Presenting the Record of Relational Aesthetics: Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen/Håkki™ at Gallery Yujiro

Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen at Gallery Yujiro

Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen at Gallery Yujiro (that’s him in the middle).

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I popped over to Gallery Yujiro last week for the opening of their new show – the work of Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen and the Håkki™ project.

Håkki is essentially a brand and was created as an umbrella term to identify the products and activities relating to the artist’s work in the town of Ljungaverk in the heart of Sweden. Ljungaverk has been at the sharp end of the effects of globalisation – the major employer in the town closed fifteen years ago leading to the decimation of the community, as large numbers moved to more promising areas for work.

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RIP Jason

Jason, in better days

Jason, in better days.

My parent’s lovely cat, Jason, was put to sleep on Wednesday after suffering from a mystery virus that he contracted just before Christmas. He hadn’t been eating properly since then and when I saw him last weekend he was just skin and bones. Very sad.