On one wall is a large projection of a short documentary, allows us to meet the cykelreparatören, the shop owner, and amatörkonstnären Chongli. With their little corner in a crowded Beijing, he has been the lead character in the Andrew Gedins of the book - and exhibition project ”the Balcony, the darkroom and the self, in the Hotel”.
Chonglis the store is spread out on the pavement, and an odd middle ground between the private and the public sphere. The fence that separates the building from the environment hanging in the large public, the photographs taken at the political, business and social gatherings. Between the fading of the pictures are cages with birds, rabbits, and crickets.
in the Photos, as it turns out, are linked to the Chongli itself on all of them. As a self-employed person and a disabled person, he has moved in a solemn, partitrogna context.
Next to the photos, there is also room for a small, traditional paintings, flowers, and chinese characters, which affärsidkaren give to their friends. Some of them are shown on the side of the film is of The great gallery. We are also looking for copies of some of the public photographs, and a variety of window, which is a representation of the surrounding streets.
In Chongli have, give your found to be a fascinating track that's all about artistic intent and the creative.
In this book, which is part of the exhibition, the weave you give your time off together Chonglis the confusion of life and art of the dadaist Kurt Schwitter and the Polish-american writer Jerzy Kosinski.
In the dadaistens of the famous space frame, ”Merzbau”, and the author's most famous novel, The painted bird,” the give your the same floating in the mixture that is in the Chonglis cluttered shop.
from the Balcony, as the exhibition title refers to, is a good example of a place that is at the same time, the extension of the private party by the government. The balcony can be the stage at which the authoritarian leader is speaking from a distance, but also for the protection of those who do not want to be seen.
the Analogy between Chongli and they are two of the artistic giants might not be very obvious, but because to give your works with calm and care, works in parallel.
”the Balcony, with the darkroom and the self in the Hanover area is a fun and elegant, and the trampoline idea.<