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Christopher Wool; Selected Paintings
STOCKHOLM  •  McCabe Fine Art  •  30 January - 14 March 2015

The current exhibition of works by American artist Christopher Wool at McCabe Fine Art brings together paintings from the 1990s through the 2000s. Featuring a select, but exemplary sample of work, this exhibition shows Wool reasserting the relevance of painting using a variety of techniques and styles. The works comprising this intimate show are indicative of Wool’s diverse painterly practice in which he uses spray paint and silkscreen techniques on aluminum and canvas supports.

McCabe Fine Art Website


McCabe Fine Art 
Artillerigatan 40
114 45 Stockholm

Tel: (46) 8 684 09 888

<P>Nils Dardel: <EM>Self-Portrait with hat</EM>, 1911 © Nils Dardel</P> • <P>&nbsp;</P>

Nils Dardel: Self-Portrait with hat, 1911
© Nils Dardel


Nils Dardel and the Modern Age,
MALMO  •  Moderna Museet  •  21 February - 6 September 2015

Visitors can get to know one of Sweden’s most pronounced dandies – who, in the constant presence of death, led a debauched life, among the aristocracy and the avant-garde artists of Paris in the early days of the 20th century, and whose unique style, “Dardelism”, gave us iconic and beloved paintings such as The Dying Dandy, Crime of Passion, and The Waterfall.

Nils Dardel (1888-1943) is not, however, a pure modernist aesthetically. His works are in conflict with the times in which he lived, a modern age that was preoccupied with keeping up with the latest fashions and did not fully appreciate an artist who never quite embraced the avant-garde. Dardel had an old-fashioned way of using stories and myths to portray an ambivalence about being both seduced and outraged by the onslaught of modernism. His style is reminiscent of a mixture of naivism and late-19th century symbolism. His private life became public in a way that nearly took over entirely, as if the “role” or “mythical figure” of Dardel stood in the way of the artist. It has been too tempting to link his pictures to his biography, basing the interpretation of his works on his life. His works are ambiguous; a seemingly banal and innocuous trait can suddenly swing into its diametrical opposite. Seriousness and irony co-exist, and many of his works have several parallel storylines. This parallelism also entails that the narratives in his works have multiple entry and exit points. This ambiguity is present equally in his person and his works. His is a dual nature that attracts and is attracted by both men and women.

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Contact: Moderna Museet
Malmö Caroli
Ola Billgrens plats 2-4
211 29 Malmö
Tel: 46 40 685 79 37

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