Matts Leiderstam

Magasin III

Matts Leiderstam’s exhibition at Magasin 3 contains many levels and subsets. Grand Tour, 1996–, first presented at the Venice Biennale in 1997, provides a unified setting for many of Leiderstam’s key projects and models them into one consistent body of work. The exhibition, which fits into a single spacious room, takes us through years of activity and dispatches us to several countries in different time zones. The display has the look of a library or classical art research center, right down to paintings that would appear to be from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. There are reading tables with books, slides, models, and computer screens. We are invited to browse this ensemble at our own leisure, to search for hints and connections between the parts, perhaps using one of the magnifying glasses or the scope provided to examine details that would otherwise remain invisible.

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