Vernissage: 25th of August 2011, Christian Larsen (Stockholm)
“Farewell Eden” — the highlight of an overall great “opening” night.
In this exhibition the artist, Christian-Pontus Andersson, draws attention to himself and those he hold most deeply to his heart — his mother, father, former boyfriends — in companion with ravens, swans and lambs.
In my attempt to describe the “message” behind the exhibition more carefully, I have decided to lean on Sara Skoglund’s words:
We are reminded that everything we encounter is a fictitious alias — the sculptures are doll-like, the animals are lifeless fragments of lives that are no longer; the cold harsh surface of the metal instruments is in stark contrast and makes itself felt. Suddenly the weight being carried on the shoulders is embraced. Suddenly safety appears as an illusion. Suddenly, we see what it really is.
Photographs by Konsthopp
Christian-Pontus Andersson is known for his outstanding sculptural work and his creation of a new dynamic perspectives on sculpture as an artistic medium. The artist was born in 1977 and graduated from the ceramics and glass department of Konstfack. He has exhibited at the National museum in Stockholm and has participated in group exhibitions in Tokyo, München and Milan.
Date: 25th of August – 2nd of October 2011
Artist: Christian-Pontus Andersson
Place: Christian Larsen, Hudiksvallsgatan 8, 1st floor, Stockholm
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12.00 – 18.00 ; Saturday – Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00