Mamma Andersson: Humdrum Days

Mamma Andersson: Humdrum Days

17 June - 10 October 2021
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
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Overview

These are beautiful pictures, strange pictures. They seduce, they challenge. Mamma Andersson's works somehow just seem to keep growing in the eye of the beholder." – Poul Erik Tøjner, Louisiana Museum Director

'Humdrum Days' at Louisiana Museum is the first major exhibition by Mamma Andersson in Denmark. Featuring almost 60 works including new paintings, the show spans 15 years of Andersson's practice. The presentation was developed in close collaboration with the artist and is accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Magnus Florin, Karl Ove Knausgård, Barry Schwabsky and an interview by the curator Marie Laurberg. Mamma Andersson (b. 1962, Luleå, Sweden), lives and works in Stockholm. Inspired by filmic imagery, theatre sets, and period interiors, Andersson’s compositions are often dreamlike and expressive. Her subject matter revolves around melancholic landscapes and nondescript, private interiors. While stylistic references include turn-of-the-century Nordic figurative painting, folk art, and local or contemporary vernacular, Andersson’s evocative use of pictorial space and her juxtapositions of thick paint and textured washes are uniquely her own. The exhibition reaffirms the museum’s commitment to painting and extends the scope of earlier exhibitions of artists of the same generation such as...

'Humdrum Days' at Louisiana Museum is the first major exhibition by Mamma Andersson in Denmark. Featuring almost 60 works including new paintings, the show spans 15 years of Andersson's practice. The presentation was developed in close collaboration with the artist and is accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Magnus Florin, Karl Ove Knausgård, Barry Schwabsky and an interview by the curator Marie Laurberg.

Mamma Andersson (b. 1962, Luleå, Sweden), lives and works in Stockholm. Inspired by filmic imagery, theatre sets, and period interiors, Andersson’s compositions are often dreamlike and expressive. Her subject matter revolves around melancholic landscapes and nondescript, private interiors. While stylistic references include turn-of-the-century Nordic figurative painting, folk art, and local or contemporary vernacular, Andersson’s evocative use of pictorial space and her juxtapositions of thick paint and textured washes are uniquely her own.

The exhibition reaffirms the museum’s commitment to painting and extends the scope of earlier exhibitions of artists of the same generation such as Cecily Brown, Daniel Richter, and Peter Doig.

 

These are beautiful pictures, strange pictures. They seduce, they challenge. Mamma Andersson's works somehow just seem to keep growing in the eye of the beholder." – Poul Erik Tøjner, Louisiana Museum Director

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk
Denmark

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