On Orphans and Eden
Vladimir Nabokov. Pale Fire. 1962
Limit of Bearable
Lately our eyes have been trained by mass media to become immune to the images of pain, violence, victims of terror and refugee crisis, corpses of children included. Daily portion of suffering is served for breakfast by a morning postman and is consumed somewhere between the first sip of coffee, a bite of croissant and mineral enriched cereals. We glimpse at the spread photo of another torment, skim through the article, turn the page and proceed to jam and cheese.
After Saturday morning meal one heads to a contemporary art gallery to satisfy cultural hunger, in this story, to Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm. What happens to a visitor there? ‘It is so hard to look at’, I hear, ‘Unbearable’. Beyond the limits of acceptable. Hence, the title of the exhibition. ‘Beyond. Nathalia Edenmont.’