Tour around Stockholm: 'The Spiral and the Square' opening at Bonniers Konsthall, IASPIS, Moderna Museet, Biologiska Museet and a few gallery openings

Street banner announcing Bonniers Konsthall's 'The Spiral and the Square. Exercises in translatability' guest curated by Jochen Volz and Daniela Castro.

23 August: Opening of Bonniers Konsthall's exhibition with the participation of: Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain; Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg; Eugenio Dittborn; Öyvind Fahlström; Cao Guimãraes; Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster; Fredrik Ehlin, Andjeas Ejiksson & Oscar Mangione; Laura Lima; Arto Lindsay; Dora Longo Bahia; Renata Lucas; Raimundas Malašauskas & Marcos Lutyens; Cinthia Marcelle; Rodrigo Matheus; Cildo Meireles; João Modé; Fabio Morais; Rivane Neuenschwander; Natascha Sadr Haghighian; Rirkrit Tiravanija and Haegue Yang.

Above: Two chefs prepare Rivane Neuenschwander's Gastronomic Translations (2005/2011) in temporary tents located outside Bonniers Konsthall: "Gastronomic Translations (2005/2011) has its point of departure in a shopping list that the artist found in Frankfurt. She sent it to two chefs and invited them to prepare a banquet only using the ingredients on the list. On the opening day, Bonniers Konsthall’s visitors can taste the result". [from the Konsthall web].

Rivane Neuenschwander's Gastronomic Translations, 2005-2011, by Team Kungsholmen.

(Entrance) Rirkrit Tiravanija's Untitled 2011 (police police potato grease), 2011, "is a silkscreen-workshop in the entrance of the gallery, where visitors can have a personal and unique t-shirt printed by one of our gallery hosts. The prints are in different languages – but something seems to have gone wrong in the translation." [from the Konsthall web]

Rirkrit Tiravanija's Untitled 2011 (police police potato grease), 2011, in action during the opening evening.

General view of the first exhibition space with (left) Rodrigo Matheus' Nature of Construction (2011) and (right) Haegue Yang's No. 16, Circular Flat – Lotus Robe, 2010. Far back a wooden changing room for Laura Lima's 'Marra' (1996 and 2011) performers.

Haegue Yang, No. 16, Circular Flat – Lotus Robe, 2010: "is a work comprising three light sculptures; simple, white stands in metal, covered in feathers, fabric, cables and other materials." [from the Konsthall web]

Rodrigo Matheus, Nature of Construction (2011): his "works explore representation and perception in art and nature. In Nature of Construction (2011) a metal net is put up between the branches of a tree. This type of net is put up over windows in Brazil in order to stop children from falling out. The Landscape is a kind of diorama in which a landscape painting in the background is contrasted against the authentic, but in an art gallery unnaturally installed, branches and plans in the foreground." [from the Konsthall web]
(above) General view of the second exhibition space where most works were on view: (foreground) Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain's, SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS (2011) "is an adaption of a mysterious Latin palindrome, which can be written in a square and read from all directions. Detanico & Lain have created their own coded alphabet and written the palindrome with concrete slabs on the floor." [from the Konsthall web]. (Background) works by Öyvind Fahlström (left) and Eugenio Dittborn (right).

(above) "Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster’s Textorama (2011) has its basis in an exhibition she produced for the Hispanic Society of America in 2009-2010. Her exhibition related to the institution’s famous research library. The calligrammatic wall is an exploration and continuation of this library, with excerpts and quotations from canonical as well as unknown works of various languages."

"João Modé's 'Vanish' (2005) incense spirals have a short life cycle. Assembled in clusters, one spiral sets fire to another until only ashes remain." [from the Konsthall web]

Rivane Neuenschwander's "In 'First Love' (2005/2011), viewers can describe their first love to a police artist who creates a “facial composite” – an image that has travelled a long way from the original object of love." [from the Konsthall web]

(Foreground) Stage ready for Arto Lindsay's performance during the opening evening. (Background) "The artist duo Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain’s work is focused on language, and specifically typography. New Roman Times (2011) is a remodelling and reversal of the classic typeface Times New Roman." [from the Konsthall web]

24 August: IASPIS's corridor. Studio visits with Anna Sandgren, Priscila Fernandes, Helen Mirra and Job Ramos.

25 August: Former premises of Moderna Museet, currently hosting The Museum of Architecture.

Moderna Museet's 2004 Rafael Moneo extension with exhibitions on the museum's photography collection and a solo show of Klara Lidén.

25 August: (Below) An amazing discovery: the Biologiska Museet (Biological Museum) in Djurgården, a place that "contains collections of Scandinavian [stuffed!] mammals and birds in their natural habitats. Backgrounds for the dioramas [viewed from two levels] were painted by Bruno Liljefors, and the [1893] building was designed by Agi Lindegren, who used Norwegian medieval stave churches as a model." (from www.visitstockholm.com).

25 August: Opening of 'T-a-l-i-s-m-a-n-ic' exhibition of Lucie Fontaine at Fruit and Flower Deli Stockholm.
as well as several other galleries opening at the vibrant Hudiksvallsgatan:

Including the beautiful show 'Loch Ness, non-site' by Gerard Byrne at Galerie Nordenhake (+ and better images here). 

Below detail of his work 'Some gestalt forms surveyed, and organized into primary structures, on dates between 2001 – 2011' Site: Loch Ness, Scotland, 2001 - ongoing. Silver gelatin prints, wooden forms, linen lined vitrine.

(Below) Alba S. Enström “Through love and emotions…” opened at the young Crystal

(Below) and on the first floor, Andréhn-Schiptjenko hosted a solo show of Annika von Hausswolff.

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