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Editors’ Picks: Stockholm Art Week

Editors’ Picks: Stockholm Art Week

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An annual celebration of Stockholm’s vital art scene, Stockholm Art Week features art fairs, pop-up exhibits and special events put on by the city’s leading art institutions. Here’s the events you don’t want to miss:

April 27–30

Solenne Tadros. “PRE-EXODUS.”
Solenne Tadros. “PRE-EXODUS.”

VR experience and artist talk with Solenne Tadros at Stockholm University
Artist talk Thursday April 27, 18–20; VR experience 28–30 April
Accelerator, Frescativägen 26A, 114 18 Stockholm, Sweden

Jordanian Palistinian artist Solenne Tadros’ exhibit, PRE-EXODUS, will be on view at Accelerator from April 28–30. With a degree in Technology & Design, Tadros’ work focuses on the relationship between technology, art, and storytelling. PRE-EXODUS transforms the childhood bedroom of Leila Khouby Nimry, who fled her home in Palestine in 1948, into a VR exhibition. “My narrative-driven works reflect on current socio-political & environmental matters,” the artist explains. “It is when we lead with emotional intelligence that we can truly advance humankind through technology.” On April 27, curator Lina Aastrup, Tadros, and Stockholm University professor, Shahram Khosravi, will present and discuss the project.

Thursday April 28, 18–20

Matthias van Arkel
Photo courtesy of Matthias van Arkel.

Cocktails and Conversation with Matthias van Arkel at his studio
Thursday April 28, 18–20
Strandbergsgatan 51, 112 51 Stockholm

Cultbytes will lead a conversation with the artist. Matthias van Arkel (b. 1967) is a Swedish artist based in Stockholm and New York. Using silicon rubber as his medium van Arkel creates a three-dimensional surface where bare colors and strokes build up the image without a canvas or any supporting structure. This unique technical approach enables him to study the essence of painting as a space and a gesture, in an unprecedented way. There is no border where the creative act meets the physical substance; in van Arkel’s works, they become one.

Opening on Saturday April 30 2:00 PM–6:00 PM

“Annika Elisabeth Von Hausswolff.” The Hole is a Noun #9, 2020. Digital pigment print, diasec face mounted to matte acrylic with back mounting on aluminum; 76 x 100 cm.
“Annika Elisabeth Von Hausswolff.” The Hole is a Noun #9, 2020. Digital pigment print, diasec face mounted to matte acrylic with back mounting on aluminum; 76 x 100 cm.

Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff: The Pink Drill at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
30 April – 23 June 2022
31 Linnégatan Stockholm, Stockholms län, 114 47, Sweden

Prominent Swedish artist Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff will debut new work in the exhibition The Pink Drill at Andréhn-Schiptjenko. Pulled from her series, The Hole is a Noun, von Hausswolff’s photographs focus on presence, absence and the intentional creation of negative space. “It is a philosophical question of whether a hole really exists,” writes Andréhn-Schiptjenko on the exhibit. “That the word hole, as the title of the series states, belongs to the word class nouns is a way of pointing out the absurdity that something that may not exist can be included in a classification system.”

Exhibition Party on April 30 16.00–18.00

Constance Tenvik. “Artichoke Hearts.” 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
Constance Tenvik. “Artichoke Hearts.” 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

MORE IS MORE group exhibition at Nitty Gritty® Art in Store
Exhibition party takes place on April 30 from 16.00–18.00.
Krukmakargatan 24-26118 51 Stockholm, Sweden

This group exhibition features new work by 15 artists: Dimen Abdulla, Harry Anderson, Jemina Asp Zayed, Channa Bianca, Holly Biörklund, Nadine Byrne, Ferdinand Evaldsson, Louise Enhörning, Jenny Källman, Fatima Moallim, Militza Monteverde, Kasper Nordenström, Karl Patric Näsman, Ekaterina Pronina & Constance Tenvik. Refreshments will be provided by Spike Brewery. Music by Fritjof Drake.

RSVP here.

Guided tour on Sunday May 1 at 12:00 PM

Sven Xet Erixson. “Omslaget Till Humanitet.” 1933.
Sven Xet Erixson. “Omslaget Till Humanitet.” 1933.

Humanitet – konstens kraft I svåra tider at Sven-Harrys.
The exhibition is open 8 April – 11 September 2022. There will be a guided tour on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM.

Focusing on four popular 20th century artists—Vera Nilsson, Sven Xet Erixson, Bror Hjorth, and Albin Amelin—Humanitet highlights a 1933 folio publication of the same name. Created during the Great Depression and in response to Hitler’s rise to power, the folio speaks to the economic and political tumult of the time period. Sven-Harrys director, Dragana Kusoffsky Maksimović, explains the goal of the exhibition: “to demonstrate the power of art in helping us make sense of complex, troubling times. Through these sincere portrayals of our nations, which are executed with such vibrant joy and social pathos, and informed by such a strong egalitarian conviction, we hope to provide both powerful experiences and cause for further thought.”

Opens April 29

Kennedy Yanko. “Moving Weight.” Courtesy of CFHILL.
Kennedy Yanko. “Moving Weight.” Courtesy of CFHILL.

Moving Weight at CFHILL.
The exhibition is open from April 29 – May 22, 2022.
Västra Trädgårdsgatan 9, 111 53 Stockholm, Sweden.

Moving Weight will be Brooklyn-based artist Kennedy Yanko’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. A sculptor and installation artist, Yanko is known for her work with metal and what she describes as “paint skins”— or dried latex paint that retains malleability. Yanko describes her process: “I make a couple of different kinds of paint skins, a soft skin, which is paint by itself, has a porous, visceral quality to it. It has an acrylic base, so over time all the air comes out of it, it slumps, and adheres to the metal, making this beautiful lock and moment, emulating harmony, and inception.”

Opens April 28, 16–19

Hans Åkerlund. Courtesy of the artist.
Hans Åkerlund. Courtesy of the artist.

Portionsavund at SKF/Konstnärshuset
The exhibition is open from 28 April–28 May 2022
7 Smålandsgatan Stockholm, Stockholms län, 111 46, Sweden

This group show includes work by Hans Åkerlund, Gunnel Boman, Ida Persson, Maria Toll, and Petter Rhodiner. As explained by Stockholm Art Week: “The show plays with the notions of architecture, utopia, and broken perfection. Nothing is what it seems.”

Cultbytes is proud to be a press partner of Stockholm Art Week 2022.

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