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THAT’S A SECRET

In his latest performance “Man against a wall”, Elias Björn invited the public to sit down on a stool beside him (if they were interested) and see his penis, which had a flower placed in his urine tube. Beside that he stood leaning against the wall for about 30 minutes.

This is what Elias says about his artistic goals:

“With my masculinity interest I wish to broaden the discussion of what a male is and should be”

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Photograph taken by Alvaro Campo

Even though his most memorable moment as an artist is a secret, Elias Björn was kind enough to share with us his thoughts on our questions in Konshopp´s latest artist talk. To read the whole interview, click here

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“LA QUE SABé”

Closed: 17th of December 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)

When the baby was born there came some astrologers.

“We have seen her star rising and are here to give her our honour”

(Valeria Montti Colque)

Photographs by Konsthopp

I was looking through my photos last night and found some I’d taken at Valeria’s Montti Colque exhibition — LA QUE SABé — early last month. The exhibition was inspired by the poem “The Thunder, Perfect Mind, and as the poem it concerns the divine feminine nature.

For I am the first and the last.

I am the honored one and the scorned one.

I am the whore and the holy one.

I am the wife and the virgin.

I am the mother and the daughter.

I am the members of my mother.

I am the barren one

…….

For I am knowledge and ignorance.

I am shame and boldness.

I am shameless; I am ashamed.

I am strength and I am fear.

I am war!

(Taken from “The Thunder, Perfect Mind”)

I love the poem and I really much liked the exhibition so I hope the photographs give you a little taste of the night and inspires you on these dark & cold days (at least up in the North!). If it isn’t enough, check out additional photographs on our facebook profile or learn about the artist and her previous work here.

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Artist: Valeria Montti Colque

Date: 3rd of December – 17th of December 2011

Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm

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NEW WORK

On-going: 26th of August – 25th of September 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)

This weekend is the last to see “New work” by the American artists Amer Ellen Hochberg and Sharon Birzer. The exhibition feature feminine objects and famous female symbols, such as shoes collection, embroidered nightdresses, baby clothes and pear-shaped leaves.



Photographs by Konsthopp

The story that lies behind Ellen Hochberg´s installation is quite fascinating and apparently, she uses leaves as a metaphor for women. Or as the curator, Jean Ploteau descibes:

They are idealized leaves. They are archetypes, simplified to its ultimate form and sometimes it feels that we can see nothing but the venation of a leave and we face the bare sheet of paper where the lines are drawn. And it’s the same sign, a kind of signature that Ellen repeats obsessively, creating a grid, a screen, a shield of leaves. Yet, each leave, each bugle and curve, each twist and surface seems to carry the mark of time passing, a promise, maturity or a term/limit.

If you are devoted to fascinating stories or feminine objects, you should try this one out. To see more photos from the exhibition click here!

Date: 26th of August – 25th of September 2011

Artists: Ellen Hochberg and Sharon Birzer

Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm

Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00

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”THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE ANTI”

On-going: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)

Photograph by Konsthopp

The Berlin-based urban artist EMESS is now running a colourful exhibition at Candyland. The famous personalities of money, production, time, freedom and market are the artist main subject but his work are usually motivated by political questions. With a sense of humor and courage, EMESS draws attention to social and urban changes around the globe.

Alvaro Campo, the curator of the exhibition wrote:

EMESS sees no difference between the street or the gallery space, his work is designed to reach an audience and adapts itself to the situation.

The artist’s range of media goes from sculptural objects or large scale murals to woodcuts and delicate prints.
From our point of view; his work seem to be touched by constructivism, pop-art and Dada.

LAST CHANCE! We recommend everyone to take a stroll around Södermalm this weekend and check out EMESS unique exhibition at Candyland. The exhibition is running until next Sunday.

Date: 20th of May – 5th of June 2011

Artist: EMESS

Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm

Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00

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“DIRT MACHÉ“

Vernissage: 29th of April 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)

Logiiraz Ganbat, the artist of “Dirt Maché”, has been investigating Mongolia’s traditional technique of papier-mâché since 1991 but Ganbat is originally from Mongolia. This technique used to be applied for Buddhist sculptures but has been banned by the communist regime since the 20’s.

Through interviews with elderly monks has Logiiraz Ganbat been able to develope a technique that can be compared with the one that was used for hundreds of years ago. He works with both traditional Buddhist sculptures and experimental ones and for this exhibition he displays papier-mâché made of various natural material such as white pepper, hair, grass and red capsicum.

Photographs by Konsthopp

Candyland, the sweet-named gallery is a small and charming non-for profit art space located in Södermalm and is only opened on Saturdays and Sundays. An interesting alternative for an arty weekend!

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

Artist: Logiiraz Ganbat

Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm

Opening hours: Saturday – Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00

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