Chart Art Fair 21-23 August 2015
We look forward to welcoming you to the third edition of Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen. We hope to see you in booth 21 where we will exhibit works by Annika von Hausswolff, Brad Kahlhamer, Tony Matelli and Per B Sundberg.
Annika von Hausswolff (b 1967, Sweden) works in a conceptual, feminist, and analytical way with the photographic medium. Her photographs are charged with a great deal of mystery, often surrealistic and filled with recurring motifs and personal references. In the works presented at Chart, von Hausswolff is literally re-visiting the tools of the trade of analogue photography. She has produced images and objects from materials and equipment that is no longer in use giving these near historical items a new life that cannot be reduced to their original function but have gained a new temporality and sexuality. Annika von Hausswolff will have an exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko August 20 – September 26, 2015. She will be the subject of an extensive solo-exhibition at Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg in 2016.
Tony Matelli, (b 1971, US), has become known for his hyper realistic sculptures often depicting characters and things just barely getting by; things nearly dead, hopelessly lost or totally unwanted. These sculptures serve as metaphors for our own social malaise and our general struggle for survival. During recent years he has moved away from his earlier depictions of humans and animals towards examining signs of human presence. Matelli’s work has recently been shown in a major solo-exhibition at the Davis Museum at Wellsley College, USA. In 2012-2013 he was the subject of a mid-career retrospective at Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark and Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway.
Per B Sundberg (b. 1964, Sweden) has been noted for his innovative and experimental attitude towards the ceramic material, pushing the boundaries for the possible, both artistically and technically. Challenging the perception of good taste, he has shown new ways for the ceramic art with his interest in the physical aspect of the ceramic material and that of different glazes. At Chart Art Fair, we will present both some of his assemblage works as well as examples of his “Objects with holes”, objects deceptively resembling vases or urns, which he started developing during his 10 years as a designer at Orrefors glassworks. Recent works by Per B Sundberg will be included in the exhibition “Like a Prayer” at Magasin III Stockholm Konsthall, September 11, 2015 – June 5, 2016.