Christian Andersson — A Splitting Headache
A Splitting Headache
Past: January 24 → March 15, 2014
A Splitting Headache presents a video, installations and two photographs by the Swedish artist.
In his artistic practice, Christian Andersson identifies unstable movements in history, or at least the writing of it, and offers variations, new possibilities, new timelines. He casts the viewer as an archeologist of both future and past, struggling to separate low signal from high noise. And here we arrive at the heart of his practice: while museum displays are conventionally framed as accounts of the truthful progression of history, once inside Andersson’s installation, your experience of historical fact becomes largely incoherent, though not inconsequential. Rather than the programmatic critique of an earlier generation, Andersson leaves the door wide open to the unprompted, impulsive and extemporaneous as legitimate paths towards the limbo he’s conjured out of truth’s fictions.
Christian Andersson was born in 1973 in Stockholm and lives and works in Malmö. In 2011 Moderna Museet Malmö presented a major solo show From Lucy With Love. Later that year the Palais de Tokyo made a solo presentation of the work From Lucy With Love. Other solo exhibitions include Three Steps to Rockefeller at Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania (2009), I Did It Just the Same, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm (2008), Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (2008), and 9 was 6 if, Studio A, Otterndorf (2005).