This exhibit features acclaimed Swedish artist Karin Mamma Andersson's latest body of paintings, including two murals, made especially for this presentation, and will be on view through February 14.

Andersson’s work often draws inspiration from archival photographs, film imagery, theater sets and period interiors. Typically composed of thin layers of acrylic and oil paint on panel board, her paintings employ a broad range of techniques, deftly shifting between stark graphic lines to loose washes and thickly rendered brushstrokes. Reflecting a more recent development in the artist’s practice, the exhibition will also feature two murals painted by Andersson. By translating her paintings into complex wall-sized works, her murals stand as a new avenue for her to engage with scale as well as the ongoing themes central to her overall oeuvre.


Karin Mamma Andersson was born in 1962 in Luleå, Sweden. She studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, where she continues to live and work. Behind the Curtain marks her third solo exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York. In 2007, a critically acclaimed, mid-career survey of her work was organized by Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

For the opening of Behind the Curtain, Andersson and Swedish artist Jockum Nordström will be signing copies of the reprint of their book "Who Is Sleeping on My Pillow" on January 9. Including Andersson’s and Nordström’s work from the late 1980s to 2010 in over 200 full-color plates, the book marked the first time Karin Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström presented their work in concurrent solo shows, after spending half their lives together but maintaining separate practices.

Behind the Curtain
Karin Mamma Andersson
David Zwirner Gallery
525 West 19th Street
Thursday, January 8-Saturday, February 14
Opening reception: Thursday, January 8, 6-8 p.m.

Book Launch and Signing with Karin Mamma Andersson and Jockum Nordström:
Friday, January 9, 4-6 p.m.

> For more information about the book signing and to reserve signed copies, please contact Molly Stein at +1 212 727 2070 or
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By Leandro Pinto, Consulate General of Sweden in New York