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Enrique Martínez Celaya and Theodor Kallifatides. Photographed by Richard Patterson and Sanna Sjöswärd.

At ABF, Sveavägen 41, Stockholm
Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 5 pm


--Free admission


--Meet two deep thinkers in a conversation led by Kerstin Brunnberg, president of the Swedish Arts Council (Statens Kulturråd). Hear them speak about the forces which drive their work: memories of the home countries they once had to leave, and reconciling with their pasts. Kallifatides and Martínez Celaya are united in the belief that the potency of language and philosophy are cornerstones in the creative process.

--This fall, internationally renowned artist Enríque Martínez Celaya is making his Swedish debut with a major exhibition at Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Stockholm, opening September 1st. As a child, his family fled from Cuba to Spain. After living in Puerto Rico for some time, he settled in the United States, where he now lives. In painting, sculpture and text, he aims to remove over-familiarity and cynicism from art and life to reveal a world that is mysterious, alive, and interconnected. Martínez Celaya is strongly inspired by Swedish author Harry Martinson, which makes his Swedish debut even more exciting.

--Greek emigrant Theodor Kallifatides has become one of the most beloved authors in Sweden. Since his breakthrough 1969, he has written a wide array of novels, travel books, and poetry. Kallifatides’ new book, “Letters to My Daughter” (“Brev till min dotter”), is released this month. The book builds on the topics which most strongly influences his work: a life in exile and the constantly haunting presence of his home country.

--Arranged by The Harry Martinson Society, Bonnierförlagen and Galleri Andersson/Sandström in collaboration with ABF.

--Books will be available for sale at the event.

--More about Enrique Martínez Celaya at

Enrique Martínez Celaya "The Confession", oil on canvas, 111 x 152 cm, 2012


August 23 - September 23
Opening reception Thursday August 23, 2012 between 5 and 8pm


--Aida Chehrehgosha writes:

--The never-ending and recurrent topics in my work emanates from my vivid, yet blurred childhood memories. The camera, a lifeless and seemingly harmless object, stands my weapon of survival. I use the camera as a weapon for revenge, for hatred and as a tool to try to forgive too.

--For each new art project, for each image I create, I become a little – if only a little - a better person. I try to get to know myself anew in order to become happy.

--The focus of my latest project is considering memories and blaming people around me who affected me to make decisions and to think in ways that I wouldn’t have done if I was to decide myself.

--Obsessions and fantasies with violent elements have infected my brain to the extent I doubt myself in relation to the ones closest to me. I am afraid of how I might react in an unpredicted situation.

--Raising their children parents use various methods of discipline to mould their children. My upbringing included, among other things anger and rage. I wonder what I looked liked, deep down inside before I became who I am today. Before I was moulded, manipulated and convinced.

--I can tell right from wrong when I am me, but when I am not me I can’t.

Angelika Knäpper Gallery | Tegnérgatan 4 | 113 58 Stockholm | Sweden | +46-8-54 59 31 19

Work to be presented April 14 – December 15, 2012


--March 28, 2012, San Antonio, TX The Linda Pace Foundation announces an exhibition of new photographs by Chicago-based artist Adam Schreiber. Using collections, warehouses, and archives as his subject matter, Schreiber’s work examines the effects of time, history, and physical context on our civilization’s evolving understanding of particular objects. Throughout his career, Schreiber has documented a range of cultural artifacts, sometimes pictured on display and sometimes in storage. The exhibit will be on view at the private exhibition space of the Linda Pace Foundation, located at 114 Camp Street in San Antonio, April 14 through December 15, 2012.

--For his project at the Linda Pace Foundation, Schreiber was granted unprecedented access to the CAMPstreet penthouse residence of late philanthropist, collector, and artist Linda Pace. Over several days in July of 2011, Schreiber worked at Ms. Pace’s penthouse, photographing the art collection within its domestic, gallery, and hybrid architectural settings. Examining the relationships between objects and architecture under shifting daylight conditions at various times of the day, he calls attention to the collection in its unique setting.

--“Schreiber’s keen images reveal the sensitivity of our founder, Linda Pace, bringing light to her compelling vision of art in relationship to architecture,” says Steven Evans, Executive Director and Curator.

--The exhibition title, Flanagan – Tiravanija, indicates an index of contemporary art or artists, yet the images reveal complex mechanisms of display. Treating the domestic and gallery spaces of the penthouse as a unified container, Schreiber’s images further heighten the fluid nature of the space, which was designed in consultation with Ms. Pace as a home for living with and viewing contemporary art. By manipulating the framing and focus of scenes with his view-camera, Schreiber demonstrates the mutable nature of context and meaning. In some images, he strategically reveals signs of his presence. In a diptych featuring a painting by celebrated German artist Gerhard Richter, he includes a draped view-camera in one image, signaling the experience of viewing at a remove. The photographic project comes full circle with the presentation of the images within the space in which they were made, exposing the theatrics of display at their site.

--In addition, Schreiber has selected specific works from the collection of the Linda Pace Foundation to be viewed in resonance with Flanagan – Tiravanija. Artworks by Thomas Demand, Iran do Espirito Santo, Michel Francois, Byron Kim, Catherine Opie, James Welling and others will be installed in rooms adjacent to Schreiber’s photographic project.

--Concurrent with the exhibition Flanagan – Tiravanija, the Linda Pace Foundation presents a special three-screen edition of TEN THOUSAND WAVES by Isaac Julien now through June 30, 2012.

--Go to to make arrangements to visit the exhibition. A gallery of images from Schreiber’s project will also be available to view on the website.

--Adam Schreiber participated in the Artpace International Artist-In-Residence program in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, NY (2010) and Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2008). His work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Perspectives 168: Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, and Adam Schreiber, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, (2009) and Mystique of the Archive, Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX (2008). He received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007.

--The Linda Pace Foundation supports the charitable vision of its founder in various ways. A private foundation, it supports the distinct organization Artpace and other contemporary art projects through its grants. The Foundation also maintains CHRISpark, a one-acre publicly accessible park in San Antonio; is the steward of Pace’s collection of contemporary art; and presents the collection and related programs at its campus on Camp Street in San Antonio and through loans of artwork to museums around the world.


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