Constance Tenvik presented solo exhibition Gesamtkunst with Myself at Stockholm’s LOYAL which opened April 27 to June 3, 2017.
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.’**
As an example, Iinatti is involved in both music and art-based projects and is part of two Stockholm collectives; Yoga Centre and Evolver. He also recently participated in a screening for Episode 4: Bathroom, curated by Memory participants Kulbokatie & Gaweda at Münchenstein’s Oslo10,and dispersed across other projects including Hornig and Paul Barsch’s New Scenario online platform’s Body Holesexhibition.
Zoe Barcza is present solo exhibition, Texas Liquid Smoke at Stockholm’s Loyal Gallery, opening May 26 and running July 2.
The press release, written by Toronto-based writer, Sasha Chapin, tells of a story, or a series of tiny chronicles, perhaps, about Zoe, the protagonist, who finds a special egg. She nurtures the egg, explaining to it why it doesn’t have any corners or holes or angles as a body, instead just a flat surface: “Then, on the tenth day, she made the egg into an omelette.”
Other than Chapin’s story there is no other information to accompany the show, although we may speculate that it has at its core thoughts an inherent violence in the transformation of making and being unmade” What didn’t make it into being a life, and what becomes of something when it dies?
“I will think of you, as I scrape the bits of you off the bottom of the sink.”
The Nordic event, founded in 2006 and curated by Stephanie Hessler, has temporarily moved from its usual Liljevalchs konsthallto the rooftop of the Swedish capital’s first shopping mall, happening during Stockholm Art Week, April 19 to 24.
In Loyal’s space, Stecklow will present four collages, one for each week of the exhibition. Every one will be in the space, on the four walls and will have a lid over the front of it until its week arrives and it is ready to be the only one showing.
The four walls and collages (or clocks) are “talking to” a childhood memory, “imported from London”, according to the press release, which sits in the middle of the room and is a sculpture of a clock based on the model used in the on-stage dramatization of Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials.
It will slowly turn and occasionally meet the wall collages when they don’t have their fronts on, which, the press release also tells us have tiny windows made of see-through sticky fly tape.
There’s little information on this particular exhibition, except that a previous exhibition by Kokoska at Paris’ Galerie Valentin,titled Poison IV,presented a kind of “total environment” within a reconstruction of a “three-dimensional image”.