Artist Talk & Exhibition Tour – Jacob Dahlgren

Jacob Dahlgren, Demonstration Frankfurt 2011, Single Channel Video. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK. Photo: Cem Yücetas

23 October 2012


North Member Programme

Workplace Gallery
The Old Post Office, 19/21 West Street
Gateshead, NE8 1AD

Join us for a talk by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren, and a tour of his first UK solo exhibition at Workplace Gallery.

Dahlgren’s materials are often banal and quotidian, objects for everyday use produced for another purpose than art; plastic clothes-hangers, yoghurt containers, dartboards, coloured pens, mirrors, silk ribbons and so forth. Far from being read as trash, Dahlgren’s formal language refers back to visual experiences which are reminiscent of various artistic modes of the twentieth century such as Constructivism, Op Art, Minimal Art and Pop Art.

Born in Stockholm in 1970, his recent exhibitions include Units of Measurements, Skärets Konsthall, Sweden; Forward, Back, Right, Left, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle USA; It’s a Set-up, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, New York. Dahlgren represented Sweden in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Stockholm.


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