04Vernissage Bodybuilder
Vernissage Bodybuilder

Vernissage Bodybuilder is a combination of performance and beverage – it is a vernissage ritual. The artist is wearing impressive bodybuilder muscles, all constructed of shining silvery bag-in-box wine bags. Red wine from the muscles is available for the guests.

The Vernissage Bodybuilder is an absurd and carnivalistic Bacchus character paralleling a religious martyr and an idolized athlete as well as blood, wine, doping, and the Communion. The hero presents his body and blood to his worshippers, the wine-craving audience. The glory, however, is transient, and as the wine keeps flowing, the bodybuilder’s muscles eventually fall flat.

Below is a mixture of images of Vernissage Bodybuilder, pre-poses and documentation of the performance: from the premiere as an uninvited guest at the opening of Nuorten Näyttely at Helsinki Kunsthalle 2006 and at Supermarket Artfair, Stockholm 2011 (baldheaded).

01Vernissage Bodybuilder

01Vernissage Bodybuilder |

02Vernissage Bodybuilder

02Vernissage Bodybuilder |

03Vernissage Bodybuilder

03Vernissage Bodybuilder |

04Vernissage Bodybuilder

04Vernissage Bodybuilder |

05Vernissage Bodybuilder

05Vernissage Bodybuilder |

06Vernissage Bodybuilder

06Vernissage Bodybuilder |

07Vernissage Bodybuilder

07Vernissage Bodybuilder |

08Vernissage Bodybuilder

08Vernissage Bodybuilder |

09Vernissage Bodybuilder

09Vernissage Bodybuilder |

10Vernissage Bodybuilder

10Vernissage Bodybuilder |

11Vernissage Bodybuilder

11Vernissage Bodybuilder |

12Vernissage Bodybuilder

12Vernissage Bodybuilder |

13Vernissage Bodybuilder

13Vernissage Bodybuilder |

14Vernissage Bodybuilder

14Vernissage Bodybuilder |

15Vernissage Bodybuilder

15Vernissage Bodybuilder |

16Vernissage Bodybuilder

16Vernissage Bodybuilder |

17Vernissage Bodybuilder

17Vernissage Bodybuilder |

18Vernissage Bodybuilder

18Vernissage Bodybuilder |

19Vernissage Bodybuilder

19Vernissage Bodybuilder |

20Vernissage Bodybuilder

20Vernissage Bodybuilder |

21Vernissage Bodybuilder

21Vernissage Bodybuilder |

22Vernissage Bodybuilder

22Vernissage Bodybuilder |

23Vernissage Bodybuilder

23Vernissage Bodybuilder |

24Vernissage Bodybuilder

24Vernissage Bodybuilder |

26Vernissage Bodybuilder

26Vernissage Bodybuilder |

27Vernissage Bodybuilder

27Vernissage Bodybuilder |

27Vernissage Bodybuilder

27Vernissage Bodybuilder |

28Vernissage Bodybuilder

28Vernissage Bodybuilder |