Up in the Air, coinceive for the exhibition at Magasin 3, is an enormous installation that summarizes Friedman's work and his artistic perspective on contemporary reality. In this comprehensive exhibition we are also presenting key works from the breadth of his varied production up to the present day. Friedman is an inquiring artist who follows his own precise logic and creates astonishing objects out of everyday materials.
curated by Richard Julin
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is proud to present Tom Friedman’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Over the past year the artist has been working on a new piece, Up in the Air, for the exhibition at Magasin 3, an enormous installation that summarizes Friedman’s work and his artistic perspective on contemporary reality. In this comprehensive exhibition we are also presenting key works from the breadth of his varied production up to the present day.
Tom Friedman is an inquiring artist who follows his own precise logic and creates astonishing objects out of everyday materials. Like an alchemist he extracts the essentials of a thing and then proceeds to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. Friedman encourages us to question how we see and what we consider to be real. An artistic sensibility that is at once serious, playful and profound.
Curator Richard Julin says: ”Friedman attempts to understand the world through his work, and every new artwork represents an act of discovery. He hopes to create a space for us viewers to slow down, room to explore thoughts that we have not had previously.”
Tom Friedman (born 1965) is an American conceptual artist, who had his major breakthrough in the early 1990’s. Since then he has won international critical and public acclaim and his career has been replete with solo exhibitions at spaces such as South London Gallery, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Fondazione Prada, Milan, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, as well as the São Paulo Biennale.
ARTIST TALK WITH TOM FRIEDMAN FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5 AT 4PM
Cheif curator Richard Julin talks to Tom Friedman about his artistry and the exhibition Up in the Air . The exhibition is open 11am - 5pm.
GUIDED TOUR SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7 AT 2PM
Richard Julin guides through the exhibition Up in the Air with Tom Friedman. NB: The tour is in Swedish.
Image: Green Demon, 2008, photo: Rob McKeever. Expanding insulation foam and mixed media. A demon from Tibetian Tantric imagery, made from various materials. The debris on the floor represents all of its material ingredients. Courtesy the artist
For information, please contact exhibition coordinator Tove Schalin:
Ph: +46 8 545 680 44 firstname.lastname@example.org
Magasin 3 Projekt
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