FROM HERE TO REALITY with Anneke A. de Boer, Jeroen Kooijmans
6 October–11 November 2001
“When the shame of denying money to a passing homeless man turns out to be due to the fact that he is possibly part of an art project, and that someone is thus watching us, it is time to question our relationship with our surroundings and ourselves. Whether the man above is included in Germaine Kruip’s work Point of View or not is unclear. It is also unclear whether the man in a wheelchair in the middle of Södermalmstorg, the three men who allow themselves to be photographed by a little girl or the young couple kissing each other, are included in the work.
Point of view is a site-specific work – available only during the opening day – created for the exhibition From Here to Reality – a dutch show at Index, arranged by Helena Holmberg and Niklas Östholm. Inside the gallery, the viewer receives a map of an area defined by the artist in the vicinity of the gallery, more specifically a promenade in an approximately ten-minute-long loop in the area around Södermalmstorg. In addition to the map, the audience is informed that events staged by the artist take place at one or several places along the walk.”
Translated quote from SvD, 2001-10-13, Anna Orrghen. Read full text in Swedish.