Galleri Händerna (Gallery The Hands) is a mobile exhibition space that exists in the palms of the gallery hosts, during specific times on specific places. Its’ one permanent fixture is the Hand-in Cinema, used to show video projections.
Gallery hosts are instructed to move around casually in the given area at the given time, connect with people passing by, and ask them if the want to see something. If the passer-by wants to see, the gallery host shows the object/artwork they keep hidden in their hand.
Gallery The Hands is a gallery aspiring to show art work within an action of intimacy. It also works with norms of non-interaction in public spaces. (quite a few people say “no” when asked if they want to see. Those who say “yes” are greatly rewarded.)
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