#14: Markus Schinwald @ Magasin III
On Friday the 18th of September we were invited by Magasin III to come and enjoy their exhibition by Markus Schinwald and curator Tessa Praun gave us a fabulous private tour.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: MARKUS SCHINWALD
In 2015, Magasin III had the pleasure of presenting a major solo exhibition of the Austrian artist Markus Schinwald. Based on interests ranging from psychology and literature to dance and the history of fashion, he explores the idea of the human body as a cultural construction. He is fascinated by the possibilities, but also the conflicts, we can experience with our bodies and also how our bodies work as a stage for our inner life; filled with lust, driving forces, fears, and inhibitions. The viewer meets sculptures of splayed table legs, distorted 19th century portraits, marionettes, films without beginning or end in site-specific installations. The artist himself describes his work as a form of introspective experiences trying to present our complex relationship to ourselves.
ABOUT MAGASIN III
Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art is one of the leading institutions of contemporary art in Europe. Since the beginning in 1987, they are located in a former warehouse in Frihamnen (the former Free Port of Stockholm). It is a private institution open to the public with the goal to share the best of contemporary art. The exhibitions are at the core of their ever-growing collection of works by artists relevant to our time. Magasin III believes that art has the ability to challenge and inspire people and society.