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Melanie Lum – 

 

Back in LA: 

 

“This exhibition is one of the exhibitions that I am the most proud of in my career.”

 

Did the exhibition meet your expectations? 

– This exhibition is one of the exhibitions that I am the most proud of in my career because of the selection of artworks, the presentation and the unique space. The CFHill team is very detail oriented and spared no expense on the show. 


Was there anything in particular in the exhibition that surprised you in a positive way?

– While planning this exhibition I was afraid that the super contemporary artworks would clash with the 1600s architecture of the building. After installing the show I was super surprised at how beautiful the contemporary artworks looked in the space, as if they belonged there.  


How do you feel that the audience received the exhibition, for instance during the opening night?

– The opening was really special for the artists. The audience was super engaged in the exhibition and all the artists' practices.

Many guests went up to the artists to speak to them about their artworks in the show, asking them real honest questions. 


Do you know the artists' upcoming plans? What's next?

-Math has a solo exhibition opening at Mary Boone this month. Parker has a solo exhibition opening at TEAM in May. Aaron will have two solo exhibitions this fall, one at High Art in Paris and the other at Clearing in New York. Joshua will also have a solo exhibition opening this fall at Various Small Fires. Be on the look out for all these exhibitions! 


Would you like to come back with another exhibition?

Yes! Working with CFHILL has been such an incredible experience. The artists and I loved every second we were with the CFHILL team. The artists fell in love with the city of Stockholm too and I feel proud that I help build that bridge since Stockholm/Sweden are so important to me! 

 
 The curator Melanie Lum at the opening night next to one of the artists, Joshua Nathanson and our editor Paulina Sokolow. Photo: Ivan Nunez.

The curator Melanie Lum at the opening night next to one of the artists, Joshua Nathanson and our editor Paulina Sokolow. Photo: Ivan Nunez.

 “While planning this exhibition I was afraid that the super contemporary artworks would clash with the 1600s architecture of the building. After installing the show I was super surprised at how beautiful the contemporary artworks looked in the space, as if they belonged there.” says Melanie Lum. The photo shows paintings by Becky Kolsrud. Photo: Magnus Mårding.

“While planning this exhibition I was afraid that the super contemporary artworks would clash with the 1600s architecture of the building. After installing the show I was super surprised at how beautiful the contemporary artworks looked in the space, as if they belonged there.” says Melanie Lum. The photo shows paintings by Becky Kolsrud. Photo: Magnus Mårding.