On-going: 8th of July – 27th of August 2011, Pop-up store at Galleri Jonas Kleerup (Stockholm)
A few years ago I first heard about pop-up market in my hometown, Reykjavik. Shortly after, the concept of pop-up expanded with pop-up stores, pop-up galleries and pop-up restaurants. And pop-up is popular.
Villa Contemporary Art recently opened their second pop-up store, dedicated to contemporary artists. The store provides a great selection of original work, prints, publications, sculptures and other art work by artists from all around the globe. Even on a grey Monday afternoon, the pop-up store was filled with curious tourists, art lovers and ordinary citizens. No wonder — the window display alone was enough to seduce most strollers.
The atmosphere inside the pop-up store was nothing compared to a general gallery visit. The sensation was rather like being a kid at the amusement park — surrounded by exiting toys and colorful candy — and more than willing to break the piggy bank open.
We are already looking forward to the next pop-up conceptual art store!
Date: 8th of July – 27th of August 2011
Artists: The Designers Republic, Lucky Thief, BAST, Christian Coinbergh, SEEN, Yoshi Sodeoka, Damien Hirst, Christian Saldert, Delta (Boris Tellegen), Faile, Thomas Ruff, Marcel Strüwer, Ola Rindal, Vivianne Sassen, Harmony Korine, David Shrigley, Kid Acne, Blu, Jeff Koons, Shepard Fairey (Obey), Chris Johanson, Exergian, Jesper Waldersten, Tauba Auerbach, Elmgreen & Dragset, Fiona Banner, Gerry Johansson, Takashi Murakami and others.
Place: Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Jakobs Torg 3, Stockholm