A taste of New Orleans in Stockholm

Posted: September 18, 2010 in Events, Street Fashion

A sizeable crowd of people, mainly dressed in various shades of black and gray, turned up at Folkbaren on the south side of Stockholm last week to check out a new exhibit by artist Marcus Mårtenson. You can see some of the guests in the snapshots above. The title of the show, “The Dummy” is a reference to Mårtenson’s ventriloquism hobby. The Swedish-American artist, whose work often deals with moral issues and contemporary trends, kept busy at the opening sipping champagne, attaching “sold” stickers to paintings on canvas or wood, and greeting the guests.
Several of the paintings on exhibit refer to the carnival life of New Orleans, where Mårtenson exhibited last year. Mårtenson took part in a group show at Barristers Gallery in New Orleans called “Folk Magic and Curious Objects.”
The “Dummy” exhibit at Folkbaren will continue until October 12.
It’s well worth checking out.

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