Launch: “Birds don’t take the train, but we do”

Artists: Xenia Klein, Elisa Cuesta, Rosa van Walbeek, Victoria de la Torre, Haevan Lee, Serene Hui

The collective ‘Artist in Retreat’, consisting of Xenia Klein, Elisa Cuesta, Rosa van Walbeek, Victoria de la Torre, Haevan Lee and Serene Hui, presents the publication “Birds don’t take the train, but we do” at Page Not Found.

At the invitation of Xenia Klein a group of artists traveled to Blekinge – a small archipelago region in the south of Sweden – to create a residency relevant to their surroundings. Together they explored bird migrations, eel fishing, stone carvings, personal childhood memories and distinct food customs within the context of Blekinge’s archipelago culture. The project “Birds don’t take the train, but we do” shape-shifted into an archival exercise and an artistic display of the everyday, made accessible through an online living archive.

Now a portable exhibition has materialised, taking the form of a box: a treasury filled with found gold. This publication will be shared with the public alongside Artist in Retreat’s online archive. Afterwards the box journeys back to Blekinge.

This is a free event.

06 May 18:00 - 20:00
Boekhorststraat 126-128

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Galerie Maurits van de Laar
Galerie Ramakers
Stroom Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag
Project 2.0 / Gallery
1646
exhibition
until 23 October

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Alexandre Lavet
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
exhibition
until 23 October

Worms

Piotr Łakomy
Dürst Britt & Mayhew
Parts Project
NEST
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The Grey Space in the Middle
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