MIKAEL OLSSON
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Market: Galerie Nordenhake, Liljevalchs, Stockholm 2022



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At MARKET 2022 Galerie Nordenhake presents Petra Gipp’s and Mikael Olsson’s exploratory response to the work of Sigurd Lewerentz in a reiteration of their acclaimed presentation at the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale.

“The images of Mikael Olsson are held by the tension between visual faculties and visual conventions, the reality of perception and the reality of vision, of the concrete and the abstract.” Péter Nádas

Olsson’s photographic practice explores the reenactment of history and the presence of the past in current times. Olsson ́s underlying aim is to redefine the genre of classical documentary photog- raphy. In the breath of its scope, his investigation into the legacy of Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975) constitutes a catalog raisonne. At the same time Olsson’s lens selects and reveals potent present and ongoing scenes. Each image proposes the site as a stage, a generative space.

Petra Gipp’s sculpture constitutes an interpretation of Lewerentz’s canopy construction at S:t Gertrud and S:t Knuts kapell in Malmö in cross section. Her architectural sculptures are both monumental and subdued. In this work the complexity of the construction and its various volumes are offset by the sculpture’s apparent weightlessness and transparency.

Gipp’s practice is characterised by its fluid transition between architectural case-study and freestanding sculpture. She is an internationally cel- ebrated architect in her own right. Her sculptural work has been presented in the past in a solo exhibition at Liljevalchs and Artipelag’s Signature Women, among many others, with upcom- ing presentations at Brønshøj Copenhagen and Cooper Union New York.

→ Market: Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm 2022

Market: Galerie Nordenhake, Liljevalchs, Stockholm 2022



previous1/9next



At MARKET 2022 Galerie Nordenhake presents Petra Gipp’s and Mikael Olsson’s exploratory response to the work of Sigurd Lewerentz in a reiteration of their acclaimed presentation at the 2018 Venice Architectural Biennale.

“The images of Mikael Olsson are held by the tension between visual faculties and visual conventions, the reality of perception and the reality of vision, of the concrete and the abstract.” Péter Nádas

Olsson’s photographic practice explores the reenactment of history and the presence of the past in current times. Olsson ́s underlying aim is to redefine the genre of classical documentary photog- raphy. In the breath of its scope, his investigation into the legacy of Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885-1975) constitutes a catalog raisonne. At the same time Olsson’s lens selects and reveals potent present and ongoing scenes. Each image proposes the site as a stage, a generative space.

Petra Gipp’s sculpture constitutes an interpretation of Lewerentz’s canopy construction at S:t Gertrud and S:t Knuts kapell in Malmö in cross section. Her architectural sculptures are both monumental and subdued. In this work the complexity of the construction and its various volumes are offset by the sculpture’s apparent weightlessness and transparency.

Gipp’s practice is characterised by its fluid transition between architectural case-study and freestanding sculpture. She is an internationally cel- ebrated architect in her own right. Her sculptural work has been presented in the past in a solo exhibition at Liljevalchs and Artipelag’s Signature Women, among many others, with upcom- ing presentations at Brønshøj Copenhagen and Cooper Union New York.

→ Market: Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm 2022