Alannah Robins. Space Invaders. Bronze.
The work of contemporary Irish artist Alannah Robins, based in Connemara, revolves around themes of identity, memory, migration and man’s relationship to nature. Her five meter tall wooden sculpture Woman of the Water, still intact after 20 years in Cumbria Sculpture Park, is ranked by The Guardian as one of the top eight sculptures of the female figure in England. Galleri Duerr presents Alannah Robins works in bronze.
Crimean / Åland photographer Natalia Mikkola´s work blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined. Rather than pure documentation, Natalia strives to convey a specific feeling, atmosphere. Her large format Fine Art chromogenic prints are mounted on plexiglas ®Diasec, produced by a renowned lab in Dusseldorf. Natalia Mikkola’s work has already been acquired by well-known collectors throughout Europe.
This meeting of the minds opens Thursday May 19, 4–8 pm
Najdron Gallery, Vanadisvägen 29
Curated by Gallery Duerr
Opening hours Wednesdays 12-20 or by appointment with the Art Advisor Irene Carlson, certified by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and founder of The Art Roadshow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Galleri Duerr´s upcoming exhibitions
A R T B Y
Also showing in collaboration with Lydmar, Södra Blaisenholmshamnen 2
Also showing in collaboration with Najdron Gallery, Vanadisv. 29
photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media
Galleri Duerr will gladly deduct your entrance fee as a thank you for investing in our artists
“If Instagram made audio guides, they would probably look like this!”
Finally! After checking out a huge amount of “hard to grasp” apps and almost giving up hope of ever finding anything useful, an email landed in our mailbox this past Thursday! “Pop-up” art? Then we have the perfect solution for you! We can create an audio guide for your exhibitions – anywhere, anytime – for anyone!
Yesterday afternoon we had a 3-hour meeting in our “pop-up” Art Lounge at Clarion Hotel Sign with Screenlab that has created the virtual museum and gallery app Dott,
Tonight, at Stockholm Culture Night, Galleri Duerr is one of the first to bring this app to life and to see what it has the possibility of doing! As a visitor you can give it a try and be a part of our virtuell storytelling. Listen to our artists as they tell in their own words about their works and how they came to be.
Download the app to your phone and bring your own earphones to our Art Lounge at Clarion Sign Hotel tonight. Scan the entire image, drawing or painting with your phone and explore the dots which appear. They connect you directly to our artist’s portraits and films. It works a bit differently on our sculptures, but we are there until midnight tonight to help you! And as always, we are a part of a “work of progress”, so please let us know what you think!
Every day until April 28 from 12 noon to 6 pm (although Saturday April 25 we are there from 5pm-midnight) we will be available in the lounge to tell you about the artists and their art. Please contact us if you would like to meet us outside of this time frame. And of course you can just drop by anytime during Clarion Sign’s open hours to use your Dott app:
Saturday-tuesday 11 – to midnight, and as a hotel guest 24/7!
You will find us in our Art Lounge:
- Saturday April 25 – 5 pm to midnight (Stockholm Culture Night)
- Sunday April 26 – 12 pm to 6 pm
- Monday April 27 – 12 pm to 6 pm
- Tuesday April 28 – 14 pm to 6 pm
Clarion Hotel Sign
Artist Talk Matt Miley Thursday April 16 at 7 pm /19. Matt’s work “Assimilation in the Snow” 183 x 305 cm, made in New York/Missisippi, first time showing in Sweden is heavily influenced by his life experiences in the southern United States. During graduate school, Matt pursued an opportunity to study in London and Amsterdam. There, he observed a complex social, cultural, and political environment. Europe bares some similarities to the southern United States but is often completely divergent. Matt’s research involved the critical reason, comparative mythology, and theory in contemporary art. Matt Miley will also talk about his very special layering technique using layers of ink drawings on drafting film.
Each day during Stockholm Art Week April 14-19 at 12 noon, 4 pm and 7 pm Galleri Duerr will hold a storytelling presentation about the on-going project with Alannah Robins’ 1.5 meter tall “A Sculpture in Liquorice”, her oilpaintings “Woman under water”, Nuno Perestrelos poetic large format images about democracy and Matt Mileys “Assimilation in the snow”.
Galleri Duerrs program at Clarion Hotel sign – measures success not only in money, but also in environmental impact and social responsibility.
We tried something new – with inspiration from Art Basel using Kickstarter to generate support for selected visual arts projects worldwide, we started our first very own crowdfunding project “A Sculpture in Liquorice”. Alannah Robins’ 1.5 meter tall sculpture is a work in progress – currently made with 35 kg of liquorice and first shown at the Liquorice Festival March 21-22, with over 11 000 visitors. During both the press conference and the Liquorice Festival, Alannah worked on building up the figure’s skirt. Her work drew crowds who enjoyed seeing such a professional contemporary artist in action. Johan Bülow and the Lakrids team from Denmark, who compete internationally in sculpting chocolate, had never seen anything like it. They came with some good advice on how to ensure that the sculpture will be long-lasting. Alannah Robins shared her experience as a sculptor in return. Who knows, maybe we will meet in the international arena. Many interesting meetings and conversations took place during the Liquorice Festival, between art experts and people just interested in learning more. Galleri Duerr’s exhibition “Playfulness and the Lack Thereof” included the American artists Matt Miley and David Eisenhauer and Swedish artists Lina L. Baker and Patrik Lundell – a timely statement on the importance of play in our everyday lives.
Lina L Baker
We believe art exhibitions are great ways to tell important stories of our time, and that this storytelling is a way to make contemporary art more accessible to everyone, regardless of age. That is why Galleri Duerr has been operating as a pop-up gallery since June of 2014, with the goal of reaching out to a wider and more diversified audience with high quality art. Last year the gallery participated in the Affordable Art Fair Stockholm as one of the best selling galleries, with 14 500 visitors. People from 76 countries have found our website and we have since then been invited to exhibit in different countries with national and international contemporary artists.
Galleri Duerr is now starting up a cooperation with Clarion Hotel Sign, a hotel focusing on art, music and design and which is a part of the hotel chain Nordic Choice Hotels. Founder Petter A. Stordalen measures success not only in money, but also in environmental impact and social responsibility. Alannah Robins 1.5 meter tall “Sculpture in Liquorice” will be shown in Galleri Duerr’s Art Lounge at Clarion Hotel Sign during Stockholm Art Week April 14-19, together with her oil painting series “Woman under Water” and Matt Miley’s 3.05 meter tall drawings in ink!
April 16 at 7 pm / 19:00 Matt Miley will be telling us about his very special layering technique using three layers of ink drawings on film, also showing his 183 x 305 cm. tall “Assimilations in the Snow” from The Mesencephalon Trickster series. April 18 at 7 pm / 19:00 Patrik Lundell Live Art Painting April 19 at 1 pm / 13:00 “Strategies for Young Peoples Health”. The surplus revenue from these workshops is re-invested into Galleri Duerr to help finance exhibitions – just like Deborah Duerr´s artisan knäckebröd “Deborahs Extraknäck” with labels designed in collaboration with various artists. The hardbread can be purchased at Clarion Hotel Sign during Art Week. Each day at 12 noon, 4 pm and 7 pm April 14-19. Galleri Duerr will be hold a storytelling presentation about the on-going project “A Sculpture in Liquorice” and Matt Miley’s “Assimilation in the Snow”. Why not have an “Arty Breakfast”, “Arty Lunch”, “Arty Brunch”, “Arty AW” or “Arty Dinner” at Clarion Hotel Sign. Food and drinks to be purchased at the American Table. And you might as well stay over! For every night a guest chooses a Nordic Choice Hotel, 100 sq meters of rainforest are saved for an entire year. As Petter A. Stordalen’s business card reads “Mens vi vokter regnskogen i arbeidstiden, tar våre gjester nattskiftet”. There is no business on a dead planet. Welcome to Galleri Duerr’s Pop-up Art Lounge at Clarion Hotel Sign. Matt Miley Alannah Robins Patrik Lundell
Efter nästan 50 år av diktatur och censur klev portugiserna, varav 60 % varken kunde läsa eller skriva rakt ut i det kalla kriget och en global marknadsekonomi. Fotografen Nuno Perestrelo, född 16 år efter Nejlikerevolutionen 1974, skildrar i sina poetiska färgfotografier en storindustri söder om Lissabon som en gång var – fulla med spår av förhoppningar och aktivitet. Monument, inte bara över tidens och naturens påverkan utan också över löften om samhällsutveckling, ekonomisk kris och kemisk åverkan. Platser där människor en gång levde av jordbruk och fiske. Med detta fotoprojekt blev Nuno Perestrelo för första gången intresserad av historia och vill med sin skildring berätta en historia som hans egen generation knappt eller inte alls känner till och frågar sig om rädslan för fler ekonomiska åtgärdspaket släcker viljan till samhällsförändring.
Lina L Baker
Galleri Duerr gästspelar på Horngatspuckeln 44 fram t o m den 14 december med Nuno Perestrelos bilder, texter och en intervju som producerats av Panoptikon – Fotografins Hus där bilderna tidigare visats. Med oss har vi också verk som Tiggaren av Maria Saveland, Alla Helgons Dag av Irländska Alannah Robins – av The Guardian klassad som en av de åtta bästa att avbilda kvinnokroppen i England och David Eisenhauers verk om komplexiteten. Ingen samlings-utställning utan en fransman, bildkonstnär Didier Mazurus verk, producerade i brytningen mellan hans serier Dans och Mekano. Även Lina L Baker från Liljevalchs vårsalong deltar med sina senaste “porträttbilder” Don´t feed the animals inspirerade av sekelskiftet med nutids-perspektiv på föräldrarskap och hur det är att vara barn i en tid som vår. Med oss
har vi också Debora House verk North Sea, Niklas Bremans ljudinstallation Julkort 24 days och Kerstin Kallins taggiga brudkrona Vintergäck tillverkad av återbruksmaterial. Vi har helt enkelt samlat det vi själva tycker om, för konst handlar till sist om att hitta något som på något sätt väcker något i oss. Och som Didier Mazuru brukar säga är det upp till betraktaren att tolka in vad konsten egentligen står för, så kanske var jag något övertydlig här. Allt detta har vi samlat bakom ett fantastiskt skyltfönster, där vi låtit verk cirkulera. Det är kul när förbipasserande knackar på vårt stora skyltfönster och gör tummen upp och människor kommer in och tar del av konstnärernas verk och vår storytelling. Det gör mödan väl värd att upprepas. Gör som vi investera i julklappen hos oss i år.
Kerstin Kallin & Maria Saveland
Visit Galleri Duerrs colorful group exhibition – CHRISTMAS EACH DAY – an exhibition in a constant state of flux at Hornsgatspuckeln Hornsgatan 44 (Abante Gallery).
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Galleri Duerr is collaborating with refo remake – giving both people and clothes new life. This Christmas we will have an installation with one of refos second hand baby packages. For each 200 SEK deposited into the installation, a needy child in one of Stockholms vulnerable districts will recieve a package of clothes through the refo network – suburbs where refo also gives courses in entrepreneurship. Sharing is caring! Merry christmas!