Local young people have put on a brilliant art exhibition at 334 Caledonian Road. They have taken the demonised ‘hoodie’ and used it to express the influences on modern young people. The hoodies (papier mache and collage) make a huge impact. Photographic flash emphasises the shadow of the empty head spaces and give a sinister air that is offset by the hope and optimism of the magazine cut collage that coats them. When you see the hoodies up close up in real life the shadow isn’t there – the camera flash brings it out. To me this contrasts the press reporting of young people with the reality when you meet and talk to them face to face.
I was delighted to go to the opening, the exhibition ‘Through the ArtFlat Window’ is at 334 Caledonian Road: CYP ArtFlat at Cally334 thru 27July 2007, Mon- Fri 10am-5pm For further information contact: Gill Calvert, Senior Manager Copenhagen Youth Project 07921 467 208 Eloise Calandre, Exhibitions Co-ordinator Copenhagen Youth Project 07852 284 538334. Brilliant work again by the underfunded Copenhagen Youth Project if anyone would like to volunteer or donate get in touch with Gill. Eloise provided some photos that I have put up in a gallery here.
Beats the Gagosian hands down.