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
In August 2016 under the title Svanesang (Swan Song), Gallery Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen presented a joint exhibition featuring two of the leading painters in the Nordic countries Mamma Andersson (b.1962) and Tal R (b. 1967). The exhibition’s two parts consisted of new paintings and gouaches that were shown simultaneously in the two galleries in Copenhagen and Stockholm.
With Svanesang Mamma Andersson and Tal R entered their first real artistic collaboration. The exhibition came into being after a yearlong visual dialogue between the two, in which they had exchanged motives and sent photographic material to each other. In the exhibition it eventually became apparent how the motives recurred in both artist’s works and how the inspiration had waved back and forth between them in an enriching interaction. Inspiration was never put on a pedestal, as the two artists allowed themselves to manipulate each other’s pictorial universe, focus again and thus take ownership of the material themselves. The works stand as unique, artistic statements from Mamma Andersson and Tal R, and furthermore as illustrated by the book, they simultaneously testify to a form of conversation or ’pictorial dance.’
Svanesang features a text by Synne Rifbjerg based on four conversations with the two artists. The book is designed by Patric Leo and published by Buchhandlung Walther König.
On this occasion Mamma Andersson and Tal R have each done a linocut in five different color combinations, each signed and numbered in an edition of 12. At CHART it will be possible to acquire a signed copy of the book including a portfolio with a linocut of each artist at the price of 1.700 euro/12.500 DKK. A signed copy of the book alone can be acquired for 40 euro/300 DKK during this event.
Both artists will be signing books at 4 PM, Saturday at Gallery Magnus Karlsson’s booth #19.