let's sit down before we go

Bertien van Manen - let's sit down before we go on view at foam in amsterdam.

beyond the photos, the title of this series caught my attention.  when i was growing up, my mother used to insist that we sit before we left the house--it was her mother's tradition.  

from foam's description; "...before leaving for a long journey, Russian people sit down for a moment and think about where they will be going and why. ..."

apparently, there is a whole line of eastern european women, perched on chairs ready to leave a place.


check out the interview with the bertie van manen-  lovely discussion of the objective viewer and manen's affection for russia.

story via papertastebuds who was lucky enough to visit the show, and share it with all of us. thank you!

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