Foreign Studies

26 Aug - 03 Oct 2010

© Xavier Veilhan
Automobili, 2008
paper, needles, wood
140 x 246 x 12 cm

August 26 - October 3, 2010

A group show with:
Annika von Hausswolff, Annika Larsson, Matts Leiderstam, Marilyn Minter, Julie Roberts, Mika Rottenberg, Nina Saunders and Xavier Veilhan.

It is with great pleasure that Andréhn-Schiptjenko opens the fall 2010 season with the group exhibition Foreign Studies.

Featuring a selection of artists represented by the gallery Foreign Studies focuses on the presentation and perception of Swedish art life, as opposed to Swedish art, abroad. What exactly is meant by the concepts of internationalization and globalization with reference to the art world and how are they related to the local, if indeed there is such a thing as the purely local?

Globalization and technology bring about a reconfiguration of art’s distribution but also of how and where artists produce. There is consensus that the art-world is now professionalized internationally, but is this the same as, or a reflection of, globalization? What are the implications of the fact that art now requires an internationally networked market? Are the centers of art-world prestige, influence, and power the same as the financial hotspots or is there – like every small country located in the periphery of things would like to believe – here a possibility for discontinuity and disruption of that dominance?

The growing number of art fairs and biennials is often identified as a distinct part of the internationalizing of the art world and Foreign Studies presents some of the gallery artists that are repeatedly part of this circuit and who are in many ways more present on an international arena than on a national one.

The title Foreign Studies is a literal one. Literature, catalogues and magazines will be part of the exhibition and provide material for further individual reflection.

In the showroom a series of watercolours by Carin Ellberg will be exhibited, to coincide with the publication of the book (edited by Kalejdoskop Förlag) in which they are included.

The exhibition runs through October 3 and opening hours are Tuesday – Friday 11 am -6 pm, Saturday – Sunday 12-4 pm.

Tags: Carin Ellberg, Annika von Hausswolff, Annika Larsson, Matts Leiderstam, Marilyn Minter, Julie Roberts, Mika Rottenberg, Xavier Veilhan