Monthly Archives: April 2011

“DE GAMLA GREKISKORNA”

Vernissage: 29th of April 2011, ID:I (Stockholm)

“De gamla Greckiskorna” by Christian Sandell is the name of a new exhibition in gallery ID:I. The enjoyable title means “The Old Greek Woman”.

There is a fascinating story which lies behind the art work. The artist´s father is from Greece and Christian Sandell obviously has strong connection to his “fatherland”. In ancient Greece, widows usually wore black after the death of their husbands and some of them did it for the rest of their lives. There’s even a verb in Greek which means to ‘dress in black’, describing the old custom. According to the artist, his Greek grandmother lost her husband but rejected the old custom while grieving. Her sister however, was always wearing black.

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The installation represent three Greek women dressed in black, one of them appearing to be dead. The “faces” reflects the artist´s passion for old cameras.

The artist is also showing two of his earlier art works made in 1999. “I was cleaning at my studio the other day and found these two. I thought they fitted perfectly to this exhibition,” says the friendly artist.

Date: 29th of April – 15th of May 2011

Artist: Christian Sandell

Place: ID:I galleri, Tjärhovsgatan 19, Stockholm

Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00

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BUFFÉ

Vernissage: 27th of April 2011, Galleri KORN (Stockholm)

An exhibition called “Buffé” is now running in this tiny gallery at Hornstull. Viktor Byhr, a Göteborg’s-based artist is renting out a space and showing his work at Galleri Korn for the next two weeks.  The title of the exhibition describes, according to the artist, the art work as a “little mix of everything”. Lot of the things that are used in the art work is trash, picked up by the artist both on the street and in the forest.

The atmosphere was friendly and a breeze of positive vibe was felt by the work and the artist, even though some of the art work seemed to have a more serious undertone were the “hot topic” of environmental issues was clearly one of the focal point.

“Buffé” is worth checking out, if not for buying an art work than just for looking around and having a nice chat with the artist.

As stated by the artist´s blog, he is having an extra vernissage and a birthday party at Galleri Korn tomorrow, 29th of April from 18.00. Everybody is welcome.

Happy birthday Viktor Byhr!

Photographs by Konsthopp

Vernissage: 27th of April 2011

Artist: Viktor Byhr

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12.30 – ca. 18.00

On-going until 11th of May 2011

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ARTIST BOOKS

Vernissage: 26th of April 2011, Grafiska Sällskapet (Stockholm)

“Artist books” is a group exhibition by students (master year one) at Konstfack and is located at a gallery that is run by Grafiska Sällskapet.

Konsthopp passed by the opening on Tuesday afternoon were the energy was vibrant and the place crowded.

At the same gallery there is also another exhibition going on by Cathrine Johansson, which is running until the 4th of May. Konsthopp has a soft spot for her work so if you are wandering around Slussen we highly recommend you to take a side turn from Götgatan and check out both of these exhibitions.

Photographs by Konsthopp

Artist: Various

Date: 26th of April – 3rd of May 2011

Place: Grafiska Sällskapet, Hornsgatan 6, Stockholm

Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 12.00 – 18.00 ; Friday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00


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UNFINISHED ANALOGIES

Vernissage: 23rd of April 2011, Konsthall C (Stockholm)

An exhibition that according to the curator Jacquelyn Davis hopes to provide an entry point into how new policy changes within the EU alter the relationship between the art school, art student and international students.

Artist contributors were given the opportunity to create new work as a response and /or critique to provide solutions, navigational insight or perspective and arise questions about the international student’s changing role in Sweden’s art school settings.

Photographs by Konsthopp

Konsthall C is a dynamic, non-profit art organisation and exhibition space. The upcoming programme is quite promising, including couple of artists talks and curators in conversation. This exhibition, “unfinished analogies” will be ongoing until the 8th of May 2011.

Vernissage: 23rd of April 2011

Time: 14.00 – 16.00

Artists: Various

Curator: Jacquelyn Davis (with the assistance of Christine Antaya)

Place: Konsthall C, Cigarrvägen 14, Farsta (Stockholm)

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ART IS …

Can you play four instruments at the same time? I know I can’t.

Photograph by Konsthopp

This guy attracted plenty of people by playing popular hits from the 80´s under the sun at Götgatan in Stockholm yesterday.

Instruments: Glockenspiel, drums, keybord and accordian.

Well done mate, keep on going.

Weather condition: Sunshine.

Happy summer everyone!

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ARTIST TALK AND INTERACTIVE MINGLING

Konsthopp is proud to present the first “artist talk”. Victor Hugo Montdragon is a Mexican artist, living and working in Stockholm. He works mainly with multimedia and describes his style as neo-pop contrasting different symbols. He advices those who want to turn creativity into reality:

to get inside of production, experiment a lot, create productive and creative relations. And of course economical stability.

“Artist talk” is the latest addition to the blog and contains interviews and presentation of contemporary artists. Read the interview with Victor and see examples of his recent work here.

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VIN, VÄNNER, VERNISSAGE

Vernissage: 18th of April 2011, Art Concept Store (Stockholm)

An exhibition is taking place right now in Art Concept Store with a vernissage every day from 18th – 21st of April. This is a group exhibition by four emerging artists; Andrea Malmsten, Karin Gellerstig, Claudia Suraga and Sanna Karlsson. Their artwork vary in style, technique, theme and approach and are for sale on the spot.

 Collages by Andrea Malmsten

Konsthopp particularly liked Karin Gellerstig paintings, labeled with the riming theme “nuns with guns.”

 Paintings by Karin Gellerstig

The little artist-run gallery have a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

We encourage those who have errands around Södermalm to hop in, have a glass of wine and a little chat with the easy-going artists.  At the same time, aesthetes can pick their favourite and buy a piece of art for reasonable price.

Vernissage: 18th – 21st of April 2011

Time: 15.00 – 22.00

Artists: Andrea Malmsten, Karin Gellerstig, Claudia Suraga and Sanna Karlsson.

Place: Artist Concept Store, Åsögatan 148, Stockholm


Photographs by Konsthopp

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