Some installation views from Mamma Andersson’s exhibition ’Stargazer II’ at Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (7.9-9.12 2018).
For the exhibition Mamma Andersson brings together a group of artists that have been inspiring and fuelling her own production as a painter. The selection comprises a wide range of references, e.g. the 16th century Russian icons; outsiders such as Henry Darger (USA, 1892–1973) and Dick Bengtsson (Sweden, 1936–1989); and contemporary artists such as the filmmaker Gunvor Nelson (Sweden, f. 1931), the fighter pilot and sound artist Åke Hodell (Sweden, 1919–2000) and the artist’s artist Bruno Knutman (Sweden, 1930–2017). The participating artists share a common interest in expressive figuration and the human body. The exhibition also features a large number of Andersson’s paintings, presenting a vibrant dialogue between her practice and her artistic inspiration.
Mamma Andersson (Sweden, b. 1962), Dick Bengtsson (Sweden, 1936–1989), Henry Darger (USA, 1892–1973), Carl Fredrik Hill (Sweden, 1849–1911), Åke Hodell (Sweden, 1919–2000), Ernst Josephson (Sweden, 1851–1906), Bruno Knutman (Sweden, 1930–2017), Gunvor Nelson (Sweden, b. 1931), Lim-Johan (Johan Erik Olsson, Sweden, 1865–1944), Russian icons (Russia, 16th century, from Swedish collections), Władysław Starewitch (Russia, 1882–1965), Miroslav Tichý (Czech Republic, 1926–2011).
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