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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Tonight @ Riche...

'Astrophyton Darwinium' by Cecilia Ömalm Krajcikova will be unveiled tonight at Riche
Lilla Barens plaster relief’s of sea horses and mermaids have looked down upon the restaurants vibrant nightlife for over 100 years.
It will now be renovated and then joined by a new permanent piece of art mounted on the ceiling - Astrophyton Darwinium.

Astrophyton Darwinium at a quick glance may seem like a ceiling rosette, but in fact it is a 1.8m wide Giant Basket Star.
Mouth and genital organs point down toward the unsuspecting bar guests, ready to envelope and swallow them.
The artwork is originally based on a lithograph by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), who discovered thousands
of new species, and coined many biological terms. He was and has been controversial and ridiculed, even after his death...
E.H was accused of falsification of illustrations of embryos in order to prove theories. He also advocated the superiority of the
german race, ideas that later were used as scientific quotes in Nazi Propaganda. The lithograph is part of Kunstformen der Natur,
(Artforms of Nature) a book illustrated by Haeckell including over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures.

Past recipients of Riche's annual commission:

2009 Cecilia Ömalm Krajcikova “Astrophyton Darwinium”
2008 Christian Pontus Andersson “Oh lord, to follow her own law is not the way of the trannie”
2007 Jonas Nobel “The struggle for an idea worth fighting for”
2006 Fingerspitz (Åsa Klingberg and Natasza Nowakowska), “Untitled”
2005 Roger Andersson “Down on your knees”
2004 Gunilla Klingberg “A brand new view”
2003 Jonas Dahlberg “No safe zones 8”

Cecilia Ömalm Krajcikova was born in 1974 and lives and works in Stockholm.
She is represented by Gallery Natalia Goldin

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