Galleri Duerr

Finissage "Democracy Under Siege"

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On Friday, September 20, 2019, Galleri Duerr welcomes you join us for our Finissage in celebration of a successful start to the fall season with our group show Democracy Under Siege. We are also excited to introduce Korean artist Yung Kim and his sculptural work Pixels of Shadows – Naturally Artificial, in collaboration with SEART Art Initiative.

Exhibition "Democracy Under Siege",  Galleri Duerr augusti 2019
Exhibition "Democracy Under Siege", Galleri Duerr augusti 2019

About Democracy Under Siege
Since 1948, the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into over 500 languages. Today, there are 193 member states in the UN, yet human rights are violated every day, all over the world. Sweden is no exception. 


For the first time in Sweden, Galleri Duerr presents Santiago Sierra´s “Political Prisoners in Contemporary Spain”, which got attention when it was censored at Spain's leading art fair ARCO Madrid 2018. Together with Santiago´s work of art, we have the pleasure of presenting the artists Maikel Dominguez (Cuba/US/Sweden), Mireia Rocher (Catalonia/Sweden), Matt Miley (US/Sweden), Serinyà (Catalonia/Sweden), Lana Stephens (US/Sweden), Alannah Robins (Ireland/Sweden), Anthony Mills (US/Sweden) and Michel Östlund (Sweden). With photography, installations, painting, drawing and sculpture, these artists present their interpretations of human rights violations throughout the world.

In the exhibition DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE the artists focus on the effects of racism and censorship and the imprisonment of individuals due to their political views. What are the consequences of this for society as a whole and for us, as individuals?


 

About Yung Kim and Pixels of Shadows — Naturally  Artificial, 2019.

Computer technology is a tool and material, just like the handcrafted paper on the front frame. In this lighting, kinetic shadows poetically connect and blend the artificial and the natural.

Is it possible to clearly distinguish nature from the artificial? Or are we trapped in our own definition of nature?

"The sound of rain is considered as a source from nature. However, droplets also hit glass windows, and concrete walls. The soundscape is a complex blend of nature and the artificial.”

Pixels of Shadows is a modular kinetic lighting. Lines of shadows continuously appear and disappear while rotating, which shows a spectrum of randomness through patterns. Shadow is the medium that visualises the blend between digital signals and traditional materials. Its real and visible, but illusional and intangible property embraces the vagueness of the border. 

Soundtrack: (14:00) Delia Kim, Marius Strootmann 
Dimensions: 200(h) x 240(w) x 69(d) cm
Material: Hanji (Traditional handcrafted Korean paper), 120 LED lights, 240 stepper motors, walnut, MDF
Photo of "Pixels of Shadows" courtesy of Seart and No Picnic Design Studio.

 

 

 

Please RSVP here!

 

Please contact us if you are interested in a private showing outside of our ordinary hours.
Democracy Under Siege is extended until September 27, 2019.


ADDRESS
Linnégatan 89B/C @ Embassy House (Garnisonen)
Galleri Duerr d:crypt, one level down
115 23 Östermalm

 


FOR PRIVATE TOURS AND INQUIRIES 
Deborah Duerr
deborah@galleriduerr.com
+46 70-307 34 32 

Galleri Duerr at Embassy House.
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WELCOME!

 

 

 

Galleri Duerr is a Stockholm based gallery that invests in cross-cultural meetings between different forms of art, artists and generations - national and international, new and established. In the newly opened co-working space of 4000 square meters on Östermalm, contemporary art is presented with the greatest focus on conveying the artist's history. This exhibition is taking place in d:crypt, our 400 sqm exhibition room one level down at Embassy House Linnégatan 89B/C.

 

 
A warm welcome to the exhibition that affects, without exception.

 

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Exhibition "Democracy Under Siege",  Galleri Duerr augusti 2019
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1. Papel mojado
Forensic evidence N° 20171001-MR/JP
2019

Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Spanish
Archival ink on paper
Vacuum storage bag (Nylon+Polyethylene)
4 red clothespins
Laundry drying rack


2. Papel mojado
Forensic evidence N° 20190527-MR/JP
2019

UN Group on Arbitrary Detention report in Spanish, calling for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners
Archival ink on paper
Vacuum storage bag (Nylon+Polyethylene)
4 red clothespins
Laundry drying rack

The literal English translation of the Spanish expression
“Papel mojado” is “wet paper”. Meaning “a scrap of paper”,
“a worthless bit of paper”, “dead letter”, “meaningless”.
1. Papel mojado Forensic evidence N° 20171001-MR/JP 2019 Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Spanish Archival ink on paper Vacuum storage bag (Nylon+Polyethylene) 4 red clothespins Laundry drying rack 2. Papel mojado Forensic evidence N° 20190527-MR/JP 2019 UN Group on Arbitrary Detention report in Spanish, calling for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners Archival ink on paper Vacuum storage bag (Nylon+Polyethylene) 4 red clothespins Laundry drying rack The literal English translation of the Spanish expression “Papel mojado” is “wet paper”. Meaning “a scrap of paper”, “a worthless bit of paper”, “dead letter”, “meaningless”.
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Acrylic on Canvas, 228 x 200 cm
Acrylic on Canvas, 228 x 200 cm
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No Noose is Good News.
No Noose is Good News.
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Yung Kim. Pixels of Shadows — Naturally Artificial, 2019.
Yung Kim. Pixels of Shadows — Naturally Artificial, 2019.
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About Galleri Duerr

Galleri Duerr
Galleri Duerr
Linnégatan 89C
115 23 Stockholm

+46 70 307 34 32https://galleriduerr.com/

Galleri Duerr är ett Stockholms baserat galleri som satsar på tvärkulturella möten mellan olika former av konst, konstnärer och generationer – nationella och internationella, nya och etablerade. I ett utrymme på 4000 kvadratmeter på Östermalm presenteras samtidskonst med största fokus på att förmedla konstnärens berättelse.

Galleri Duerr is a Stockholm based gallery that invests in cross-cultural meetings between different forms of art, artists and generations - national and international, new and established. In the newly opened space of 4000 square meters on Östermalm, contemporary art is presented with the greatest focus on conveying the artists history.