Annika von Hausswolff, Every Motion Bears its Opposite, Detail, 2002, C-print, 152 x 120 cm, Courtesy the artist and Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.

Annika von Hausswolff's Uneasy Depictions of Traces of Human Life

Annika von Hausswolff, Selfportrait in the Studio with Flashlight and Pulled Down Pants, Detail, 2002, C-print, 262 x 100 cm,, Courtesy the artist and Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.


Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
in the building Magasin 3,
floor 1, elevator 4
+ 46 8 545 680 40

Annika von Hausswolff
February 9-June 8, 2008

Unease and curiosity evoked by her macabre stories and glimpses of the unexpected in the everyday have characterized von Hausswolff’s work since the 1990s. In her carefully composed photographs the human body is often physically present or tangible in traces left behind: naked, abandoned bodies in picturesque landscapes, covered, lifeless bodies, children with chainsaws, or the reminders of human presence in the form of dust bunnies, empty chairs and discarded shirts.

Using well-known motifs and art historical references Annika von Hausswolff’s work exists between the documentary and the staged. Recently her world of images has increasingly taken physical shape in the exhibition space through the use of objects and props.

This exhibition includes over 50 of von Hausswolff’s works, all from Magasin 3’s collection, as well as a large-scale installation specially created for the space.

A comprehensive publication on von Hausswolff has been produced for which the artist has personally documented the exhibition at Magasin 3. The book includes a catalogue raisonné section listing and illustrating all of von Hausswolff’s work to date.

Annika von Hausswolff was born in 1967 and lives and works in Gothenburg. Since the 1990s she has had many solo exhibitions and been included in group shows at institutions such as the Musée d’Art Moderne de Ville de Paris, the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst in Copenhagen, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and Fotomuseum in Winterthur.

For the 1999 Venice Biennale Annika von Hausswolff represented Sweden at the Nordic Pavillion. Her work has previously been shown at Magasin 3 as part of the group exhibitions Weegee, Jane & Louise Wilson and Annika von Hausswolff (2000), Extension (2002) and most recently in Works from the Collection of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (2005).

The exhibition is curated by David Neuman and Tessa Praun.

Annika von Hausswolff, Still life with arm, 2002, C-print, 100 x 125 cm, Courtesy the artist and Collection Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.