• Untitled (Shirt #35), 2002/2021 © Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff

    Alternative Secrecy

    Written by Lina Aastrup

    Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff
    “Alternative Secrecy”
    Moderna Museet, Stockholm
    23.10.21 – 20.2.22

    Alternative Secrecy” is the much-anticipated exhibition with one of Sweden's most influential photographers, Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff. The exhibition at Moderna Museet Stockholm was initially supposed to be shown in spring 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. The exhibition spans over the past 30 years of her artistic practice that centres around recurring themes of surveillance, violence, patriarchal structures and the subconscious. “Alternative Secrecy” includes never before shown, newly created artworks that use found and archive photography as their starting point, as well as around one hundred works from her entire career. In addition, von Hausswolff has selected works by other artists from the Moderna Museet collection which will be shown as part of the exhibition and in dialogue with her own work.

    Alternative Secrecy” is curated by Anna Tellgren, curator of photography at Moderna Museet. Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff is represented by Andréhn-Schiptjenko.

    Oh Mother, What Have You Done #002, 2019 © Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff
    The Body of Anthropocene, 2020 © Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff
    Oh Mother, What Have You Done #011, 2019 © Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff
    An Oral Story of Economic Structures, 2012−13 © Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff
    Hey Buster! What Do You Know About Desire?, 1995 © Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff
    Försök att hålla ordning på tid och rum, 1997/2001 © Annika Elisabeth von Hausswolff
  • Erik Steffensen
    Oil on gelatine silver print

    Forest Walk

    Written by Lina Aastrup

    Forest Walk
    CFHill, Stockholm

    Long gone are the days when landscape painting was considered the most dreary and conservative theme in art. The massive impact of climate change on both humans, our immediate surroundings as well as the distant ice cap of Antarctica has spurred a renewed interest in nature and our existence as inseperable from it. Exhibitions celebrating our natural environment are in fact quite à la mode these days, and “Forest Walk” at CFHill is no exception.

    The curator, Michael Storåkers, has selected contemporary artists who focus on diverse aspects of the forest through photography, painting, sculpture and installation. The exhibition showcases scientific and economic to personal and spiritual perspectives with stunning work from Christine Ödlund, Carsten Höller, Johan Thurfjell, Goldin Senneby, Paloma Varga Weisz, Erik Steffensen and Per Bak Jensen to name a few. “Forest Walk” is a poetic art excursion with great catalogue texts that show a serious commitment to the topic that goes well beyond the pretty surface. 

    ”Forest Walk is, ultimately, a celebration of what is perhaps the most significant environment in our world. Once, it was a frightening place for a defenseless human to enter. Losing your way there could mean certain death by predator, starvation, or foul play. Today, we find ourselves having to face the fact that the forests are the only lungs around in our part of the universe, and that we’ll most likely share in whatever fate our actions end up determining for it. Art can help us approach these issues and grow wiser. ” - Michael Storåkers, curator

    Paloma Varga Weisz
    Bumpman on a tree trunk

    Christine Ödlund
    Plant pigment, oil and pencil on canvas

    Per Bak Jensen
    Afterland/ Evening Land
    C- print/ Mat Diasec Edition of 6
    Carsten Höller
    Double Mushroom Vitrine (Forty-eightfold)
    Cast polyurethane mushroom replicas in various sizes, acrylic paint, glass discs, metal pins, vitrine glass, powder-coated metal framework
    Christine Ödlund
    Fyra dimensioner av ett träsk / Swamp in four dimensions III
    Watercolour, plant pigment, pen and pencil on paper
  • Noémie Goudal
    Les Mécaniques - Tropiques III, 2020
    100 x 80 cm
    Edition 2 of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs
    Courtesy of the artist and Edel Assanti

    Frieze London

    Written by Lina Aastrup

    Frieze Art Fair
    October 14-17, 2021
    London, UK

    With over 160 Galleries at Frieze London and 130 at Frieze Masters the popular art fair is sure to entertain. Following last year’s hiatus due to you-know-what, both art fairs are returning to the Regent’s Park this October. The two events bring together galleries from 40 countries, presenting art across
    the ages, from ancient art and old masters to modern classics and the contemporary.

    Also present at the fair is The Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), an international charity advocating for a more sustainable art world. A suitable place to be considering the massive critic international art fairs have been getting the past years due to the high carbon footprint they create. In the Focus section of Frieze London, you can find one of my personal favourites working with landscapes and climate change, photographer Noémie Goudal, showing with Edel Assanti Gallery.

    Open all weekend in London’s Regent’s Park.