I saw so little art this month in comparison with February… but sometimes less is more. The month started off with the opening of Sturtevant’s show “Image over Image” at Moderna Museet which I wrote on for Art Observed.
Then my friend isismarina tipped me off on #BMWtatelive Performance Room where I watched a performance by Jerome Bel. As tweets flew by I tried to formulate an easy-to-answer question for the artist to answer in the Q&A which HE THEN DID! It was a bizarre experience, leading me to wonder if tweets are the new applause.
Later on in the month my friend Stefanie Hessler curated a fantastic week-long series of lectures, performances and workshops entitled Performing Recalcitrance, hosted by the Royal Institute of Art (KKH). As part of that I watched a hilarious artist talk by Mike Smith, heard Geert Lovink muse on Wikileaks and the relentless release of documents, and then engaged in three therapy sessions with a Viennese artist by the name of Clemens Krauss who previously trained as a psychotherapist.
Near the end of the month I went on my usual Hudiksvallsgatan gallery rounds, where I enjoyed the following three exhibitions:
Jakob Krajcik at Peter Bergman Gallery, Jeannin Schuurmans “Le Sous Marin” at Christian Larsen, and Jorma Puranen at Galleri Flach. The last is pictured below - the glares are in the photograph themselves and not by the lighting when I took the photo - supercool. I noticed a theme running through several galleries with photographers working with the blurring of memory.
That’s it for March, stay tuned for April.