White Columns

Bulletin Board Karl Holmqvist

The fifteenth presentation in White Columns’ project space The Bulletin Board – a 6’ x 4’ glazed aluminum bulletin board installed in our entrance lobby – continues our new exhibition series: the ‘White Columns’ Poetry Project’, whereby we will present the work of living poets. The ‘Poetry Project’ seeks – in an informal manner – to consider the ongoing entanglements between the visual art and poetry worlds. The third presentation is by the Berlin-based Swedish artist Karl Holmqvist and consists of a recent poem: ‘Sympathy For The Devil Lyrics’, which takes as its departure point the celebrated Rolling Stones’ song of the same name.

Karl Holmqvist lives and works in Berlin. A highly mercurial and influential artist, he has exhibited internationally for more than fifteen years. In 2008 he will have a solo exhibition at the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik. Previous solo projects include: ‘The Grey Triangle’, Hollybush Gardens, London (2007); ‘Nausea’, Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (2006); and ‘White Noise’, Schipper & Krome, Cologne (1995), amongst others. He has participated and performed in many situations and exhibitions including: ‘A Spoken Word Exhibition’ a part of ‘PERFORMA 07’, Swiss Institute, New York; ‘Dead Already’, Reena Spaulings, New York; and ‘Speakers Corner’ at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (all 2007.) His work will be included in the 2008 ‘Manifesta’ exhibition in Trento. His many artist’s books and publications include: ‘Facehug’, Berlin, 2007; ‘Cat People’, Air de Paris, Paris (2006); and ‘I ON A LION in ZION’, Vilnius (2005.)

The Bulletin Board series is generously supported by Corrie Sandelman.

Karl Holmqvist installation view