Monday, October 09, 2006


On Saturday I went to the Scandinavia House to see the new(ish) exhibit: FOTO: New Photography from Denmark. There were some really great images of old photographs on tombstones, lots of pictures from Gaza, some enormous pictures of fussball players, and a couple of neat camera obscura shots. Now, I don't know much about photography, and I know much less about Danish photography, but the cool/interesting thing about the show is that the only seemingly thing Danish about it was the fact that that's where many of the artists were originally from. There were a pair of photos depicting a 15-year-old boxer before and after his fight:

Ouch. It was also open house day, which meant that the gallery was free. When I first began perusing, I was alone in the space, save for a security guard sitting atop a stool by the elevators. He was singing very loudly, though I did not recognize the song. Just as I was leaving, a whole burst of people came upstairs from the floor below, where they seem to have finished a thoroughly Scandinavian-smelling meal of some sort. Outside the building, there was an enormous viking constructed out of Legos. Who wouldn't love that?


Jimmi said...

No photo!

Jimmi said...

Now it loads. Nevermind.

Kurt said...

Thanks for the tip.