20.06.12-Magnus Karlsson-Lisa Jonasson & Johanna Karlsson

Magnus Karlsson – Lisa Jonasson & Johanna Karlsson – De-Centered – August 28 to September 19, 2020 – Open Tuesday to Friday 12.00 to 5.00 pm Saturday 12.00 to 4.00 pm and by appointment.  – Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm

ABOUT the artists

Lisa Jonasson (b. 1978) is educated at the Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm (1999–2004). In conjunction with a student exhibition at Kulturhuset, Stockholm in 2003, her text-based posters were widely recognized. The works combined humor, community engagement, provocation and intriguing poetry. She received the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation’s Artist Award and arranged a biennial in her own name, The Lisa Jonasson Biennial, at various locations in Stockholm, Sweden. The linguistic aspect of Lisa Jonasson’s work has remained, but the written word has developed into comic strips and later to wordless paper collages.



Johanna Karlsson (b. 1968) lives and works in Stockholm. Selected Solo Exhibitions: Landskrona Konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden; along with Maria Hall (2013), Galleri Monica Strandberg, Kalmar, Sweden; along with Maria Hall (2013), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003; 2001), Galleri 1, Gothenburg, Sweden (2010, 2003), Galleri Ahnlund, Umeå, Sweden (2005, 2002) and Bror Hjorths hus, Uppsala, Sweden (2001).

ABOUT the exhibition

We have the pleasure of participating in the eighth edition of Chart Art Fair. The fair, which normally takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, is this year being arranged in a new decentralized format at 28 galleries across the five Nordic capitals Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik and Stockholm. It involves a combination of physical exhibitions, events and online activities. This year’s edition runs from August 28 to 30 and presents only female artists. 

A 200-page book with works by 76 exceptional artists presented at Chart combined with newly commissioned texts from 21 voices across the art world has been published and is available at the gallery.

We will show new works by Anna Bjerger, Lisa Jonasson and Johanna Karlsson in the gallery’s reception and office. It is presented alongside with Jens Fänge’s solo exhibition in the main gallery.

ABOUT the gallery

Galleri Magnus Karlsson was founded in 1990. The first 7 years the gallery was located in Västerås, a city 100 km west of Stockholm. It gained a reputation as one of the most interesting contemporary art galleries in Sweden. In August 1997 the gallery moved to Stockholm.

The focus of the gallery is to show the work of emerging artists from Sweden. The gallery has done international art fairs such as Liste, Basel (1999, 2000 and 2001), Art Forum Berlin (2002) Frieze Art Fair, London (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012), The Armory Show, New York (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012), ABC, Berlin (2013 & 2014), Chart, Copenhagen (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018), Frieze Art Fair, New York (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017), Art Berlin (2017) & FIAC, Paris (2017) to present those artists also internationally. The gallery also co-produces exhibitions and projects with museums and galleries.

The gallery is located on the ground floor of The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm. In the summer of 2011 Hellvi Kännungs, a project room on the island of Gotland, opened for the public. It will also be a place for artists to meet and work. www.konstakademien.se http://www.gallerimagnuskarlsson.com/

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