Stockholm Galleries March 2015

For most galleries, the beginning of a new month marks the opening of a new show. Radar Magazine has decided to start bringing you a selection of our favorite shows each month so you know what we think you should not miss! These are the shows we think stand out this month:

Lust for Life
Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Rachel Kneebone
26/2 – 11/4 2015
Galleri Andersson/Sandström

The exhibition creates a narrative of  cross-generational female artistry as well as an investigation into their generational differences/similarities. It features a balanced selection of works ranging from the radiant yet personal nature of Emin’s neon, the discrete sketch-like elegance of Bourgeois’ textiles and Kneebone’s heavy ceramics. The result is an unusually strong exhibition that stands out from the rest that Stockholm has to offer. I am at this moment ignorant of Kneebone’s personal ties to Emin and Bourgeois, but it would be interesting to know since the latter two collaborated before Bourgeois’ death. This reinforces inheritance and origin as a theme of the show, as Kneebone is the youngest.

“Galleri Andersson/Sandström is proud to present a unique group exhibition with three extraordinary artists, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin and Rachel Kneebone. Lust for Life is an exhibition which artists from different generations, place the human body in focus, primarily the female form, revealing not only its sensuality and vulnerability, but also strength and passion.”


Photo: Carl Henrik Tillberg, courtesy of Elastic Gallery and the artist.

A Wave Rose Toward You
Nadine Byrne
5/3- 18/4 2015
Elastic Gallery

Elastic brings us an exhibition with works by Nadine Byrne seemingly meditating on Rilke’s famous words turned into objects in the artist’s mind. It bridges the conceptual and the written and turns it into sculptural multidisciplinary poetry.

“A wave rose toward you in the past” is quoted from Rainer Maria Rilke’s First Elegy in Duino Elegies (1923). It is one of many translations from the German “es hob sich eine Woge heran im Vergangenen” […] Nadine Byrne establishes connections through the words of Rilke to create an embodiment of her inner world. For her first exhibition at Elastic Gallery she continues to explore alternative understandings of the world through the visual representation they imply.”


Up the Public Spirit
Klas Eriksson
5/3 – 11/4 2015
Christian Larsen

Klas Eriksson shows a series of deceivingly unpolished, abstract works on canvas. The artist borrows his energy, materials and methods from outside of the art world whilst avoiding to reintegrate the aesthetics of their origins in his works. Considering the smoke bombs and the canvas it feels paradoxal that so little of the energy is transformed onto the plane, but should perhaps be interpreted as conscious restraint. The accompanying poem/text by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen does little to further contextualize anything. The show stands out by its hypnotizing palette, unusual method and sober end result.


Article photo: Galleri Andersson/Sandström