August 27, 2005

Here Comes The Sun

HERE COMES THE SUN

Pilar Albarracín, Francis Alÿs, Ghada Amer, Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Avital Geva, Rivane Neuenschwander, Tobias Rehberger, Jeroen/Willem de Rijke/de Rooij

August 27 – December 11, 2005

Curators: Daniel Birnbaum, Rosa Martìnez, Jerôme Sans, Sarit Shapira

Here Comes the Sun is an exhibition on cosmology, time, and our most prominent celestial body. Today we continually encounter the technologies of the digital age, and concepts such as time, space, movement, and speed are experienced in new ways. Many artists today work with various aspects of time and its passage. This was the point of departure for the exhibition Here Comes the Sun and the selection of the ten participating artists.

The exhibition will occupy all of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall with a wide array of works. Among these is Rivane Neuenschwander’s installation visualizing the passage of time with the help of water drops; Olafur Eliasson’s model of a house based on how the sun’s rays fall on the Swedish capital, which is a component in his installation Stockholm Solar Lab; Tobias Rehberger’s Seven Ends of the World, featuring 222 hand-blown glass lamps that correspond in real time to the light in various parts of the world; a film by Tacita Dean central to her work in which she tracks a solar eclipse, following the course of events before, during, and after; and a living eco-system in a fish pond by Avital Geva, whose concern is with nature and time.

This is a unique opportunity to see a prominent group exhibition comprising some of the most fascinating artists of our time. And that the exhibition has been put together by such a colorful and strong group of curators adds to the excitement.

David Neuman, director, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.

Daniel Birnbaum (Sweden/Germany), Rosa Martínez (Spain), Jérôme Sans (France), and Sarit Shapira (Israel), four of the world’s most prominent curators, have developed Here Comes the Sun together as their first exhibition for Magasin 3, where they have been associate curators since June 2004.

Artist talk:

On August 24th at 6 pm, a conversation between Rosa Martínez and Daniel Birnbaum will be held at the Konstakademien (The Royal Swedish Academy of Art) at Fredsgatan 12 in Stockholm.

Publication:

A generously illustrated catalogue in two parts co-written by the curators will be published to accompany the exhibition.

About the artists:

Pilar Albarracín is born in 1968 in Sevilla, Spain. She lives and works in Madrid.

Francis Alÿs is born in 1959 in Antwerp, Belgium. He lives and works in Mexico City.

Ghada Amer was born in 1963 in Cairo, Egypt and lives and works in New York.

Tacita Dean was born in 1956 in Cantebury, England. She lives and works in Berlin and London.

Olafur Eliasson is born in 1967 in Copenhagen. He lives and works in Berlin.

Avital Geva is born in 1941, lives and works in Ein Shemer, Israel.

Rivane Neuenschwander born in 1967 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where she lives and works.

Tobias Rehberger is born in 1966 in Esslingen/Neckar, Germany. He lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.

Jeroen de Rijke is born in 1970 in Brouwershaven, Netherlands. Willem de Rooij is born in 1969 in Beverwijk, Netherlands. Both live and work in Amsterdam.

For press inquiries please contact:

Sannah Söderman, koordinator: soderman@magasin3.com, 08-545 680 40

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