press release

We are proud to present a new series of ten works by Annika von Hausswolff in her second solo show at the gallery.

Annika von Hausswolff, born 1967, currently lives in Berlin. Her photographic works have received great international attention and she represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale 1999. The past few years her work has been seen in both group- and solo shows in Great Britain, France, Thailand, Switzerland, USA, Denmark and Norway. New work by her will also be on view in Magasin 3´s exhibition "Extension" from Sep 14 and in Feb 2003 she will open her solo show at Statens Museum for Kunst, The Danish National Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. This new series will also be shown from Sep. at Casey Kaplan, New York. The photos are silicon mounted behind plexi and are made in an edition of 4.

The images in this new series have no direct relation to one another but add to the peculiar pictorial world of Annika von Hausswolff. The titles play a very important role, you have not seen the image in full if you do not know the title, may it be a narrative one or a descriptive one. In the interplay between text and image not one but many stories are told.

Hausswolff reduces the settings in her images to make them work in an associative, dreamlike way. She works with a view camera, which intensifies the staged images, through the slow and detailed photographic procedure. In the razor-sharp images lies a mysteriousness, which Hausswolff describes as "a feeling of being present but not knowing how you got there". The images deal with a human predicament, a condition, a place in the human mind. Hausswolff also says: "While working with these images I got the feeling that what I am trying to describe is the picturesque equivalent to the Freudian slip. You enter a room and you see something from the corner of the eye. In a microsecond the brain/self creates an (incorrect) image of what you think you see but when you look properly at the scene, you see something else."


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Annika von Hausswolff