The “Everything You Can Imagine Is Real” exhibition by Swedish artist Bea Szenfeld revolves around her collection “Haute Papier – The White Collection.” Her elaborate paper costumes will be on show at BIKINI BERLIN from 8th-29th October
Scissors, string and vast amounts of paper – with these materials the Swedish artist Bea Szenfeld has created extraordinary paper couture. Her creations are the result of a traditional craft, the notion of which Bea Szenfeld is bringing back. And her wish to make society more open and equal is also expressed in the exhibition.
The exhibition at Bikini Berlin was opened maestoso by the Queen Silvia of Sweden, Pompe Hedengren (Creative Director at STOCKHOLM GRAPHICS and curator of the exhibition) and designer Bea Szenfeld
The highlight of the exhibition opening was the visit by the Swedish Queen. As part of a state visit, Queen Silvia of Sweden was in attendance to officially open the exhibition together with the artist Bea Szenfeld and curator Pompe Hedengren.
With scissors, tape, string and thousands of paper sheets Bea Szenfeld has created extraordinarily creations that together form “Haute Papier” – the White Collection.
Swedish artist Bea Szenfeld and her elaborate paper creations
The art of Bea Szenfeld brings together origami and first-class tailoring.
In collaboration with The Royal Swedish Opera and photographers Karolina Henke and Carl Thorborg, as well as the illustrator Stina Wirsén, surreal scenes showing the artist’s designs have been created: a ballerina swinging on a chandelier, a dancer in the arms of a paper monkey and singers dressed in her extravagant paper costumes. Along with illustrations, these and other photographs form the core of the exhibition on show in the concept shopping mall. Ceiling-height, large-format photos and captivating light installations create a magical setting for the selected creations.