Nordic Impressions is a major survey of Nordic art spanning nearly 200 years and presenting 53 artists from Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as the self-governing islands of Åland, Faroe, and Greenland. The exhibition celebrates the incredible artistic diversity of Nordic art, from idealized paintings of the distinctive Nordic light and untouched landscape to melancholic portraits in quiet interiors and mesmerizing video works that explore the human condition.
Figure in a Landscape is a painting by Francis Bacon that interprets a photograph of his lover, Eric Hall, dozing on a seat in Hyde Park, London. The artist depicts a disfigured, abstracted, partly over-painted man, lying across a park bench. With a blue sky and flowers drained of color in a murky, somber landscape, it seems, forebodingly, to be at once both day and night. Painted during World War 2, the work’s banal title belies the currents of violence churning within the frame.
Presented in partnership with FotoFocus Biennial 2018
Painters often draw from existing visual materials, such as photographs and reproductions of past works of art, to inspire and construct their work. Swedish artist Mamma Andersson (born 1962)—known for her dreamlike, faintly narrative compositions inspired by Nordic painting, folk art, newspaper photographs, and cinema—is no exception.
We are pleased to announce Mamma Andersson’s participation in this year’s edition of Bienal de São Paulo – both as curator and as artist! The Biennial is the second oldest in the world after Venice and considered one of the most important.
From press release:
DE LEÓN is delighted to present our latest exhibition that brings together the work of four international artists, Mamma Andersson, Dexter Dalwood, Amie Siegel and John Stezaker.
Mamma Andersson is the winner of the 2018 Daniel & Florence Guerlain Drawing Prize!
Other nomenies: Leiko Ikemura and Juul Kraijer.
An exhibition of the works of the three nominated artists will be shown at the Palais Brongniart, Place de la Bourse, Paris.
Cries and Whispers is a group exhibition presenting Swedish contemporary painting and sculpture. Here, eight artists, born in the 60s, 70s and 80s, are invited to represent a figurative art movement that has received great attention in Sweden and internationally. The title, borrowed from Ingmar Bergman’s film Cries and Whispers from 1972, echoes in the exhibition. There is a strong relationship between these artists, but also crucial differences in their approach. Both the intimate, vulnerable whispers and the distant, powerful cries can be traced.
On the occasion of the gallery’s 25th anniversary, David Zwirner will present a special exhibition celebrating the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993.
More information: www.davidzwirner.com
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
We are pleased to be a part of Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen for the fifth consecutive year. At this year’s edition of Chart we will show a wide variety of paintings in a group exhibition with selected works by 13 of the gallery artists.
BOOK RELEASE // Svanesang
2 September, 4 PM at CHART, booth #19
Join us for the book release and signing of Svanesang with Mamma Andersson & Tal R
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.
Mamma Andersson’s fifth exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery will focus on a new series of unique woodcut prints. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation dedicated to this technique and marks an exciting development in her practice. These prints are emotive scenes and portraits of “...characters who will not be pinned down: fleet of foot, they move swiftly across centuries, indifferent to mortality and geography” (Jennifer Higgie, 2017).
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Galleri Magnus Karlsson har glädjen att bjuda in till en kväll med böcker och konst. Vi presenterar tre bokprojekt där galleriets konstnärer –Helene Billgren, Mamma Andersson och Dan Wolgers – är inblandade. Kom och bläddra, träffa konstnärerna och köp signerade exemplar! Vi visar också verk av dessa konstnärer i galleriets inre rum. 18.00 ges dessutom en visning av den aktuella utställningen Under horisonten av Johanna Karlsson, Petra Lindholm och Susanne Johansson!
Paintings as Weapons
The Louisiana Channel has made an interview with Mamma Andersson. You can watch the video on their website in Swedish with English subtitles.
“It is the psyche of the artist that is the product, it sprung from your own well, it’s your own water,” says Sweden’s great painter Karin Mamma Andersson in this portrait. “The moment you dig into something, it becomes a sort of self-image.”
Including Mamma Andersson, Jules de Balincourt, Hernan Bas, Marc Chagall, Peter Doig, Adrian Ghenie, David Harrison, Karen Kilimnik, John Kørner, LS Lowry, Alice Neel, Celia Paul, Grayson Perry, Tal R, David Rayson, George Shaw and Cy Twombly.
Proudly presenting works by the following artists:
The invitation sent to the chosen artists on the 3rd November:
The conversation between Tal R and Karin Mamma Andersson comes easily. They don’t know each other very well, but their approaches to art show a mental connection, although at first glance there seems to be more differences than similarities between the two.
Svanesang (Swan Song) is the title of two parallel exhibitions shown at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen and Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm. It is a joint exhibition project between two of Scandinavia’s most acclaimed artists; Mamma Andersson and Tal R. The first part will open on August 24 in Copenhagen, the second part on August 30 in Stockholm. The exhibitions Svanesang consists of new paintings and works on paper. It is the first major presentation of Mamma Andersson in Denmark and the first gallery exhibition of Tal R in Stockholm.
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.
(In Swedish only)
Välkomna till en kväll med böcker och musik på Galleri Magnus Karlsson! Vi presenterar ett urval nya publikationer som Mamma Andersson och Jockum Nordström varit involverade i under året. Böcker och skivor kommer att finnas till försäljning med möjlighet att få dem signerade. Kl. 18.00 blir det livemusik med Mats Bergström och Svante Henryson, samt diktläsning av Gunnar Harding.
Tid: Tisdag 8 december kl. 17–19
Plats: Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm
From Press Release:
This exhibition will showcase the woodcut and its many functions and stylistic possibilities.
With varying degrees of popularity, the age-old woodcut technique has been in use since the sixteenth century, and there seems recently to be a renewed interest in this art form. Is there a connection between today’s digitized visual media and the woodcuts of yore?
From Press Release (in Swedish only):
Premiär för Dialogen den 7 oktober i Konstakademien – en serie samtal om konst- och arkitekturundervisning
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.
We are proud to participate in the third edition of Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen. The fair is focused on contemporary art from the leading galleries in the Nordic region. It showcases a selection of carefully selected and invited galleries and features an ambitious collateral programme of talks, performances and special projects.
In our stand (#19) we will present new works on paper by a selection of gallery artists. Please contact us for more information and visuals.
Welcome to Copenhagen!
We are pleased to present new works by Mamma Andersson, Anna Bjerger, Jens Fänge and Charlie Roberts in our stand (#C28) at Frieze New York.
It is our second year at Frieze New York and we are the only Swedish gallery represented in the main section of the fair.
Please contact the gallery for more information. To contact us during the fair, please e-mail or call +46 708 106 906.
New Opening Days
For the month of May, Stephen Friedman Gallery becomes Galerie de l‘Epoque, a fictional gallery founded in Paris in 1948. An immersive experience takes visitors back to a period environment evoking the aesthetic of an earlier era, presenting European twentieth century masters and classical contemporary artists from America, Europe, Japan and South America. Picasso, Schwitters and Klee sit comfortably with the likes of Isa Genzken, Jiro Takamatsu and Gego.
The exhibition will contain many of the best paintings from the museum's own collections, hung together with 14 Scandinavian contemporary artists. Besides works by famous Skagen painters like P. S.
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. On view at 519 and 525 West 19th Street in New York will be the artist’s latest body of paintings alongside two murals, made especially for this presentation.
In the exhibition HERE/NOW, Artipelag would like to take a stand for the physical meeting between artwork and the viewer. The title of the exhibition refers to artist Barnett Newman’s praised 1948 essay, The Sublime is Now. In the essay, Newman propagates the idea that the meeting between contemplator and artwork should be like a meeting between two people, wherein the relationship is based on a profound dialogue.
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.
Until the late 19th century, painters like Lotto, Holbein and Delacroix restricted themselves to drawing tapestry cartoons or including Oriental carpets in their pictures. Over the course of the 20th century, however, the European avant-garde revolutionized textile art and practice; artists began weaving their own rugs, inspired by works from earlier periods or drawing upon ethnic and geometric motifs.
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.
Works by: Richard Aldrich, Mamma Andersson, Helene Appel, Michael Bauer, Luca Bertolo, Joe Bradley, Peter Linde Busk, Pierpaolo Campanini, William Daniels, Avner Ben – Gal, Thomas Helbig, Merlin James, Rezi van Lankveld, Katy Moran, Marco Neri, Alessandro Pessoli, Tal R, Matthias Weischer
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Mamma Andersson. Andersson, born in 1962, paints complex compositions that bring together a variety of sources including Nordic figurative painting, folk art and contemporary iconography. She juxtaposes thick impasto and loosely washed areas to create dreamlike and expressive vistas yet also allows reality to enter her paintings in the form of the commonplace.
From Press Release (Swedish only):
New tendencies in figurative painting
Andreas Emenius (SE)
Jacob Kirkegaard (DK)
Devin Troy Strother (US)
Paco Pomet (US)
Mie Olise (DK)
Ida Kvetny (DK)
Theis Wendt (DK)
Bibi Katholm (DK)
Monique Prieto (US)
Christine Gray (US)
Frohawk Two Feathers (US)
Chris Natrop (US)
Per Hüttner (SE)
Troels Carlsen (DK)
Mamma Andersson (SE)
Mai Hofstad Gunnes (NO)
From Press Release (in Swedish):
En utställning curerad av Karin Mamma Andersson
Som betraktare kan en särskild glädje vara att få gå in i konstnärs bildvärld, och låta sig ryckas med av dess stämning. Ibland kan ett uttryck och ett formspråk vara så starkt och egenartat, att man börjar se verkligheten litet annorlunda, sedan man tagit del av det. Man har berikats.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to present Mamma Andersson’s sixth solo exhibition in the gallery; Dog Days. The exhibition presents a new series of paintings which has recently been shown at Museum Haus Esters, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to present Mamma Andersson’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. Mamma Andersson (b. 1962 in Luleå) lives and works in Stockholm. A comprehensive and much appreciated touring solo exhibition produced by Moderna Museet, Stockholm recently finished. The exhibition that consisted of forty paintings from recent years was showed at Moderna Museet last summer and after that at Helsingfors Konsthall in Finland and at Camden Arts Centre in London.
Museum Haus Esters
23 October 2011 - 5 February 2012