Friday, 11 December 2009

Guy Ben-ner 'Stealing Beauty'

In response to Rob Bothma's post a few days ago the link above takes you to a review of video artist Guy Ben-ner whose work takes place, in this example, in an Ikea store.  He regularly involves his family in his work, in this case using the various 'homey' displays of the superstore (with price tags) to stage his narrative: that of an ordinary family in familiar surroundings.  However, the store is open to the public, as normal, and shoppers are seen traipsing through the set with their giant yellow shopping bags, wondering what the heck is going on: as do the management of Ikea as the artist never seeks permission to film there.

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