September 1, 2010

Up In The Air


Tom Friedman

February 5 – June 6, 2010

Curator: Richard Julin

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is proud to present Tom Friedman’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia. Over the past year the artist has been working on a new piece, Up in the Air, for the exhibition at Magasin 3, an enormous installation that summarizes Friedman’s work and his artistic perspective on contemporary reality. In this comprehensive exhibition we are also presenting key works from the breadth of his varied production up to the present day. Tom Friedman is an inquiring artist who follows his own precise logic and creates astonishing objects out of everyday materials. Like an alchemist he extracts the essentials of a thing and then proceeds to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. Friedman encourages us to question how we see and what we consider to be real. An artistic sensibility that is at once serious, playful and profound.

Curator Richard Julin:

Friedman attempts to understand the world through his work, and every new artwork represents an act of discovery. He hopes to create a space for us viewers to slow down, room to explore thoughts that we have not had previously.

About the artist:

Tom Friedman was born in 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. He received his BFA in graphic illustration in 1988 from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MFA in sculpture in 1990 from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

He has had solo exhibitions at spaces such as South London Gallery, London; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Fondazione Prada, Milan; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; as well as the São Paulo Biennale.

For press inquiries, please contact:

Tove Schalin, exhibition coordinator:, 08-545 680 44, 070-270 86 35.