October 23, 2015

III in 3: a new series of films on art as inspiration. Guest #2: Roy Andersson.

We at Magasin III believe that art has the ability to challenge and inspire people and society. In everything we do we strive to give our visitors a discovery: about art, him- or herself, or our times.

Creators in the fields of film, music, dance, architecture, literature, fashion and design are constantly inspired by each other. In our new series of short films III in 3, which refers to Magasin III as the location and the length of the films, we talk about art with invited guests.

The second invited guest is film director Roy Andersson who considers the role of art, how it effects him as a director and as a person. Together with one of Magasin III’s curators, Tessa Praun, he explores the current exhibition Markus Schinwald, which contains elements of film, fashion and psychology.

The first guest on III in 3 was experimental fashion designer Bea Szenfeld. A new film with a new guest, taking place in Like A Prayer, will be released shortly.

See the film with Roy Andersson. (In Swedish)

For press enquiries please contact:

Jennifer Lindblad
Communications Manager
Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art
+46 (0) 72 549 05 47


Tessa Praun: Hi Roy, welcome to Magasin III! We’re glad to have you here.

Roy Andersson: Thank you. I’ve never been here before. Exciting to finally be here!

TP: Even better! So what do you know about the artist Markus Schinwald whose work we’re looking at today?

RA: I must be honest, there is no reason not to be- I don’t know that much about him, actually.

TP: Shall we go in and have a look?

RA: Let’s see who this man is… Open, Sesame!

TP: Exciting.

RA: In here, I assume? Here? No, can’t be. Yes here is something, can I open it?

TP: Wanna have a look?

RA: Wow!

TP: The artist buys lithographs from the 1800s and scans them into the computer. Then he makes changes and copies the details… and calls them prostheses.

RA: I feel like she’s not even aware of the fact that she become a victim of this provocation. She is so preoccupied with herself. By her time and class, who took for granted they would be waited on by the lower class. This artist makes a powerful statement here. With some justification, actually – this class is responsible for two damn world wars.

RA:  This is a very special place… Oh this room was very nice! Amazing, it’s like a reminder of ourselves. Our behaviors, how we relate to different things. I don’t think the older generations looked at these topics. It was probably not interesting or important enough. This kind of art belongs probably to the modern times, exploring humanity in this way.

RA: If I press here, it will come out there. Children would love this!

RA: An exhibition like this makes me feel the inexhaustibility of existence. I believe that if you engage in artistic expression, you have a huge responsibility. You create something, through which people understand the world around them. That’s what I call responsibility!

TP: That rests heavy on your shoulders, yeah?

RA: Yes, it absolutely does.