some small things. the gallery of the year 
Italy got a new gallery; Citric Gallery in Brescia (where is that?)`
Not that I understand Italian, but here is what the invitation card state:
ha il piacere di invitarvi
all'inugurazione della galleria
sabato 23 settembre 2006
ore 18.00

when your happy, clap your hands.

got a really nice package from Jan Christensen the other day with a lot of stuff in it (a bit like christmas), dvds, cracs, art stuff and a copy of a magazine page with a red circle marking som text:
It sucks to abandon your kids and it makes them feel really bd about themselves for their whole lives and they tend to have relationship problems, but as far as aesthetic goes, it's kind of a good look. It's way more FTW than punk or metal, because it's like "You guys can give all the fingers you want. I AM fucking the world"

I guess me and him got something in common there.

further, about Mr. Christensen, the inevitable is happening. Me and him would meet again, I knew it. Around 2000 we where mailing back and forth making up stories and ideas about how to open a art gallery in Oslo.; when Jan decided to do his own art instead (got him far I guess, much further than me and my do-not-know-what-I-am-doing-with-my-life; attitude), I bailed as well. It was never that serious, but we had ideas. it would have blasted the art scene in Oslo (and then we would have gone bankrupt after 11 September 2001 for sure). Now, I am doing my own
art space here in Leipzig and our first larger exhibition will be "I Will Never Make IT!" based on Jan's first big wall piece, conceptualized in 2000 and realized first in 2003, winning an award - like Jan does the best.

Anyway. Jan will start a gallery it looks like. Funny name, reminds me of something ; like my own name.
Leif Magne Tangens

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The Berlin Test 
After a rather long 3 weeks trip to Copenhagen (assisting Sandra in putting up her installation, or rather: I should have helped her, the installation, 165 m2 of trocellen got lost somewhere between Norway and Copenhagen. DHL does not know where it went. That must be every artists nightmare, when the works is lost in transport just before the opening. Luckily she had with her some installation shots of the initial work and managed to get two 125x175 cm photographs up on the wall 5 minutes before the press arrived.
these two:

At hĺlla samman / Keeping it together
© Sandra Norrbin 2005


Sandra also participated in a group show called Emergency Room at Galerie Olaf Stüber
Galerie Olaf Stüber.
see their blog for pictures of the installation called Carpet from Art Forum Berlin, 2006

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Artfacts.net - free access (bug me not) 
considered to pay money for listings of artists. But still, there is a web portal (or, rather, there are many more than one) that is making money this way. I am thinking of ARTFACTS.NET - The contemporary art guide as they call them selves.
Could not care less, but if anyone is interested in viewing their own position, please use this free Username: Berlin2006175udb combined with this free Password: gogmanab. It is valid until November 1, 2006

Interesting?
yes.
Lmt


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google 
so, this blog is now found by the
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googlebotgooglebots, meaning that this is officially public, there is no way to escape, what I write here you could find without knowing the URL.
This should come as no suprise, i do publish this online in order to let it be possible
to find it. Also I do link to a rather many different web pages in this blog and that is tracable,
As well I have told a few people about this blog, in other words, not making a secret over this.
But still it was quite a interesting experience to have someone I know, which I did write about (mistake) finding the blog by searching her/his own name.

This learned me two things I should be thinking about:
- do inform everybody that I write about that I did so. good rule.
- be aware that what I write will be online for a long time and in this sense out of my control.

more to come on this subject later.

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Copenhagen 
Going to Copenhagen. Haven't been there in almost three years and I am looking very much forward to see some art there again. The reason is Art Copenhagen and the alternative fair ...copenhagen alternative art fair. This first now naming themselves the Nordic Art Fair, and the latter having it first time around this weekend. Except from CirculationsCentralen from Malmö and magazine Pist Protta founded in 1981 and run by Jesper Fabricius - I see no particular interesting participants. We'll see.
Also, to read about the Danish art scene, Kopenhagen is the best medium. Written in Danish.

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