Jan Svenungsson

Jan Svenungssons HEBDOMEROS av Giorgio de Chirico

(Jan Svenungsson's HEBDOMEROS by Giorgio de Chirico)

Between March 6 and April 18, 1999, the Anders Tornberg Gallery in Lund, Sweden was transformed during the exhibition: "Jan Svenungsson's HEBDOMEROS by Giorgio de Chirico".

The gallery was turned into a three dimensional book, filled with the 108 hand-written, 76x56 cm pages of JS' translation of de Chirico's 1929 novel from its original French to Swedish, with pasted-in color photographs, pencil drawings of details from the text + a chair installation. The aim was to translate "Hebdomeros" on multiple levels, also as an act of appropriation.