I am proud to announce that the catalog ”Suitcase Paintings” is now available at the Japanese on-line book store Vermikko Books. The catalog was made in Stockholm, in March 2013, together with the talented graphic designer and architect Christian Lindquist. We are thrilled that Vermikko Books likes our work!
If you are in New York during Christmas, drop by Ed Varie on the lower east side and pick up a copy of ”Garden Variety”, a lovely catalog produced for the New York Art Book Fair in September 2013. Ed Varie wanted to commemorate their greenhouse installation of the Plant/Book Store at MoMa PS1, and launched a special Ed. Varie publication of 36 artists work from around the globe. I am very happy to be a part of it!
The artist in ”Garden Variety”
Manhattan based gallery Ed Varie invited me to take ”Your Application is Pending” to their beautiful exhibition ”PRESERVATION” during Miami Basel. As part of the ongoing dedication of Ed. Varie to integrate and motivate vast communities of artists, the exhibition ”PRESERVATION” seeked to conform to the given landscape of South Beach, not altering, but weaving itself into a pre-existing private residence. To create a stronger and more sincere bond between the contemporary art community and South Beach, private home and residence at 2120 Sunset Drive, Sunset Island #4 was graciously lent by 4th generation South Beach natives and South Beach Preservationists, the Robarts Family.
I was happy to be included in the group of amazing artists; Mark Delong, David Brandon Geeting, Priscilla Jeong, Bryan Krueger, Lee Maida, Jake McNulty, Evan Robarts, and Grant Willing. A big thank you to RAVA films that helped me with documentation, to Ed Varie who made everything happen and to everyone who participated and made the 3rd edition of ”Your Application is Pending” interesting and challenging.
Thank you everyone who came to my performance ”Your Application is Pending”! It was great meeting all of you! Everyone who participated will be indexed in the ”Analog Database” and can expect a copy of their file before the end of the year. Thank you to the curators and co-performers Rut Karin Zettergren, Claire Serres, Anna Kinbom, Tom Hallet, Sonia Hedstrand, Choterina Freer. Also a big thanks to the Paulig Residence who hosted us to generously.
As the head of the Department I am also happy to announce our new language specialist, Mr. Conrad Boyd, who also assisted the whole performance! Thank you!
Welcome to Stand Up and Perform! a performance evening at the Paulig Residence with Swedish, Belgian, British and French artists.
LINE UP: Rut Karin Zettergren, Anna Sörenson, Claire Serres, Anna Kinbom, Tom Hallet, Sonia Hedstrand, Choterina Freer.
Välkomna! Welkom! Bienvenue!
The ‘Neverending Book’ is an ongoing conceptual project started 2010. The format is a 24 x 24 cm square on a 40, 6 x 30,5 cm/16 x 12 inch watercolor paper. It is used as a way of exploring concepts of painting with water-based media, collage, notes and text. The project shows my process over time, but also functions as a piece, discussing the image’s relationship to text, dimensions, and a narrative within the series.
Based on the piece ‘Genuine Government Issue’ I constitutionalized my feeling of governmental involvement in a performance called ‘Your Application is Pending’. With my 20 new Departments I had the freedom to make myself the head, and I did – I am the head of all of them. I have continued to work with my persona ”Head of Department, Anna Sörenson” and explore different aspects of role-play, power language and absurdity.
The first Department I present to you is the ‘Department of Porridge’. A Department that brings up cultural heritage, economical, political and health aspects of food. In the performance / video ‘Department of Porridge’, the viewer receives a public announcement that clarifies the official and authoritative nature of the video. The content of the video is a absurd feeding scene; where the borders of instructive video, power-play and dead-pan humor become blurred.
Watch it on YouTube
Thanks to Paula Urbano, photo and Conrad Boyd, acting.