In Moment 
Power Ekroth have finally curated a show in Sweden again (I think the last exhibition she made was I could be so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky with Lena Malm and Nikolaj Recke in Enkehuset in 2001... I might be mistaken there...).
This time she did a show in a newly opened kunsthalle far up in Northern Sweden; Skellefteå Konsthall.
The exhibition is called In Moment and features Pierre Bismuth, Gabriel Lester, Johan Thurfjell and Clemens von Wedemeyer - they all uses slide projectors.
She got a stunning review in the local newspaper. He does not understand anything, he stares at the exhibition as well as the text power has written and feels pushed out of the open and discursive public project that an art hall is, or should be. Only third time reading it did he understand the meaning of
"one of them received an Academy Award for best original screenplay for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
that’s fine.
He also feels insecure about the meaning of the term 'narrative structures'.
that is also fine.
he feels stupid since this exhibition did get a lot of media attention (as if that is something important).
All this is fine, and I do appreciate the fact that Contemporary art is something that is not easily accessible to all. The problem with this article is, and it is written in a good mixture of gonzo and essay form, that he doesn’t even try to understand. There is not the slightest try to produce nothing but a good text that says; this is bad because I do not understand it. By no means does this text even try to go beyond and discover what might be hidden in the exhibition, small hints and suggestions, there is nothing but contempt towards contemporary art, and I do think that this is a typical stand that the media in Scandinavia holds. They do not even try to write texts that enlighten their readers just a single bit, and thus they, in my opinion, does not do a proper job – they think that their readers is either a) stupid or b) not interested, and thus this populist way of writing about it. Sad but true. Someone should address this to the state of the media in our part of the world.

Anyway, below there are some installation views, all taken by Power Ekroth.

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Jan Christensen- online broad cast 
Please check out this podcast about Jan Christensen's exhibition Forward Momentum.

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Hotel Leipzig 
Sabine Lang and Daniel Baumann are installing their hotel project Hotel Everland at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig these days, and it might just be, as the slogan says; the coolest hotel room on earth.
I would very much like to test out the romantic myth and place it in Lofoten (can you imagine; Hotel Everland in No Mans Land ?).

It is just that Carsten höller is working on a more site spesific project for Artistic Interruptions not far from my home town, I think I cannot.

Anyway, I wisited the hotel room today and I would very much like to test it, but I have to see if any magazine might be interested to reimburse me for it.

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things I didn't know... part 3 
I might be no native english speaker (nor german for that sake), and I guess all that have read this blog notice this.
I do not however believe that there are language barriers that prevents me from understanding certain texts in english, and especially catalogue texts.
Now i understand that this might be a result of writers believing being unclear or obscure is being clever.
The word for this, that I learned while trying to find the equal to the word 'Obscure', is:
obfuscate. It is a nice word, it rolls nicely on the tongue and it is describing very accurate what I am experiencing while reading ... no name or texts mentioned...;
It is an effort to make it difficult to understand or see trough.

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Christiane Rekade about Jan Christensen in latest Flash art (hope they don't institute proceedings against me) 
I can imagen Jan being happy about mentioned in Flash Art for the second time in two issues. Also, Jan have a tendensy to get a hard on from thinking about different layers of references, so I can understand that he will be happy about the name dropping of Franz Ackermann and Michel Majerus at the same time.

I will not publish an image of the text, I do not want Flash Art to sue me.

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