May 15th, 2012 §
24 May – 14 July – Opening 24 May 17-21
Aids-3D (Daniel keller & Nik Kosmas) – Bigert & Bergström – Timothy Crisp – John Duncan – Öyvind Fahlström – Johanna Gustafsson Fürst – CM von Hausswolff – Sten Hanson – Jan Håfström – Stina Stigell – Johan Strandahl – Andy Warhol
In 1798, Thomas Robert Malthus’s “An Essay on the Principle of Population” is published, which later became a key to Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s development of the theory of the natural selection.
In 1972, the report “The Limits to Growth”, commissioned by The Club of Rome and produced by the world’s leading future analysts is presented. Questions of growth, limited natural resources and environmental issues are put in focus for the first time.
In 1970-71 Öyvind Fahlström describes his Monopoly game as a political psychodrama where the observer gets involved in different choices and strategies. Fahlström establishes that the world is constantly changing, as a tree in the passage of seasons.
Öyvind Fahlström’s Monopoly game “World Trade Monopoly” (1971) constitutes the central piece in the exhibition. Through this piece, questions regarding the connection between the realpolitik discourse and the individual terms on society’s game plan are addressed. All pieces in the exhibition reflect on the rules and norms that form our reality in a continuous flow.
In 2012, Munch’s ”The Scream” is sold at Sotheby’s for 117 million dollars as the most expensive work ever sold at auction. Maybe proof that the market still works? At the same time The Club of Rome publishes a new report with the title: 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years.
In 2018 it is more apparent ever before that humanity’s adaptation to the limitations of the planet is moving too slow. The American economy stagnates while Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa constitutes the great booming economies.
In 2024, three billion people are still living under the poverty line, and China appears as the only state with enough capacity to turn the development.
In 2042, the global population reached its high due to reduced fertility in the metropolitan areas and levels off.
In 2052, carbon dioxide has increased to a level in the atmosphere that raises the global mean temperature with by 2 degrees; creating uncontrollable climate changes.
March 17th, 2012 §
March 11th, 2012 §
17.3 – 8.4 2012
Opening 17.3 at 1-4pm
During von Hausswolff’s career there has been some confusion amongst the audience concerning what he’s actually doing – what his work is about. In this exhibition the gallery will diffuse this clogged field of activity and show a variety of works by the artist.
Some know about his sound work. This could be experienced at Moderna Museet a few weeks ago with the much appreciated large installation freq_out or in Electronic Voice Phenomena works in Graz (Steirisches Herbst), Lopud (TBA21) or Venice (Guggenheim Museum/A.N.E.). His latest CD, 800 000 Seconds in Harar (Touch, London), showed another side of his sound art and was highly rated in the music press internationally. The 13 channel audio art piece Spiriport will be show in this show.
Others are familiar with his “red” series of photographs and installations, where the artist focuses on wasted architecture and problematic sites by simply enlighten the areas with red spotlights. This resulted in the book RED 1999-2010 released by the gallery in 2010. The latest project – Red Domestic Death – pictures a ruined house in Western Sahara destroyed by Morroccan fighter planes in early 2010, and will be included in this show.
Three other works will also be shown:
a) In 1998 von Hausswolff launched his “social area” projects and the resulted in the sculptural Thinner- and Low Frequency Bar (Momentum, Moss). A series of bars and lounges has then been realized: Ether Bar (Kiasma, Helsinki), Meths Bar (Beaconsfield, London) and Glue Lounge (Centre Genevois de Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva). In 2010 he constructed a Cobra Venom Bar (Darb 1718, Cairo) and it was included in the freq_out installation in Stockholm – it will be exhibited at the gallery in its latest phase.
b) During the years von Hausswolff has been investigating other peoples various activities and has included this in his work. A few years ago he did an exhibition at the gallery called Adoptations (Tu Est L’Autre) where a group of new artists where introduced – artists that never knew there were artists. The artist is now working on the second exhibition, Adoptations II (Posse Est), and the gallery is now presenting a series of images from this work in progress: Laura Lee Burroughs.
c) von Hausswolff will also, hesitantly, show a series of paintings on paper called Majdanek (1989).
October 15th, 2011 §
October 2nd, 2011 §
11.09.11: Official Inauguration of the Moscow Embassy
In conjunction with the 5th International Moscow Biennial, the official inauguration of the embassy of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland for Moscow takes place at Artplay Design Center, 10 Nizhnaya Syromyatnicheskaya, 105120 Moscow at 19.00 on September 22, 2011
His Excellency Adrian Notz, Ambassador of KREV for Zurich; His Excellency Vladimir Igoshin, Ambassador of KREV for Kaliningrad; Her Excellency Ruth Addison, Ambassador of KREV for Moscow (to be confirmed…)
National Hymn by Balalaika Orchestra
National Hymn by legendary Membranoids
KMW Michael I will be present.
Toast with National drink. National Drink for Everybody.