kristina-jansson Kristina Jansson [solo-exhibition] at Andréhn-Schiptjenko, September 29 – November 4, 2016

Selbst Dort 

Kristina Jansson at Andréhn-Schiptjenko

September 29 – November 5 2016 

Andréhn-Schiptjenko has the pleasure to announce Kristina Jansson’s second solo-exhibition at the gallery. The opening will take place on Thursday September 29 between 5-8 pm.

Selbst Dort, oneself-over there, the self that is somewhere else:

For Kristina Jansson this expression summarises both her material and method. The title refers to how the importance of the narratives displayed in the paintings diminishes along with the work process. It becomes equalised with the materiality of the painting. This in spite of that the narrative constitutes both the conceptual and thematic engine in the process of creating the painting.

Kristina Jansson has consistently returned to the question of what she as a painter can create with a medium already so burdened, what does one actually do when creating a painted image. It is never only an image as it exists in a borderland between image and material. Maybe this aspect becomes more visible within our age. Nowadays we are so imprinted by the photographic image that a painting in a way always appears to be incomprehensible and strange from where it observes us.

The new works on display at the gallery touches on the images’ emblematic relationship to human undercurrents and desires, such as, money, power and lust. In a group of paintings some reminiscences of Pablo Escobar’s house are visible. One painting with the title Million Dollar Painting shows a fragment of an American hundred-dollar bill greatly enlarged. In proportion it corresponds to the surface of one million in hundred-dollar bills. Read more…

Selbst Dort  Kristina Jansson at Andréhn-Schiptjenko September 29 – November 5 2016  Andréhn-Schiptjenko has the pleasure to announce Kristina Jansson’s second solo-exhibition at the gallery. The opening will take place on Thursday September 29 between 5-8 pm. Selbst Dort, oneself-over there, the self that is somewhere else: For Kristina Jansson this expression summarises both her (Read more…)

Europa 2008 NANDIPHA MNTAMBO [group-exhibition] at Brooklyn Art Museum, New York, April 29 – September 18, 2016

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art connects the work of twenty-five contemporary artists with historical African masquerade, using play and provocation to invite viewers to think critically about their world and their place within it. By putting on a mask and becoming someone else, artists reveal hidden realities about society, including those of power, class, (Read more…)

JLC Gwangju JOSÉ LEÓN CERRILLO [group-exhibition] at Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, September 2 – November 6, 2016

Exhibition – The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?) In light of the art sphere’s focus on infrastructure in many parts of the world, in the treacherous terrains of existing public and private systems, art itself seems to be partly forgotten. At GB11, attention is directed to artworks and projects addressing the agency of art (Read more…)

nationalgalleryprague MATTS LEIDERSTAM [group-exhibition] at Shanghai Biennale, November 11, 2016 – March 12, 2017

11th Shanghai Biennale Why Not Ask Again? 11 November 2016 – 12 March 2017 The theme “WHY NOT ASK AGAIN?” Questions as pressure points ‘Why Not Ask Again?’ The theme of this biennale is both a demand and a query. It tells us to look beyond answers. This biennale will have done its work if (Read more…)

Tony Matelli Wanderlust TONY MATELLI [group-exhibition] at High Line Art, New York, April 21, 2016 – March, 2017

Wanderlust is a group exhibition that explores the themes of walking, journeys, and pilgrimages. Inspired by the High Line as an ambulatory space experienced most naturally in motion, Wanderlust extends the tradition of Conceptual art wherein the act of walking served as an inspiration for many artists who explored life both in the urban context and (Read more…)