Sunday, 5 April 2009
KARL HOLMQVIST 'ENTREVISTA CON EL VAMPIRO' IN MEXICO CITY
House of Gaga gallerist Fernando Mesta and Karl Holmqvist
Opening April 4, 2009, 12 p.m.
Thru May 30
Gaga , Tuesday – Saturday 12 - 18 hrs
GaGa is proud to present 'Entrevista Con El Vampiro' the first Mexican One-Person exhibition by Swedish artist Karl Holmqvist. As indicated by the exhibition title, Karl Holmqvist looks to explore different forms of parasitic practices in a series of new works using a range of different media such as paintings and collages, and text in the form of an artist's book, a new video, a small installation and an especially made “letterist” sculpture.
The works in the exhibition could be said to be 'vampiric' in the sense that they depend on works from other people, but also in many instances they deal with the symbolism surrounding vampires as society's outcasts, moving between this worlds and other realms, as well as through photographic representations of the two lead actors, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt from the 1994 film that has given the exhibition its name. Mixing topics of various types of representation, occultism and pop culture.
Recent exhibitions from Karl Holmqvist include Westlondonprojects, London, Galerie Dependance in Brussels and Manifesta 7 in Trento, Italy. This summer he will participate in Art 40 Basel Art Premiere Section followed by a One-person exhibition at Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch in Berlin.