Curt Asker – retrospective

By on January 18, 2019

Welcome to vernissage for a retrospective exhibition with Curt Asker (1930-2015), an artist who has received great attention and appreciation both nationally and internationally. Curt Asker is mentioned in the same breath as the artists Robert Smithson, Andy Goldworthy and Richard Long. Like them, Curt Asker worked with nature as the basis for his art. Kent Lindfors, artist and member of the Academy of Fine Arts, inaugurates the exhibition in Salarna, plan 2, at the Academy of Fine Arts on January 19 at. 13:00.

“I have always had the artist’s and painter’s view of the room and the surface’s transformations even when I used the sky, for example: used the room that would be a surface”

“For me, my suspended drawings and earlier dragons have been a kind of tool to see with. At the same time, I have always wanted to reach the point where the tool and the image of the tool coincide. Perhaps our contemporary art is more a tool to look at than an endeavor for the “mortar” final. A trampoline to jump from.”

(from Curt Asker’s autobiographical notes)

Curt Asker lived and worked in both Sweden and France. His work has been exhibited all over the world. In 1984, Curt Asker was Sweden’s representative at the Biennale in Venice. Asker has had many public assignments and is represented in museums and in private collections, among others in Europe and the United States. In 1950-1955 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and in 1980 he became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts. Curt Asker received many awards. he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal in 1987.

The exhibition is arranged in collaboration with Galleri Gunnar Olsson. In connection with the exhibition, a catalog is published. The exhibition runs between 19 January and 24 February 2019 in Salarna, plan 2, the Academy of Arts, Fredsgatan 12 / Jakobsgatan 27 C (elevator), Stockholm.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm