Up in the Air

Tom Friedman
February 5 - June 6, 2010
Curator: Richard Julin

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is proud to present Tom Friedman’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Over the past year the artist has been working on a new piece, Up in the Air, for the exhibition at Magasin 3, an enormous installation that summarizes Friedman’s work and his artistic perspective on contemporary reality. In this comprehensive exhibition we are also presenting key works from the breadth of his varied production up to the present day. Tom Friedman is an inquiring artist who follows his own precise logic and creates astonishing objects out of everyday materials. Like an alchemist he extracts the essentials of a thing and then proceeds to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. Friedman encourages us to question how we see and what we consider to be real. An artistic sensibility that is at once serious, playful and profound. Curator Richard Julin says:

”Friedman attempts to understand the world through his work, and every new artwork represents an act of discovery. He hopes to create a space for us viewers to slow down, room to explore thoughts that we have not had previously.”