On June 16th Rodebjer opened the doors to VAGINA on Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm.
Carin Rodebjer rebuilt the 100 square meter bank vault inside her flagship store on Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm. The space is named VAGINA and is a place where creative and cultural expressions are given space and can be born.
- We rebuilt a space that used to house grumpy old men and created a womens palace. We made an old bank vault into a VAGINA, says Carin Rodebjer.
In conjunction with the opening of VAGINA Rodebjer shows Xenia Sette Giorni, 2009-2011, a work by artist Ylva Ogland. Xenia Sette Giorni, 2009-2011 is an independent painted installation, a small museum where the viewer looks through a peephole to see seven still lifes, one for each weekday. The still lifes where created during a solo exhibition in 2009, at the T293 gallery in Naples and shows the artist's sex along with flowers and seafood from a nearby market. The paintings are a cross between Oglands masturbation series Tondo and Xenia, her series inspired by Caravaggios still life Fruit Basket.
-I have always loved Ylvas art. She is an incredibly inspiring artist, says Carin Rodebjer.
Rodebjer also launched a limited edition magazine, “Rodezine” created in collaboration with Liselotte Watkins, Naomi Itkes. The magazine is a private conversation between Carin and Naomi about creativity and sex. Liselotte made the illustrations and photography to create it’s very own sensuality.
-Rodezine is a place for discussion and dialogue. Womens needs and ways of looking at everything from life to sex to work, interests me. It shapes what I want to create. That which is private is also universal and deeply human. I think you can talk about the same things the same way in the public sphere as well as in the private sphere.
I want to encourage an open dialog, says Carin.