The idea of control, the need to be controlled, an unholy tension. Discipline, restraint, and release. What needs to be controlled – the body, the other, an animal like the snake, or sex/uality is left open.
Hundreds of photos found at flea markets or in the personal archives of friends and family between the 60s – 90s make up this series. Collected, selected, and reworked by the artist, this “gallery of private snapshots”, covers a broad spectrum of subjects. Each conveyed for Mlecko a sense of beauty in the happiness shown in the photograph, a recurrent theme in his work.
For her first solo exhibition “In Tongues” at Dorothée Nilsson Gallery Linda Havenstein created a series of paintings and sculptures which further explore her interest in language, codification, and the post-digital.
As a symbol of continuity and timeless aesthetics, sculpture enters a stimulating dialogue with photography, which by its very nature aims to capture the momentary and the ephemeral. The geometric lines of Johansson’s monochrome photographs are continued in Röing’s colorful sculptures, creating a system of reciprocal intervention.
Martin Mlecko (1951 – 2016) understood art as the last utopian space. He considered it necessary for artists to actively intervene in social and political processes. With this attitude, he realised a series of collaborative projects from the late 1980s onwards that opposed the de-solation of community life, the loss of established social places, and the greed for profit.
In the exhibition entitled Luminous Matter, the artist duo Inka & Niclas have narrowed down their perspective, both in terms of subject matter and geography. Throughout their work, the artists have investigated our contemporary perception of nature through the photographic medium.
Susa Templins exhibition „PREMISES.“ presents her new, multi-layered series “Spatial Abstractions” made of printed plexiglass and pigment prints. Templin developed this group of works in 2019 while on a scholarship at the Berlin Foreign Office’s so called ,,Roof Studio.”
Between 2005 and 2008, the Swedish photographer/artist DAWID (Björn Dawidsson) created a series of photo-based paintings (acrylic on canvas), in which he developed his own technique using pale colours, which he partialy blurred.
Martina Hoogland Ivanov’s art deals with the representation of transparency. The photographs the artist shows in the Early Reading photo book are images of tactile stimulation and touch. She describes the traces we leave behind when we get up from a chair, when one hand releases the arm she just touched, or when bodies come into contact with other people’s bodies in a confined space as warm shadows. Experiences like these can be poetic or touching.
For the exhibition “My Plan B is maybe my Plan A”, Yuken Teruya uses a mixture of various everyday materials to address such themes of contemporary society as consumer culture, globalism, and the environment.
On the occasion of the exhibition Vertical Matter by Henrik Strömberg, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery presents a new body of work conceived by merging the use of photography, sculptural volumes and re-evaluated materials.
Dorothée Nilsson Gallery presents four rare prints by the Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm from his first exhibition in Stockholm in 1965. They are displayed alongside selected contemporary artists.
The solo exhibition 4K ULTRA HD of the Swedish artist duo Inka and Niclas deals with our consumption of landscapes through (camera-)lensesand screens. Our image of the landscape is formed by photography and nature is constructed by the stream of images on our screens. The photographic works and installations of the exhibition focus on the 4K ULTRA HD image search by the same name. 4K HD or 4K ULTRA are terms used in the display industry to illustrate that their screens have a True-to-life picture quality.
Spacious video installations and a live performance are presented in the exhibition FACES AND MOVEMENTS by visual artist Yvon Chabrowski at Dorothée Nilsson Gallery in Berlin.
For her current series of works, the artist Yvon Chabrowski (born in East Berlin) dealt with the functioning of three surveillance and recognition systems designed to recognize and evaluate faces, movements or feelings. In a setting consisting of video installations and a live performance, she makes various aspects of these systems visually and spatially experienceable and opens up a fragmented view of the relationship between the image/surveillance image and the body.
December 2017 sees the Dorothée Nilsson Gallery’s presentation of the long-standing project NATTEN (“The Night” in Swedish) by the French photographer Margot Wallard. Margot Wallard has been working on her multilayered photographic project since 2012 while living in the Swedish province of Värmland. Photography and the unique natural surroundings of Värmland have been instrumental in helping Wallard come to terms with the painful loss of her brother and his partner.