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Adrian Olas, Alfred Boman, Amin Zouiten, Anders Johansson, Anna Zacharoff, Anton Halla, Aron Skoog, Axel Petersén, Caspar Forsberg, Channa Bianca, Edit Sihlberg, Elin Elfström, Elinor Silow, Elis Monteverde Burrau, Emanuel Röhss, Erik Thörnqvist, Eugene Sundelius von Rosen, Georg Nordmark, George Rippon, Gustav Holm, Hampus Balanzo Wernemyr, Hanna Zelleke Collin, Henning Hamilton, Linda Pedersen & Henning Hamilton, Hilda Stammarnäs, Hilde Retzlaff, Ida Persson, Ilja Karilampi, Jacob Broms Engblom, Jim Thorell, Karl Norin, Klara Zetterholm, Ksenia Pedan, Linnéa Gad, Louis Scherfig, Luis Polyanszky Worth, Lydia Ericsson Wärn, Magnus Andersen, Marie Karlberg, Max Glader, Max Ronnersjö, Militza Monteverde Burrau, Min Ha Park, Miriam Johannesson, Olga Pedan, Orion Martin, Roger Smeby, Rymdgymnasiet, Sam Pulitzer, Simon Wadsted, Siri Carlén, Slobodan Zivic, Stefan Tcherepnin, Thomas Hämén, Tora Schultz, Viktor Fordell, Zoe Barcza Downtown Issues II 17/08/2023–23/09/2023
Vattugatan 13, 111 52 Stockholm

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Two years have passed since the first iteration of Downtown Issues, the inaugural exhibition at the current space on Vattugatan 13. This time, no less than 58 artists are contributing to the show.

Opening a commercial yet experimental gallery in the city centre of Stockholm post pandemic was probably not the most safe bet. But the community and scene surrounding ISSUES was literally asking for it. Two years later, we have produced 16 exhibitions, participated in Market Art Fair twice and in September we open Stockholm Issues, showcasing a selection of our artists in Seoul, South Korea, bringing our world to the other side of the world.

As for this show, limiting the curatorial scope to the given format of 50×40cm, not only makes the project manageable but it also gives the artists a chance to try something new or take a step out of their comfort zone. Of course some artists couldn’t care less about the task at hand and have done something completely different.

It’s easy to think about who is not in the show, especially because the exhibition is an attempt to frame a scene of local and semi-local artists working with striking and exciting imagery, sculpture and installation.

We could think of many artists who should have been invited and maybe we thought about them too late, they have started to work with other galleries or we felt this particular iteration of Downtown Issues was getting too much to handle.

Regardless, please enjoy this visual cacophony. If you focus on one artwork, you will soon see that it has all the space in the world.

— Oscar Carlson

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Adrian Olas, Untitled (Bild), 2023, oil on oak panel, 48 x 43.5 x 4cm
Alfred Boman, Untitled, 2023, acrylic and marker on medium density fiberboard, 40 x 50cm
Amin Zouiten, Qirat, 2023, chrysotype print, Arches paper 320 40 x 50cm (framed dimension)
Anders Johansson, Patrick Gney, NOT PERSONAL D001, 2023, mixed media, 120 x 30 x 15cm
Anna Zacharoff, Good Morning (sleeping dog), 2023, oil and pigment on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Anton Halla, Inert Commonplace (1), 2023, teflon-coated metal, aluminum and NdFeB magnets, 38 x 27 x 7cm
Aron Skoog, Revolutionary, 2023, tusch on coated paper, 40 x 50cm
Axel Petersén, How many Swedes does it take to sink this island?, 2023, Lambda print on paper, 50 x 40cm Ed. 1 of 3 (+1AP)
Caspar Forsberg, ALLA VILLe HA eN SÅN KePPS ASSÅ_CF Le KArRré 230721, 2023, video, 3m42s Ed 1 of 3 (+1AP)
Channa Bianca, Modern Ears, 2023, oil on linen canvas, 50 x 40cm
Edit Sihlberg, Kotte och vas, 2023, oil on canvas, 51 x 41cm
Elin Elfström, Sálvame, 2023, wool, wire, silk, rhinestone, 29 x 24 x 33cm
Elinor Silow, Grisen, 2023, oil, acrylic and dry pastel on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Elis Monteverde Burrau, Why were they on his intellectual property?, 2023, oil on textile, 50 x 40cm
Emanuel Röhss, The Monster Within (Still Dialectical), 2021-2013, wax and pigment, 23 x 25.5 x 25.5cm
Erik Thörnqvist, Sun Disk, 2023, stainless steel, 50 x 50cm
Ernst Skoog, Spettekaka, 2023, eggs, potato starch flour and sugar, dimensions vary
Eugene Sundelius Von Rosen, Hinterhof, 2023, mixed media collage behind glass, 50 x 40cm
Georg Nordmark, Jean Feeder, 2023, denim, upholstery nails, mdf and vegetable replicas, 50 x 40cm
George Rippon, Cat Companion, 2023, Oil on linen, 40 x 50cm
Gustav Holm, Bang Bang, 2023, oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm
Hampus Balanzo Wernemyr, Letting Go, 2023, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Hanna Zelleke Collin, Prologomena to future metaphysics, 2023, gesso on linen, 40 x 50cm
Henning Hamilton, Tillykke, 2023, assemblage of paraffin, blowfish, pig, dyed string, plastic paper, hose, bone, metal wire, hemp wire and graphite, 54h x 22w x 18dcm
Henning Hamilton & Linda Pedersen, Lill Klas, 2023, cherry wood, linden wood, leather, metal, 55h x 25w x 28d cm
Hilda Stammarnäs, Kilroy Shore, 2023, acrylic on linen, 50 x 120cm (triptych)
Hilde Retzlaff, Untitled, 2022, mixed media, 6h x 10w 16d cm (each)
Ida Persson, Prier, 2023, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Ilja Karilampi, folkfigur junior nft web3 prototype optimized for inflated structure, 2023, Resin 3D print, 032c red, 22h x 30w x 26d cm, Unique
Jacob Broms Engblom, Hand studies, 2023, digital C-print, 40 x 50cm, Edition 1 of 3 (+1AP)
Jim Thorell, Thai tea turok turqoises, 2022–2023, oil stick and oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm
Karl Norin, Fire Haze, 2023, resin infused faux fur, aluminum stretcher, 50 x 40cm
Klara Zetterholm, Dirty Table Relief, 2023, plaster, synthetic clay, pigment and varnish, 50 x 40cm
Ksenia Pedan, Separate beds again, 2023, plaster, oil and epoxy varnish, 17h x 29w x 10d cm
Linnéa Gad, Crust Eyes, 2023, porcelain fired bark shell with glaze painting, 28 x 19 x 6cm
Louis Scherfig, Sightseer, 2023, chainmail, PVC, paint, varnish, print on foil, lights, cable, 40 cm x 26cm
Luis Polyanszky Worth, Spegel, 2023, mirror mounted on wall adjacent to the exhibition space’s longest wall, as close to a ceiling corner as deemed reasonable, 50h x 40b cm
Lydia Ericsson Wärn, Mini Dress, 2023, oil on panel, 51 x 41cm
Magnus Andersen, Amber Hunter (Bärnsten Jägere), 2023, acrylic on canvas, jesmonite, black glue, 40 x 49 x 3cm
Marie Karlberg, Are you invited to this Opening? (After Daniel Buren) (butt print painting), 2023, acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas, 145h x 84b cm
Max Glader, Fas, 2023, acrylic on canvas & jute, 50 x 40cm
Max Ronnersjö, Issues Gallery, Vattugatan 13, July 2023, 2023, mixed media on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Militza Monteverde Burrau, Stupid nectar, 2023, mouth-blown glass and pine wood, 31 x 12.5 x 11cm
Min Ha Park, From, Dog Days, 2023, acrylic, spray paint, oil, wax and MIRAVAL® on canvas, 41.5 x 53.5cm
Miriam Johannesson, Ytans Förskjutning, 2023, melted aluminum, 50 x 40cm
Olga Pedan, Rabbit, 2021, distemper on aluminum, 50 x 40cm
Orion Martin, Midday Lucy, 2023, movie poster, 70h x 50w cm
Roger Smeby, Lament, 2023, oil on canvas, swamp submerged oak, 38 x 48.5cm
Rymdgymnasiet, On Jargon, 2023, spruce cones and acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Sam Pulitzer, 𝒾𝒻 𝒶 𝒷ℴ𝓃 𝓂ℴ𝓉 𝓌ℯ𝓇ℯ 𝒶 𝓂ℴ𝓉 𝒿𝓊𝓈𝓉ℯ, 𝓌ℴ𝓊𝓁𝒹 𝓉𝒽ℯ 𝒷ℯ 𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝓃ℯℯ𝒹 𝒻ℴ𝓇 𝒶 𝓅ℯ𝓃𝓈éℯ 𝓊𝓃𝒾𝓆𝓊ℯ? 2023, pencil
Simon Wadsted, Sommarläsning, 2023, oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm
Siri Carlén, The Knitting Boy, 2023, pastel on paper, ash wood frame, 40 x 30cm
Slobodan Zivic, Undo, 2023, lacquer, safety gloves and wooden frame, 295 x 375mm
Stefan Tcherepnin, Concealment Wall Art, 2023, faux fur, styrofoam, felt, embroidery thread, acrylic on linen, 60 x 45cm
Thomas Hämén, Night Lights, 2023, found object made into smokable pipes on diorama of wood, styrofoam, acrylics, felt and glass, 50h x 40w x 18d cm
Tora Schultz, Veil, 2023, used airbag, 50 x 40cm
Viktor Fordell, Lustgas, 2023, canvas, inkjet-print, acrylic, glue, paper, 47 x 60cm
Zoe Barcza, Clit-Ring Aguilera 2, 2023, digital C-print, 40 x 50cm, Unique

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"Summer is over" (review), Arrhenius Hagdahl, Nora, Kunstkritikk, 21/08/23

Exhibition handout with text by Oscar Carlson (PDF, 151.48 KiB) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––