Category Archives: Sound Art

MONUMENT

On-going: 16th of June – 31st of July 2011, SOFT galleri (Oslo)

Couple of weeks ago I was rambling around the streets of Oslo. The rain was poring down and I wasn’t really in the mood for anything. All of a sudden I heard some lusty bird-sounds around me and for a moment it felt like I was back on that Amazon trip I did some years ago. I looked on all sides and in a window on my left I was fronted by a big “mountain-shaped” pile of second hand clothing.

“Monument” by Sidsel Palmstrøm

Photograph by Konsthopp

My interest and curiosity was roused and guided me further into a tiny-little gallery were I could take a better look at the “monument”. I stood there for a moment reflecting on the piece and as a general admirer of vintage clothing it really attracted me; it’s simplicity, the funky smell textile and the untold story behind each clothing. At the same time I wondered how or if it had something to do with the bird-sounds I’d heard outside. After a short but a nice chat with the gallerist I found out that the sounds were part of the installation and a way to grab people’s attention to the window, in a surprising but nice way.

And it worked, at least on me!

The gallery is closed in July but the exhibition can still be “heard” and viewed from outside the exhibition room.

Date: 16th of June – 31st of July 2011

Artist: Sidsel Palmstrøm

Place: SOFT galleri, Rådhusgaten 20, Oslo

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KONSTFACK DEGREE EXHIBITION (PART II)

On-going: 19th – 29th of May 2011, Konstfack (Stockholm)

They say time flies when you´re having fun. It´s hard to find more appropriate phrase to express the feeling at the Konstfack degree exhibition. We could spend days there.

Let´s have a look at more of our favorite work from this year´s exhibition.

“Intangible Embrace” by Sofia Ericsson

A glove by Yi Shen

“Den ondas blommor” by Kajsa Pil Christensen

By Yasar Aydin

By Jonas Wallinder

“Kaos och Ordning” by Sanne Rosenqvist

Photographs by Konsthopp

Don´t waste your time, the exhibition is on-going until 29th May!

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TV, GHOST AND NATURE

Vernissage: 5th of May 2011, Galleri Jonas Kleerup (Stockholm)

Yoshi Sodeoka is a multidisciplinary artist and musician. In “Tv, ghost and nature” the artist mixes fragments of images; snapshots of old screens, analogue TV, cheap software, randomly applied filters and screenshots. In this colorful exhibition, the audience can view random clips from old “b-horror movies”, combined with Sodeoka’s musical background as a former punk rocker.

Photograph by Konsthopp

Sodeoka grew up in Yokohama, Japan during the Cold War and the technology, which was modern at that time, was a constant source of inspiration for him. Over the past decade, his projects have been exhibited in some of the world most renowned galleries, festivals and museums. Yoshi Sodeoka currently lives and work in New York City.

Date: 5th of May – 5th of June 2011

Artist: Yoshi Sodeoka

Place: Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Jakobs Torg 3, Stockholm

Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12.00 – 18.00 ; Saturday -Sunday, 12.00 – 16.00

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MUSIC IN ART

Vernissage: 5th of May 2011, Milliken (Stockholm)

Hans Berg at work

Thursday night was packed with prominent openings. This was also the night of widely recognized artists. Our first destination was definitely a must see, the famous combination of Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg. Nathalie Djurberg is frequently accompanied by alternative, electronic music from composer Hans Berg and in this exhibition the audience had the opportunity to see the composer live were his music merged with Djurberg’s unique, humouristic videos.

One of Djurbergs´s videos

Photographs by Konsthopp

The exhibition was the opening of Miliken Gallery music festival with several upcoming events. The festival´s aim is to look at the influence of music in contemporary art, focusing on the vital Swedish art-scene were music and art frequently blend. The exhibitions present work by Christine Ödlund, Gul Amiral, Matti Kallioinen, Peter Geschwind, Andreas Nilsson, Hans Appelqvist and Fredrik Söderberg.

The exhibition is sponsored by Absolut Vodka and the crowded bar was met by delightful bartenders mixing delicious cocktails as professionals. Visitors were in good spirit, enjoying the night and Konsthopp is already excited about the next happening. The upcoming events are on the 7th, 20th and 27th of May 2011, from 18.00 to 20.00.

More photographs from Thursday night can be seen on facebook

Date: 5th of May – 18th of June 2011

Artists: Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg

Curator: Theo Ringborg

Place: Milliken Gallery, Luntmakargatan 78, Stockholm

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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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