Monday, 2 February 2015

Opening Photos - Imaginary Gardens

Love Enqvist's solo exhibition Imaginary Gardens: Weeding and Watering opened in Varbergs Konsthall, Sweden, this weekend. The exhibition is curated by Frida Cornell and will run until April 26th.

The exhibition consists of works built on the concept of the garden. The garden is seen as an actual place or room, but also as a more spiritual, alternativ escape or playground for the self. Enqvist draws on inspiration from many sources, the Swedish scientist and mystic Swedenborg, Japanese ikebana techniques and political activism were gardening becomes an active act of protest.

If you visit the exhibition you can make your own seed bomb, a lump of clay and soil with a seed inside, to through around the city as an act of guerrilla gardening.

One wall is filled with the slogan Resistiance is fertile, another has a mixed media work with pages from Swedenborg's diary from 1752. Another mixed media collage work resembles a Persian rug with a garden of paradise motive. In another part of the room you're invited to sit down on a tatami mat and enjoy an ikebana installation. Since this is the part of the exhibition that I have contributed to, I'll show you more pictures from this installation in my next blog post.

Foto: Svein G. Josefsen

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