December 5, 2013:
November 13, 2013:
October 29, 2013:
October 12, 2013:
Review at Art Agenda:
…”Certainly another highlight was Berlin-based critic Jan Verwoert’s “next to
perplexed you” at Galerie Martin Janda. His show was sparked by Vanessa Bell’s
cover designs for her sister Virginia Woolf’s books. From there, Verwoert looked
at the notion of adjacency, or collaboration, as was displayed in the captivating
story-poems by Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison, based on a series of objects
the artists exchanged. A lot of this exhibition drew from a softer history of
modernism and a softer version of painting, one that envelops and embraces craft
and patterning, as did Lucy Stein’s bright and colorful glazed bisque tiles, and
Malin Gabriella Nordin’s playing cards or sculptures resembling slabs of marble
and glittery, sliced-open geodes. I would love to see this show in Berlin, in
response to the Neue Nationalgalerie’s “Painting Forever!” parade of tough, all-
male painters. As Verwoert has it, soft edge is hard core. Soft edge is smart, I’d
like to add.”
- Astrid Mania
October 4, 2013:
CURATED BY_JAN VERWOERT: NEXT TO PERPLEXED YOU
MAGNI BORGEHED, SARAH FORREST, VIRGINIA HUTCHISON,
MALIN GABRIELLA NORDIN, LUCY STEIN
11.10.–14.11.2013 at Galerie Martin Janda
Opening: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6 pm
Painting. Reading. Writing. Are among things to be done around the house. But you could also: Prepare food.
Pick a fight with your sister. Check for ghosts. Make love. Phone the printer. Or the house of commons.
Tease the cat. Play some music. Not that these activities couldn’t also be pursued in and from other places.
Yet, in the house they may all happen, under one roof. So much can come to pass here on a single day that
things feel like they happen not after, but next to one another, in parallel, at once.
Next to: Adjacency. Not history. Though it may be written in the process — of talking over breakfast, lunch,
dinner. Peacefully perhaps. But not necessarily so. For politics sit across the table from you while art,
literature and other troubles occupy the chairs next to yours. Members of the extended family. No enemies
as such. But that won’t already make them friends. Devils at your table. Lovers on the porch. Kobolds in
the garden. Siblings all around.
Life at the Bell’s? Virginia moody and Vanessa painting or getting some etchings done: for the dust jackets
of Virginia’s books, published, next to Freud’s, by the Hogarth Press, the publishing house the Woolfs ran from
home. Jackets are wrappers: they wrap pictures around poetry, painting around prose; they wrap up
abstraction and narration into a thing (book) to be put into circulation, for shaping the modern condition, maybe.
Taking its cue from the zany congenial wit of Vanessa Bell’s jacket designs for Woolf’s books, the exhibition
next to perplexed you shows the work of artists practicing adjacency: painting is in the house with patterning
and object-making for Magni Borgehed, it is wrapped up in an imbroglio of color alchemy by Lucy Stein, it
lives among ghosts amidst rocks with Malin Gabriella Nordin, and is but a philosopher’s stone’s throw away
from the concrete poetry and prose by Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison, set in letters cast from lead
objects they made and then melted down. The medium? A means for making adjacent worlds brush up against
each other in a house where ink is sister to paint.
July 24, 2013:
I’m happy to participate in this upcoming group exhibition in Vienna curated by Jan Verwoert at Galerie Martin Janda:
curated by_Jan Verwoert: next to perplexed you.
Magni Borgehed, Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison, Malin Gabriella Nordin, Lucy Stein
11.10.–14.11.2013 at Galerie Martin Janda
July 11, 2013:
I’ll be participating in a group exhibition at Beginnings — New York, July 29
June 26, 2013:
Upcoming exhibition at Good Press Gallery together with William Edmonds
June 6, 2013:
I have 8 new collages in FIN magazine, first issue!
May 13, 2013:
I’m happy to be featured in PIG Quarterly Issue 02: GIRLS
The current issue of PIG Quarterly wanted to give a voice to a selection of human beings
that are extraordinary good at what they do. At the same time each portrait showcases a
different way to be a woman today, offering to the reader an outstanding group of females
that are a source of inspiration for everyone.
April 16, 2013:
I’m participating in SCARF with two collages:
SCARF – Scandinavian Art Fair – is Scandinavia’s first online art exhibition.
With around 30 of the region’s best galleries participating, SCARF gives
unique access to top contemporary art.
March 21, 2013:
I’m so happy to tell you that I’m represented by Gallery Steinsland Berliner from now on!
March 20, 2013:
I’m selling some prints at Little Paper Planes!
Painter and sculptor Malin Gabriella Nordin speaks about her works like a rotating cast
of characters in a play, or friends in a wide social circle she knows well. Her forms are
deceptively simple, as they repeat and mutate from one work to the next, shifting in each
new iteration as Nordin listens and responds to her own work in a relationship that
is both formal and deeply subjective and personal.
February 4, 2013:
I’m happy to be featured as the “Artist of the Week“ at LVL3!
January 4, 2013:
Upcoming group show at NAU Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
January 10 – February 10, Hudiksvallsgatan 4B.
Opening at 6pm, January 10, welcome!
November 22, 2012:
I’m participating in two upcoming group shows:
Our Winter Show at Gallery Steinsland Berliner in Stockholm (30 Nov 2012 – Jan 2013)
The Perfect Nothing Catalog somehow related to Art Basel in Miami (3-6 Dec).
November 6, 2012:
I’ve put some photos up on my blog from my latest exhibition at Galleri Fisk.
October 29, 2012:
This weekend in Bergen, Norway:
October 19, 2012:
Here’s a interview with me by FIN magazine
(only in norwegian)
October 3, 2012:
Booooooom.com featured my ongoing project Private Language.
Thank you Jeff!