ON VIEW: OBJECT / OBJECT, A VIRTUAL EXHIBITION OF SYRIAN-BORN SWEDISH ARTIST JWAN YOSEF’S PAINTINGS, WALL RELIEFS AND HAND KNOTTED RUGS

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Jwan Yosef’s works explore both formalism and autobiographical themes, with a conceptual undertaking that queers the principles of modernist aesthetics. Yosef’s tactical use of abstraction serves opportunities to release entendres and challenge viewers to break from passive gazes towards a plurality of perspectives.

Whether fixating on the materiality or language of an object, Yosef’s inspirations draw from the potentialities of states of being. The core of this fixation engages a reexamining of functions, routines and expectations of artistic gestures, materials and their interpreted values. Yosef invites the vernacular of everyday materials to a re-thinking of possibilities—a poetic exercise that extracts the many metaphors and biases society projects on familiar effects. The potency of Yosef’s endeavors ultimately refines a poignant and lucid reminder of our own relationships and interpretations of the everyday world and each other.

December 1 2021 – February 28 2022
Curated by Joakim Andreasson and Brianna Bakke

Images: Jwan Yosef, portrait
JWAN YOSEF, Object, 2018
Oil on linen, 188 x 132 cm / 74 x 52 in

IN THE PRESS
Architectural Digest, 2021 – By Rima Suqi
This World-Renowned Artist Is Now Creating Limited-Edition Carpets—And They’re Stunning
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PAST EXHIBITIONS

ANDY WARHOL: The Marilyn Maquette: Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic (Past exhibition)

2 Apr – 21 Jun 2021
Curated by Joakim Andreasson
Realized by Calle Henzel

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The exhibition ANDY WARHOL: The Marilyn Maquette: Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic, brings to light one of Warhol’s most obscure and unknown works, while paying homage to his most iconic and popular subject; Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition features nine handmade rugs by Henzel Studio (Est. 1999, Sweden) created in close collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Alongside these are virtual replicas of fourteen original Warhol paintings made available by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, further contextualizing the artist’s accomplishments of both replicating, abstracting and deconstructing the recognizable subject.

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TOM OF FINLAND: Drawings Reappropriated

July 10 – September 30
Curated by Joakim Andreasson
In collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation
Realized by Calle Henzel

This exhibition has been developed in honor of PRIDE to highlight Tom of Finland’s undeniable influence as an artist and human rights activist.

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Andy Warhol, Tom of Finland, AVAF, Ashley Bickerton, Olaf Breuning, Scott Campbell, Leo Gabin, Nan Goldin, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Jonathan Horowitz, Robert Knoke, Helmut Lang, Marilyn Minter, Bjarne Melgaard, Tony Oursler, Richard Phillips, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, Anselm Reyle, Wilhelm Sasnal, Linder Sterling, Juergen Teller, Mickalene Thomas, Lawrence Weiner, Jwan Yosef
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Patrick Church, Tom Hegen, Calle Henzel, Linda Linko, Kirk Millar, Daniel Trese, Stuart Sandford