Thursday, 16 August 2012

Malmo and Helsinki Summer 2012

Finally I took a day trip to Malmo, Sweden and popped to Helsinki with Life in Flashback for Flow Festival.  Here are my highlights of the contemporary art bits I saw in those cities.

First in Malmo >

Linn Fernstrom's painting

Gunnel Wahlstrand's drawing

The prison portraits from Malmo Prison, the earliest dating back to 1859.  These photographs were often the only ones these prisoners ever had taken of themselves - and reminded us of Sheldon Nadelman's Terminal Bar portraits we showed at TROVE in 2010.

Irving Penn photographs at Moderna Museet Malmo

Propo Prop - a days worth of electronic sound pieces from all over the world.

Niki de Saint Phalle - this was amazing work! 

Next at Helsinki's Kiasma >

Hannele Rantala's 'Visitor Book' - visitors are invited to press their hands against the marble, eventually wearing a hand shape into the stone.

Loved this installation by Katja Tukiainen 'Paradis k (Kidnap)' 2012

Jiri Geller

Sebastian Errazuriz's 'Complete (Duchamp Series)' was very funny, as was all his work.

The Idiots (Golsteijn & Bakker) 'Fake Evolution I' 2007 

And finally Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich's 'Testing Sci-fi Hot Tub' 2006. 

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