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Erik Gustafsson Rhythm
Vasa Kyrkogata 5
July 2–30, 2021
Vernissage: July 2, 16-20. * Welcoming drinks provided by O|O Brewing.
Open Wednesday to Friday, 11–16 and by appointment.

NSFW/SVILOVA is proud to present Erik Gustafsson’s exhibition Rhythm. The show consists of five new works that oscillate between the abstract and the figurative. He works with analog photography and looks at questions relating to the essence of photography beyond documentary narratives.

Gustafsson revisits the intrinsic elements of the medium, such as depth, meaning-making, representation, reproduction, and the possibilities of experiencing time and space on a flat surface. The common denominator for all the works in the show is how they relate to the title Rhythm: whether connecting to artists like Marina Abramović or relying on sound when working in the dark.

The latter is something that artist Martin Kozlowski goes into deeper in his text to the exhibition, where he captures the painterly aspect and movement of Erik Gustafsson’s work. Kozlowski’s text is available at the end of the post.

Erik Gustafsson (b.1987) is based in Gothenburg. Since getting his BFA from Valand Academy, he was nominated for the C/O Berlin Talent Award: “New Documentary Strategies” and has participated in numerous exhibitions and international festivals such as Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg (2018), Fotografiska, Stockholm (2018), Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum (2018) Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg (2019), Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund (2019) and 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg (2019).

Martin Kozlowski (b.1984) lives and works in Stockholm and has his BFA from Goldsmiths and his MFA från Städelschule (under prof. Amy Sillman/Monika Baer). He is a visual artist who predominantly works with painting and has previously exhibited at Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Anna Bohman Gallery, and Kunst & Denker Contemporary among others.

Erik Gustafsson “Rhythm” at NSFW/SVILOVA, 2021.


Hur vi på olika sätt dras till varann
Ilja Karilampi
July 24–August 29, 2021

  • Opening: Saturday July 24, 13-17, with DJ YoMama!
    Adress: Nordstan, Götgatan 10, Gothenburg

Nordstan opening hours: Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat-Sun 10-18.

NSFW/SVILOVA is proud to present an installation at the mall Nordstan in Gothenburg by artist Ilja Karilampi. The title Hur vi på olika sätt dras till varann, means “how we in different ways are drawn to each other” in Swedish. It is a spatial installation where semi-transparent vinyl in the colors purple, green, and yellow cover the glass on an empty storefront in northern Nordstan.

Visually it reflects the energy that is put into circulation when we navigate towards each other during different phases of our lives; online, a sudden rendezvous on public transportation, or at a club. Communication through NFTs, images, texts, reaction likes, etc – even WHAT we follow says something about us to a potential partner.

Hur vi på olika sätt dras till varann is not an interdisciplinary museum display, or a pop-up kosher donut shop, or even a festival stage, but rather it can be seen as a large swimming pool filled with light and letters.

Ilja Karilampi (b. 1983 in Gothenburg) is an artist and a curator based in Stockholm, educated at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.

Karilampi works with an ongoing aesthetic development related to musical energy and visual narrative, often full of references and large-scale sculptural gestures.

Selected exhibitions: Frusen Glädjé, StudyforArtPlatform, Tre Kronor, Stockholm, 2021; Non-space, Revolver Galería, Lima, 2020; Manifesta 12, Palermo, 2018; ARS17, Kiasma, Helsinki, 2017; The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap, MoMA PS1, New York, 2012, and based in Berlin, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, 2011.

In July 2021, an edition of NFTs, Mutagen will be released on the network Ethereum, produced by the gallery Temnikova & Kasela in Tallinn, Estonia.

In December 2021, Ilja Karilampi will be in Lagos, Nigeria, for a collaboration with the art space hFACTOR.

In addition, Karilampi is working on a public artwork for the Nya Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg, which will be completed in 2023.

Photo by Chyn Ilora


Johan Engqvist
29 APRIL–16 MAY 2021
Vasa kyrkogata 5, GBG
Wed, Thu, Fri: 11:00 –16:00
**Due to covid restrictions there is a max limit of 2 visitors at the gallery space.

NSFW/SVILOVA would like to invite you to the inauguration of our permanent exhibition space in Gothenburg with an exhibition by artist JOHAN ENGQVIST. After postponing the show twice (!!) because of covid related issues, we will finally open our doors!

Johan Enqvist is a visual artist based in Gothenburg. He is a graduated student from HDK-Valand Academy of Arts and Design and has a BFA from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. While Johan’s medium of choice is painting, his practice also involves installation. His work examines the relationship between abstraction and decoration as well as the connection between fine arts and applied arts.

Engqvist has previously exhibited at Schimmel Projects Art Centre in Dresden, Galleri CC in Malmö, Galleri Thomassen in Gothenburg & Boy Konsthall in Bollebygd among others.

The exhibition is accompanied by a text by art critic Sara Arvidsson, which is available both in Swedish and in English! Sara Arvidsson is a freelance art critic based in Gothenburg who writes regularly for Göteborgs-Posten and other newspapers in Sweden. She also frequently writes catalog texts and essays.

Johan Engqvist at NSFW/SVILOVA, 2021.


NSFW/SVILOVA is happy to present our Midsummer mix by Theodora Flygt! An ambient journey through the summer solstice.

Come spend the longest day of the year with us.

Theodora Flygt (b.1985, in Kalmar, Sweden) is a composer, sound designer, mixer and dialogue editor. She showed great interest in music and film at a young age, which was something that led to an interest in all kinds of soundscapes- and worlds. Flygt is educated in music and sound design at Mittuniversitetet in Sweden (2013-2015) and at Stockholm University of the Arts (2015-2018). After moving to Berlin, she worked on the Oscar-nominated documentary The Cave (2019). The film follows a group of female doctors in Syria, who are forced to deal with systematic sexism while, with limited resources, treating war wounded people in a temporary hospital underground

After a few years in Germany, she is now back in Stockholm, where she runs her own company, Theodora Flygt Production. She also DJs as a hobby with genres like ambient, techno, and eurotech in her repertoire.