press release

Andréhn-Schiptjenko has the pleasure of announcing Annika von Hausswolff´s third solo exhibition at Andréhn-Schiptjenko. The exhibition opens Thursday November 30, at 5 – 8 pm.

Annika von Hausswolff is one of Sweden’s most significant artists working with photography. She was Sweden’s representative at the Venice biennale in 1999 and during the past few years her work has been seen in both group- and solo shows in USA, France, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Japan and Italy. Her work centres on staged photography and spatiality combined with existential and psychoanalytic problems. She has, since a few years, started to incorporate props and objects in her work.

In her exhibition at Magasin 3 in Stockholm (2000) the photographic suite SPÖKE was presented for the first time together with a fitted carpet, a fire extinguisher and plants. The props morphed into an object entitled The Memory Of My Mother’s Underwear Transformed into a Flameproof Drape in her solo show at Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen (2003). In 2005 Annika von Hausswolff went one step further and exhibited one large, three-dimensional construction at Baltic Art Centre in Visby.

In her show at Andréhn-Schiptjenko Annika von Hausswolff closes the circle and shows wall-objects together with colour and black/white photo works. The meeting between a drape and a glass surface in the wall-objects summarizes Annika von Hausswolff´s universe. Themes like projections, loss and desire are materialised in the object.

Annika von Hausswolff is born 1967 and lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Heat From Our Bodies Generates the Images That Mortality Demands
Annika von Hausswolff