Hausswolff, Wilson, Weegee
Annika von Hausswolff
Annika von Hausswolff, born in 1967, will be exhibiting a new installation consisting of photographs and everyday objects. The new work is based on a series of 11 photographs that she exhibited at the Venice Biennial, 2000. That series will also be shown for the first time in Sweden at this exhibition. Annika von Hausswolff is one of Sweden’s best-known younger artists and, in addition to the Venice Biennial, her work has been exhibited at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and the São Paulo Biennial.
Jane and Louise Wilson
Jane and Louise Wilson, born in 1967, live and work in London. The Wilsons, finalists for the 1999 year’s Turner Prize, are showing their latest work Las Vegas Graveyard Time. They are also presenting a selection of photographs from their output of the past few years. In their work, the Wilsons, who are twins, explore the relation between spatiality and power structures. Their works include Stasi City, which deals with the East German intelligence agency, and Parliament, which uses Britain’s government buildings as its subject matter.
Weegee (Usher Fellig, 1899-1968) took most of his unique photographs during the 30s and 40s, his most famous images showing scenes of crimes, suicides, and other catastrophes. Other wellknown photographs include couples in the darkness of the cinema, bathers at Coney Island, and society ladies arriving at a gala. His photographs show us a society with social divisions and injustices, criminal circles, and misfits. Weegee lived and worked as a press photographer in Manhattan, New York. In addition to his camera, his equipment included a customized car with a police radio and a darkroom. His importance as a source of inspiration for the younger generation of artists cannot be exaggerated. This is the first large-scale exhibition of Weegee’s work in Sweden, with 227 photographs, all printed by Weegee himself, on display at Magasin 3. The images have been selected by Sammlung Berinson in Berlin. This component of the exhibition is a co-production with Rupertinum in Salzburg and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford.