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Tony Cragg's first major solo show in Stockholm, Sweden at Galleri Andersson/Sandström

Tony Cragg's first major solo show in Stockholm, Sweden at Galleri Andersson/Sandström

When the most essential sculptors in contemporary art are listed, Tony Cragg is a vital name. Since his breakthrough in 1979, Cragg has received the Turner Prize, the ‘Nobel Prize’ of the Arts, the Praemium Imperiale, and exhibited at the Venice Bienniale five times. In 2001, Malmö Konsthall curated the first major solo exhibition of Cragg’s work in Scandinavia. The exhibition at Galleri Andersson/Sandström will be the artist’s first more comprehensive show ever in Stockholm.

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TONY CRAGG - WITHOUT TITLE, 2012, STAINLESS STEEL, H:215 CM

 

TONY CRAGG / SCULPTURES

GALLERI ANDERSSON/SANDSTRÖM, STOCKHOLM

Tony Cragg’s sculptures have a pivotal place in the spotlight of the art world, being nothing short of a global phenomenon. Their artistic clout is founded in a distinct visual language with astonishing material properties. Cragg is working within the field of the impossible, with a masterful use of the individual traits inherent in each material.

This exhibition features a wide variety of Cragg’s signature works. Here, steel, wood, bronze and marble have been re-worked to the limit into statuesque columns of varying dimensions. In experimenting with three-dimensional composition, Cragg is expanding volume into almost primordial forms, with a kinship to stalagmites or shadow-like phantasms. It is almost as if they do not come from our time, but instead having been designed by nature itself over thousands of years.

Cragg is driven by an innate belief in the role of sculpture, maintaining that seemingly functionless forms are surely not destitute of meaning - on the contrary - both as fantasy and carriers of meaning, they might be better suited to shed light on our world. He explains: ”I want objects to stand there just like they should be there, like they have actually earned their place. They’re there and they want a dialogue on the basis of all other things in the world, and not on the basis of a particular group of objects which one has called, in the past, ‘sculpture’.”

Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool, England, 1949. He is based in Wuppertal, Germany, with an additional studio at Tjörn, Sweden. After receiving his MA at the Royal College of Art, he has since 1979 had a vast career. A selection of his achievements includes representing the UK at several editions of the Venice biennale and Documenta and being the first contemporary sculptor to exhibit in the Louvre glass pyramid. He has been widely awarded for his oeuvre, notably with the Praemium Imperiale Prize for Sculpture, the First Class Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Order of Arts and Letters in France, an Honorary Doctorate of the Royal College of Arts and the Artist’s Medal of Honor of the Hermitage in St Petersburg. Additionally, he is currently the head of the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Galleri Andersson/Sandström has collaborated with Tony Cragg since 1998, and this exhibition is his sixth together with the gallery.

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Antony Gormley awarded the Praemium Imperiale in Sculpture 2013

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Antony Gormley - Bare II, 2011, cast iron, 76 x 44 x 59 cm

 

ANTONY GORMLEY AWARDED THE 2013

PRAEMIUM IMPERIALE IN SCULPTURE

 

Our warmest congratulations to Antony Gormley, who this week was awarded the Praemium Imperiale in sculpture, one of the most prestigous International art awards.

The prize was founded by the Japan Art Association in 1988 and has since been handed out 25 times in its five categories: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film. The artists are recognized and awarded "for their achievements, for the impact they have had internationally on the arts, and for their role in enriching the global community". This year the other laureates are Michelangelo Pistoletto, Painting, David Chipperfield, Architecture, Plácido Domingo, Music and Francis Ford Coppola, Theatre/Film.

Antony Gormley was born in 1950 and is today one of the most acclaimed British artists worldwide. The four elemental forces which rule Antony Gormley’s artistic philosophy are Body, Mass, Balance and Movement, and it is the combinations of these factors that constitute the unique level of harmonious gravitation constantly communicated by his sculptures and installation work.

Galleri Andersson/Sandström has cooperated with Gormley for over ten years and will host a solo exhibition in the Stockholm gallery in August 2014.

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Read more about Antony Gormley on www.gsa.se

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NEWS: Follow our artists around the globe this fall

NEWS: Follow our artists around the globe this fall

TONY CRAGG, ANETTE H. FLENSBURG, ANNE-KARIN FURUNES, CRIS GIANAKOS, LUCY GLENDINNING, META ISÆUS-BERLIN, KATRIN KORFMANN, ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA, JAAKKO NIEMELÄ, ANNEÈ OLOFSSON, JULIUS POPP, ALYSON SHOTZ, ASTRID SYLWAN AND KNUTTE WESTER.

We hope that you have had a great summer and look forward to seeing you in our galleries this fall. You are especially welcome to our newly inaugurated Stockholm space at Hudiksvallsgatan 6.

Here is a selection of current news with some of our artists in and outside of Sweden.

Greetings from Galleri Andersson/Sandström

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TONY CRAGG AT EXHIBITION ROAD IN LONDON

 

TONY CRAGG

"Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road", solo exhibition along Exhibition Road, London, through Cass Sculpture Foundation. Five outdoor sculptures installed along Exhibition Road and indoor works on display at the V&A, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Until November 25.

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"Tony Cragg - Sculptures and Drawings", solo exhibition at the Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai. Until November 18.

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Anette Flensburg, "Structural Rationalization (lying)", 2012, oil on canvas, 125 x 275 cm

ANETTE FLENSBURG

"Romantically Speaking - Moods in Danish Contemporary Art" group exhibition at the Skive Kunstmuseum in Denmark. October 2 until March 17, 2013.

"Relationer" group exhibition in Copenhagen, a POP-UP CONTEMPORARY production. Until September 28. Then on show in Randers, Denmark, October 6 - November 4.

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Anne-Karin Furunes, "Darkness Illuminated (Portraits of Picture / Archive #2), 2009, acrylic on perforated canvas, 160 x 224 cm

ANNE-KARIN FURUNES

"Picture Takers" group exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Until December 2.

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Cris Gianakos, "Two Plywood Cubes II", 2012

 

CRIS GIANAKOS

"Memory of Present", group exhibition part of the Coup de dés series, Berlin.

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"Extending the Line I", Arevalo Gallery, Miami

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Lucy Glendinning, "Feather Child IV", 2011, jesmonite, wax, glass fibre, feathers, 82 x 46 x 28 cm

 

LUCY GLENDINNING

"Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture" group exhibition with contestants at Mall Galleries. September 26 until October 13.

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"Surface Tension - an exhibition on baptism in our time", group exhibition tour in Stockholm churches. Currently in Katarina Church, from September 29 in Sofia Church, from October 12 in Hedvig Eleonora Church, from October 25 until November 7 in Flemingsberg Church. (Dates may vary.)

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Meta Isæus-Berlin, "La Mer", 2012, oil on canvas, 90 x 165 cm

 

META ISÆUS-BERLIN

"Encounter with Pirosmani IV", group exhibition at the National Museum of Tbilisi, Georgia. Second half of October.

"Surface Tension - an exhibition on baptism in our time", group exhibition tour in Stockholm churches. Currently in Katarina Church, from September 29 in Sofia Church, from October 12 in Hedvig Eleonora Church, from October 25 until November 7 in Flemingsberg Church. (Dates may vary.)

Featured in the books "Living With Art and Design" and "Artists and Their Studios" by Anette Mörner, released on September 26, accompanied by a group exhibition at Pierre & Peter's in Stockholm.

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Katrin Korfmann, "Fast Forward (1,8 h), Checkpoint Charlie Berlin", 2009, ultrachrome print, 152 x 252 cm

 

KATRIN KORFMANN

"Passing Time", group exhibition at the Salina Art Center in Kansas, USA. Until October 19.

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"Who Told You So?! - Stories of Collectivity vs. Individual Narratives", group exhibition at the Onomatopee in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Until October 28.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya's sculpture The Tower of Snow on the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace

 

ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA

"The Tower of Snow", the 3 meter sculpture installed on the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace, the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.

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Jaakko Niemelä, "Three Levels", 2012

 

JAAKKO NIEMELÄ

Public artwork, "Three Levels" permanently installed at the visiting professors' residence house at Aalto University, Finland.

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Anneè Olofsson - image from Evil Eye, 2005, video

 

ANNEÈ OLOFSSON

”Bang! Bang! Tatort Kunst” group exhibition about art and crime scenes at Haus Für Kunst Uri in Altdorf, Switzerland. Runs until November 18.

"Changing Perspectives - 15 years of the ECB's art collection" group exhibition at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Until 30 November 2012.

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“The Face of All Your Fears”, solo exhibition at Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea in Milan. Until October 31, 2012.

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Julius Popp - BIT.FALL, 2001-2006, at Eskilstuna konstmuseum

 

JULIUS POPP

Solo exhibition at Eskilstuna konstmuseum. Until October 28.

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Alyson Shotz in front of her work Geometry of Light at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

ALYSON SHOTZ

"Fluid State", solo exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Until January 4, 2013.

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"Light and Landscape", Storm King Art Center, New York. Until November.

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Astrid Sylwan - Night Breaks Into Day, 2012, acrylic on canvas, triptych, each 180 x 160 cm

 

ASTRID SYLWAN

"Future and Reality - 5th Beijing Biennale", at the National Art Musem of China, Beijing. August 28 until October 22.

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Solo exhibition at Motala konsthall. Until October 13.

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Featured in the books "Living With Art and Design" and "Artists and Their Studios" by Anette Mörner, released on September 26, accompanied by a group exhibition at Pierre & Peter's in Stockholm.

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Knutte Wester - Drawing from the work on the film Gzim Rewind, 2011, mixed media on paper, 62 x 82 cm

 

KNUTTE WESTER

Screening of Wester’s documentary film Gzim Rewind at Nordiskt Panorama. Nominated for best Nordic documentary 2012, in the category New voices/emerging filmmakers.

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