4. January 2020

Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 2

Viviane Sassen begeistert seit Jahren die Modefotowelt. Auch sie arbeitet in erster Linie mit dem menschlichen Körper, etwa indem...


31. December 2019

Body Performance - Ausstellung der Helmut Newton Stiftung - Teil 1

Performance ist eine eigenständige Kunstform, und die Fotografie ist ihr ständiger Begleiter. In dieser Gruppenausstellung werden...


Top Service  |  30. October 2014


An astrological reading and a new haircut - this is what awaits every visitor in the current exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum in California. In a vast and almost empty exhibition space there is only on large glass booth, illuminated with neon signs. Here, volunteers have the opportunity to receive a psychic reading followed by a new haircut afterwards. How the haircut will look like will of course depend on the results of the prediction made beforehand.

The Psychic Barber project is the result of collaboration between the artist collective Finishing School and the artist Yucef Merhi. The idea for this project actually came by chance. The artist collective was commissioned to create a public art project in a former barber shop site in Pasadena. The participating artists quickly realized that they wanted to build their project on this design of the Barber Shop, but with a more spiritual touch. Finding a person, who can cut hair as well as predict the future, has been an extreme challenge for everyone involved. The artists scoured social media platforms for several weeks in search of a suitable person – from LinkedIn to Craigslist. At the end, a handful of suitable candidates were found. One of them even advised against the project, it was too dangerous and someone could get hurt - a prediction that has, fortunately, not come true yet.

The artistic project creates a space where the contrast between the visible world and its intangible counterpart can be experienced at the same time. To contemplate the Psychic Barber at work arouses curiosity among the exhibition visitors. The viewer can see, but not hear what is happening inside the glass booth - the conversations between the Psychic Barber and his 'clients' therefore leave much room for speculation. This unique art project will be on display until 25th November at the Riverside Art Museum.

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