Works in progress by Michaela Peterson(Swedish Artist)
Opening Time: 2010/Aug/21, 15：00
Exhibition Duration: 2010/Aug/21–Aug/28
Gallery Opening time: 11:00–22:00, Closed on Sunday
Texts from the artist:
Most of my works has its origin in the idea of “the unintentional”.
Things, that are meant to be something else, spaces left over , words, meant in one way, but saying something else as well, and so on.
Things that nobody pays attention to, fascinates me, and I like to use it in my works.
My material is often things in our surroundings used every day.
During my stay in China I have looked for material I normally don’t use in Sweden. So for example ricepaper, Chinese ink and everyday things.
The beauty in every day life. A tribute to weekday things.
One part of the exhibition is titled ”Phrasebook”
It contents six works made by waterprint on paper.
The texts comes from a phrasebook. the kind of dictionary with short phrases you need as a help on a journey in a foreign country.
I find the texts beautiful in a common and poetic way
The texts are in English and Chinese as I would need them here in China.
Thanks to the staff of Nordica for all your help and kind patience when answering my many questions
Artist Michaela Peterson is the Swedish Västra Götaland scholarhip holder of 2010, and is already in Kunming, working in the TCG Nordica guest studio…
In collaboration with Västra Götaland (VG), ArtsNordica has been running an Artist in Residence program since 2002. The 2010 VG scholarship holder, artist Michaela Peterson, stays in Kunming from June 2 to August 31, and works in the guest studio. Read more…