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Constance Tenvik, 'Character Study 1' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'Character Study 7' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'Eternal Return' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'Food Rejecting Reft of Sleep Stern and Wretched Wild Disturbed' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'Gesamtkunst Mindmap' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'Gesamtkunst with Myself' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Screenshot of video. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Screenshot of video. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Screenshot of video. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Screenshot of video. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Screenshot of video. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, Gesamtkunst with Myself (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'The Understudy' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'The Understudy' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'There is Yearning and There is Death' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.
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Constance Tenvik, 'Vengence! Death! Death for Me Too!' (2017) Installation view. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.

Deathly misunderstandings in Constance Tenvik’s Gesamtkunst with Myself at LOYAL

, 14 June 2017

Constance Tenvik presented solo exhibition Gesamtkunst with Myself at Stockholm’s LOYAL which opened April 27 to June 3, 2017.

Constance Tenvik, ‘Gesamtkunst with Myself’ (2017). Video still. Courtesy the artist + LOYAL, Stockholm.

The installation re-enacts the medieval tale of Tristan and Isolde through sculptural objects, paintings sound and video, with “a cast of characters she plays herself in a schizophrenic structure.” Playing a director, a sailor, a hunter, a ship, the sky, a ghost and a lover from the past among other characters, Tenvik explores the ‘masked and unmasked.’

Plucking her own chosen themes that emerge from the storyline, she heightens the feelings that are kept hidden, and moments of reveal that cause ‘deathly misunderstandings.’**