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Gabriel Lester

October 2005

Versatile Dutch artist Gabriel Lester exposes yet another facet of his taste for mysteriously ambiguous narratives in his first show at Natalia Goldin Gallery. What could be considered one large site-specific installation, much like works he… READ ON

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Turkish Delight

The Istanbul Biennial

September 2005 ISTANBUL

Despite the qualms brought on by an e-mail query—“How many biennials are you going to this September?”—the decision to trek to Istanbul was a fairly easy one. With smart curators Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun in charge of the seven … READ ON

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Swedish Dish

“Here Comes the Sun”

September 2005 STOCKHOLM

The autumn art season in Stockholm traditionally begins with an opening at Magasin 3, the privately owned kunsthalle/museum situated among the expansive warehouses near the city’s docks—an event that is always enthusiastically anticipated… READ ON

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Jurgen Bey, Marti Guixé, Anna Koch, and Stina Nordenstam

July 2005

The idea behind the summer exhibition in the project space at Magasin 3 was not to invite artists; instead, designers Jurgen Bey and Marti Guixé, dancer/choreographer Anna Koch, and musician Stina Nordenstam were invited to put together an… READ ON

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Gunnel Wåhlstrand

March 2005

Gunnel Wåhlstrand's first solo exhibition at Galleri Andréhn-Schiptjenko inevitably calls Gerhard Richter to mind. Like Richter, Gunnel Wåhlstrand bases his imagery on old photographs, and uses a naturalistic greyscale. But the likenesses… READ ON

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Ann-Sofi Sidén

March 2005

Ann-Sofi Sidén has long worked within the fields of paranoia, of control and surveillance. Her latest video 3 MPH (Horse to Rocket), 2002/2003, is set apart from from the rest of her solo exhibition at the Moderna Museet. In it, the artist… READ ON

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Gunilla Klingberg

October 2004

Gunilla Klingberg works with the concept of brands, elucidating how they invade and saturate our surroundings to a point at which their imagery and logos become subliminal, almost invisible. Klingberg uses famous brands, the icons of the … READ ON

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Fikret Atay

October 2004

In his two latest works, Turkish-born Kurdish artist Fikret Atay cleverly avoids the problem of subjectivity that attends documentary video, using a handheld camera to record low-key performances in and around his hometown of Batman, near … READ ON

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Jordan Wolfson

May 2004

At Brändström & Stene, the young American artist Jordan Wolfson presents a looped four-minute video that takes viewers on a digital roller-coaster ride. Projected on a screen big enough to make the viewer feel almost physically present … READ ON

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Andreas Hammar

March 2004

Andreas Hammar has a long-standing interest in role-playing computer games and imaginary dreamworlds. In an earlier project, he created a miniature, doll-sized town—complete with shops, homes, a casino, and even its own currency. For his … READ ON

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