Nordin Gallery

Stockholm, Sweden

August 23rd - September 22nd

The world is spacing, a tension of place, where bodies are not in space, but space in bodies.[1] 

Nordin Gallery is pleased to present Spacing, our first exhibition of the work of Anders Krisár.

Krisár’s work focuses primarily on sculptural objects and photography. His practice is conceptually motivated, often autobiographical in content, and invariably executed with the utmost technical precision and attention to detail.

The exhibition showcases the debut of several new works, all of which were created in 2011 to 2012. For Ms. Universe (2012) the artist constructed and fitted a suit for his wife, which now rests on the floor turned inside out, reversed as clothing for the room, gallery, world, and beyond. From the perspective of the garment, the outside becomes the inside, but then what has become of the inside? Janus (2012) also plays with the illogic of turning the inside out: an expressionless face framed within a fiberboard box morphs between a positive image and a negative one, depending on a viewer’s distance. The same face appears in Untitled (2011–12), in which a seated boy is serenely spliced in half and opposed against himself.  In Spacing, much of Krisár’s work concerns this turning inside out, which is not merely a play of form—it is a concept that has profound implications for how we understand individuality.

Anders Krisár lives and works in Stockholm. He has recently exhibited at PRISM, Los Angeles; and Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen. Future exhibitions are planned for Autocenter, Berlin, and Galleri Thomas Wallner, Simris, Sweden.

[1] Jean-Luc Nancy, Corpus, trans. Richard A. Rand (New York: Fordham University Press, 2008), 27.