Jockum Nordström
For the insects and the hounds

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Swedish artist Jockum Nordström, which marks his first solo show at the gallery in London. This presentation follows the artist's recent major European survey, All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again, that was on view in 2013 at Lille Métropole, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, before it traveled to the Camden Arts Centre in London, making it the first solo exhibition of his work in the city.


For the insects and the hounds brings together Nordström's latest body of work produced in a farmhouse studio on Gotland, an island located off the southeastern coast of Sweden, greatly differing from his usual workspace in Stockholm. The exhibition's title insinuates these remote, rural environs–Nordström has noted how insects would fall from the ceiling onto the works below and that the family dog was his only disruption in the studio–and further evokes the tensions between man and nature, reality and fantasy which more broadly characterize the artist's practice.


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