What Exhibitions To See

To light up the dark season that lies ahead, we have listed some of the most exciting and entertaining cultural experiences this autumn has to offer. Here’s our pick of exhibitions not to miss this season.

On The Tip Of My Tounge
Magasin 3, Stockholm
September 13 – December 8, 2013

– With this project we aim to trigger situations and experiences that linger as if “just out of reach,” to generate encounters that keep growing – in thought and through conversation – long after each initial encounter, says curators Richard Julin and Tessa Praun on their exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue.

Besides an exhibition in the more traditional sense, On the Tip of My Tongue also includes a series of events and unique projects. It began with Miranda July’s project We Think Alone on July 1, where the artist curated emails on specific themes sent out every Monday through November 11. As a part of the exhibition, Magasin 3 also presented Stina Nordenstam’s sound installation Tänk dig en människa, at Way Out West festival in Gothenburg in the beginning August. During the autumn, On the Tip of My Tongue continues with an actual exhibition at Magasin 3 in Stockholm, with works by amongst others Pierre Bismuth, Tamara Henderson, Tino Sehgal, and Danh Vo on display.

Gerhard Richter – Eisberg, 1982. Photo by Toni Ott
Gerhard Richter – Eisberg, 1982. Photo by Toni Ott

Lousiana, Humlebaek
September 26 – February 2, 2014

Louisiana’s autumn exhibition ARCTIC is an expedition to the intriguing areas around the North Pole. The history of our fascination with the Arctic regions is full of highly dramatic and tragic expedition stories, hearsay, and fantasies. Mythical and magical, it has inspired both poets and visual artists to create more or less imaginative visions of destruction and utopias. The North Pole is a place of historic, political, and scientific significance, surrounded by enchanting sagas. With a wide range of objects and images on display, the exhibition ARCTIC stages an evocative examination of a region that has fascinated and appalled us for more than two centuries. Classic romantic images, contemporary paintings, literature, and sounds, as well as authentic expedition photos, scientific specimens, and dioramas all accounts for the many ideas, imaginings, dreams, and visions we’ve had about the Northern wasteland.

Lena Cronqvist – Self portrait with mirrors and mitten, 2006. Self portrait with red and orange glove puppet, 2006. Photo by Mattias Lindbäck
Lena Cronqvist – Self portrait with mirrors and mitten, 2006. Self portrait with red and orange glove puppet, 2006. Photo by Mattias Lindbäck

Lena Cronqvist
Liljevalchs, Stockholm
October 12 – January 5, 2014

With her intimate, imaginative, and slightly unsettling artistic universe, Lena Cronqvist is considered one of Sweden’s most prominent painters. Engaging the power of painting as a medium, Lena Cronqvist’s works are visually striking and deeply personal, often surrounding the themes of motherhood and infancy. This autumn will see the opening of an extensive solo exhibition with Lena Cronqvist’s works at Liljevalchs in Stockholm. About a hundred paintings and thirty sculptures will be on view, most of them ranging from 1998 up to the present day, and some of them shown to the public for the first time. In connection to the exhibition, Stockholms Stadsteater and Marionetteatern will also perform the play Flickorna, inspired by the works of Lena Cronqvist.

Philippe Parreno – Anywhere, Anywhere Out Of The World
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
October 23 – January 12, 2014

This autumn, internationally eminent artist Philippe Parreno will radically transform Palais de Tokyo in Paris. In response to an invitation where he has been given carte blanche, the artist will devise an all embracing exhibition driven by his dialogue with architecture. In his artistic practice, Philippe Parreno employs a diversity of media, including film, sculpture, performance, drawing, and text. Throughout his career, he’s also worked with the exhibition as a medium, examining and redefining the ways in which we experience exhibitions. The show at Palais de Tokyo has been conceived in collaboration with set designer Randall Peacock and sound designer Nicolas Becker, and will be presented as a mise-en-scène of works, through which the visitor will be guided by a spectral orchestration of sound, image and performance. The exhibition will offer a journey through Parreno’s works, old and new, side by side with works by Douglas Gordon, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, and Tino Sehgal.

Christopher Wool.
Christopher Wool.

Christofer Wool
Guggenheim, New York
October 25 – January 22, 2014

At the heart of Christopher Wool’s artistic practice is the question of how a picture can be conceived, realized, and experienced today. Engaging the complexities of painting as a medium, he uses rollers, spray guns, stencils, rags, and solvents, to create expressively abstract, largely monochrome paintings, thick with cultural and artistic references. Throughout his career, he’s also worked with word paintings, where big, black stenciled letters says things like Cats In Bags Bags In River or Float Like Butterfly Sting Like Bee. This autumn, Guggenheim in New York will hold the most comprehensive examination to date of Christopher Wool’s career, spanning over three decades. The retrospective exhibitionwill fill the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda, as well as an adjacent gallery with a rich selection of Wool’s paintings, photographs, and works on paper.