February 9, 2008

Ich bin die Ecke aller Raume


Annika von Hausswolff

February 9 – June 8, 2008

Curators: Tessa Praun, David Neuman

This spring Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall has the great pleasure of showing a wide selection of work by Annika von Hausswolff, an artist whom Magasin 3 has supported for many years. Contradictory feelings of unease and curiosity evoked by her macabre stories and glimpses of the unexpected in the everyday have been characteristic of von Hausswolff’s work since the 1990’s. In her carefully composed photographs the human body is often physically present or tangible in the traces left behind: naked, abandoned bodies in picturesque landscapes, covered, lifeless bodies, children with chainsaws, or the reminders of human presence in the form of dust bunnies, empty chairs and discarded shirts. Using well-known motifs and art historical references Annika von Hausswolff’s work exists on the border between the documentary and the staged. In the last few years her world of images has increasingly taken physical shape in the exhibition space through the use of objects and props.

This exhibition includes over 50 of von Hausswolff’s works, all from Magasin 3’s collection, as well as a large-scale installation specially created for the space.

Artist’s book:

In April a comprehensive publication on Annika von Hausswolff will be published for which the artist has personally documented the exhibition process at Magasin 3. The book will also include a catalogue raisonné section comprehensively listing and illustrating all of von Hausswolff’s work to date.

About the artist:

Annika von Hausswolff was born in 1967 and lives and works in Gothenburg. Since the 1990’s she has had many solo exhibitions and been included in group shows at institutions such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de Ville de Paris, the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst in Copenhagen, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and Fotomuseum in Winterthur. For the 1999 Venice Biennale Annika von Hausswolff represented Sweden at the Nordic Pavilion. Her work has previously been shown at Magasin 3 as part of the group exhibitions Weegee, Jane & Louise Wilson & Annika von Hausswolff (2000), Extension (2002) and most recently in Works from the Collection of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthalls samling (2005).

For press inquiries please contact:

Tove Schalin, exhibition coordinator: schalin@magasin3.com, +46 8 545 680 44