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13 Aug 2014

Thinking Through Painting. Book and exhibition in two parts

David Reed, Working drawing #617, p. 3, 2003-2011 (detail)

Thinking Through Painting
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm


Part One:
23 August - 28 September 2014

Part Two:
4 October - 2 November 2014
Book release 4 October 2014

Jonatan Habib Engqvist

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts / Konstakademin
Fredsgatan 12
SE-16317 Stockholm

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Kristina Bength, Marc Handelman, David Reed, Jan Rydén, Sigrid Sandström, Wendy White, and curator/theorist Jonatan Habib Engqvist.


23 August 2014
Opening of part one

24 August 2014
Public talk with Wendy White

5 September
Evening about improvisation with Jean-Luc Nancy followed by concert (Jean-Luc Nancy (voice), Jesper Eriksson (saxophone),Peter Schuback (cello)
Kristoffer Linder (percursion),Davor Kajfes (piano)

4 October 2014
Opening of part 2 and book release

5 October
Public talk with Marc Handelman

Wednesdays in October
Public conversations with invited guests in the exhibtion

The exhibition:
Thinking Through Painting aims to explore painting as way of thinking and creating meaning. It investigates the alternation specific to painting between on the one hand concept-based thinking in language, and on the other an embodied mode of thinking through material, space, perception and painting as activity. The project is an on-going investigation since 2009 and encompasses workshops, studio visits, travel, meetings and interviews of other artists who work with painting.

In the exhibition at the Royal Academy the participants attempt to visualize painting as a mode of thinking within their practices. It is divided into two periods. After the first period the installation is renegotiated and parts of the exhibition will change.

The Book:
'Studio talks: Thinking Through Painting 2009-2014'book collects commissioned texts and transcribed conversations between artists, theorists, curators and critics active in Stockholm, Oslo and New York. By exploring relationships between concept-based language and an embodied form of thinking through material and perception particular to painting, this book attempts to address the discourse surrounding painting and contemporary art.
Contributions by: Kristina Bength, Lina Bjerneld, Jonna Bornemark, Thomas Broomé, Camilla Carlberg, Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback, Thomas Elovsson, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Jens Fänge, Marc Handelman, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, Kristina Jansson, Jessica Kempe, Matts Leiderstam, Fredrik Liew, Monika Marklinger, Håkan Nilsson, Magnus af Petersens, Malin Pettersson-Öberg, David Reed, Håkan Rehnberg, Hanneline Rogeberg, Jan Rydén, Sigrid Sandström, Susanna Slöör, Wendy White and Johan Widén.
Edited by: Kristina Bength, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Jan Rydén, Sigrid Sandström

With generous support from: Göran Lagervall´s foundation, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (KU funding), Stiftelsen Framtiden, the Helge Ax:sson Johnsson Foundation, Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Kungliga Patriotiska Sällskapet and the city of Stockholm.

The evening with Jean-Luc Nancy is also supported by Södertörn Unversity and the French Institute in Stockholm.