Dorothée Nilsson Gallery
About the gallery
Dorothée Nilsson Gallery represents an international portfolio with a focus on the new generation of photography-based artists.
The gallery represents artists who use photography as a starting point for conceptual and interdisciplinary practices that span performance, sculpture, video and installation. Dorothée Nilsson Gallery produces five to six exhibitions a year.
Sasha Weidner (DE)
Jenny Magnusson (SE)
About the presentation
For Market 2023 Dorothée Nilsson Gallery will present work by German photographer Sascha Weidner (*1974–2015) and Gothenburg-based Jenny Magnusson.
As a photographer, Weidner’s work deals with the creation of a radical subjective pictorial world. Often romantic or melancholic he captured the world of the subconscious. Weidner transformed visible reality into codes, into encrypted pictures. His work is often displayed in arrangements, allowing for new contexts to appear.
Weidner said: “The images are never contextualized. It is always a search, a game”. Magnusson’s sculptural work explores space, place, artifact, and materiality. Working with found material, she doesn’t alter the objects but instead allows them to become part of a constellation, creating a surprising or humorous interplay between otherwise ordinary elements. Her archive is a material pool she dips in and out of. Construction and destruction follow each other. Furthermore, her work has a strong reference to performance and is at times performed with. The choreography between performer and sculpture explores spatiality in the present and the past. Weidner and Magnusson's conceptual processes toward presentation follow a similar pattern. Both take separate elements and allow them to become part of a new narrative. Art historical references seep into their work, be it as a visual reference or as a catalog propping up another object.
Works by Sascha Weidner.
Sascha Weidner, 'Adieu II', (2009). Diasec. 40x40 cm. Image courtesy of Dorothée Nilsson Gallery.
Sascha Weidner, 'Implode II', (2011). Pigment Print. Image courtesy of Dorothée Nilsson Gallery.
Sascha Weidner, 'Pol II', (2011). Pigment Print. 45x30 cm. Image courtesy of Dorothée Nilsson Gallery.
Sascha Weidner, 'I am not afraid II', (2004). Diasec. 100x100 cm. Image courtesy of Dorothée Nilsson Gallery and the estate of Sascha Weidner.
Works by Jenny Magnusson.
Jenny Magnusson, 'Architecture', (2015). Wood, Bruce Nauman exhibition catalogue. 45x20 cm. Image courtesy of Dorothée Nilsson Gallery and the artist.
Jenny Magnusson, 'Untitled', (2017). Sanding belt. 80x50x40 cm. Image courtesy of Dorothée Nilsson Gallery and the artist.