KALKERIET CONTEMPORARY is a cross-disciplinary exhibition and retail space, showcasing collectible design, a curated collection of furniture and art by leading international designers, artists and artists' estates. KALKERIET presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions including works available for sale, off- and online.

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Greater Copenhagen

KALKERIET CONTEMPORARY is situated in Bastad, Sweden, part of Greater Copenhagen, the largest Nordic metropolitan area, encompassing 4.4 million citizens in Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.
Kalkeriet Contemporary was started in a part of Båstad which in the past was known for its chalk stone mining, hence the Swedish name; Kalkeriet.

'Home to the Swedish Open tennis tournament every July, tiny Bastad has an outsize reputation as a party town and has been a must-do destination for the Swedish elite for over a century.'
- New York Times

Featured Exhibitions (past)

Featured exhibitions in collaboration with Frozen Palms Los Angeles curated by Joakim Andreasson.

Andy Warhol

The exhibition ANDY WARHOL: The Marilyn Maquette: Obscure, Unknown… And Iconic, brings to light one of Warhol’s most obscure and unknown works, while paying homage to his most iconic and popular subject; Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition features nine handmade rugs by Henzel Studio (Est. 1999, Sweden) created in close collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Alongside these are virtual replicas of fourteen original Warhol paintings made available by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, further contextualizing the artist’s accomplishments of both replicating, abstracting and deconstructing the recognizable subject.

Images: ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn's lips, 1962
Painting, Acrylic, silkscreen ink and pencil on linen
210.2 × 410.2 cm (82.8 × 161.5 in)
© /® /™ The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn Diptych, 1962 
Painting, Acrylic, silkscreen ink and pencil on linen
144.8 × 205.7 cm | 57 × 81 in
This is a unique work
© /® /™ The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Jwan Yosef

Jwan Yosef’s works explore both formalism and autobiographical themes, with a conceptual undertaking that queers the principles of modernist aesthetics. Yosef’s tactical use of abstraction serves opportunities to release entendres and challenge viewers to break from passive gazes towards a plurality of perspectives.

Whether fixating on the materiality or language of an object, Yosef’s inspirations draw from the potentialities of states of being. The core of this fixation engages a reexamining of functions, routines and expectations of artistic gestures, materials and their interpreted values. Yosef invites the vernacular of everyday materials to a re-thinking of possibilities—a poetic exercise that extracts the many metaphors and biases society projects on familiar effects. The potency of Yosef’s endeavors ultimately refines a poignant and lucid reminder of our own relationships and interpretations of the everyday world and each other.

Image: Jwan Yosef portrait

Image: JWAN YOSEF, Ahmad, 201
Painting, Oil on linen,188 × 132 × 5 cm (74 × 52 × 2 in), Framed

The exhibited works in Jwan Yosef’s Object / Object are no redundancy. A selfdescribed conceptual painter, Yosef’s works are attentive to the formal values that physically shape a work of art, yet more readily discourses the language constructs inherent to the social and psychological processes of projecting and interpreting objects. In the case of Object / Object, Yosef invites us to examine the dimensionality of the ubiquitous term’s many façades and functions—from the anonymity of its description as a noun to its performance as a radically actionoriented verb. Mirroring the transitory states of this word unfolds Yosef’s Object series. The objects here hold no singular identity. At once painting and sculpture, the works subtly introduce a limbo of being. While the pulling action of the artist’s hand can be interpreted as an iconoclastic or even violent maneuver, the gesture is performed as a revelatory exercise, which Yosef describes as an “undressing of the canvas.” The canvas’ cor oreality reveals its naked anatomy, expressing a most sensual disrobing. With the painting’s interior elements bared, grids of threaded linen are exposed, and the limbs of the stretcher bars posture a new relaxed silhouette. The façade of the canvas, fortified with gesso and white paint, holds a sculptural form reminiscent of the folds of wet drapery carved in Greco-Roman frieze figures. The undressing gesture transforms the painting into sculpture or an entity existing in-between. This transfigurative quality of the Object series engenders allegorical poetics to each painting’s essence—as an objection, as an objectification, as an art object. Each iteration examines mark-making manifested in folding, tucking, pulling, concealing, and preserving the visual planes—indexing the artist’s hand in grappling meaning within the lexicons of minimalism, to ultimately dialogue the power dynamics that instigate objectification.

Tom of Finland

The exhibition highlights Tom of Finland’s preparatory drawings and sketches created as part of the artist’s process in producing his influential works. A selection of these, reappropriated by Henzel Studio (Est. 1999 Sweden) into 13 editioned handmade wool and silk rugs in 2014, will be on view and accompanied by 8 virtual replicas of corresponding drawings made available by Tom of Finland Foundation. The exhibition will also include 4 chromogenic printed velour rugs that feature unique Tom of Finland collages made by Joakim Andreasson.

Image: Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1977
Edition of 5, Numbered, Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, Hand tufted, Wool

The integration Tom of Finland’s work into the media at hand was ignited by the unique environment and interior elements of TOM House. Located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, it is home of Tom of Finland Foundation, guardians of the artist’s body of work and living archive for the erotic arts, and where Tom lived for the last decade of his life. Founded in 1984, it a place where Tom’s relentlessly butch aesthetic and drawings mingle with different styles of décor, artifacts, rotating art displays and open aircinstallations. It is a place that is marked by a community that disarms shame and judgment, and promotes Tom’s message of encouraging respect, acceptance and love through art.

Image: Tom of Finland, Untitled, 1977
Drawing, Graphite on paper
29.5 × 21 cm (11.6 × 8.3 in)
This is a unique work

Upcoming exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions includes works by Jake & Dinos Chapman and Mary McCartney.