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Gunvor Nelson at 33rd Bienal de São Paulo: Affective Affinities

Gunvor Nelson

Gunvor Nelson is represented in the group exhibition Stargazer II, curated by Karin Mamma Andersson for the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo. The Bienal de São Paulo was initiated in 1951 and is the second oldest art biennial in the world after the Venice Biennial. This years edition of the biennial will be open between 7 sep – 9 dec in the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo – Brazil. Free admission

Karin Mamma Andersson:

“Art is a visual language. Art can be found in a museum, a limestone church from the 13th century, a comic book, or a film from 1912 where cockroaches are the stars.Art can be educational, created by rules, or self-taught. Regardless, it is absolutely vital for living.

I am mostly interested in the lonely artists who find their own voice in their own unique expression. These artists are often outsiders from birth, though some became outsiders over time. The artists that I exhibit here are all different from each other, however to me they are all connected. All of them have been crucial to my own creative process at different stages of my life.

The main focus is on painting as I am a painter myself. But if I feel touched by a piece of art it does not matter if it’s a sound piece, a film, a photograph, a sculpture or a drawing.My own artworks included in the exhibition are from the last eight years. I’ve selected them in relation to the other exhibited artworks as I feel that that these works of mine communicate well with them.”

Participating artists

Åke Hodell (SWE, 1919 – 2000)
Bruno Knutman (SWE, 1930 – 2017)
Carl Fredrik Hill (SWE, 1849 – 1911)
Dick Bengtsson (SWE, 1936 – 1989)
Ernst Josephson (SWE, 1851 – 1906)
Gunvor Nelson (SWE, 1931)
Henry Darger (EUA, 1892 – 1973)
Russian Icons
Ladislas Starewitch (POL/RUS, 1882 – FRA, 1965)
Lim-Johan (SWE, 1865 – 1944)
Mamma Andersson (SWE, 1962)
Miroslav Tichý (CZE, 1926 – 2011)