login    password    artist  buyer  gallery  
Not a member? Register
absolutearts.com logo HOME REGISTER BUY ART SEARCH ART TRENDS COLLECT ART ART NEWS
 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
 
Indepth Arts News:

"Nika Spalinger: Travel Agency - Site-specific multimedia installation"
2004-04-16 until 2004-05-16
Para/site Art Space
Hong Kong, , HK Hong Kong

Para/Site Art Space is proud to present images and site-specific multimedia-installation works by Swiss artist, Nika Spalinger, multimedia artist and professor at the Lucerne School of Art+Design (HGK). Spalinger has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout Europe and USA. The forthcoming exhibition, Travel Agency, deals with the phenomena of Tourism, a profitable and lucrative industry. Increased wealth and leisure-time, along with affordable travel has enabled many from wealthier countries to travel freely. Spalinger’s investigation is fuelled by multiple questions; Why do people travel? Who travels? What do tourists expect? What is expected from them? How does tourism affect the world? What is the relationship between the Visitor and the Visited?

For millions of travelers, most are driven by the promise of the ultimate holiday experience and the 'unexpected'! However, there are as many people who travel for business as those who are forced to travel in attempts to search for better living conditions. But whether in desire or out of necessity, the journeys of these travelers intersect in many ways. In her work, Spalinger attempts to reveal these crossing-points through acute observations of the different kinds of travelers in this global age of moving-around.

There are also many similarities between art and tourism. Both often use imagery that promises unlimited individual freedom; the discovery of the new; exotic locations; beauty; excitement and endless pleasure, although in reality – in both cases – the truth can be quite different. To what extent, then, do these idealized images obstruct our view, our real experiences in both the world of traveling and in our own imaginations?

In Travel Agency, Spalinger will attempt to enter into dialogue with Hong Kong in a site-specific installation, offering the audience a super cheap but enjoyable “trip”.


Related Links:


    YOUR FIRST STOP FOR ART ONLINE!
    HELP MEDIA KIT SERVICES CONTACT


    Discover over 150,000 works of contemporary art. Search by medium, subject matter, price and theme... research over 200,000 works by over 22,000 masters in the indepth art history section. Browse through new Art Blogs. Use our advanced artwork search interface.

    Call for Artists, Premiere Portfolio sign-up for your Free Portfolio or create an Artist Portfolio today and sell your art at the marketplace for contemporary Art! Start a Gallery Site to exclusively showcase your gallery. Keep track of contemporary art with your free MYabsolutearts account.

     


    Copyright 1995-2013. World Wide Arts Resources Corporation. All rights reserved