TRIAL AND ERROR – MONUMENT FOR THE MASSES
Solo exhibition at Linnagalerii / Tallinn City Gallery, Estonia,
Sep14-Oct 1, 2006.
We use an existing proposal for
a huge statue in the bay of Tallinn as a starting point to investigate
monuments as a phenomenon and the rituals surrounding art in public
spaces. Why are there so many naked women in Swedish cityscapes?
Are they in any way related to the contested Soviet Bronze Soldier
The idea for a “Monument for the Masses” was formulated
in July 2005, in relation to a controversial monument which is going
to be erected in Tallinn, Estonia.
In the exhibition we focus on the subjective and democratic aspects
of erecting monuments. In a serie of drawings a proposal for a conter-monument
is presented together with a campaign table. In the inner room of
the gallery videos and paintings are shown that focus on the representation
of national heroes and the claim that art in public spaces can be
City Gallery/Linnagalerii >>
to online project, launched 12 May, 2006
Outer room: campaign table and installation "Inauguration
– Some Day They're Gonna Name a Street After Me"
room: oil paintings and video: "Vitalize or Neutralize? In search
of a revealing example".
Outer room: installation "Inauguration – Some
Day They're Gonna Name a Street After Me", lamda print, carpet,
oranges and broken bottle.
Inner room: animation "Epic".