瑞典艺术家Lina Persson是参与今年TCG诺地卡和北欧水彩博物馆艺术家交换计划的艺术家之一（今年受邀前往北欧水彩博物馆的中国艺术家是戴雪生先生），Lina获Västra Götaland奖学金于2009年6月3日至8月30日进驻昆明TCG诺地卡，并于8月26日（星期三）下午4点至6点在TCG诺地卡画廊呈现一个小型装置作品展，欢迎大家关注。题材和中国的航天业有关。
From Mount Huan to Sheshan Mountain, part I: Lina Persson
2009, 26 Aug 16:00 – 18:00TCG Nordica Gallery
Exhibition opening and book release of A Taikonauts Journey, and have your portrait taken as a taikonaut (pick up your photograph during September).
Of tales toldI have made a bookWith timeAnd my love of hoardingThe matter sent me by friendsFrom the four cornersHas grown into a pile
-Pu Songling, Strange Tales from a Chinese studio
I traveled to Yuan Yang expecting the astonishing scenery of the Hani rice terraces. But wherever I went, fog and mist surrounded me. But when standing, staring into the whiteness sometimes suddenly a wind created an opening and landscape and distant villages suddenly pop up around me. I recalled the story of Mountain City by Pu Songling in which suddenly one day a whole city appear on the distant top of mount Huan, where there shouldn’t be a single house. But just as it appeared it suddenly shrinks and disappears. Songling wrote his tales in the transition between the Ming and Qing dynasty, In such chaotic times with many changes, fast development and break with traditions points of references are lost. In such mental weightlessness the rhetoric of journalism, storytelling, science and the fantastical, intertwine and the stories of contemporary life sometimes seems strange. The science fiction genre was also born out of such a time, in the British industrialization of big changes, belief in progress and future values. Now, the economy of the future is often believed to be tourism. And Yuan Yuang is also no longer only a rice farming community, the terraces has become big works of land art, monuments that thousands of tourists visit every year. Together with thousands of tourists I also went to Sheshan mountain to have the longest possible experience of a total solar eclipse. Ten minutes of total blackness. When I came back to Kunming a couple of weeks later the city had transformed; new buildings, trees and streets, where before there had only been holes in the ground.