December 7th, 2011 §
YELLOW & BLACK – New York
now focusing on Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens.
Opening: December 11, 2011, 8 pm. On the sidewalk in front of 102 W 23rd Street (between 6th and 7th ave.),
New York City and simultaneously continuing and spreading out all over the city and beyond.
Wherever or whenever you may find Yellow & Black images, signs, symbols, etc., they are part of this project.
This is possibly the largest public art work project ever done on this planet. The project was initiated in 1977
and has since then manifested all over the world in many different forms and shapes – mostly in our shared
man-made society, (but not always, no, not always).
”I hereby lay claim to this symbol, sign, icon – the combination of black and yellow – wherever it may appear
in this or any other world, in whatever shape, form, pattern or composition, be it civil or military. I hereby claim
to be its originator and owner.”
Leif Elggren, Stockholm 1977-2011
October 2nd, 2011 §
11.09.11: Official Inauguration of the Moscow Embassy
In conjunction with the 5th International Moscow Biennial, the official inauguration of the embassy of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland for Moscow takes place at Artplay Design Center, 10 Nizhnaya Syromyatnicheskaya, 105120 Moscow at 19.00 on September 22, 2011
His Excellency Adrian Notz, Ambassador of KREV for Zurich; His Excellency Vladimir Igoshin, Ambassador of KREV for Kaliningrad; Her Excellency Ruth Addison, Ambassador of KREV for Moscow (to be confirmed…)
National Hymn by Balalaika Orchestra
National Hymn by legendary Membranoids
KMW Michael I will be present.
Toast with National drink. National Drink for Everybody.
May 14th, 2011 §
June 1st, 2011, 11am
The beach in front of Hotel des Bains, Lido, Venice, Italy
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
(Sitting in the shallow water at the Lido seashore
with Fukishima in the background.)
During seven hours, from noon to sundown, we are contemplating the
horizon, scrutinizing the sky. Overviewing heaven and earth.
Are there any hope?
Are there any possibility for human life to survive on this planet?
You are most welcome to join us in this melancholic moment for to
meditate over beauty, death, fear and sadness
in our mutual existence of today.
April 8th, 2011 §
Inre röster/Inner voices
En ljudkonstutställning av Leif Elggren och Per Svensson
Kristianstads konsthall 9/4 – 6/6
November 5th, 2010 §
The fourth estate of power
Performance artists Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Pär Thörn, and Leif Elggren explore the aesthetic implications of breakfast chats, printing ink, and mishearings. They lay bare the divide between the fragmentary orchestra pit of music, the heroic features of everyday life, and the emptiness of mass media. This performative work is realized through cut-up-technique, voice, improvisation and movement.
Den tredje statsmakten [The fourth estate of power] has performed at Inkonst in Malmö and Weld in Stockholm (Sweden) and Galleri Bergman in Helsinki (Finland).