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Fredrik Wretman

Looking for Alice Fine. Fredrik Wretman fills Färgfabrikens main hall in water.
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This autumns large exhibition at Färgfabriken is Looking for Alice Fine by Fredrik Wretman. Wretman is the first artist to get his second large one-man exhibition at Färgfabriken. It has - as was in 1997 – begun on a small scale, with an idea around a work becoming an idea around an exhibition that has since transformed to a large scale installation.

Looking for Alice Fine is an exhibition with three seperate elements in an installation – summarized and representing a new step for one of Sweden's most important artists since the middle of the 1980’s. The project will also lead to a book on Fredrik Wretman that Färgfabriken will release in 2007.

The exhibition plays with a classic Wretmanesque double meaning: He opens the room and then closes it. Through that was has become Wretmans signature: The water installation. All of Färgfabrikens exhibition hall will disappear. Not metaphorically but physically. Fredrik Wretman immerses the hall under water and builds, on one aspect, a perfect mirror which makes the ceiling seem sunk in the floor. A gust of wind or a finger on the blank surface - and all sets into swinging.

16 sep 2006 – 22 oct 2006