JOHAN ÖSTERHOLM | APPARENT MAGNITUDE

September 27 – November 17, 2018           OPENING: September 26, 6 – 9 pm


Johan Österholm, Concealer, 2018

Presented in conjunction with the European Month of Photography, Österholm’s first solo exhibition in Germany integrates older and more recent works on the important subject of light pollution. For many years now, and from various perspectives, Österholm has focused on light,the central yet least tangible element of his creations. Using astronomical observations, archival research and captivating punchlines, this exhibition presents experimental works, photographic landscapes and sculptural objects to remind us that light is not only natural, but also a source of political conflict with respect to the control of light and darkness within the city.

Concurrent with the exhibition at the Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, a selection of additional works by Österholm’s can be seen at the C/O Berlin’s Back to the Future exhibition. These combine to offer a broad range of his attempts to  make the darker sides of light become visible.

Johan Österholm was born in 1983 in Borås, Sweden. He received his MFA from the Malmö Art Academy in 2016, and he now lives and works in Stockholm. His creations, in such diverse media as photography, video, sculpture and installation, have been frequently presented in solo and group exhibitions, for example, at the C/O Berlin, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, the Copenhagen Photo Festival, and the FOAM Amsterdam.