A lot of art and visual crafts are based on appropriating things. 

– Lazaro HernandezIMG_2421I went with Norwegian Crafts to the Révélations Fine Craft and Creation Fair at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, now three weeks ago. I was on crutches so didn’t get as many photos and as good as I like. Anyway, together with the other nordic countries, Norwegian Crafts had a huge stand with 25 different art pieces. The concept was the game of whispers, where there was one curator for each country and they took turns picking out a piece of work from their country. The curators only got the picture of what the previous curator had chosen, and had to find another pieced somehow based on that first work.  IMG_2455 IMG_2429Object #5: Scarab by OrriFinn (Iceland) IMG_2438 Object #1: DIY Place # 1: Bali by Kjersti Lande (Norway)IMG_2428Object # 22: Anarkistens Perlering by Trine Trier (Denmark) IMG_2512sSome of the organizers from the different countries. IMG_2525sThe artists.IMG_2481 IMG_2487 IMG_2471 IMG_2459 IMG_2466 IMG_2504sThe French prime minister Manuel Valls visiting the stand. IMG_2452

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One Response to A lot of art and visual crafts are based on appropriating things. 

  1. elmediat says:

    Intriguing post. 🙂
    Mass Media consumes Mass Media, turning other forms of media into content. It is an innate media quality to appropriate objects, natural and manufactured as content. For example, this blog post includes the photographs as content with the text. The content of the photographs includes people, pieces of art , and moments in time.

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