by Dirk Moeller
Start of the week my good friend and artist Mia Florentine Weiss asked me if I would do her a favour and shoot some "behind the scenes" material for the upcoming exhibition she was featured in.
I turned up on Wednesday while they were in the middle of unpacking.
The show is organized by Jenny Falckenberg's Unique Art Concepts and opened two days later on Friday in a Midnight Vernissage.
Interesting fact about Mia's art, where not everyhing is as it seems - this sculpture spelling "love" from this side, turns into hate in reflections or if you look at it from behind.
What I didn't know: the "Hanging" is the essential part of an exhibition. While some artists have a clear concept of "what is supposed to hang where why", there is also a lot of input from the agency. It's a process that creates a unique look fitting for the location.
After seeing how much work went into the preparation and how much fun was to be had, I was excited to see the result on Friday night.
First of all - here are some shots of the final setup, shortly before the Vernissage opened.
Finally, the first guests arrived and so did great musical entertainment in the form of Mousse T.
The first guests arrived - the first of over 300 in the next hours...
Here are some impressions.