We are pleased to present Mette Björnberg’s fifth solo exhibition at Galleri Magnus Karlsson. Power Play presents new sculptures and objects in painted wood, textile and mixed media. The exhibition title recurs as the title for a series of nine wall objects, Power Play (no. 1–9), that centres around the female sex. The works have emerged as a reaction to current international politics and events, rather than from a personal story. Mette Björnberg reflects back on a picture of an old Polish woman from a demonstration for abortion rights that had a strong impact on her.
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.
We are pleased to present works of Anna Bjerger and Jockum Nordström at the 44th edition of the prestigious art fair FIAC. FIAC hosts a carefully balanced selection of leading international galleries in the iconic Grand Palais in Paris.
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!
– “Once in a Lifetime”, Talking Heads
A review of Maria Nordin’s current solo exhibition Follow the Line in Svenska Dagbladet by Joanna Persman (in Swedish only):
Maria Nordin, ”Follow the Line”
Ett särpräglat formspråk, både sprött och bestämt
Maria Nordin är en av de främsta akvarellisterna i sin generation. Hon väljer gärna stora format och låter vatten och pigment till synes leva sitt eget liv, medan hon kontrollerar dem med en mästerlig precision.
A review of Maria Nordin’s current solo exhibition Follow the Line in Dagens Nyheter by Sebastian Johans (in Swedish only):
Suveränt målade kroppar
Slängande hår blir en cirkel. En fladdrig skjorta förstärker axlarnas rektangel. En kropp lutar sig fram över en möbel och antyder en vass nittio graders triangel. Tre andra står på alla fyra och trycker krumt sina nackar mot en kub, som om de försökte imitera formen.
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
A review of Maria Nordin’s current solo exhibition Follow the Line in Omkonst by Susanna Slöör (in Swedish only):
Att följa sin linje
We are delighted to host a joint viewing of the exhibitions at three galleries in Konstakademin’s house. The artists themselves will be talking about their artworks.
The viewing starts at Magnus Karlsson Gallery at 2pm, where Maria Nordin will be giving a talk about her current exhibition Follow the Line. Following, John Scott will at 2.30pm present his work in the exhibition Om det där som natten upplyser at Galleri Gunnar Olsson. Lastly, Anders Widoff will at 3pm talk about his artworks in the collection show 1 at Björkholmen Gallery.
Ethics of Depiction: Landscape, Still Life, Human
Curated by Dick Goody
Featuring: Matthew Albanese, Greta Alfaro, David Allee, Jasper de Beijer, Amy Bennett, Julie Blackmon, Sharon Core, Roe Ethridge, Richard Finkelstein, April Gornik, David Hilliard, Alex Kanevsky, Patrick Lee, Richard Mosse, Michael Najjar, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Richard Renaldi, Becky Suss, Jörn Vanhöfen and Guido van der Werve.
+46 8 660 43 53
Fredsgatan 12 • S-111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
The gallery is currently closed for the summer. We open again on August 26 with the exhibition Monumentet / The Monument by Ulf Lundin.