March 11, 2002 - Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art - Lars Nilsson and Moderna Museet c/o Magasin 3
March 11, 2002

Lars Nilsson and Moderna Museet c/o Magasin 3

Lars Nilsson and Moderna Museet c/o Magasin 3
March 16 – June 9 2002

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Frihamnen, 11556 Stockholm
t: +46 8 545 680 40

Left: Lars Nilsson, Game is over, 2000; Right: Robert Breer, Rider Float, 1972;

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is pleased to present two new exhibitions:
Lars Nilsson


March 16 – June 9 2002

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall opens, a retrospective exhibition with works from 1987-2002 by Lars Nilsson, on Saturday March 16. This is the first full-scale, comprehensive presentation devoted to the work of Lars Nilsson.

Born in 1956, Lars Nilsson grew up in Stockholm and lives and works in Malmö and London. His career includes painting, sculpture and video, as well as installations. Since 1995, Lars Nilsson is professor of Visual Arts at Malmo Art Academy, Lund University. Lars Nilsson’s work has been exhibited at PS1 Museum, New York, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among others, and most recently, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena. After Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall the exhibition will travel to the newly opened Site de Creation Contemporaine, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

“Lars Nilsson’s autobiographical project, which began in 1994, deals with the fascination for contradictory subjects such as luxury consumption, gender theory, explicit sex and surrealist art, within a body politic in which the darkest areas of human nature form a gloomy backdrop. At the intersection of these subjects emerges the unique charge, which characterises Lars Nilsson’s art, through the disturbing interaction between beauty and repulsiveness. The mix blurs the border between image and reality in an uncanny way. Lars Nilsson’s investigation into, and “exposure” of, his own mind also entails that the most vulnerable aspects of his self are sometimes disclosed. Encountering his art, the viewers can examine themselves by looking into their own deeply rooted reactions.”

David Neuman, Director Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

The exhibition, which comprises nine large installations, two sets of paintings and a new video installation, is displayed in both of the upper exhibition spaces and in the newly opened space on the lower level. In conjunction with the exhibition, a fully illustrated catalogue, with texts by David Neuman, Gertrud Sandqvist, and a discussion between the artist and Jérôme Sans, will be published.

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March 23 – June 16 2002

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is pleased to present the exhibition Moderna Museet c/o Magasin 3, opening March 23, with works by 29 artists from Moderna Museet’s permanent collection. The exhibition shows mainly sculpture, focusing on abstract pieces, with the emphasis on a number of rather less well-known works from the Moderna Museet collection.

With the starting-point in early abstract works of the 1910s, the exhibition follows art from different periods to the end of the 1990s. Associations between the works have been the point of departure for the installation, and the chronology of the exhibition has been broken to allow for new experiences for the viewer.

Artists included in the exhibition:
Olle Bonniér, Lee Bontecou, Robert Breer, Viking Eggeling, Lars Englund, Max Ernst, Annika Eriksson, Lucio Fontana, Eric Grate, Gary Hill, Arne Jones, Louise Lawler, Sivert Lindblom, LG Lundberg, Carl Axel Lunding, Ebba Matz, Lars Millhagen, Louise Nevelson, KG Nilson, Claes Oldenburg, Palle Pernevi, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Ulf Rollof, Jésus Rafael Soto, Georges Vantongerloo, Victor Vasarely, Ruth Vollmer, Nell Walden.

Robert Breer’s sculpture “Rider Float” (1972), Georges Vantongerloo’s “Cosmic Element” (1945) and Annika Eriksson’s “Twelve Parcels from my Mother” (1993-95) are some examples of the works exhibited.

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is the first institution to make a selection from the permanent collection of Moderna Museet while the museum building on Skeppsholmen is closed. The series Moderna Museet c/o will continue with exhibitions at art institutions throughout Sweden, showing works from the museum collection.

The exhibition is curated by David Neuman, director, and Richard Julin, curator, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.

For further information and press images, please contact exhibition co-ordinator Nina Eklöf, at Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall. Telephone +46 8 545 680 40, fax +46 8 545 680 41, email

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