl. 14
tomas järliden, museichef, i samtal med Klara Kristalova.
From Press Release (in Swedish):
Söndagen den 1 december kommer konstnärern Klara Kristalova till Falkenberg för att inviga sin skulpturgrupp "Hon väntar alltid" på Stortorget. Invigningsceremonin av konstverket på Stortorget startar kl. 15.00.
This summer’s exhibition at Hellvi Kännungs brings together five artists from different generations and traditions. The exhibition title is inspired by Neil Young’s song Ramada Inn where the lyric line Every Morning Comes the Sun repeats as a kind of mantra. It is a reminder of the passage of time and how our repetitively structured daily matters has a central role in our lives. Everyday life is a mutual theme among the artists in this exhibition.
CHART is the new art fair in Copenhagen and the first to focus exclusively on contemporary art. Taking place from August 30th - September 1st 2013, CHART | ART FAIR proposes a new transversal model of collaboration.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to announce a group exhibition that will be on display throughout the summer. In conjunction with the inauguration of Nationalmuseum’s temporary space with the exhibition Carl Larsson - Friends and Enemies in our building (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts), we will show Time Waits for Us . This exhibition presents new works by all of our gallery artists.
Vernissage & konsert:
K L A R A K R I S T A L O V A + S Y S T R A R N A S E H I N
På Lokalrätten, Tobaksvägen 6 i Hökarängen
Torsdagen den 21:a februari 2013, kl. 17.00-20.00.
Many contemporary artists employ techniques which have traditionally been associated with handicraft rather than visual arts. Some express themselves through textiles, while others choose to work in ceramics and clay.
From Press Release (In Swedish)
K special. En film om hur livet som konstnär fullständigt kan bryta ner men samtidigt vara en livsnödvändighet. Eller en film om tonårsflickans väg in i vuxenlivet, klämd mellan frihetslängtan och anpassning till gruppen. Klara Kristalova bor på landet med familjen, strax utanför Norrtälje. En kontrast till världens storstäder hon ställer ut i. I ett närgånget portätt får vi följa hennes livshistoria som präglat hennes konstnärsskap, där döden och det mörka på något sätt blir skapandets ursprung. En dokumentärfilm av Bengt Bok.
From Press Release (in swedish)
Under hösten visar Göteborgs konstmuseum en stor separatutställning med svenska Klara Kristalova. Hennes teckningar och skulpturer i keramik har ett djupt personligt formspråk, men präglas också av myter och sagor som vi alla bär med oss och delar. En återkommande gestalt är den unga kvinnan, i gränslandet mellan barn och vuxen. I utställningen visas en blandning av storskaliga och små skulpturer ackompanjerade av ett flertal skisser, teckningar och akvareller.
From Press Release: (in swedish)
Med Pinocchio av Jim Dine öppnade Borås sin första skulpturbiennal. Året var 2008. Sedan dess har en vitaliserande förtätning av den offentliga konsten gjort staden känd som "skulpturstaden". Martin Wickström och Ulf Kihlander som gemensamt driver KiWi har i år bjudits in att curera Borås Internationella skulpturbiennal. Wickströms och Kihlanders utgångspunkt har varit att undersöka hur den figurativa skulpturtraditionen mår idag.
Klara Kristalova & Peter Ern
From Press Release: (Swedish only)
Bilder av ödslighet, i shoppingcentret eller längst motorvägen. Platser blicken glider över men inte ser. Platser utan betydelse, mellanrum där livet pågår (eller döden)
Skulpturer av själar i förvandling. Sekundsnabba förändringar, eller utveckling som pågår i åratal. Transformationer i sin mest vardagliga och samtidigt barocka form.
Peter Ern o Klara Kristalova ställer ut för första gången tillsammans i Sverige.
Bonniers Konsthall is now opening the first larger solo exhibition with Swedish artist Klara Kristalova. Her ceramics sculptures, drawings and installations have a highly personal formal language that draws on commonly shared myths and fairytales. The childish is intertwined with dark gothic humor. A recurrent character is the young prepubescent girl that is cast in ceramic or bronze. Klara Kristalova embrace the somewhat Nordic cliché about deep forests and imaginative flora and fauna, but she injects it with a strong and unique narration.
Sounds of Dogs and Youth
27 October – 28 January 2012
540 West 26th Street
Lehmann Maupin Gallery is pleased to present Sounds of Dogs and Youth, Klara Kristalova’s first solo exhibition in New York, on view 27 October – 28 January, 2012 at 540 West 26th Street.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is proud to present Klara Kristalova’s fourth solo exhibition in the gallery.