The World Is Yours
TCG Nordica residence artist Lovisa Henoch’s workshop & exhibition
Exhibition time: 20:00, Monday, 24th of January 2011
Add: Up Gallery space, TCG Nordica, Xibalu 101, Kunming
Swedish artist Lovisa Henoch had her residence program from 12th of Nov. 2010 to 25th of Jan. 2011 at TCG Nordica gallery in Kunming. She developed her art project about travelling, used sketches and diary to present travel, thoughts and stories. Lovisa presented a lecture for the students of Wenhua Collage of Yunnan Arts University on 15th of Dec. 2010 at TCG Nordica, the topic is Education in Sweden and her own art project, the students liked it very much.
On this exhibition and workshop, she would like to share the works and stories with local people, just the day before she lives. We are pleased to invite you to attend exhibition, free entrance, and you will get an art cake from the artist!
Artist statement: The World Is Yours
Before I went to Kunming as artist in residence at TCG Nordica I was a little nerves to go by myself and a friend text message me the world is yours to make me feel better. This sentence was staying in my mind and I was thinking that it was quite vulgar in a way and was telling something about have lucky many young people are from the west world.
Now I been in Kunming for two month and during my stay I met many young people that travel around in China. In Kunming they stay for a couple of days and stays at youth hostels as the Hump or the Cloudlands and go and visit the Green Lake Park and the Bamboo temple. The must there after travel south to Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam. Last year I did a trip like this, travelling around in China with train and documented my trip by making drawings and writing travel journal. On this trip I really felt that I was getting perspective on my life and saw new possibilities. I started to believe that all people where ment to be nomad at least for a period in their lives. But the truth is that there’s only a small group of people that have the privilege to be able to have this kind of lifestyle.
My project is based on my split thoughts around the backpacking culture. And in a way I see it as a represent for the western cultures view of the importance of founding your self and always try to make personal progress.
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