Hanna Liden, „FALL TEN“
Galerie Gmurzynska, Zürich,
October 28th to December 20th
October 28th 2010, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
From October 28th to December 20th, Galerie Gmurzynska
presents the exhibition “FALL TEN” by Hanna Liden at its
Born in Stockholm and working in New York for the past
decade, Liden has been central to the re-emergence of the
downtown scene of New York City. Working mainly in photo
based materials, she has created a dynamic and rich oeuvre
which explores alternative subcultures with a cinematic eye.
For this exhibition Liden has cast her sights on the tradition of
still-life compositions as a vessel for ambiguous notions of the
gothic and supernatural. The works can be seen as
descendants of both Dutch still life paintings and the breadth
of horror cinema, creating haunting images that timelessly
exist within romantic notions of the occult. Most works of
Hanna Liden, who has grown up in an atheist environment are
all about rituals and religion.
Hanna Liden has moved from landscapes and portraits, to a
fixation on actual objects as sculpture: Halloweenish moods,
spooky works in supernatural contents, demonic looking
figures, and esoteric rites are important in Hanna Liden’s work.
For example the picture “Blown Out Candles”, a brooding
gothic still-life with spray painted black candles, the original
white wax smoldering forward, offering only a glimpse of
colour. An esoteric ceremony that carries a sense of dark
Liden has been included in numerous important museum
shows, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, “Compulsive“ at
the Palais Tokyo (Paris) in 2008, “In a Silent Conversation with
Igmar Bergmann” at the Kunstmuseum Thun in 2008, “New
York Minute” at the MACRO (Rome) in 2009 and “Fresh Hell:
Carte Blanche to Adam Mc. Ewen” opening this month at the
Palais Tokyo, Paris.
“FALL TEN” will be Hanna Liden’s first show with Gruzynska and it will be accompanied by a
catalogue. An opening reception will be held on October 28th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Hanna
Liden will be present.