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"Taking Over - an art project by Andreas Gedin"
2000-11-26 until 2001-02-11
The artist Andreas Gedin has curated a show where works by other
artists confront and interpret and undermine his own work. The
exhibition's focus are works of invasion, colonisation, occupation,
parasitism and territory; works of taking over, literally or metaphorically.
The context for the works in the exhibition might resemble that of an
unfriendly take over at the stock market. The exhibition reflects the
aggressive, imperialistic aspect of works of art, of art worlds, and of the
curatorial process itself.
The new work Taking over by Andreas Gedin an attack on Europe,
as a beginning. He has carried out walks in the capitals of Greece,
Germany, France, England and Sweden. In each city the carefully
planned and laborious walks describe different sentences: Taking over
(London) bit by bit (Paris) more and more (Athens) piece by piece
(Stockholm) step by step (Berlin). These sentences are then
inscribed in maps drawn in white.
Curator: Andreas Gedin
Catalogue: a conversation between Daniel Birnbaum and Andreas
Gedin, introduction by Jan-Erik Lundstr÷m.
The exhibition includes works by the following artists:
Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Joseph Beuys, Leif Elggren, Hreinn
Fridfinnsson, Andreas Gedin, On Kawara, Mats Theselius, Gillian
Wearing, Roman Vasseur, Hoy Cheong Wong.