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Janine Antoni “Moor”


This fall on Stockholm University’s campus, Accelerator displays two works large-scale installations by Janine Antoni: Moor (2001) and Touch (2002). This exhibition is made in close collaboration with Magasin III.

Moor (2001) will be displayed in the Aula Magna gallery. Janine Antoni learned how to braid using traditional rope-making techniques. This piece is comprised of unusual and personal objects donated to the artist from multiple sources. The sculpture, which takes the form of a rope, contains everything from cat hair and dental floss to Christmas lights and plant samples. The work still continues to evolve today and is constantly being extended.

The video installation Touch (2002) is a progression from Moor and will be projected on Accelerator’s future entrance. In the video, Antoni is balancing on a line that runs parallel to the horizon in front of her childhood home in Grand Bahama Island. Antoni describes the training process as an exercise in feeling comfortable with being out of balance.

Curators: Therese Kellner & Richard Julin, Accelerator

The public program at Magasin III Stockholm is currently closed as we work to shape the future Magasin III. We are also focusing on our work with the collection and on the production of the book about the first thirty years of Magasin III.

Stockholm University, Frescati campus, Sweden

Moor, 2001
All days, 12–4.30pm
Closed Thursday 8th of November
Aula Magna gallery, Frescativägen 6

Touch, 2002
All days, 4pm–10pm
Accelerator’s future entrance, Frescativägen 24–26

read more on.  Accelerator webpage


Image: Janine Antoni, Moor, 2001 (detail). Collection Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Photo: Anna Kleberg Tham.

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