Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A birthday: 18+32 years

Everything but the mere bottom is edible. A friend found it so good that she moaned.
"And tomorrow she is not going to work." Her friends kidnapped her and took her to a hotel for spa and breakfast :) 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Museum Mission: Märsta konsthall

"What is your favourite everyday sound?"
"What would your perfect day look like?"
And other questions to Sigtuna and Märsta citizens that render 15 minutes long interviews is what the current exhibition is about. The people that speak their heart are surprisingly calm - maybe it has to do with life quality in this area?

Sunday, 21 August 2016

"How are things?" "Good."

"No", I insist, "how are things actually?"
"Well, then, quite ok."

And we proceed having a much more honest conversation about divorce, feminism and beauty, research and post doc careers abroad.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

The pedestrians multiply

Last time, he was standing up at Kungsholmen. Now this yellow figurine is sitting near the main library building. 
 Any idea about what art project or radical ideas this stand for?

Friday, 19 August 2016

Museum Mission: Olle Nyman ateljéer och konstnärshem

Competing with The Ivar-Lo museum and Evert Lundquists Ateljé for being among the less famous museums is the former home of Olle Nyman. It is being restored till probably September, so here are glimpses of the outside.
His wife, Lena Nyman, was the first woman to have a driver's licence in Sweden.
There is also a café.
But the studio is open.
The hanging order, from left to right in the entire room, is chronology.
And there is room for a new artist for a few months at a time - this summer, Tamara de Laval.
During the inaugural ceremony, the former director of the Modern museum said that at a young age, Tamara left her home with a note to her parents: off to India, don't you worry!
Her work is influenced by her travels,
reminding of artistic political maps with news on them.
I asked Tamara de Laval about the technique, as there are several layers of milky translucent plastic sheets, stories hiding behind stories. 
Sometimes I wash everything away and start over, she explained. Eco friendly, I thought.
Available at Olle Nyman till August 21st.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Stories: the kinder garden teacher

I went to buy a shirt and recognised the vendor: Andreas.
"Hi, we used to be friends on Facebook when I had Facebook."
"Did we?"
"Yes, you are friends with Johanna [my previous neighbour]. I came to see you play at Göta källare [two years ago, and the drummer was super cute]."
"Oh, everything from that day is a blur!" He smiles. We both know that super many people came and remember the nice VIP atmosphere. "My kinder garden teacher came."
"When she found out, she decided right away she must go and went all the way by car just to see us play. She went back the same evening." That is a day trip from far up north.
"What a caring teacher", I say, fascinated.
Andreas: "I also want to be like that when I grow up."

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A dress I am definitely bringing to Spain

This is a dress I have never worn before for longer than five minutes. Having worn it for about quadruple minutes more, I think it will be a going-out-for-dinner favourite. 
It has glitter on both sides, no worries. 
Material is soft, 
colour a bit unusual. 
Perfect for warm nights. 
And mystries.
The spike shoes are probably not going to Spain though, however cool they are. 

Photos: Martin Malik.