On the Tip of My Tongue

On the Tip of My Tongue

Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art

Danh Vo, We the People (detail), 2011–2013. Copper. Dimensions variable. Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel. © Danh Vo. Tamara Henderson, Three Pockets di O Getti, 2013. 16 mm color film. © Tamara Henderson.

September 11, 2013

On the Tip of My Tongue
Pierre Bismuth, Tamara Henderson, Miranda July, Stina Nordenstam, Tino Sehgal, Danh Vo

1, August 8, September 13–December 8, 2013

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Frihamnsgatan 28
115 56 Stockholm, Sweden
Hours: Thursday 11am–7pm,
Friday–Sunday 11am–5pm 

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Curators: Richard Julin and Tessa Praun

On the Tip of My Tongue is a series of events and unique projects as well as an exhibition in the traditional sense. It includes artworks that point away from the site of the exhibition itself, towards other virtual or parallel existences and experiences.

“With this project, we aim to trigger situations and experiences that linger as if “just out of reach,” to generate encounters that keep growing—in thought and through conversation—long after each initial encounter.”
–Richard Julin and Tessa Praun, Curators of the exhibition

On the Tip of My Tongue occurs gradually with three opening dates. Through its own unique choreography, the exhibition extends temporally with events taking place in different locations, both virtually and sonically, indoors and outdoors.

July 1: Miranda July’s project We Think Alone began. The project consists of emails that are sent out every Monday through the 11th of November. More than 95,000 people have signed up to the project so far. Subscribe here.

August 8–10: Magasin 3 presented Stina Nordenstam’s sound installation Tänk dig en människa (Imagine a Person) at the music festival Way Out West in Gothenburg.

September 13: Unveiling of the part of the exhibition at Magasin 3, with work by Pierre Bismuth, Tamara Henderson, Stina Nordenstam, Tino Sehgal and Danh Vo.

Sound catalogue 
The sound catalog is a unique format designed especially for On the Tip of My Tongue. Neither audio guide nor podcast, it contains recorded material about the participating artists and the ideas informing the exhibition as a whole. 

The latest chapter is a conversation between the curators and the artist Pierre Huyghe, whose work Untilled inspired the exhibition. Download the chapter here.

Pierre Bismuth (b. 1963) Bismuth is a Brussels-based artist whose work seeks to expand and adapt the critical potential of conceptual art to the changing conditions of contemporary society. Through humorous gestures, he explores our reading of images and objects that pervade daily life, often sabotaging the meaning of the cultural products we are confronted with. Bismuth participates in the exhibition with a work that is part of a larger project still in production. At the request of the artist information about his new project will be available only at Magasin 3. In 2005 he won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award, with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman, for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Danh Vo (b. 1975) We the People (Detail) is a full-scale replica of the Statue of Liberty, created by the Danish-Vietnamese artist. Constructed from copper plating and made to the exact specifications, the parts will never be assembled. The many fragments—around four hundred in total, which are being made in Shanghai—will instead be shown as individual sculptures at different locations around the world. This year, Vo showed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York as well as at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, in France.

Tamara Henderson (b. 1982) is a Canadian artist recently graduated from the Royal Art Academy in Stockholm. In her sculptures and 16mm films everyday items such as vessels and chairs are manipulated and animated to perform functions that, whilst originating in the everyday, appear to arise from the subconscious. Last year her work was shown at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel and at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany. Earlier this year she had a solo show at Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany. Tamara Henderson is nominated for this year’s Canadian Sobey Art Award.

Miranda July (b. 1974) is a filmmaker, artist, and writer who lives in Los Angeles. Her work has been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, in two Whitney Biennials and at the Venice Biennale. July wrote, directed and starred in Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and The Future (2011).

Stina Nordenstam (b. 1969) is a Swedish musician and artist. Stina Nordenstam is best known for her music. Since 1991, she has released six full-length albums including And She Closed Her Eyes (1994), People are Strange (1998), and The World Is Saved (2004). Nordenstam has also worked with photography, film and radio.

Tino Sehgal (b. 1976) is an Anglo-German artist based in Berlin. Tino Sehgal’s work consists of live encounters between people, often generated through partially choreographed conversations and meetings between performers and gallery visitors. Last year, his work These Associations (2012) was commissioned for the Unilever Series in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in London, and This Variation (2012) for the dOCUMENTA (13) exhibition in Kassel. This year, he was awarded the Golden Lion for best artist in the international exhibition The Encyclopedic Palace at the Venice Biennale. Sehgal had a solo exhibition at Magasin 3 in 2008.

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