Published 16 september 2012.
Installation at Restaurant Sturehof, Stockholm 2012
Venerable tavern Sturehof at Stureplan in Stockholm is one of the places where the wealthy cultural and media elite like to get a bite to eat or a few drinks . And the establishment's bar area , Obaren , is now a hip watering hole for those younger generation of so-called liberal professions. Sturehof management seems to have a genuine interest in culture , and therefore appears recurrent works of contemporary artists in the restaurant's premises. This year's Autumn Salon presents works by Marianne Lindberg De Geer, His Lif , Margaret Carlstedt , Jebah Baum, Kerstin Hansson, Tomas Alfredsson, Orjan Wallert , Peppe Engberg and Susanna Slöör . Curator Johan Pettersson.
Pub Environment is not uncomplicated environment to exhibit in , and truth be told is well also not works displayed throughout the sharpest imaginable . Marianne Lindberg De Geer's Scrooge - figure with camouflage background of the restaurant's outer part ( the architecturally most problematic ) will meet competition from the troubled environment and the ugly walls. And film director Tomas Alfredson's photographs of floors and pavements are not bad .
But best of all withstand Orjan Wallert , whose installation in the entrance to Obaren fits like a glove (pictured). The components could be seen earlier this year at ID: I Gallery , but in the new environment lifts the whole setup at least a few snap . Wallerts items and idiom communicate congenially with the straight interior design yet , and manages to find a balance point between being a part of the interior and to break away from it. The installation includes an audio track that - at least during the opening - played at rather low level Hopefully , the volume will be turned up , because then the overall impression will be almost perfect.
Adress: Stureplan 2, Stockholm
Exhibition period 2/9 – 30/9
Anders Olofsson (text and photo)
Video part of installation at Restaurant Sturehof, Stockhom