June 30, 2013

We Think Alone: A project by Miranda July


Miranda July

July 1 – November 11, 2013

Curators: Richard Julin, Tessa Praun

WE THINK ALONE is a project by Miranda July, commisioned by Magasin 3 for the exhibition On the Tip of My Tongue, curated by Richard Julin and Tessa Praun, Magasin 3. It only exists in your inbox where a themed compendium of ten emails will arrive each Monday, from July 1 – November 11, 2013. Sign up at wethinkalone.com from June 1.

Collaborators: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lena Dunham, Kirsten Dunst, Sheila Heti, Etgar Keret, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Catherine Opie, Lee Smolin and Danh Vo.

”WE THINK ALONE has given me the excuse to read my friends’ emails and the emails of some people I wish I was friends with…. None of these emails were originally intended to be read by me (much less you.) …Privacy, the art of it, is evolving.” (For full quote http://wethinkalone.com/about/

– Miranda July

Miranda July (USA) is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Her work has been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in two Whitney Biennials. July’s art includes the participatory website, Learning to Love You More (with Harrell Fletcher), now in collection of The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Eleven Heavy Things, an interactive sculpture garden designed for the 2009 Venice Biennale. July wrote, directed and starred in Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and The Future (2011). Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker; her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You (Scribner, 2007), won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her latest book is It Chooses You (McSweeney’s, 2011). She is currently writing a novel and lives in Los Angeles.


July 1, August 8 & September 13 – December 8, 2013

Curators: Richard Julin, Tessa Praun

On the Tip of My Tongue is a series of events and unique projects just as much as it is an exhibition in the usual sense. It includes artworks that point away from the site of the exhibition itself, towards other virtual or parallel existences and experiences. Its intention is to actively expand the structures that surround the usual exhibition situation, and deliberately work with the artworks included, so as to unfix or destabilize the categories of time and space. It aims to trigger situations and experiences that linger as if “just outside of reach”, to generate encounters that keeps growing – in thought and through conversation – long after each actual event has ended.


Collaborators in We Think Alone:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American writer, filmmaker, and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Lena Dunham is an American filmmaker, writer and actress. Her HBO series, Girls, begins its third season next year.

Kirsten Dunst is an American actress. She won the Best Actress Award at Cannes Film Festival for her role in Melancholia in 2011.

Sheila Heti is a Canadian writer. Her most recent book, How Should a Person Be?, was called by Time “among the most-talked-about books of 2012”.

Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer and filmmaker and a recipient of the Chevalier Medallion of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His most recent book is Suddenly, a Knock on the Door.

Kate and Laura Mulleavy, sisters, are American fashion and costume designers. They founded Rodarte in 2005.

Catherine Opie is an American photographer and a professor of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the 2013 recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute’s Excellence in Photography Award.

Lee Smolin is a Canadian/American theoretical physicist. His book, Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to The Future of the Universe, was published earlier this year.

Danh Vo is a Danish-Vietnamese contemporary artist and the latest recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize. He currently has a solo exhibition at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and participates in this year’s Venice Biennale.

About Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall:

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is a privately funded exhibition venue situated in a 1930s warehouse-building in Stockholm’s Freeport area. With over 1500 square meters of exhibition space, Magasin 3 has, since its opening in 1987, been bringing the work of internationally renowned artists to Stockholm, and introduced these to a Scandinavian audience. The venue places strong emphasis on production by offering invited artists the space, facilities and time to produce new work for the exhibitions in which they participate here. Examples of such production based support include  Felix Gonzales-Torres’ Untitled (for Stockholm) (1992), Pipilotti Rist’s Gravity Be My Friend (2007) and Anton Henning’s spatial installationToo Much Taste, Skin & Turpentine (2012). Other recent exhibitions at Magasin 3 include Mika Rottenberg, Sneeze to Squeeze (2013), Ai Weiwei (2012), Andrea Zittel, Lay of My Land (2011) and Tom Friedman, Up in the Air (2010).

Magasin 3 also has a collection that includes over seven hundred artworks, many of which are regularly on loan to other museums and institutions all over the world.  Magasin 3 produces several yearly exhibitions drawing from the collection. With each new exhibition produced Magasin 3 offers an extensive program of lectures and talks, as well as new publications

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