Till Anne Marie / For Anne Marie
Galleri Magnus Karlsson is pleased to present Petra Lindholm’s fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.The exhibition shows a new film, photographs as well as three-dimensional objects.
The exhibition is inspired by the artist’s great aunt Anne Marie, who lived in Finland in the beginning of the 1900s. She was engaged with a Russian man, Mr Obolenski, who was forced to escape to Paris during the Russian Revolution. Anne-Marie was left alone and never heard from him again. She got weak and with a heartache she went to a sanatorium to rest and recover. There in the Alps she began to photograph the view of the mountains. The same misty mountains over and over again.
These photographs was used as a starting point for Petra Lindholm. They have been adapted and coloured – shown as separate images, transformed onto textile in three dimensional objects and incorporated in a film. In the film we first meet Anne Marie as a young woman, then gradually as a middle-aged woman and eventually as an old lady. The years passed by, but she still has her yearning for her fiancé and wonder about what really happened to him. The mountains are ever-present, soothing and contemplative but at the same time threatening and dark. Petra Lindholm composed and performed the music for the film, and her song is slowly guiding us through this woman’s life story.
Petra Lindholm, b.1973 in Karis, Finland, educated at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm 1996-2001, lives in Ekenäs, Finland. She participated in numerous exhibitions in Sweden, Europe and USA. 2006 she received the Carnegie Art Awards third price. Petra Lindholms works are represented in the public collections of Kiasma, Helsingfors, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Malmö Konstmuseum, Borås Konstmuseum and the ProArtibus Foundation in Finland.