Thursday, 8 November 2007
looking for shop window
Now almost all are off the trees.
Biked around looking for the best place for my contribution to the shop window exhibition in December. Stressed Christmas-shopping people will hopefully be surprised by meeting art installations in the inner city busy shopping area and will take a break to reflect over life. Or something. Let's see if it works. The city aims for a high Christmas and light profile, this exhibition with ten artists showing Christmas related work in new spots is part of the whole event.
I like the idea of showing art in new and odd settings, and went looking for my perfect window. At the book store, the hairdressers and the ladies garment shop the windows were not deep or high enough. The wallpaper shop would have been the best if it hadn't been taken already. At last, I found it at Korsgatan, Design Forum, a fashion shop. That will be the place. Nice shape, nice shop, nice light and good for hanging garlands.
Criss crossing the streets for shops I made a visit to Lerverk nearby, where Gertie Larsson has a show now. This lady knows how to paint a slip! So elegant, like watercolor.
Thank you caniche vagabundo (lovely photos on your blog!) who commented Cambodian post and told about Dinh Q. Lê, another Vietnamese/American photographer dealing with some of the same issues. He weaves stripes of photos into new images, and more. Found some really beautiful links, photos and objects, more photos and bio.