What has now grown to become one of Sweden’s leading contemporary art galleries was founded in 1991 by Ciléne Andréhn and Marina Schiptjenko out of a common interest for conceptual and political art.
Andréhn-Schiptjenko now resides in the 1930’s industrial building, Industricentralen, in the northern part of Stockholm, which through the years has been housing smaller businesses such as printers and textile manufacturers. The area has since the late 1990’s become the epicenter of Stockholms gallery district including galleries such as Galerie Nordenhake, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Christian Larsen and NAU Gallery.
When we visited Andréhn-Schiptjenko in late May the London-based artist Siobhán Hapaska was showing a series of intriguing installation works. Especially her a wolf, an olive tree and circumstances caught our attention with its seemingly rational, but furry, structure vibrating a suspended olive tree. The weird act resulted in a leaf covered floor and an unsettling trembling that could be felt even in the gallery’s walls.
We talked to one half of the duo; Marina Schiptjenko about how she became a gallerist and why she describes her relation to art as a love/hate relationship. Below you can see the video interview that we made in collaboration with Chart Art Fair where Andrén-Schiptjenko will be present.
Chart Art Fair runs from the 26th - 28th of August, 2016 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. More info here.
Rikke Luna (f. 1988) og Matias Albæk-Falk (f. 1988) er stiftere af idoart.dk, og driver derudover formidlingsbureauet I DO ART Agency samt forlaget I DO ART Books.