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Magnus Wallin 20/1 - 12/3

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Preview thursday 20/1 5 - 8 pm
Showdates 20/1 -12/3

ELASTIC presents Magnus Wallins first solo show with the gallery. Its also the premiere for Wallins latest 3D animated film piece ELEMENTS, 2011

"It may seem as if Magnus Wallin constantly returns to the same thing, but in fact both his objects and his position change from exhibition to exhibition. For example, the body is no longer what it used to be, in his work. In the beginning it was about the visible bodys relationship to aesthetic and political ideals. Now it is mainly about invisible bodies and what happens when normalisation takes place. Wallins works may look familiar, but in fact we do not really know what Wallin is doing this time. I find this combination of aggressiveness and pathos without despair characteristic of Magnus Wallin’s art. After all, I haven’t seen it anywhere else.

Its the passion body that Wallin is creating here, neither skeletons, nor heat or flesh. The passion body could be the entire complex of association paths between ideas that are activated by pain and desire. A kind of circulatory system or metabolism of lust, suffering and ideas. I believe that the gaze that Wallin wishes to cast on bio politics must fall upon the passion body; it is the passion body that science wants to design when it draws up charts and criteria for normality. Bio politics is going to shape our way of connecting sensory impressions to desire or pain, and how we then link these to certain ideas about the future and the past. And this is the body that Wallin explores in this exhibition."

Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, 2011 Magnus Wallin (1965) lives and works in Malmö he is educated at Valand  och Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen. Wallin has shown in Plateau of Mankind, 49 Biennale di Venezia, Venice,  the 7th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Des Moines Art Center, USA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin och Stockholm, Kunsthalle Wien, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Millesgården, Stockholm och Gothenburg Artmuseum.

Please contact the gallery for press images and the text by Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen.

For more information, see also http://www.magnuswallin.com/
Welcome Ola Gustafsson

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