Opening Today – Nina Wengel at ApArt

“Det kunne jo lisså godt være mig, der var en bold”
- A painting exhibition by NINA WENGEL
Performance by guest artist and dancer Stine Marcinkowski.

Opening: April 8th 2011 from 5pm to 8pm in ApArt at Hotel Kong Arthur, Nørre Søgade 11, Copenhagen K, (On your arrival, please contact the hotel reception.)

PLEASE NOTE: The exhibition will only be open for public viewing during the opening.

Det ku jo lisså godt være mig, der var en bold

Det ku jo lisså godt være mig, der var flad.
Lod mig pumpe op, lod mig stikke ned, blev ubrugelig.
Blev til noget andet, en abstrakt form, måske smukkere end før.
I min knap så praktiskhed.
Det ku jo lisså godt være mig, der pumpede og stak.

Det ku jo lisså godt være mig, der stod op, og så lå ned.
Det ku jo lisså godt være mig, der faldt patetisk fladt på maven,
mens jeg tænkte højtravende.
Det ku jo lisså godt være mig, der var for stor og uformelig
og helt forkert i situationen.
Det ku jo lisså godt være mig, der i min slatne modelérbare form,
fandt en uovervindelig fleksibilitet.

(English version)
I might as well have been deflated
Letting myself be inflated, getting stabbed, becoming useless.

Transforming into an abstract shape, perhaps more beautiful than before.

In my less than standard serviceability.

I might be the inflater and the stabber.


I might be the one erect and then supine

It might be me falling flat on my tummy, highflown,

In grandiloquent thought.

It might also be me, all puffed and amorphous

And all wrong in the situation

It might be me who in my flabby malleable shape

Found invincible flexibility

Photos from the opening and the performance by Stine Marcinkowski
(The performance theme was how to be a private preview visitor, how to act in a social environment, the transformation from being shy to very outgoing):